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#61 29 Chev OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2015 - 07:58 PM

Then I gave the tractor a grease job, cleaned up the hood a bit, gave it a polish job and snapped a few more pictures - will have to wait for a warmer day to give it a test drive before I mount the mower deck on it - could be waiting a little while as they are talking chance of snow for later on this week. 

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 11:38 AM

That shield is crazy! What a nice job you did fabricating that one. That must be a fun tractor to use.


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Posted April 21, 2015 - 07:09 PM

Thanks for the kind words - the shield was a bit of work but will be worth it if I use the tractor in the winter time - if I was only going to drive it in the summer the shield would probably not be required but it should prevent a twig or branch getting jammed in the throttle linkage.  It makes the tractor look a little lob sided if you look directly at it from the front but the shield, like everything else I did, allowed the tractor to remain original yet functional in virtually all weather conditions and can easily be removed.  It is patterned after the shield I made for my other 1050 and I had thought about painting it brown but I think the ivory blends in better with the hood (I have attached a few pictures of the shield on my other 1050). I am looking forward to being able to drive it this summer to cut the grass as well as test drive it if the weather warms up - we got wet snow here today - yuuk!  I did move it a few feet when I first stated it to check the charging system and it felt like it was raring to go or maybe that was just my overenthusiasm from finally getting it running.

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Posted April 25, 2015 - 02:04 PM

The snow disappeared again and it warmed up a bit so I got a chance to test drive the tractor today.  First I had to move my other 1050 out of the way so while it was out they both posed for a few pictures and then I put the trailer on it and cleaned up some branches and also drove the tractor a bit to see if I had any transmission noise since I replaced the three gear cluster, axle seals and all the seals in the transmission over the winter before I changed the engine.  Happy to report that I had no signs of leakage and no gear noise.  Took a few pictures of the seat cover I made for it and installed last winter - so far the material and my sewing seem to be standing up.

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