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#61 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 01, 2015 - 08:44 PM

Sounds like there will be at least one DB at next years show!
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Posted July 02, 2015 - 04:30 AM

Looks good!


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Posted July 02, 2015 - 07:24 AM

The DB is looking great! Here are the belt sizes if you decide to change them out.

B 26 (5/8"x29" outside length)
B 67 (5/8"x70" outside length)
A 28 (1/2"x30" outside length)

Edited by classic, July 02, 2015 - 07:26 AM.

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Posted July 02, 2015 - 08:00 AM

Thanks  Guys!! - Classic I am going to try to use these belts at first but will plan to get new ones. We measured the belts yesterday and came up with roughly those same dimensions . The big one on the machine is at 69.5 OL  

Here are some other pics I took yesterday .

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Just the other side of the machine

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Closer of gas tank

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This is where my uncle has done all of his work for the past 40 years . In this little area of the shop . That bench vise has held more projects than can ever be counted.

Here are a couple of other things sitting nearby - 43' Page  , Round hood 753 Wheel Horse.

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Now that Wheel Horse really makes me drool ... I don't think my uncle ever lets anything go , but maybe I will try when this is done.

I can see why he was interested in this 'Page' at the show last week.

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I have some things here at my house to work on this week , till I can get back up to the shop.


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Posted July 02, 2015 - 08:23 AM

I couldn't get my DB to work properly with the old belts no matter how hard I tried adjusting everything. If the surface of your belts is like hard plastic,you will have problems. After installing new belts, the drive system works perfect. Thanks for posting pics of your uncles work area. I do like those Page walk behind tractors and your Uncles looks to be like a great restoration project. I can see why he has an interest in the one he is standing next to. At some point I'll be restoring my 60's era Page four wheel garden tractor. Right now, I'm tied up with the other restorations that I started.

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Posted July 02, 2015 - 08:42 AM

Now with mine the belt numbers did not work no matter how I adjusted them. I matched up the old ones and then I changed the engine belt slightly larger which works nice as a neutral.

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 04:48 PM

He Runs !!

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Forgive the poor quality but I found the lens was very dirty later on.


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Posted July 10, 2015 - 12:25 PM

I said I wasn't going to do it but I couldn't help it. I took pictures today of semi done.

I drove Rusty around the driveway today - Some minor tweeking of the belts as is will be needed but he does move under his own power .

I fitted the done parts on just now , Had to see it !

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He is looking so happy !!

Starts easy and runs like a champ !!


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Posted July 10, 2015 - 03:20 PM

Looks good. Are you planning on painting the frame?
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Posted July 10, 2015 - 10:38 PM

Yes - I am going to do it all . I just wanted to see what the parts I had ready would look like , couldn't wait . I am going to work on it more tomorrow and see how much I can get done . It is not far away at this point , I have already started the cleaning and rust removal . I will remove all the wheels and painted body parts , put it on blocks and finish this thing !! It is not a 'museum' quality restoration , it is enough for me.


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Posted July 11, 2015 - 05:50 AM

Oh, this is going to look great.
Nice job, and thanks for the pics.
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Posted July 11, 2015 - 07:22 AM

Did you get the decal set on ebay. I used it on mine. Nice set
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Posted July 11, 2015 - 08:11 AM

No , I haven't got the decals yet . I guess I will have to. It sure has come a long way from when I first got him !

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Posted July 11, 2015 - 03:44 PM

/\On E-Bay ,  Most people saw a pile of rust !

I saw 'Rusty Gold'

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I spent 7 hours with him today . And then we went for a ride !!

 

 


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Posted July 11, 2015 - 06:09 PM

Wow, what a transformation. You should be very proud  :thumbs:






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