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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:01 PM

Taking the parts in that need welded tomorrow. I started on the frame, and cleaning the parts up. So far only a few bolts need replaces, all the bushings look good.

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Posted August 31, 2015 - 10:06 PM

This shouldn't take long, or cost much to restore.

 

InJersey we call this "Famous last words" :poke: 


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Posted September 01, 2015 - 09:22 PM

For those that didn't know. Old Girl's picture is featured on tractordata.com.

http://www.tractorda...329-photos.html


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Posted September 01, 2015 - 10:37 PM

Neat!


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 04:18 AM

That's great!


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 07:22 AM

That's pretty cool getting featured!


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 09:55 PM

The auger and Shute has been dropped off at the welders, Picked up some new hardware and cleaned and painted some of the other bolts and brackets. Slow and steady on this.

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Posted September 02, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Are you painting the old hardware and springs? I saw a picture a few posts back where you were painting springs, but those look new (especially the tensioner)
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Posted September 03, 2015 - 07:29 AM

Yes, the springs were painted, along with almost 80% of the hardware. The main reasion I am replaceing some of this is because most of the nuts are of the locking type, so new lock nuts with the nylon inserts are being used. This is in the right side of the picture.


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Posted September 03, 2015 - 10:01 PM

Are you painting the old hardware and springs? I saw a picture a few posts back where you were painting springs, but those look new (especially the tensioner)

The snow blower was in very good condition to start with. Some slight surface rust, and it looks like the PO had hit something requiring some small weld repairs. I am not sure what you refer as the tensioner. It doesn't look too bad,  but if it is the round block that rides against the chain, I can replace it with a wood block cut out using a door drill.

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Posted September 04, 2015 - 06:12 AM

I was referring to the spring at the one o'clock position in your pic. It's the belt tightener when you put it in gear, right?

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Posted September 04, 2015 - 07:37 AM

I was referring to the spring at the one o'clock position in your pic. It's the belt tightener when you put it in gear, right?

That spring was just sanded and painted. Still working on the smaller parts, and I hope to get the blower housing painted this weekend. The store was out of the quick drying brand of paint I usually use, so I am using a more expensive premium paint ($3.00) a can. With this I have to let the parts dry over night before I can flip them over and do the back sides.


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Leisurely Saturday, Cleaned and sanded more parts, and getting some coats of paint on. 

 

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Posted September 05, 2015 - 05:37 PM

I see 'Old Girl' is helping out!


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 06:04 PM

Yes, she is the only one with a 2" ball hitch, and the small trailer (1-7/8 ball) is being used by the Wife. Doesn't hurt to drive her around once and a while. She is going to be my transportation at the Temple Tractor Show next month.


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