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#16 wahoowad OFFLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 03:53 PM

Hey buddy! Looking good! I wish I had the time and energy to strip down my GT18.

 

I ended up putting tubes in my old tires, and they have held for 6 months so I am satisfied. But I was contemplating buying these after searching around a bit:

 

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 05:03 PM

Thank you wahoowad, I'll bookmark that. I'm going to keep adding to this thread I lurked here for a couple of weeks before I joined, I really like this site allot of nice people here and a wealth of information. I'm going to do my LGT 165 Ford next, that one will be a breeze it actually only needs some fiberglass repair on the nose andDSC00474.JPG  paint and decals.


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 07:49 PM

I was just reading my last post and noticed how rude I sounded, I meant to say, "allot of nice people here WITH a wealth of information".


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Posted November 06, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Here are some pics of the slight taper I had to put on my steering shaft to fit the new steering wheel, I am very happy with the way it turned out. I used the stock rubber seal and cups, the correct snap ring, woodruff key and mounting bolt. My new sears decal will work on the center cap that was another thing I liked about it. 

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Posted November 06, 2015 - 10:27 AM

I glued my new brake band liner in yesterday, I want to thank all of you guys that posted the procedure on here along with the part # from McMaster Carr, 6175K811. Allot of difference pay to $4.00 for the material as opposed to $40.00 for the complete unit, here are some pics.

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Posted November 06, 2015 - 10:42 AM

Here is some pics of miscellaneous before and after,

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Posted November 06, 2015 - 10:53 AM

What glue did you use for the liner? No rivets, just glue?



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Posted November 06, 2015 - 10:56 AM

Also, what is that round device bolted up underneath with the small red/blue caps on it? A fuel pump?



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Posted November 06, 2015 - 11:01 AM

When I first bought this tractor the plastic dash was in pieces, the New Mexico sun baked it and it was before internet sales so I made this dash out of 1/8" steel. It was ugly but very stout, lol. I just bought this used fiberglass off ebay a few weeks ago, It's not stock for this year model and I hate that but it's going to look ok when it's done, I hope. I have never seen an original plastic dash for this tractor anywhere but if I find one later then I'll install it.

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Posted November 06, 2015 - 11:15 AM

Hi wahoo, the brake band friction material is from McMaster Carr, part # 6175K811, it's what the guys here recommended and it is fantastic. I used regular JB Weld, no rivets, the guys here liked how it worked so I copied them, lol. Yes that is a fuel pump, the guy I bought this tractor from installed it. I love it, never any fuel delivery problems.


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Posted November 06, 2015 - 12:44 PM

She's coming along!

Most guys prefer the fiberglass dashes, although not original to that year, they don't crack and fall apart, waiting for my 77 to finish cracking and fall off. 

 

Tires, that's a loaded question. :D Are you wanting to go with turf or switch to ags? smooth up front or a little more aggressive turf style or even tri-ribs? There are a bunch of options and price ranges.


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Posted November 06, 2015 - 02:06 PM

Hi Tahoe, I want to go with nice looking turf tires all the way around, I won't be using this tractor anymore, from now on it will be a toy. I have my LGT165 Ford that I mow with, and I have my old 16/6 that I put a 2 cyl. Kubota diesel on that will be my workhorse. I'm going to put my wheel weights on this one. I only have one 3 point hitch and I'm going to either build a clone or buy one if the price is right. Does anyone here have a 3 point hitch for a fair price?


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Posted November 06, 2015 - 08:57 PM

I installed the brake assy, oil, the hitch plate then I installed the transaxle tonight that's a handful when you are crippled, thank goodness for neodymium magnets. Here are some pics of tonight's work. I threw in a pic of one of my little roller boards, I put wheels on everything, lol. the little wheels are dirt cheap.

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Posted November 06, 2015 - 09:06 PM

Those flat washers look ugly on the two 7/16" mount bolts, should I remove them?



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Posted November 07, 2015 - 07:32 AM

Not sure which washers you are talking about. I'm trying to figure out the square bolts in pics 4 & 5.


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