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#46 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2016 - 11:10 AM

I know what you mean Kenny. I have to sandblast two rims, paint them, mount the tires, load the tires, mount them to tractor, and get wheel weights on them, and it isnt above 45 out today... So i wont sandblast today... But im feeling the pressure to get the New Holland S-14 ready right now... It already wont have the new front tires... Not enough time to do front rims too... I did paint the plow at least lol.

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Posted March 21, 2016 - 03:21 PM

those weights are really nice Kenny, how much will you charge me for two of them?? :smilewink: 


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Posted March 21, 2016 - 05:01 PM

those weights are really nice Kenny, how much will you charge me for two of them?? :smilewink: 

I'd have to have a dollar a pound on them! I think I have enough lead for 2 more, but it's dirty lead and  would need melted in the pan first to clean it. Then remelt in the mold!


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Posted March 22, 2016 - 02:18 PM

I would buy two for a dollar a pound. Let me know and we can set something up.



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Posted March 22, 2016 - 03:52 PM

Sounds good. Busy until after the first, going to Ball Hollow!



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Posted March 22, 2016 - 04:21 PM

 But im feeling the pressure to get the New Holland S-14 ready right now... It already wont have the new front tires... Not enough time to do front rims too... I did paint the plow at least lol.

 

Why not? I've seen pics, Ball Hollow didn't strike me as a beauty pageant. :rolling:


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Posted March 22, 2016 - 04:44 PM

Nope! More of a 'run what you brung' type of affair!


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Well, I thought I had a plan to mount the weights on Alice! But that won't work!!!! I haven't taken the fact the hood opens forward into the equation! Gotta regroup and figure it out. All else, the weights can ride in the tool box and just put more on the rear!


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 02:18 PM

That's my dilemma Kenny. I'd like to get some weights for the front of the MF's, but the hood and grille both lean forward to open. You'll think of something.
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 03:28 PM

Here's some pics! Should have studied things more before building! Gonna take some contemplation now!

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The hood also gets wider as it goes up, so have to allow for that.

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I can set the center weight out further. It's 40 lbs. also!

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 05:09 PM

You could possibly make a bracket the sticks past the frame a bit on both sides and hang one weight on each side, far enough out to clear the hood. It would look a little unconventional, but as long as it clears the front tires while turning, it should work.

 

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 06:38 PM

You could possibly make a bracket the sticks past the frame a bit on both sides and hang one weight on each side, far enough out to clear the hood. It would look a little unconventional, but as long as it clears the front tires while turning, it should work.

 

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My thoughts also! It will have to wait, gotta go back to work tomorrow!



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Posted March 23, 2016 - 06:42 PM

Why not make it quick mount to the front receiver you made? I know it'll be a pain, but you don't open the hood that often ? Or do you to put gas in her?


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 07:18 PM

Why not make it quick mount to the front receiver you made? I know it'll be a pain, but you don't open the hood that often ? Or do you to put gas in her?

If I use a funnel, I can leave the hood closed! Being it's 'new', I'll be checking oil and such often!


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