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Posted February 08, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Nice, very nice.
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Posted February 09, 2015 - 05:50 AM

That's looking real good, Larry! Gonna be a sweet tractor when you get it finished!



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Posted February 09, 2015 - 10:16 PM

I hope JB comes through on this (the hood latches). I need to pick up some more bolts tomorrow and contemplate how to repair the latch that is almost tin foil thin. I may pick up some flat stock and grind down to match the thin area and JB / rivet together to beef this up.

 

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 10:34 AM

She is looking better now, Still a ways to go.

Looking good!



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Posted February 11, 2015 - 10:32 PM

Got caught up in a Honey-Do project today so not much done except fixing the hood latches. I am also searching the hardware stores for a 3/16 X 5/8 woodruff key. Real hard to find.

 

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Posted February 11, 2015 - 11:13 PM

Boy do those look better.
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Posted February 12, 2015 - 10:53 PM

Working on the battery tray this evening, I included a "before picture" I am heading off any grounding issues. Instead of just relying on the frame (multi section) and all the paint and JB I have added, I am daisy chaining all the ground connections. This will augment the frame ground. From the bolt that goes to the negative battery terminal I have AWG-16 ground going to the solenoid and rear tail light. From the same bolt I have AWG-6 going to a bolt on the front frame. I'll be adding another jumper from there to the engine mounting bolt later. All have "star washers".

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Posted February 13, 2015 - 02:25 AM

Wow, what an improvement. No more rust and no more ground issues.
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Posted February 14, 2015 - 09:38 PM

So after an interesting Friday 13, with an eye infection, honey doo project, and Truck battery issues, Here is the plastic dash, the corners are broke, other wise in good shape. I used a heat gun and carb cleaner to remove the old labels. I also found a coffee maker top that will donate the plastic I need to repair the corners and other small issues, with some plastic weld epoxy. After sand it smooth it will get painted with black plastic paint. It will be next payday before I can get the epoxy and paint, because of the honey doo cat proofing project and truck battery. I won't say anything about the weather.

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 06:47 PM

I got to work on the Old girl some today. Finished the wireing. Installed the steering shaft, Bell crank, tie rods, and spindles. I made a list of more things I need to finish the plastic dash, including another label. I fitted the dash to see where the bolt holes would line up. Also thinking of dropping the tires off at a shop to be removed so I can work on the rims.

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 06:51 PM

Looks mighty fine, Larry!


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 07:01 PM

I don't know if this has been said but I believe this is the same thing as a GT 19.9 Sears. They did make the GT 19.9 in 1978 but all of them were made in Canada. I had a 1979 GT 19.9 and sold it because of the carb being a real pain. I have a deck cover out in the building if you still need one.

 

Sorry if any of this has been said already in this thread but 20 pages of replies is a lot of reading. 


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 07:24 PM

I don't know if this has been said but I believe this is the same thing as a GT 19.9 Sears. They did make the GT 19.9 in 1978 but all of them were made in Canada. I had a 1979 GT 19.9 and sold it because of the carb being a real pain. I have a deck cover out in the building if you still need one.

 

Sorry if any of this has been said already in this thread but 20 pages of replies is a lot of reading. 

Both the Roper and Sears 19.9 manuals were included with the purchase. I have found some minor "bolt" differences between the manuals. The front grill is more studier than the 19.9, other than that they appear the same.  


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 10:28 PM

Did a video update for those following on youtube


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 10:44 AM

"Sorry if any of this has been said already in this thread but 20 pages of replies is a lot of reading." Sorry if my threads are long, they tend to be as some of the restores take 6 - 9 months or longer, and I like to include pictures and as much detail as possble. I greately appreciate the comments and suggestions, and the occasional critisizm. Although Hulk II and the BMP wasn't covered on this site. Here are the stats from over there.

Hulk II (1988 Craftsman GT) Purchased for $80.00 on 5/15/2010 - 245 posts - Completed on 4/19/2011

BMP aka Blue Money Pit (1983 Ford LGT-145) Purchased for $60.00 on 6/10/2011 - 1012 posts - Completed on 4/7/2012.

 

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