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Posted November 22, 2015 - 07:04 PM

Some progress : Engine went to the machine shop for overhaul, is back and installed. Sent the carburetor to Jestin LeClair (Tube Frame Restorations) for a total rebuild. Brian ( Bolens Parts & Supplies) provided new coil, plug wire, flywheel screen, voltage regulator, drive belts ,PTO belts and S&G belt,new muffler and exhaust elbow. I installed a new solenoid, rebuilt the S&G ,fuel lines, fuel filter, battery cable and some of the wiring.Rick (Ricks Bolens Tractor Parts) supplied NOS brake, engine spacers, fuel cap, and friction washers for choke and throttle cable lever brackets. Cleaned and de-greased the rear of the unit and painted it.Put some small stuff thru the blast cabinet. The wheels are the most rusted, pitted ones I believe I've ever ran thru the blast cabinet. It's getting new rubber all four corners and that's it for this year as soon as I finish the wheels it's off for winter storage .I've run out of time and I need the space for the snow removal units.

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Edited by WrenchinOnIt, November 22, 2015 - 07:10 PM.

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 07:13 PM

Looking real good,glad I could help
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 07:31 PM

Looking great!!!!


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 08:46 PM

Great work, Kevin! :thumbs:

 

It's neat to keep these machines alive thanks to the help from our sponsors. 


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:57 AM

Great work, Kevin! :thumbs:
 
It's neat to keep these machines alive thanks to the help from our sponsors.


Thanks Austen, agree wholeheartedly, let's support those who support the hobby! More available from these guys than just parts!
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Posted December 12, 2015 - 04:53 PM

Well this is as far as I'm getting this year, power buffed the mildew off of it , got the wheels blasted and painted, new rubber, mechanically refurbished, some cosmetics, rest next year.

Stew's (29Chev) seat cover and Rick's (BlackJackJake) foot pads made it look a lot better, thanks again fellas

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Posted December 12, 2015 - 05:16 PM

 Nice job!

 

What are the names of those tires, those are the best ones I have seen that semi resemble the old tread pattern.

The regular Carlisle ones I have on mine make the machine look like crap.


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 05:21 PM

Good looking EK!
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Posted December 12, 2015 - 05:39 PM

Nice job!
 
What are the names of those tires, those are the best ones I have seen that semi resemble the old tread pattern.
The regular Carlisle ones I have on mine make the machine look like crap.

 

Thanks Brian. Yup I agree, I tried to get something close, these are Kenda K502 Terra Tracs



 

Good looking EK!

Thanks Todd
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Posted December 12, 2015 - 06:17 PM

Another beautiful tractor. I love seeing your work!!


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 07:29 PM

I think next month you should enter this one in the tractor of the month,what a nice looking machine


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 07:37 PM

Awesome machine! 

By the way, how heavy are the EK's?


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Awesome machine!
By the way, how heavy are the EK's?

650 lbs.

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Posted December 12, 2015 - 07:40 PM

650 lbs.

Wow, there's a bit of weight in 'em! Does anybody know what the stock weight of a TF is?



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Posted December 12, 2015 - 09:56 PM

According to the Tube Frame Service Manual:

 

 

 

Shipping Weight. ..........................

600 (180) ......................................... 490 lbs.
600 (181) ......................................... 530 lbs.
650 (184). 750 (171) ............................... 530 lbs.
650 (185). 750 (172) ............................... 585 lbs.
800 .............................................. 595 lbs.
850, 853 .......................................... 550 lbs.
900 .............................................. 625 lbs.
1000 ............................................. 665 lbs.
1254, 1453 ....................................... 675 lbs.
1256, 1257, 1456 (H-14), 1556, 1656 (H-16) ......... 680 lbs.
All Other Models ................................. 645 lbs.

 


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