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Bolted the engine in the Junkyard Economy tractor.


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Posted October 09, 2016 - 04:44 PM

Nothing like the first ride on a tractor!


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Posted October 09, 2016 - 04:58 PM

I had to go for another ride before dark, heh! Still lots to do to get it wrapped up, so I will be busy next week on it. Got to be ready for the snow and I have to haul more firewood.
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Posted October 09, 2016 - 05:38 PM

Looks good.

 

Warning though:  If you spend all your free time riding it you'll never get finished.


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Posted October 09, 2016 - 06:03 PM

Ha, now that's a fact! I had my fun for the day, so now it's back to work on it.

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Posted October 09, 2016 - 06:03 PM

first rides of any restoration always stick with you one of the good things in life. I still remember that day like it was yesterday when I finished my 65 mustang, windows down, a boom box blasting queensryche and up the road I went, we basically cut that car in 1/2 and welded all new rear sheet metal frame rails etc..
the butterflies if everything was going to be ok with out anything breaking. it was one the best experiences rebuilding a car like that, that was almost 20 years ago. I miss that car sold shortly after that.
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Posted October 09, 2016 - 06:29 PM

I went through the same thing Jay back in 1990. Most of my friends were driving while I was working on my 70 SS 396 Chevelle. I worked every odd job I could and rebuilt my first big block for that car. It was the first car that I put on the road and I'll never forget that day. I got a speeding ticket to really burn that memory into my brain. The funny thing was that I couldn't keep myself from smiling, and it's a strange cool feeling. I must have looked like I lost my marbles,driving around with that grin on my face, heh.
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Posted October 10, 2016 - 08:37 AM

It`s looking good Classic......!!


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Posted October 10, 2016 - 04:03 PM

The seat is painted and the wheel weights are on. The dash and starter generator are next. This seems never ending...

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Posted October 10, 2016 - 08:08 PM

This seems never ending...

 

Looks like your making good progress to me.


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Posted October 10, 2016 - 08:27 PM

I have made progress Cvans, but it seems to take so much time to get so little done. I don't think an hour is as long as it use to be, heh!
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Posted October 11, 2016 - 06:05 PM

So today I took a bracket from an Allis B10 and a square head bolt from an old telephone pole, to make my starter generator bracket and belt tensioner. I cut the flat plate off of the bracket and had to weld all of the holes shut. I drilled the holes where needed and got the starter generator mounted where it needed to be, what a pain. I chased the threads on the bolt, cut the head off of it, ground a flat on it, and drilled a hole in the end. I dug up a very small pulley for the starter generator and installed it. I had a used link belt laying around, so I used that to set things up. I had to temporarily install the dash to make sure everything would work out. All is good, so now I can clean up everything and put the new bearings and brushes in the starter generator. I have to make a simple battery mount and I can wire the simple electrical system. Another step almost completed.

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 08:03 PM

Your going to appreciate the work you put into that. 


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Posted October 11, 2016 - 08:16 PM

Your generator bolt looks better then the factory ones !
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Posted October 11, 2016 - 08:44 PM

If the company put the time into the production tractors like I have put into this thing, they would have closed up shop early on, heh! I think alot of us put quite a bit of time into these projects, but it's fun to see the results and either put them to work or haul them off to shows. I work like a snail with the limited tools I have on hand, but I'm slowly gathering more. The PK'S are simple tractors built out of simple common materials. This is one reason why they are quickly becoming a favorite. Thanks for the compliment Alc. The adjuster was simple to make and didn't take much time at all. Getting the bracket just right was a bit difficult, though.
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Posted October 12, 2016 - 05:43 AM

I'm going to have to copy your adjust at some point . The s/g on both the PK and Jim Dandy have regular V-belts and are at the limit of adjusting , it should be easier to make a new adjuster then splitting the tractor / trans to replace the belts


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