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#46 MGP59DB ONLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 06:23 PM

And Todays Update with more pictures. !

My uncle Patrick got mad and took a hammer to 'Rusty'

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Seriously  though - he did break the glass sediment bowl for the gas . Was trying to fit a new gasket.

Anyone know where I can get one?

 

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The ignition was worked on more , added some clips to the kill wire to keep it out of the way (not shown) .

 There is a lot of hot spark now !

 

Looks funny without the hood. The Choke cable was loosened up and got it to free up and operate right.

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And the best part !! I went over to look at Pat's pile of scraps laying by the cut-off saw to find a piece of steel to make a 'bottom bracket w/ pins' for the 3 pt. hitch . Lo & Behold there laying in the pile was exactly the part I needed , exact size with the holes in the right place already bent - I literally picked it up out of a pile of scrap and bolted it on  !! All that was needed was to enlarge the side 1/2 holes to 5/8 for the pins. He told me this was a prototype piece for work he was bidding on years ago !

So after some minor alterations ! One 3 point hitch with bottom turning plow attached !!

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It was a very productive couple of days work ! I am very happy with how this thing is going and the only real worry is if the Carb. will work or not .

 

 

 

 


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 07:33 PM

Sounds like this uncle knows his stuff! Learn from him.


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 09:07 PM

Oh - I have been listening and watching and doing what I can , but he is an experienced man on this and other things.

He showed me a complete rebuilt MonkeyWard motor B/S with the same Carb as this machine. His passion was Model A's he has 2 of them out at the river.

Old Iron all over the place.

To me it was just a great day spent with him !

Ever since I saw his 1960 DB 917-60613 sitting there , I have wanted one of these .

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Now- to work on my own with him is a pleasure , and memories I will always have of him and how truly talented he is!

He made clips , tapped holes for screws to hold them , replaced spring steel kill switch , replaced the reverse spring , Found screws for the hood , had a box for me to search thru for the 3 pt hitch bolts , and they were there ! He showed me so many little things on how to measure and figure out what taps to use for which size holes . Tricks for putting wires on so they won't short circuit or fall off again .

My Uncle Pat is an amazing man !! I am taking him to the Gilmore Antique Tractor and Garden tractor show in Hickory Corners , Mich. at the Car museum on the 27th of this month !

It will be fun to bum around and see if we can find that replacement glass bowl !!

Also going to Fruitport Mich. this coming Saturday for a smaller local show.

 

 


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 09:25 PM

You can get a new complete sediment bowl for less than 15 bucks online. I probably have a glass too if needed.
Looks like a few of us got a few of these going this season!
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Posted June 12, 2015 - 09:03 AM

Thanks Jabel ! I did order the whole assembly ! $14.96

I was wondering if anybody can tell me about what looks like a 'governer or 'rev' limiter , There is this armature attached to the front of the motor and it is just bolted down so it doesn't move ??

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We loosened it and it works like a limiter or something ?

I am also hoping someone can give me the belt sizes , I am wanting to replace these , they look OK , just thinking.


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Posted June 12, 2015 - 03:18 PM

On Your Tag Is It A 143302 OR 143402? Looks like you have parts from an airvane governor setup at one time. maybe someone switched it over at some time to a mechanical governor.

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Posted June 12, 2015 - 08:16 PM

I can get the belt sizes since I replaced the belts on mine. The old belts looked fine on mine, but they would slip since the belt surface was like plastic from age. The new belts made a huge difference once everything was adjusted properly.
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Posted June 14, 2015 - 09:09 AM

I have the 143302 , ser 17690 ,



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Posted June 14, 2015 - 10:32 AM

You should have a airvane type governor then

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Posted June 21, 2015 - 08:20 AM

Yup , According to Pat , his machine has that same set-up and it is still working , so we will have to see what can be done with it. We will be going back at this Tuesday , he was out of town last week and I don't have keys to the shop.

I hope to get some of the attachments blasted and cleaned up , need to get the gas system back in place , then maybe test it to see if it runs !!

We'll see .

I am still excited about this thing ! This is my first 'baby' .

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Posted June 24, 2015 - 08:33 PM

Another fine day of resto work !

Surprise !! I show up at the shop to work on Rusty today and I'll be damned , Pat went and manufactured (fabricated) a Pulley guard for my tractor !! He went out to his machine at his river property , got all of the measurements , and 'made' one for my machine !! Holy Crap ! I couldn't have been more shocked.

He put it on the tractor (unpainted) and didn't say a word . I saw it immediately and was like - what the hell? What a great guy !!

We then fabricated mounting brackets for it and it is ready to blast and paint.

I also blasted all of the attachments 3 pt hitch , mule drive , front and back plows. We did some looking at the clutch assembly and it needs to be taken apart , the reverse pulley is frozen to the forward and the clutch is not seeming to be working at all . I just looked at the exploded assemblies and it definitely needs some attention.

The Seat and Hood were blasted and primed for paint as was the gas tank and straps(gently). 

I didn't get any pictures today but will have some next time .


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Posted June 26, 2015 - 12:46 PM

The Paint shop is doing Well ! (me)

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Posted June 27, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Awesome that its all coming along.
Nice paint job(s)
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Posted June 28, 2015 - 01:15 PM

Had a good time at the tractor show yesterday ! Not 1 DB 4 wheeler.

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Posted July 01, 2015 - 07:56 PM

This thing is still moving along .

Took the clutch pulleys off and cleaned all the parts , this was a witch !! It took a torch and a lot of muscle but it finally freed up .

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Working great now - Hooray !!

Just working on little details now , small dents in hood repaired and cracks welded . Ready to fill and paint .

The gas tank is on ! Seat is ready to do final sanding and paint .

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The pulley guard is painted along with the engine cover and pull starter . Other misc items.

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A decent days work . I am happy to see this clutch assembly in good condition , that was worrying me .

 

 

 

 


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