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#1 VintageIronCollector OFFLINE  

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Posted November 15, 2015 - 09:02 PM

Picked up this tractor from Fastenal on Friday. Been working on getting it since end of June. Came from Oregon and only took a week to get here. I've already found a engine for it locally that has been rebuilt and there's some other goodies I want to add and stuff I plan on fixing and upgrading so thats what this thread is for. This will be a mechanical restoration not cosmetic.

 

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Today I had a little time to tinker on it and found out why steering had so much slop in it. Luckily, I have extra tie rod ends and I think the rubber pieces can be made out of heater hose so I'll have to do that when it goes back together.

 

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Posted November 15, 2015 - 09:07 PM

That's a fine machine 990314 one of the best looking GTs I think


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Posted November 15, 2015 - 09:23 PM

I'm all for you not changing the way it looks- that's a certain history there.What a cool conversation starter. Can wait to see how this build goes.


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Posted November 16, 2015 - 08:58 AM

Nice tires,Always the best way to start!


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Posted November 16, 2015 - 09:45 AM

Fill me in here the "speciality" part of the tractor?? Navy?? Just looks like an old Simple tractor to me, not worth alot, but maybe need to be straightened out on that? I like later Landlords, seems like right size, yet this older one doesn't do a thing for me.



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Posted November 16, 2015 - 10:24 AM

It's an industrial model built for the Navy. My 4041 loader is a yellow industrial with a USMC plate on it.

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Posted November 16, 2015 - 12:11 PM

So that's why it is simplicity but in allis yellow?? Learn something new every day! Pretty cool machine, looks to be mostly there and in good condition. Have fun with it.
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Posted November 16, 2015 - 07:21 PM

Today's update:

Pulled the tank and put in some misc fasteners I had lying around and brake fluid and white vinegar then shook and gonna let sit and soak. Also got a chance to look closer at the shifter linkage to trans I thought the shaft was worn badly but after closer inspection it appears that its just the bolt so tomorrow I hope to get another bolt to put in to see if that gets rid of the slop.


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 07:54 PM

Today's pics from yesterdays update on the gas tank

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Today's update:

 

Pulley on mid pto side of bevel gearbox is crooked and maybe bend so I'm going to try and find another one to but on in better shape. 

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Also, pulley on drive side of bevel gearbox was loose and set screw missing so I'm going to take that off to clean up the threads for the set screw. 

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And I noticed on the transmission theres a little axle play( probably like 1/16th of an inch. It moves where my finger is pointing. Trans kind of seems to shift a little hard so not sure if I'll try to find someone to rebuild or or not.

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Posted November 18, 2015 - 01:49 PM

please keep the updates coming! :wave:


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 05:59 PM

please keep the updates coming! :wave:

Today's update:

Got the throttle and choke dash piece that I bought off of ebay on Sunday. Overall not too bad but I'm a little worried about the parts that hold the cables if they're still in good enough shape.

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Also, watched Zippo's video on Youtube two days ago on how to remove steering wheel so I did that. Hardest part in the process was to keep the 3 jaw puller on.

 

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Lastly, I'm wondering if anyone knows any good ways to get out the woodruff key out of the steering shaft. Thanks

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These daily updates also keep me motivated to do something on it everyday so that I can tell you guys about it.  :D

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Posted November 18, 2015 - 06:14 PM

On that woodruff key, put a punch on one end and give a few strong love taps!


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 06:42 PM

On that woodruff key, put a punch on one end and give a few strong love taps!

i tried using a chisel but no success. I guess tomorrow I'll try a punch


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 06:52 PM

i tried using a chisel but no success. I guess tomorrow I'll try a punch

It doesn't look to be very 'proud' of the shaft. If it is, a chisel under one end will normally get it out!


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 07:40 PM

It doesn't look to be very 'proud' of the shaft. If it is, a chisel under one end will normally get it out!

i got a spare shaft here in good shape that the key is already out of if it comes down to it then some other time i can get that key out.


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