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Posted November 12, 2015 - 07:52 AM

 

 

 

The man's had a lot to overcome. The looks, the personality.

But, he's OURS and we stick up for him.


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 04:05 PM

All right! Who left the door open and the lights on in this thread? If the OP sticks to his normal M.O., the next update should be in March.

2017.

Hey, lookie there. Someone left a cooler with a six pack lying here...........
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Posted December 17, 2015 - 01:45 PM

All right! Who left the door open and the lights on in this thread? If the OP sticks to his normal M.O., the next update should be in March.

2017.

Hey, lookie there. Someone left a cooler with a six pack lying here...........

 

What's the rush? By my standards I got 4-1/2 years to finish. :smilewink:  Actually, I was starting to worry you were going soft on me. Glad to see you're OK, buddy :wave:

 

Kind of got sidetracked working on the Suzue and a couple motorsickles, but I'm looking forward to hitting it again after the holiday mayhem :thumbs:


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Posted January 05, 2016 - 07:38 PM

I had about decided you had reached your attention span and sold it. ;-)
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 08:28 AM

I had about decided you had reached your attention span and sold it. ;-)

 

Nah, didn't sell it. Probably wouldn't get much for a chassis and four flats anyhow :smilewink: My attention span with "fun" projects tend to travel in a circle. Usually have 4 or 5 going at a time and they have to wait their turn. Probably not efficient, but it occupies my mind. That, and shiny things.


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 05:49 AM

I just read this whole thread. I'm a retired welder myself ( my eyes ain't what they used to be...gotta cheater lense in my hood's ), very very nice work! I've had a few 154's in my time. Made several frame repair in the same area. For me they are a "mother" to work on especially the drive line and clutch. That fiberglass nose, grille & headlight assembly for the condition it is in is priceless or very pricey these days.

Beautiful work! I will be watching to see how this project turns out!
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Posted January 25, 2016 - 08:35 AM

I just read this whole thread. I'm a retired welder myself ( my eyes ain't what they used to be...gotta cheater lense in my hood's ), very very nice work! I've had a few 154's in my time. Made several frame repair in the same area. For me they are a "mother" to work on especially the drive line and clutch. That fiberglass nose, grille & headlight assembly for the condition it is in is priceless or very pricey these days.

Beautiful work! I will be watching to see how this project turns out!

 

Thanks Kevin, the kind words are appreciated :thumbs:

 

I'm using a "cheater" myself. I think it's a 2-1/2. I don't see in low light all that well either, but those are small prices. These LoBoys do have a bad rep for clutches, no doubt. The stock drive linkage isn't exactly built for smoothness, so I'm hoping to incorporate a more balanced drive shaft with u-joints on this. Hoping to get back at it in the near future.


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Posted February 19, 2016 - 10:49 AM

:tapping_fingers:


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Posted February 19, 2016 - 10:56 AM

:tapping_fingers:

 

:ditto: 


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Posted February 19, 2016 - 08:18 PM

Rumor has it Ellis is busy painting his Gravely custom.







Crap, no one's gonna believe that.....

Bunfartz has been kidnapped by aliens, news at 11.

That's actually more believable......
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Posted February 19, 2016 - 09:26 PM

Uh oh, they're onto me  :smilewink: No denial here..........in one of the doldrums. Better get busy soon before the torches and pitchforks start appearing. Keep the faith.........Spring is in sight  :thumbs:


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Posted February 20, 2016 - 07:20 AM

Last time I looked at this site, there was quite a bit of rust on the project tractor.


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Posted February 20, 2016 - 08:04 AM

Last time I looked at this site, there was quite a bit of rust on the project tractor.

 

Mine or his?

 

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl:



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Posted February 20, 2016 - 11:29 AM

New guy here,

 

Looks like a fun build, can't weight to see it finished.

 

And I also am wondering about the lost of steering angle, maybe on a tractor it won't matter but.....

 

It's not that the axles are parallel to the ground when pointed straight, it's that as they are turned, the axis they are turned about is tilted the wrong direction. When stock, that axis is tilted in at the top, causing the axle to lift as it is turned, which (I believe) helps keep the tire geometry correct with the ground, and provides a centering force, ie, the axles/wheels will naturally go to a centered position.

 

With the axle rotation axis tilted out, this natural centering force/action will not happen, and in fact it will want to go to full turn, and what the tire geometry will be I don't know. But it can't be good/right.

 

Dan

 

 

 

 

 

 

LilysDad, on 09 Nov 2015 - 12:31 PM, said:

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The only thing that makes me nervous is the front axle you flipped upside down. This throws the steering geometry completely out of whack. Don't you see that the steering spindles angle out at the top now instead of in???

 

I'm flipping the axle and the spindles in unison. Parallel spindles to the ground is maintained, but chassis is lowered. In the pics, the axle is not level, as it is not supported. 

 

Edited by DL-North, February 20, 2016 - 01:24 PM.

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Posted February 20, 2016 - 02:30 PM

Sssssshhh! He says he knows what he's doing, DL.


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