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Posted August 03, 2015 - 05:13 AM

That's quite the trip! Great pics!



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Posted August 03, 2015 - 08:56 PM

Well, I think this marks the end of Old Girl's "1978 Roper 20T" restore. no leaks after 24 hours on the new cardboard. All cleaned and waxed up from the shake down runs. Now to plan on taking her to some local shows, and work on a write-up for Featured Tractor nominations.
Thanks all for following, this one was rather challenging.

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Posted August 03, 2015 - 10:25 PM

Larry, I've thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Thanks for letting us watch and learn.
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Posted August 04, 2015 - 05:26 AM

Glad everything came together for you   :thumbs:  , to be honest I've been a little scare opening this thread ,  I felt so bad for you trying to get that leak fixed it seemed every time you thought you fixed it I would read that it came back



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Posted August 04, 2015 - 05:31 AM

Glad you have it going your way, Larry!



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Posted August 05, 2015 - 10:43 PM

Here is a video showing the 9 months of work. It is mainly for the YouTube followers that don't have access, and doesn’t show all the trials and tribulations with the restore I had in the thread on here. I felt this would be a good tribute to the restore.
https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be
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Posted August 25, 2015 - 08:44 PM

Haven't bought the latest Farmers Almanac yet, but I hear it is supposed to be a brutal winter again. For me this means a couple days of freezing rain, but I can wish. I plan to bring the snow blower in the shop and go over it (possible restore). Also plan a trip to Belton, I was coming back from a recent trip there and something yellow under a tree caught my preferable vision. At 75mph I only got a glance, so a return trip (with camera) is in order.    


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Posted August 25, 2015 - 09:20 PM

I was hoping for a Yakkity Sax montage with the engine in and out and in and out and in.


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Posted August 25, 2015 - 09:31 PM

I was hoping for a Yakkity Sax montage with the engine in and out and in and out and in.

I think I am done with that. She is not even sitting on card board now, and the mouse protector in ON.

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Posted August 25, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Mouse protector?
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Posted August 25, 2015 - 10:48 PM

Mouse protector?

it was a optional feature :thumbs:


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Posted August 26, 2015 - 08:13 PM

Mouse Deterrent. Living out here, cats do make a living. Here is a mouse barricade. 

 

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 06:43 PM

Well, I went out today and checked out a MTD 990, It was in very bad condition, and the Owner did not want to sell... Oh well, I wasn't going to offer much over scrap for it anyhow. It wasn't even worth pictures. So, I am getting stir crazy and need to turn a wrench or two, so.... The snow blower restore has begun. Over all, it is "Heavy", "Complete", and nothing is frozen, very little rust, and the belt and pulleys are in good shape. 

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 07:20 PM

A little bored, are we? And getting ready for Winter?



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Posted August 29, 2015 - 08:44 PM

Ahh, the saga continues.
Glad I'm still following :D

How's the chain?
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