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#136 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted September 05, 2015 - 04:12 PM

Reply attempt three...
Looking excellent Kenny. I can't wait to see you driving it around later this week.
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Posted September 05, 2015 - 04:13 PM

She's coming together!  She has a long lean look that I think 26x12/12's along with 18x8.50/8 fronts would look fantastic.  With the pto clutch remounted, are you thinking of putting a deck under her after all?

  Are you gonna mount the cooler near the flywheel intake?


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 04:26 PM

She's coming together!  She has a long lean look that I think 26x12/12's along with 18x8.50/8 fronts would look fantastic.  With the pto clutch remounted, are you thinking of putting a deck under her after all?

  Are you gonna mount the cooler near the flywheel intake?

I'll stay with skinny's up front! The Pto clutch can be used for several options besides a deck! The cooler will go where you said, after I get the drive shaft installed.


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Tomorrow, I have to haul an antique cabinet from Tulsa to Okmulgee, so not GT pics there!

 

You never know. Something just might jump into the empty truck on the way home!

 

Looking good. :thumbs:


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 04:46 PM

You never know. Something just might jump into the empty truck on the way home!

 

Looking good. :thumbs:

I saw a PK, but they wanted $500 for one with 4 flats and not sure if it would run!

I got back into it today! Got the HF head lights Alan talked about here. Hope they aren't too big!

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Changed out the FWD. pedal to the Ford brake pedal! Gives a bit more foot room.

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Started on the lift lever handle & linkage. This will be a short stroke linkage, hope it works out okay.

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Steve got started on the hood!

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I'll use Matrix brand paint, single stage with hardner added.


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 04:53 PM

The short stroke should work ok, as the valve shafts don't move all that far on GT's.  


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 05:19 PM

Wow Kenny, you have made a lot of headway while I have been MIA. That is really looking great and it is going to be a real workhorse for sure. Won't be long til you get her all done. Great Job Kenny!!


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 05:22 PM

Wow Kenny, you have made a lot of headway while I have been MIA. That is really looking great and it is going to be a real workhorse for sure. Won't be long til you get her all done. Great Job Kenny!!

Brian, great to hear you chiming in here! It's taking a lot of thought before I do anything. But, I'm trying to build a dream tractor!


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 05:41 PM

Looking great Kenny.
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Posted September 08, 2015 - 07:08 AM

The short stroke should work ok, as the valve shafts don't move all that far on GT's.  

I think I'll rework this a little as I don't like the handle shaft mounting as it is. I am also thinking about trying to 'feather' the action, especially with box blade use. Sometimes you only want to lift/lower just a tad and that's hard to do. With a longer stroke on the handle, that may help this. Plus I may be able to bush the valve down from the plate to help dissipate the heat.


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 08:37 AM

Needing to alter things as you're in "discovery" is one reason I didn't want to paint Hogzilla for a long while.  I knew there would be things I would want to change, so I waited on paint.  


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 08:40 AM

 I knew there would be things I would want to change, so I waited on paint.  

 

From experience I would say this is excellent advice. 


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 05:42 PM

Needing to alter things as you're in "discovery" is one reason I didn't want to paint Hogzilla for a long while.  I knew there would be things I would want to change, so I waited on paint.  

That's why i spend the time to think about what I am doing & what will it do to something else. I spent nearly all day on the valve location!

First off was some clearance for the lines!

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Then to temp the valve location.

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Then I began to make a mount for it.

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Here it is. The handle will be just to the right of my thigh. Great spot!

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 05:46 PM

The valve location looks to be great Kenny.  You're rolling right along!


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 06:09 PM

The valve location looks to be great Kenny.  You're rolling right along!

I think it's time to make a list of what else is needed done.
 No particular order:

 

Parking Brake

Fuel tank (just got the new fitting for it)

Drive Shaft (waiting for the second one to arrive)

Hydraulic lines

Hydraulic filter mount.

Oil cooler mount

Wiring (adding in an oil pressure gauge)

Mount headlights

Exhaust

PAINT

 

That's about it as far as I can tell at the moment!


Edited by KennyP, September 09, 2015 - 05:03 AM.

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