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Posted August 05, 2016 - 05:16 PM

Keep after it Mike, waiting on more photos.


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Posted August 05, 2016 - 05:36 PM

Keep after it Mike, waiting on more photos.

Will do Sir, just other things keep stealing time from it.

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Posted August 05, 2016 - 08:59 PM

Will do Sir, just other things keep stealing time from it.

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Boy, do I understand that, I barely have time to mow let along play or work on any of my GT's.


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 04:14 AM

I'm still lurking here too!


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 07:44 AM

I'm still lurking here too!

Me too!


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Posted August 12, 2016 - 04:49 PM

Well, after a few...ok a lot of hot rainy days, the frame is all tacked and ready for welding tomorrow. So here are few pictures from today. Now, currently thinking about the upper pivot and how to mount that. Also, looking at how the frame is going to be made to fit that engine. Lastly, looking into doing belt drive to a shaft and having that go all the way back. I think this about covers it all for now.

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Posted August 12, 2016 - 05:03 PM

Oh, one question, do you guys think a wheel base of 55" is too short, not long enough, or about right?

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Posted August 13, 2016 - 07:47 PM

Too hot today to wear leathers and weld the frame, so I settled for doing a bit of engine work. I finally have the head back on and the gear train installed along with the gear case cover. Don't judge the paint, never was a good painter.

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Posted August 15, 2016 - 06:47 PM

Dang, I have missed this build this whole time.

Good work Mike. I have dreamed about doing this with a 316 and 317.

What will marry the front pump to the rear one so they work together??

Also, do you have anymore pics where the frames articulate??

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Posted August 19, 2016 - 05:38 PM

Wow...this has been a slow week. I only now just got to do a bit of work on it. So, I chopped the ruined 140 frame in half and pulled the lift cylinder. Now the frames are sandwiched and ready for some welding. I have come to realize that engine is massive and requires a bit of work to get it in there.

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Posted August 20, 2016 - 08:00 PM

Shroud is finally on. Took a long time today, mainly because of one broken bolt. The bolt for mounting it in the cylinder was broken off when I got it. So, the majority of the morning was used to collapse/easy out the bolt that was stuck. Oh, also refreshed the governor and bolted that on. Lastly, if I may give you a piece of advice, don't ever loose the bags that you put seperate parts in. I spent awhile today looking for the lower shroud bolts and in the end just made some new ones.

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Posted August 20, 2016 - 09:05 PM

You know we need photos to go along with the story Mike, don't let us down! :rolling:


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Posted August 21, 2016 - 04:02 PM

You know we need photos to go along with the story Mike, don't let us down! :rolling:

LOL...here goes with some pictures...the first is one of the areas I looked for the bolts and the shroud. Sorry I couldn't resist with the under workbench shot...lol

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 04:07 PM

I see you did find the missing staple!! :dancingbanana: :rolling:


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Posted August 21, 2016 - 04:22 PM

Now for today's stuff. Yes, there is a hole in the shroud, but with everything that has been done to this motor, a little corrosion is not that much of a worry if the motor doesn't work. I can fix that later, which I intend to after I pull it all apart to paint. Oh, and I hope my little sarcasm didn't come across wrong. I really appreciate help and constructive criticism. Anyways, of course I took time to mow the yard and only had a little time, so I got the new oil line made. When I got the motor, the oil line was twisted off. Dude told me it ran...lol...not like that it didn't. Moving on, still trying to get the exhaust pipe removed and still trying to figure out what I want for a dipstick. I do have the original, although, I have no stick on it.

Anyone ever made their own and have any suggestions? I would like to try and keep this one.

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