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Posted July 09, 2015 - 09:10 AM

Man she sounds good!  :thumbs:


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 09:44 AM

Man she sounds good!  :thumbs:


Thank you. Glad you like that too.

I lucked out when I first got it running because I wasn't sure if I was going to get by just cleaning the points. I would have had to order them from across the pond. Not to mention the stuck valve, and the carby work. She runs smooth as silk!

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 09:45 AM

Little how to video I made on how to make rust, cheaply, and easily...



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Posted July 09, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Cool beans! Dang, she runs suh-weeeet!



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Posted July 09, 2015 - 07:14 PM

Cool beans! Dang, she runs suh-weeeet!

She is smooth as silk, smokes, but that keeps the skeeters at bay!!! Lol
Getting ready for this weekend.....

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Posted July 12, 2015 - 05:35 PM

Well, we made er through the tractor show, and it was a blast to say the least.

I used this tractor in the parade, and I must say I had quite a few folks give me the thumbs up which was cool. I am surprised it didn't get hot tho. The parade speed was slow to creeper gear speed, and anything inbetween. However, once the engine got good and hot (not overly hot) the old fuel pump gasket started showing it's age again letting oil out, and by no means was it a Pepe sepage leak. Aside from the oil leak, she ran great.

Before fall, I'm going to add a temp, and oil gauge, fix the leak, and maybe get started on the lift boom mentioned earlier in the post.

To all those tagging along on the thread, thank you for your questions, and interest in this project, and to those just joining in, bookmark this thread, as I'm glad to have you along as well as answer any questions you may have...even on a past covered topic.

Stay tuned folks, this thread is still alive, and well... More to come:)

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 11:24 AM

I didn't make the video, but it's really well done. The ol homebrew job was in the 3 times. Check it out here...

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 02:06 PM

Yee-hah, that's a tractor show! Lots of primo stuff there. Gt parade was loaded, but that AC flatty was just nuts!

 

Thanks for the vid :thumbs:



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Posted July 20, 2015 - 05:00 PM

Yee-hah, that's a tractor show! Lots of primo stuff there. Gt parade was loaded, but that AC flatty was just nuts!
 
Thanks for the vid :thumbs:


Oh yes very good parade indeed!

That AC sounds and looks spectacular in person. No need for Viagra when you're standing next to it LOL
Fellow that owns it is a good chap. We were talking with him about it when we were loading up. Quite amazing how he worked that all out in that rig.

I found that video by sheer luck, and I'm glad I did too lol. Cheers.

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 07:33 PM

Well, I was loafing around the GT Talk interwebs when the very dim Edison lightbulb came on this afternoon after work. Seeing as how the temps, and humidity were somewhat lower than they have been, I decided to tackle the oil leak from the fuel pump.

First thing you will notice I left the manifolds on. I decided to go this route as I was concerned about the possibility of snapping studs off. Tight space with all that crap in there!

Once I finally got a good peek in there I saw some genius put a screw in that I knew wasn't correct (pics 4 and 5) At first I thought it was to block the weep hole in the pump, but once I got it out, I noticed it was the rocker pin sliding it's way out. I didn't spend much time cleaning the pump, just got the large boogers off, and then prepared the mating surface. Once that was done, I used a Phillips screwdriver to peen the pin in place. Reason I didn't clean it very good is because I didn't want it to look better than the engine, besides, it'll be dirty soon enuff anyway.

Once the pump was done, I went onto the engine block. I prepped that real good, and applied a heavy amount of gasket sealer. (not trying to win a beauty contest lol) The best part was assembly, for some silly reason it went together like a cake walk, and I didn't bust up any knuckles doing it. :) Tomorrow I'll light her up, and let her get up to temp, and check for leaks again.

I guess you could say it's a good day!!

I'm thinking Sunday I'm going to get some monitoring gauges installed if I can get around to, so stay tuned....

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Posted July 21, 2015 - 08:17 AM

Nice, one less thing to worry about :thumbs: Love hearing that puppy purr. Nice "touch" on the manifold verifying a cold start.


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 08:38 AM

Think you have enough sealer on there? LOL! Glad you didn't have to do major surgery to it! Good luck!


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 11:26 AM

Nice, one less thing to worry about :thumbs: Love hearing that puppy purr. Nice "touch" on the manifold verifying a cold start.

Thank you. I actually had to reshoot that cold start as I forgot to turn the ignition on!! Lol

Think you have enough sealer on there? LOL! Glad you didn't have to do major surgery to it! Good luck!


Sure do lol, better safe than sorry I guess. I didn't want to have to do it again, besides that stuff is cheap compared to my free time. Lol
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Posted July 24, 2015 - 04:58 PM

Should have named the thread, tractor with Car, Truck, tractor, and plumbing parts lol. I got the gauges all hooked up, and working. I was going to put them in the dash, but I changed my mind. Instead I'm going to buy an under dash mount, and put them in there.

When I pulled the top hoses apart I noticed the hose closest to the rad had a crack, and the brass pipe did as well, so those were replaced. The new section of pipe got cleaned up, and drilled along with an outfit installed for the temp sensor in the top pipe. This was a breeze, the oil line ahh not so much! Lol


I cut the oil line, and obviously re-bent it once the T fitting was added. The hardware store didn't have exactly what I needed, so I had to improvise the 1/4 to 1/8 line up to the gauge with some solder, and a compression fitting. When I was making the T line, my plan was to run it back towards the block behind the exhaust, but once I started tightening it up, it started turning a little, so I just ran with it. The short run of 1/4" tubing off the T wasn't going to bend much without kinking, and I did it all by hand, so again, I ran with it. I ran the 1/8 inch from there along the Gas line and up and back from there. I bent it all by hand as I didn't want it to be perfect, and it doesn't stick out plus it's away from the exhaust, so that will be good nuff for me. This would have been easier to make if I had a vise to use when snugging it all up, but it is what it is, and it works. I think my next purchase will be another GT.... j/k, it will be a vise for stuff like this. (going to hit some rummage sales to look for one)

I'm going to finish up the gauges. I need to run over to Orielly , so stay tuned...

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Posted July 24, 2015 - 08:37 PM

Well, I took her out for a ride, and she's pissing out the fuel pump weeps (all 5 or 6 of them) guess I have to order the diaphragm from over the pond, unless a model t or a are close... Huh. Always something!

Thought I had that fixed? Dagnabbit!

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