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Posted October 10, 2015 - 05:40 AM

Nice looker and dare to be different is good too. My opin.......Lights have to GO!  Put some above grill in front panel like they should be, ha! OR, those Allis ones that are double and tapered on side of grill look better than those Bug Eyes will.

I would really like a pair of 3" lights, but these will do for now. I have the original lights for inside the grille, but the sockets are messed up. The AC/Simplicity outside lights are rather hard to come by from what I gather and don't offer much light. These are 50W Halogen, so should make it easy to see at night.



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Posted October 10, 2015 - 05:46 AM

Looking good!
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Posted October 10, 2015 - 06:58 AM

Pretty on a tractor to me, is one that does the job well, those lights should illuminate those massive Oklahoma snow falls at night with no problem! :D


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 07:54 AM

I may see if I can get the wheel weight mounted today. I hope to load the tires also, so I would end up with about 90 lbs. of weight per side. Should make it dig in pretty good. I also have a set of 2-link chains that will fit. Now to figure out a front blade for it. :dancingbanana:



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Posted October 10, 2015 - 08:10 AM

Most GT headlights offer little to see by anyway.  Sealed beam are good, and Halogen even better!  Kenny, as you know, your stock lights would barely light anything.  


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 08:34 AM

Most GT headlights offer little to see by anyway.  Sealed beam are good, and Halogen even better!  Kenny, as you know, your stock lights would barely light anything.  

That I do know, Daniel! I may still look around for some 3" dia. lights and use these elsewhere. I think smaller lights there would look better, but these were cheap and easy to get. They are in a rubber casing, so vibrate some.

I have a small leak in a fitting at the lift valve that needs attention. If I don't get it today, I will tomorrow. Supposed to be near 90° then. Alice could work on her tan as I fix that outside so I don't have an oily floor to clean up.


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 10:52 AM

Saw some or several actually of those side lights at swap this week!  I've heard they were weak too. BUT, up top of grill at least gets my vote.  90*?  Man, I'm cold here with 60's!  Older I get have to add a C and be Colder too, ha! No wonder old people move to FL and AZ, NOW I understand!  Saw some blades for AC too this week, lots of Simple and AC this year at swap. Your just in wrong place I guess! :smilewink:


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 05:01 PM

None of that down here, GL. I'm thinking I'm lucky to find a tractor, much less parts!



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Posted October 10, 2015 - 05:31 PM

Welcome to the Central US GT dilemma. I was luckily enough to find one that was transplanted here from Illinois.


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 05:59 PM

I looked into mounting the wheel weights, but I need to get some 7" carriage bolts to get that done. Looked into the leak at the valve and tightened the fitting some more. Didn't help, so time to take it out and try another one.



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Posted October 12, 2015 - 08:26 AM

Very cool project! I like some of the improvements you've made! Snow blades are thick as fleas around here... A nice one should only cost the guy $50-100 this time of year. Trouble is freight is probably the same amount. I can gladly grab one up for you if it interests you. Here's one that just popped up. This is the norm around here because everybody has a blower a blade and a mower deck.

http://lansing.craig...5262866976.html

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Posted October 12, 2015 - 04:53 PM

Not a bad price. I'll have to wait a bit before I jump into that as I don't have a lift up front. I'll figure that out after the show next weekend.

 

I did get the wheel weights on Alice. Also put the 3-point arms on and hooked up the box blade. Looks pretty good together.

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Also, I still had a leak on the valve. Got to looking closer and it's the back end of the spool. Luckily, I had another valve just like it, so I put it on. No leaks now!

 

I also swapped out the seat for a better one! I painted the metal before I installed it.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 05:02 PM

Looks good Kenny, are we going to see Alice at a Plowday event?


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 05:07 PM

I'm hoping so! I need to get a pressure gauge and check the hydraulic pressure. Seems low to me. If it needs adjusting, I'll need some help learning how to do that.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 05:13 PM

I'm hoping so! I need to get a pressure gauge and check the hydraulic pressure. Seems low to me. If it needs adjusting, I'll need some help learning how to do that.

 

I also need to run a pressure check on Hogzilla once she's back together.  Seems when she's good & hot, the power steering and lift gets weak.  Hope I just need to shim the regulator valve.


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