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#16 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted December 25, 2014 - 06:34 PM

Looking forward to following along on this resto.

Thanks for starting the thread.

That's one of my favorite looking tractors.

I gotta find myself one some day.



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Posted December 25, 2014 - 07:54 PM

O look a 58 I need one of those Brian just ship it to me I would only need to find two more to have all the years. :D

 

Cant wait to see her all done up. 


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Posted December 25, 2014 - 09:35 PM

WTH? What happened to letting us pick?

Was anyone consulted with? George? The UPS guy? Magic 8-Ball?
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Posted December 26, 2014 - 09:18 AM

WTH? What happened to letting us pick?

Was anyone consulted with? George? The UPS guy? Magic 8-Ball?

 

I was staring at it in the garage and just started taking thinks apart :D



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Posted December 26, 2014 - 09:20 AM

I was staring at it in the garage and just started taking thinks apart :D

 

OK, I can get onboard with that.  :thumbs:



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Posted December 28, 2014 - 09:55 PM

Looks like a good start. I'll be watching this one.

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Posted December 29, 2014 - 11:56 AM

What size saw blade is that"  Thinking of building a small buzz saw for a Gardener.  I was thinking of using a 12" rip blade for a miter saw?  A larger blade would have more teeth and turn faster on the outside.


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Posted December 29, 2014 - 12:35 PM

I think its around 20''



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Posted December 29, 2014 - 01:50 PM

Thanks.  That is a good sized blade for that size machine.  Most full size blades around here run in the 28 to 36" size.  30" is the most common, depending on many times they have been filed.



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Posted December 31, 2014 - 07:22 PM

Its for the Versa-Matics

 

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oh ok i thought itwas for a tube frame but thatvmakes more sence



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Posted January 02, 2015 - 05:23 PM

Little bit of an update today, got the engine apart and started to clean it up

Oil ring was stuck due to carbon deposits but other than that everything was to specs.

Looks like a set of rings,seals,gaskets and valve work and she'll be ready to go.

Also need to get a coil as this one was all cracked up and I'm not risking scratching the fresh paint when this is done to replace it if it decides to go bad :D

 

 

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Posted January 02, 2015 - 05:57 PM

Brian,

What do you use to clean the block once you get it torn down and ready for paint? 



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Posted January 02, 2015 - 06:06 PM

Brian,

What do you use to clean the block once you get it torn down and ready for paint? 

 

I first use a degreaser on the block to remove the oil and sludge build up then I have a big selection of wire wheel tools of various sizes to get all the hard to reach parts of the block stripped of paint. I use a bigger wire wheel attached to a drill to do the larger spots.

Cleaning the engine block is probably my least favorite thing to do in a restoration, so much oil and so many small areas!

 

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Posted January 04, 2015 - 08:40 PM

I have set just like that (the one pictured above)!



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Posted January 04, 2015 - 11:14 PM

Little bit of an update today, got the engine apart and started to clean it up

Oil ring was stuck due to carbon deposits but other than that everything was to specs.

Looks like a set of rings,seals,gaskets and valve work and she'll be ready to go.

Also need to get a coil as this one was all cracked up and I'm not risking scratching the fresh paint when this is done to replace it if it decides to go bad :D

I got the coil for my '59 RAM from Ebay seller Customchainsawparts, here's a link.http://www.ebay.com/...=item519666aa69


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