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#16 chrispg OFFLINE  

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 06:29 PM

Love the cast handles as well, I want to find a PTO setup if anyone has any leads.

 

Took the D apart today and started to clean up everything in the parts cleaner. What an elegant ""simply" build machine; anyone know who the designer(s) were?

 

So I pulled off the hubs and redid the dogs as some springs had jumped or were broke. So easy to take apart and play with, (not too dangerous of a project for me perhaps). But when I put the hubs, wheels back together and attached the rims to the outside of the hub I couldn't figure out why the ratchet was not working... I put the wheels on and could not figure out why the flywheel was in the way on the left side. Anyway finally realized the rims mount on the inside and that the rim fits on to the hub reverse/backwards (air stem inside). Is this how is goes I guess?

 

Fun stuff, glad to be aboard here! 


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Posted December 21, 2015 - 07:39 AM

Thats an awesome walk behind. Can't wait to see how this project progresses. 


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Posted December 22, 2015 - 08:33 PM

Did some more work poaching parts off the L and putting things onto the D. Cleaned out the grease I put in the dogs, replaced one hub, got the gasket from the crank case from the L and took the main seal too. Also got the attachment pin from the L. Waiting on head gasket and carb rebuild kit to get here.


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Posted December 29, 2015 - 10:21 PM

heres my model D, a 1948 tractor roughly. Simp used the N briggs, but the same tractor in a Wards would have had a Clinton on it. You looks to have a 700 series Clinton engine, so maybe some cross breeding has happened here. My tractor is pretty original, but the fuel tank is wrong, because at the time that's all I had to put on it.

 

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Hi Lauber,

 

What color do you use to paint your Simplicty?

 

thanks!


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Posted December 29, 2015 - 10:32 PM

Hi Lauber,

 

What color do you use to paint your Simplicty?

 

thanks!

I use only VanSickle paint, it is there AC orange color.


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Posted December 29, 2015 - 10:48 PM

Thank you! Yes Allis-Chalmers makes sense!

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Posted December 29, 2015 - 10:58 PM

I use only VanSickle paint, it is there AC orange color.


There are 4 different Persian oranges there... Do you know which one would have been used in 1948?

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Posted December 30, 2015 - 06:09 PM

There are 4 different Persian oranges there... Do you know which one would have been used in 1948?

well I don't know what they used originally , the one I use is 453 70, in Van Sickles paint chart.



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Posted December 30, 2015 - 09:09 PM

Got the old Clinto 700A running. Head gasket, carb rebuilt and she fired just with a bit of ether. Did the adjusting according to the manual and I think it ran better without adjusting! How often s that the case. Still happy to see the old girl running.

 

 

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Posted January 10, 2016 - 09:15 PM

I have torn down the implements and today I dismantled the tractor for sandblasting. These implements were definitely used. I hope to get over to my brothers soon to get sandblasting.

 

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I am going to put together a total of 4 cultivators; 

 

1. Front cultivator 
2. Rear standard cultivator 
3. Rear furrower
3. Rear special attachments

 

Here is a picture of the start of three cultivator depth crank handles repair and fabrication;

 

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I found the 7/16 rod for the crank handles for the cultivators but it was quite an odyssey. I ordered the the left hand thread tap and die today. Seems the depth crank ends where the handle and left hand thread is is the side that goes bad as all three I had really needed to get done. One of them really needs the 7/16 sleeve/tube piece and I am trying to figure out what to use there. If anyone has any ideas what to make that from I'd appreciate it. I'll update with pictures when I get the tap/die.

 
I also need a cutler assembly (disc, shaft etc...). For my 6.5 in moldboard if anyone knows were I could find that. I might find that stuff. Shown #5 here;
 
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I'm having a bunch of fun with this project so far!

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