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#31 MGP59DB OFFLINE  

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 08:18 PM

I made some progress today , Can't work outside in the garage but I did take the wheels into the basement and set up an area to work . The back tires came off fine , not too much trouble . But the front 'two part' rims were a real chore . I did manage to get them apart , after a lot of wrestling . The tires were so deteriorated that I literally ripped them off by hand . The 'bead had metal wires in it and were corroded right onto the rim. I had to cut the wires in one spot and then it pealed right off. The hubs look fantastic for as old as they are and the rest of the rim parts will be fine after cleaning and painting.

Small steps , but it feels good to be doing something to get this on its way.  


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Posted April 15, 2015 - 10:54 AM

Well it has been awhile ... A bad year so far , but things are finally moving forward .

Rusty got himself a new set of shoes .

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 01:42 PM

Them's some right pretty new shoes! Rusty should feel better!


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Posted April 15, 2015 - 05:04 PM

He is much happier !! :D

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And so am I !!

 

 

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Posted April 30, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Hey Hey    Look what come in the mail today !!

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I need to find or make the bottom link bracket with pins 606A112 .

 


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Posted April 30, 2015 - 07:07 PM

The tractor is really looking good and you made great progress. I've been through that tire removal routine a few times and it's not fun!
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Posted May 01, 2015 - 10:15 AM

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Yes those tires were a challenge , the front 2 part rims were a real chore . They were in pretty bad shape . You can see in the picture they were very 'rusty' , the part that took so long was getting them sand blasted . My uncles blaster needed some parts and had to be fixed . The good part is I did them myself , used a sand blaster for the first time.

I am still excited by this machine and keep working a little bit at a time . Now that it rolls I can move it to the shop and we can get into the motor.

 


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Posted May 01, 2015 - 07:04 PM

Look familiar? This is how I got the tires off of the split rims for my Mighty Mite. I used a large screwdriver to snap the steel wires one by one, but I got it done. I use a speedblaster to sandblast my parts outside. I won't win any speed records with it, but for 50 bucks it was worth buying.

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Posted May 02, 2015 - 03:10 AM

No race, quality take time Jim. I did the same with my sawzall. My bead blaster is open air also, air compressor i used below.

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Posted May 16, 2015 - 11:32 PM

Has anyone seen 'Rusty' ? I know he's in here somewhere.

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I am expanding the garage and this is what it looked like today . Good news is - plans were made to move him over to my uncles shop .

I am looking for information on getting a new Coil - Points and Condenser. I'd like to just see if I can get replacements so I know they are good . The plan is to get a live Spark .

What do I need and where do I get it?  

 



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Posted May 17, 2015 - 05:55 AM

Kinda like a where's Waldo book...
I have a garage just like it.
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Posted May 17, 2015 - 06:52 AM

Coils are expensive if you can find them. I think superaben carries the repair kit.
Points and condenser you have to pull the fly wheel and they are behind the cover. My guess is just clean the points first before spending money
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Posted June 01, 2015 - 01:00 PM

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There he is sitting next to my 'electric' 3-//5 wheeler , In his new home . Hmmm - I think I might have room for another tractor .


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 01:01 PM

My new 'lawn ornament' arrived today :smilewink: !

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Posted June 09, 2015 - 04:45 PM

Rusty' has left the building ! Took him up to my Uncles shop for better tool access.

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Wow - Got a lot done today ! Drained refilled the Tranny and Motor .

Pulled the flywheel and rebuilt the ignition . New condenser , cleaned & gapped the points , Fixed coil wires , put it back together .

Just need to put the flywheel back on . Also cleaned the flywheel and magneto. Cleaned / oiled the recoil assembly .

Also started on the fuel system pulled the tank and lines .  

Going to go back at it tomorrow ! My uncle is a big help ! He knows these things and it is nice to work with him on this .

Will get more pictures .


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