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#76 EricR ONLINE  

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Posted November 01, 2017 - 04:27 PM

Very neat, and Ellis what phone is Mike using if I may ask???


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Posted November 01, 2017 - 04:30 PM

Very neat, and Ellis what phone is Mike using if I may ask???

 

It's an Android 1 plus 3. Hopefully, that means more to you than me, because I have no idea  :smilewink:


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Posted November 01, 2017 - 04:38 PM

It's an Android 1 plus 3. Hopefully, that means more to you than me, because I have no idea  :smilewink:

 

I have an Android S7 so I will have to look into that, Thanks Sir!!!!

 

And NO I'm still learning on this new fagdangled stuff also, LOL...


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Posted November 02, 2017 - 01:03 PM

The old fuel spigot on the gas tank had no handle. Being it gets opened and closed a lot, that was a hassle. Removed the spigot.

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The boss the handle fit over was a single D shape. I took a scrap of 1/8" x 3/4" flat stock, broached a 1/4" square and filed in the rest of the shape.

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Welded a small piece at 90 degrees, and cut, bent, ground the final shape. The tab is for the two stops on the spigot.

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Installed. Works good.

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Edited by tiretrx, November 02, 2017 - 01:20 PM.

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Posted November 02, 2017 - 01:08 PM

You're not only having fun but acquiring some new skills.  :thumbs:   Nice work. 


Edited by Cvans, November 02, 2017 - 02:45 PM.

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Posted November 02, 2017 - 01:19 PM

You're not only not only having fun but acquiring some new skills.  :thumbs:   Nice work. 

 

Thanks Chris. I didn't like the way it was oriented with the tab in line with the handle, so I put it at 90 degrees. Little more time.


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Posted November 03, 2017 - 08:39 AM

Put off working on the brakes till this weekend, so piddled with a couple more small jobs last night.

Cleaned and installed the spigot/fuel line. The line was painted red, but the cleaning revealed a beautifully toned brass.

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Made a u-bolt out of a scrap piece of 3/8" SS. I have an old Di Acro bender that did the bending.

3799454632_37bb1d686b_z.jpg?zz=1 db ubolt.jpg


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Posted November 03, 2017 - 09:34 AM

Looking good Ellis!

You did a nice job of making that fuel shut-off handle but now that you have that brass showing I think you need to make another one out of brass to match it! :thumbs:


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Posted November 03, 2017 - 02:12 PM

Thanks Mark! I did think about brass.....maybe on the next doodlebug :thumbs:


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Posted November 13, 2017 - 02:42 PM

I heard a rumor that henry ford heard of people building these and thats kind of where the N series tractors came from??

 

Henry built an experimental tractor back in the early teens, well before the model-A cars were first built in 1928 and long before they got old enough for someone to start building doodlebugs out of them.

 

He started producing the Fordson tractor model-F in 1917.

I believe the first ' N ' series tractor was produced in 1939.

 

There were company's producing kits to make the model-T into a tractor back in the mid teens also.

 

I found this information on the internet on his early experimental tractor. .......

ford1.jpg The first experimental tractor produced by Henry Ford and his company, featured in the Henry Ford museum. This tractor was completed in 1907 under the direction of chief engineer Joseph Galamb. It's interesting to note that the name "tractor" was never applied to this machine, as the term was not widely used at this time. It was instead referred to as an "automobile plow," and, in fact, used many parts from the Ford line of cars in order to cut development and production costs. It would be nearly a decade later before production would start on the first viable commercial model, the Fordson Model F.


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Posted November 13, 2017 - 07:18 PM

Henry built an experimental tractor back in the early teens, well before the model-A cars were first built in 1928 and long before they got old enough for someone to start building doodlebugs out of them.

 

He started producing the Fordson tractor model-F in 1917.

I believe the first ' N ' series tractor was produced in 1939.

 

There were company's producing kits to make the model-T into a tractor back in the mid teens also.

 

I found this information on the internet on his early experimental tractor. .......

ford1.jpg The first experimental tractor produced by Henry Ford and his company, featured in the Henry Ford museum. This tractor was completed in 1907 under the direction of chief engineer Joseph Galamb. It's interesting to note that the name "tractor" was never applied to this machine, as the term was not widely used at this time. It was instead referred to as an "automobile plow," and, in fact, used many parts from the Ford line of cars in order to cut development and production costs. It would be nearly a decade later before production would start on the first viable commercial model, the Fordson Model F.

The 9n came out in 1939, the 2n in 1942 and the 8n in 1948.


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Posted November 14, 2017 - 01:46 AM


I believe the first ' N ' series tractor was produced in 1939.

I always thought the N series (9,2 and 8) got there N from the fordson N that replaced the F, the fordson N is the longest run and most produced tractor i know, i apologize if I'm complicit in a doodle bug hijacking as I'm enjoying this thread that is feeding my need to get a DB and if i can catch someone even close to a certain propertie I'll have one lol
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Posted November 14, 2017 - 08:34 AM

.......... i apologize if I'm complicit in a doodle bug hijacking as I'm enjoying this thread that is feeding my need to get a DB and if i can catch someone even close to a certain propertie I'll have one lol

 

Yeah Jimmy, what's up with jacking my thread?!?! Some people, man.

 

Nah, just messin'. I enjoy the sidebars, especially the one's where I learn something. I remember in one of my threads, I posted a vid of myself breaking the land speed record on a '78 moped. Pretty epic.

 

Waiting on parts for the DB. Did procure a new set of rear motor mount pads, new in pack, for 7 bucks :dancingbanana: from a guy local to me. I got the old crusty ones out. Have a few pics to get posted.

 

Maybe pitch a tent next to that DB, Jimmy.........that should get a response from the owner :rolling:


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Posted November 14, 2017 - 09:45 AM

Maybe pitch a tent next to that DB, Jimmy.........that should get a response from the owner :rolling:

lol, I hope i don't end up spending $500 in gas trying, it's 40 miles away and I've been buy there 6 times now lol
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Posted November 14, 2017 - 09:53 AM

lol, I hope i don't end up spending $500 in gas trying, it's 40 miles away and I've been buy there 6 times now lol

Put a sign on it with your phone #.


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