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#16 blackjackjakexxix OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 07:22 PM

Another fine job,will be like new


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Posted January 01, 2016 - 05:26 PM

Gathered up some parts and pieces some new aftermarket, some NOS , and several good used pieces. Into the blast cabinet for some.
Front axle spindle ends were wore past any help from new bushings so a very nice used one will take its place. PTO shaft showed the ill effects of spun bearings so a NOS one was machined down on the front end and keyway cut to accept a lovejoy coupler to a new Prince hydraulic pump. A rebuilt OEM power steering unit will be installed and it's getting new Carlisle 8 ply's on all four corners, it is my hope to have these pieces primed,painted and installed this long weekend.

Great work, as usual! I like the green on your axle. Is that a custom mix?


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Posted January 01, 2016 - 07:09 PM

wow I'm impressed as usual. The HT23 is a nice machine  as is the 1886. Not sure which I like better. As usual you are well on your way to some nice workmanship.


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Posted January 03, 2016 - 07:01 PM

Sometimes, the best laid plans... do not like the way the hi-lo engages in the rear end , no positive lock into low range, it is my hope to only get into the unit like this once, so rear end is out, I have a nice one out of a low hour "crash and burn" 23S (400+ if memory serves) it had the misfortune of a tree falling on it ,undetected fuel leak and it went up in smoke.... good news is it donated a PS unit, two piece drive shaft , very stout engine , the rear end,and several other pieces, etc.
Progress pics and pics of what is going to be repaired or replaced . My plan is to have the Eaton pump gone thru , put the different rear end in it , mount and plum the PS unit, get rid of poor quality ugly green paint, pull the engine , go thru it, paint everything, rewire it, put some new decals on it, put it all back together , rebuild all the hoe's hydraulic cylinders, remove and re-weld some poor quality welds on the hoe, repaint it ,remount it.....then I think it will be time to celebrate 2017! ( Ha Ha).

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Edited by WrenchinOnIt, January 03, 2016 - 07:36 PM.

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Posted January 03, 2016 - 07:11 PM

Looks like a plan! Boy, I'm surprised that they passed those welds. And I am truly boggled that they held!


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Posted January 03, 2016 - 07:14 PM

Do it right the first time and then it will be all set to start digging the foundation for the new museum - just not sure how you will have it all done by 2017 while holding down a full time job and purchasing the next 50 Bolens models to display in the museum?? :rolling:


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Posted January 03, 2016 - 07:45 PM

Looks like a plan! Boy, I'm surprised that they passed those welds. And I am truly boggled that they held!

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Those are one of the PO 's handyman welds, they are not factory, the pic of the flat stock shows it was cobbled on when the mounting bolt that goes down into the frame came loose or broke, it's a PITA to get to so they just welded this on to hold it up, can't remove the loader like it is.



Do it right the first time and then it will be all set to start digging the foundation for the new museum - just not sure how you will have it all done by 2017 while holding down a full time job and purchasing the next 50 Bolens models to display in the museum?? :rolling:

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That's funny , but somehow mostly correct! I'm going to have to hire , my apprentice drug up, something about barbie, barbie houses, baby dolls... afraid I lost her to all the TRULY important things for a six year old girl.
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Posted January 03, 2016 - 07:58 PM

Looks like you got your work cutout for you. 


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Posted February 11, 2016 - 04:25 PM

Some tear down , some progress , broken bolster, go figure, repairing swiss cheese in the cowl

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Posted February 11, 2016 - 04:40 PM

Well now,that cowl looks a whole better,nice job
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