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#46 MolonLabe OFFLINE  

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:14 PM

USPS "tractor mail" showed up today with a couple of bearings. Decided to tackle the clutch pedal issue first. Pulled the pedal and left running board off and you can see there isn't much space to work with.

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Had to cut a 1/2" strip out of the running board and grind a bit off the bearing housing to clear the lift arm, it's malleable iron so not worried about it breaking. Put everything back together and it's smooth as butter now!

 

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Posted April 08, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Pulled the sheet metal for paint starting with the hood. Primed and sprayed the under side with 3 coats of bed liner, waiting for the paint to show up for the top coat. The fender pan will get the same treatment with the bed liner on the underside. The more I tear into this tractor the more impressed I am with how heavy it is built. Measured the steel thickness on the frame at 3/16" from end to end, even the running boards are the same gauge.

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I have 2 different seats I'm thinking of using, one is a steel pan seat ala Ford 8N and the other is a suspension seat like the ones below.

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Hope to get a lot more done before the weather improves and the spring chores resume.

           


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Posted April 09, 2016 - 07:11 AM

Nice. The bed liner spray is tough. It would work good on the foot rests, maybe with some sand sprinkled on it for anti-slip.


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Posted April 09, 2016 - 03:15 PM

Nice. The bed liner spray is tough. It would work good on the foot rests, maybe with some sand sprinkled on it for anti-slip.

Great minds think alike, concerning the bed liner, I've used it on several tractor projects so far and love the outcome. Used it for the tool box on my 704

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Also for the steering wheel on my 400 after filling the cracks and missing pieces

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Lots of applications for bed liner for sure and foot rests are a natural.


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Posted April 09, 2016 - 10:39 PM

I like that steering wheel. I want to use the bed liner under the seat pan on my Mf12. What brand have you used & liked.
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Posted April 10, 2016 - 07:14 AM

I like that steering wheel. I want to use the bed liner under the seat pan on my Mf12. What brand have you used & liked.

Used Dupli-Color Truck Bed Coating for the steering wheel, here's a before

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Really easy stuff to work with and leaves a consistent surface grain. My favorite aerosol bed liner.

 

Dupli-Color Bed Armor is a completely different product, tried it and didn't like it at all. Stuff comes out of the nozzle stringy and lumpy, if it comes out at all.

 

Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating sprays well but is very thin, it is also gritty. Several coats would work well for foot boards.


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 07:37 AM

Yesterday was a beautiful day, sunny and 75, perfect day for a road trip. My grandson Gavin and I picked up a parts tractor I had found on ebay and hauled it back home. The steering is completely frozen, luckily the gent I purchased it from had a backhoe and was able to lift it onto the trailer which is where it will stay until all of the usable parts are removed and what's left goes to the recycler.

 

Can't read the numbers on the engine, think it's a 10hp and it turns over by hand which is a good thing, also has the high mount starter-generator with the corresponding bump on the grille. The wife calls it an eyesore, she pretty much nailed it.

 

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Posted April 17, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Small gas tank seems to sum jest 10 horse too.
Is it a standard trans?
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Posted April 17, 2016 - 10:24 AM

Small gas tank seems to sum jest 10 horse too.
Is it a standard trans?

It is a standard 4 speed, guessing it's Peerless 2300. I think this donor tractor is a 760, but can't find any tags on it anywhere, the headlight bezel says mtd and that's the only marking on it.


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 04:02 PM

A little more progress this week. The foot rests are now finished in bed liner, the hood, grille, headlight bezel and fender pan are in paint and the seat is test fitted. Still need a riser for the seat but will work on that next week. A couple of pics....

 

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 07:56 PM

That looks real good!


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Posted April 27, 2016 - 08:24 AM

Finished the seat mount adapter, a 3X5 piece of 3/16 rectangular tubing which raised the base enough to clear the fender pan. The seat is great but it's a bear to get off and on the tractor, really comfortable though once you get there. Love the suspension with the gas shock, makes for a smooth ride. Pulled the points and installed a Nova II ignition module, wish these things had been around 50 years ago. That thing works great!

 

Mounted a Titan Category 0, 3 point drawbar system with a standard 2" hitch receiver now I can make an adapter for my Brinly and Wheel Horse implements. The drawbar is 19" wide so had to turn the pins in to keep the lift bars from hitting the tires.

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Still have a lot to do but it's getting there.


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Posted April 27, 2016 - 03:46 PM

Hay, while your making that adaptor, make an extra one for me!
I just bought one of those three point to 2" receiver hitches too.
I would have made it so that it didn't add to the hitch length If I'd made it myself.
Sure is handy for moving trailers around though.

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Posted April 27, 2016 - 04:14 PM

Hay, while your making that adaptor, make an extra one for me!
I just bought one of those three point to 2" receiver hitches too.
I would have made it so that it didn't add to the hitch length If I'd made it myself.
Sure is handy for moving trailers around though.

Joe

That hitch is a real bargain at $69 shipped for sure. Bought a stick of 3/16 wall 2" OD tubing for the adapters, made one up for the grader and the next one is for the Brinly attachments. The Wheel Horse implements with the slot hitch will take a little more head scratching as they are 5/8X2" but I'll figure something out.


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Posted April 28, 2016 - 03:57 PM

I just bought one of these also. Thanks posting about it.


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