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#16 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted September 06, 2015 - 09:28 PM

Starting dash and gas tank strip/paint. They should be done tomorrow. The tank is actually painted, drying o-night. Same 3 gal tank as PK used. Drive belt needs bought and put in now, tomorrow again, if stores open.

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Posted September 07, 2015 - 08:43 PM

Pretty tank?

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Posted September 10, 2015 - 06:07 PM

Here's shot of the dash on, some wiring done and the drive belt hooked up. Closer...!

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Posted September 12, 2015 - 10:53 PM

Worked on wheels today. Found 1992 date stamp. Will be taking to shop Monday to mount tires. Put it up on lift today to get starter fixed and finish it up. Gas tank is on, yet now see will have to move half inch over to allow fender tin to not hit, who'lda thought!

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Posted September 17, 2015 - 05:42 PM

Fenders and side cover on, wheels all one, engine running again, wired up. Now the hood to do! Here's some pix.

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Posted September 20, 2015 - 07:45 PM

Down off lift to try a drive. Kinda worried clutch wasn't going to release. Seems it needs mote push, but did work with no grinding of gears. The brake is Instant tho, comes on too quick.I'm about out of looser adjustment there, might need longer link? Or, maybe tighten clutch release and it will all work out? Pix of it on ground.

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Posted September 28, 2015 - 08:02 PM

Hoods done and hinged now. Lights to go in, latches to go on. and looking like have to move THIS dash too, same as other one to line it up to dash correct.

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Posted October 11, 2015 - 12:06 AM

Lights are in and now up on lift to get tin lose and put on correct. Found an exhaust for it, not the one I really wanted, but for the $20 it cost, will work. This one was made for tractor with exhaust behind the grill up front, mine is on side. I had to cut off end of the belt guard some to allow the muffler to drop down some and line up. THEN, the electric pto needed to be moved to diff park position. It is triangular and I needed the flat side up to clear muffler. THEN, found lower heat shield needed cutting out to clear the belt at top side of pulley. THEN, had to cut the upper heat sheild one end to clear the belt guard end. I bolted up the Muffler to just see how it looked and fitted. Ran it then too, much quieter for sure. This one sticks out a bit, and drops down some, rather than rise UP like the correct one would. Looks OK, I'll get pix after clean-up and paint on it. Still working on the hood line-up, tired for tonight, look at it tommorrow.



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Posted October 11, 2015 - 04:45 AM

   Very nice !! cant decide weather I like the looks of that or not.  something looks out of proportion I just cant figure out what.   What did you use for paint ?

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Posted October 11, 2015 - 10:19 AM

You are right on proportions odd. When I first got it , seemed narrow and yet long. Frame is longer than other Spdx's that are built same, think because of the wider V-twin maybe?  Guess the rear is wide as standard trans-axle, but think front might be a little narrower. Tin about same, cept longer hood then.

   Paint is from local hardware, all rattle cans.  Think is Rustoleum Tractor and Equipment enamel?  Or maybe Valspar?  Have to go look for sure really. Is New Holland Red.  They also had Massey and Ford reds and all looked about the same, suprised they had all three brands in store. Not as tough as Case/IH paints I usually use, but liked the red and is easy to find then. One time bought a bunch including quart at a show, left-overs from a place closing, same stuff. Rattle cans go fast and once near end, don't spray as nice and I move on to a newer can, done of not. I rattle everything, hate paint mixing and especially the clean-up and too much overspray  in my garage when have to do inside. I like doing it out in the drive and on sunny day.

 

Just thought of one other thing, the steering shaft up by wheel is much longer than others too, not sure why. It had a double rubber gator over the shaft there. Most Speedex have too short of shafts I think and was glad to see this one longer. It has a big coupler from reg length to longer all covered when gator is on. No rubber on it now, old one was shot. Got something from show this week think is gonna be just right.


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Posted October 11, 2015 - 03:41 PM

Boots on steer shaft, looks like was Made for it! Also did some Exhausting work today.

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Posted October 18, 2015 - 01:36 PM

Peter, maybe you meant the exhaust out of proportion?  Duh, me!  It is NOT the correct one as said, but got it to fit for now. Orig style is up higher, closer to the hood, you can see the cut-out there. AND, should have a wire guard over it, not this big tin one. The paint on it is just BBQ high heat black. Think maybe the Gloss would have been nicer, but what the heck, it will all be burnt off and rusty again later it seems. I have pix of another Speedex with right one on it, but having trouble finding it in my pictures now. Hard to find them in my old system, and has been a few years since taken. Found one, this is the guard I really want. Also the muffler is rectangular, not round like one I have.

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 07:07 PM

Hey glgrumpy.

 

Several things on your 1641 are VERY similar to my 1631.  I believe my 1631 is a 1994 as the engine was manufactured Feb. 1, 1994.

 

Steering wheel is the same, steering shaft is tall like that.

 

The frame is long and narrow.  Barely wide enough for the engine.

 

I have the dead man switch under the seat, which was disconnected when I got the tractor and has since broken.  That switch is rigid mounted and if you're a big guy like me a bunch of hopping off and on will beat it to death.

 

Mine has a fixed mount Vanguard 16hp V-twin.

 

The interesting thing is the serial number.  Mine has the M too - 163116501M.  That number doesn't match the 1631 theme I've found on line.  I'm wondering if at some point they went to a letter designation for the year.......


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 09:25 PM

Hi, Carl. I took off the switch on mine, mounted under seat and pushed down if adjusted right. With 31 in your model think it must be 3spd then? You have the sideways borg-warner then? The one is for single range rears. Probly is the same frame or mostly anyway. The M, not sure of. Was thinking was for a Magnum engine, sometimes shown a bit in the parts books, yet these V-twins are not that, so maybe not.  That longer steering shaft is nicer, wish they had done that much earlier. One of mine tho, has a coupler and extension added to the shaft to make same height. Many older ones are a little low for comfortable feel when on them. Nice to see another Speedex guy here. Post some pix of yours in a new posting, let's see what ya got!



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Posted November 23, 2015 - 10:02 PM



With 31 in your model think it must be 3spd then? You have the sideways borg-warner then?

 

Transverse 3spd., not sure manufacturer.

 

Put a few pics here: MiCarl album


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