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Posted March 04, 2015 - 10:48 PM

Larry, thanks for sharing. Always good to have info in multiple spots online.
When talking to them, be sure to invite them to stop here and look around as well.
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Posted March 06, 2015 - 10:44 PM

Not much went on this week due to bad weather and work. The gaskets and seals came in :dancingbanana:  and I started working on the muffler plan 'B". Cut a couple 1" nipples in 1/2, will cut the cans off, Yes I shook the one that looked OK and it rattled like a baby rattle. I'll see if the neighbor will weld the nipples on the header pipes.

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Posted March 07, 2015 - 03:26 AM

Larry, I'll tell you right now those mufflers will get loud! I have a set of those on Big Bertha and have been looking for quieter replacements ever since!


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Posted March 07, 2015 - 07:03 PM

Thanks Kenny, I am working on getting a set off of a member from the other site, They are off a 1978 GT18 with an Onan B48M. The pepper shakers are plan B. 


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Posted March 07, 2015 - 08:56 PM

Larrybl, thanks for the time and effort you put into these posts. Found this thread back in the beginning of the week and it took me until now to read all 25 pages. Sure look forward to seeing the Old Girl thru to completion. Followed the BMP and Hulk II threads on the other site as well so we know Old Girl is going to be just as awesome.

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Posted March 07, 2015 - 09:49 PM

Thanks jhn9840! The post count will go up once I get into the engine...... and that will be soon! I finished the hood, and working on the nose. I will need to find or create some gaskets to go around the LED lights so they will fit properly. Shouldn't be too hard to find something that will work. The temperature got up to around 60* today and the humidity was less. not optimal for painting, but the paint behaved some what, still had to sand some spots to get it acceptable. I was hoping to catch my neighbor today to discuss some welding.  

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Posted March 07, 2015 - 11:21 PM

What do y'all think? I used some weather strip to get the lights to fit in the grill bracket, and once secured down with the original clamps they are not budging. Nothing was modified for the brackets incase I need to put the original lamps back in. 

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Posted March 07, 2015 - 11:35 PM

Sweet! How do they shine?
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Posted March 07, 2015 - 11:58 PM

I did some tests back on page 19, post 282, but you piqued my interest now that both lights are installed. Here is how they light up the shop, Not as good as the originals but I don't plan on mowing in the dark with her. And this is my little test power supply, I have it adjusted for 13.5 VDC. 

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Posted March 08, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Should be able to see well enough. Better than the lights they put on the new ones.
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Posted March 08, 2015 - 12:11 AM

Pro's are, 1/4 the weight of the glass bulbs, 1/8 or less power needed (better for the regulator). Con, 1/4 the light output. Oh-Well.


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Posted March 08, 2015 - 05:58 AM

Those work pretty good. Nice job installing them!


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Posted March 08, 2015 - 08:20 AM

Larry do you mean these led's have 1/4 the candle power ?
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Posted March 08, 2015 - 10:22 AM

Larry do you mean these led's have 1/4 the candle power ?

No, I don't have any specifications on either the LED or Incandescent, What I mean is I squint my eyes 1/4 less when looking at the LED vs. the Incandescent. :D      


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Posted March 08, 2015 - 01:38 PM

More progress, but I have a request, could someone post a picture where the hood securing cable goes, and it's length. I looked all over and can't figure where it would attach. All I need to do now is adjust the hood latches and wire the headlights into the switch. Old Girl is almost a full "hand" longer than the rest of the herd.

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