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#1 Tbrooks OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2016 - 08:17 PM

Spent the past week preping parts. Finally today I got paint on all of the parts. Can't wait to put it all back together.

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Posted July 21, 2016 - 06:09 PM

Got some more work done tonight on the power ho. Just need to hook up the throttle, gas line, kill switch, touch up the paint here and there and get the decals finished. It's getting close.

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Posted July 21, 2016 - 06:29 PM

That's looking real good.    :thumbs:  :wave: 


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Posted July 21, 2016 - 06:38 PM

That's looking real good.    :thumbs:  :wave: 

thanks, this one will definitely make it to Loyalsock in a couple of weeks. I was beginning to worry that I wasn't going to get it done in time.
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Posted July 21, 2016 - 07:50 PM

Had to remind myself what this looked like when I brought it home.

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Posted July 23, 2016 - 05:52 PM

Ran into a little problem. The governor blade was bent. Can anyone tell me what the approximate angle should be between the blade and the arm that connects to the carburetor?

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Posted July 23, 2016 - 08:34 PM

Never mind, I took one off of a parts engine. Had it running today. The belt that was on it was too big. I could only get it to tension when the drive pulley was turned all the way in (you manually turn a nut in or out to open or close the drive pulley. This gets you a variable speed range. All the way in is the fastest setting.). So I figured, what the heck it would be good enough for a test run until I get to the store for a new belt. A test RUN it was!!! I felt like I was at the horse races. And their off, it's college boy and college girl neck and neck, it's tomato trying to catch up (I was the tomato!) Note to self, self- high speed is too fast for the shows!
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Posted July 23, 2016 - 08:43 PM

Glad you got it figured out. That's why you need a sulky with brakes!!


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Posted July 23, 2016 - 08:48 PM

Glad you got it figured out. That's why you need a sulky with brakes!!

I have a dump cart with seat and brakes. That's the next project to finish. I also need to get used to the levers on this. I disengaged a nonexistent front attachment once or twice when I tried stopping.
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Posted July 26, 2016 - 02:57 PM

Glad you got it figured out. That's why you need a sulky with brakes!!

I have one with a factory sulky with brakes, and I can tell you from personal experience that the brakes on the sulky are wholly inadequate to stop a Power Ho running at top speed (or really even slow it down). They will sort of help when you have already disengaged the drive belt.


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Posted July 29, 2016 - 07:25 PM

Got the decals done today and put on. Almost ready for the shows. Just have to find a new drive belt. I stopped at four different stores today and no one had them in stock. Have a couple more places to try, may have to order one to be shipped to me.

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Posted July 29, 2016 - 08:20 PM

Looks great.

 

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Posted July 29, 2016 - 09:15 PM

Looks Great!

 

I stock the belts if you cant find them local


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Posted July 29, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Looks Great!
 
I stock the belts if you cant find them local

I will let you know if I can't find them

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Posted July 30, 2016 - 07:55 AM

Oh my, you did a great job!!

 

Would the green on the tractor and the yellow on the rims be close to what I need for my Huski?

 

Thanks, 

 

Greg


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