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#136 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 07:22 AM

Kenny, I got to thinking about what you were saying about picking this Onan up by the pipes, well they both have massive brackets bolted with 3/8" bolts to the block. I guess that's why I didn't wonder about it at the time, but you made me look, lol

I would be worried the pipes would break at the threads!

 

Looking real nice, by the way!


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 11:27 AM

I'm going to go buy a new oil pressure gauge before I start it up today, I haven't even been outside yet this morning. Messing up the paint hood really irks me, it's hard to do all of this on a crutch and very limited movement. OK, I'm done whining, lol.


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 11:59 AM

You're doing a great job, even with the crutch! Just don't overdo it!


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 01:17 PM

I have an old Hoyer lift that is perfect for tractor engines. You fellers manhandling them makes my back hurt.


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 06:40 PM

Today I fired up my GT and took it for a ride around the yard, it did great, but it wants me to tighten up the belt some. It started up like I had just used it yesterday, another good thing about the electric fuel pump. It's charging at 14.37 volts and the oil pressure is running at 47 psi. I needed to drive it around for new inspiration for it, lol


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 07:44 PM

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Today I fired up my GT and took it for a ride around the yard, it did great, but it wants me to tighten up the belt some. It started up like I had just used it yesterday, another good thing about the electric fuel pump. It's charging at 14.37 volts and the oil pressure is running at 47 psi. I needed to drive it around for new inspiration for it, lol[/quote
Always a good feeling to take them for a spin after working on them.
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 07:51 PM

WooHoo, Good job. I actually got to ride mine some today too!


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 09:22 PM

I got more done on my GT today, the wiring is all completed all the lights work and I'm ready to  start it up, maybe tomorrow. There were allot of loose ends I've been taking care of. Here are some more pics.

Great work. It looks fantastic. Seeing this helps me maintain motivation after a frustrating day with my GTV 18 restoration.


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 07:22 PM

I got more loose ends all tied on my GT, I drove around my yard this afternoon. I ran it for about 30 minutes and it runs looks and feels like a brand new machine so I'm thinking about putting the wheel weights and the three back on this GT. Here are some action pics of it outside, even warmed up it holds great oil pressure as you can see.

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 07:31 PM

That looks like a good color for these tractors.


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 08:36 PM

Does anyone here have a three point they would sell to me?



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Posted December 20, 2015 - 08:48 PM

I have a Snow Blower I would part with that would fit your machine. Oh wait, how much snow do you get in New Mexico?

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Posted December 21, 2015 - 07:31 AM

Hi Larry, There are times when I could use that, but when it's that cold I stay inside. lol



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Posted December 21, 2015 - 07:33 AM

I have a Snow Blower I would part with that would fit your machine. Oh wait, how much snow do you get in New Mexico?

:bigrofl: Probably a bunch more that you get in Texas!


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Posted December 21, 2015 - 07:35 AM

Kenny when I was Auto Zone they actually have 8 ounce spray cans of that PS2 silver metallic, it's called dupli-color I bought a can of it just to see how well it matches so I'll let you know.






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