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#46 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2014 - 07:25 AM

To the untrained and non enthusiast this might look like a big waste of time BUT to me (and clearly others) this is true art in motion. Love how you are considering form and function all at the same time.

I provide therapy to others for a living and I'd say you have about $10K worth of therapy out of this project thus far. Keep up the great work.
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Posted September 28, 2014 - 09:11 AM

To the untrained and non enthusiast this might look like a big waste of time BUT to me (and clearly others) this is true art in motion. Love how you are considering form and function all at the same time.

I provide therapy to others for a living and I'd say you have about $10K worth of therapy out of this project thus far. Keep up the great work.

That's how I feel about Ray's builds also! Helps me think deeper into my own projects!


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Posted September 28, 2014 - 05:48 PM

Thanks guys.

It certainly has provided some good entertainment for me this summer.


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Posted September 28, 2014 - 05:58 PM

Ray, your builds are always very entertaining for me!


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 05:49 PM

Finished up the wiring today.

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Now it's time to see if it will run.
I'm still learning about taking videos so this isn't as instructive as I thought it would be.
When starting the engine, I thought I was getting shots of me operating the throttle and choke levers and turning the key.
As you will see, I didn't get any of that but you can still see it running.

I still need to adjust the idle and the shut-off button on the magneto doesn't work.
Overall I'm very satisfied with the results on this engine.

Thank you all for following along and posting your questions and comments.
I have enjoyed sharing this project with you.

Here is the video.....
 

http://i256.photobuc...zps24591d6e.mp4

 

PS:  the pulleys and belt will have a guard over them when it is finished.


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 06:13 PM

Nice, clean wiring! Glad it fired up and is running!


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Posted October 02, 2014 - 04:04 PM

Looks like I'm done working on this project until I can get a shop set back up and get access to all my parts that are currently in storage.
However, that doesn't keep me from thinking about what I want to do with it and making plans for the future building process.

I don't have the tools at hand that I would need to get the wheels off this and separate the housings for the bull gears but I would sure like to see inside there to help me along on my thinking process.
I have a copy of an exploded view of the transmission and drive gears but it isn't very clear and really doesn't show very much.
So maybe someone here can help me out.

Does anyone have good photos of removing the brakes and separating the drive gear housings ?

Are there bearings on either side of the small drive gear at the top ?

If so, are they sealed bearings or are they open to the inside so they get oiled from the grease running off the small drive gear ?

Is there an oil seal behind the smaller drive gear and the trans-axle housing ?
 
Is the small drive gear on a spline shaft or a  shaft with just a key-way ?

Any information would be appreciated.

 

 


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Posted October 02, 2014 - 08:39 PM

It's really been fun & educational following your project Jd. I enjoy how you improvise by using pretty much what we all have just laying around. Hopeing you get your shop up & running quickly.
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Posted August 08, 2015 - 08:40 AM

Ran across this any updates?

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Posted April 11, 2016 - 04:18 PM

Ran across this any updates?

Nothing like being way out of date on checking up on a posting. .......
Anyhow, the tractor is tucked in under the storage rack in the garage.
It will most likely stay there until after the workshop gets finished in the barn and that will probably be the summer of 2017.

 

This will most likely be the first " tractor " project that I work on in my new shop and I find myself still thinking about it every once in a while when I'm working on the house.

I really think I'm going to try making this into a small crawler when I get back to work on it.

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Edited by jdcrawler, April 11, 2016 - 04:33 PM.

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