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#46 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 08, 2010 - 01:10 PM

its not been a fast process, didn't do anything with it all summer, but would like to have all parts painted and ready to assemble before it gets to cold to paint.

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Posted November 22, 2010 - 01:40 PM

Chuck -

Anything to report? I found it real easy to get everything off - it was getting it cleaned up and back on again! One thing kept leading to another. I'm taking my time with the '73. Planning on changing the brake from right to left, and from disc to band. Also, change the F-N-R hand control to 2-pedal foot control. I only have two hands, and those are busy with steering and controls. Your's is looking good so far. BTW - I think the color combination you talked about would look great!

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Posted November 22, 2010 - 02:16 PM

well earlier in the year it was too cold to paint , then things got busy. Next thing I know the summer is gone and fall is leaving quickly. I got some parts cleaned up using the electrolysis tank, got those part primed. I am trying to find my shop floor again, then want to get back on the 990 project. I may be forced to paint it inside this winter which I wasn't wanting to do, But I think that may be my only hope of getting it done. I would like to be able to use it to put the garden out in the spring.

Wish I had more to report.

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Posted November 22, 2010 - 02:28 PM

want to get back on the 990 project. I would like to be able to use it to put the garden out in the spring.

Wish I had more to report.


The good thing is you have the LGT165 to put out the garden with! :thumbs:

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Posted November 22, 2010 - 02:40 PM

The good thing is you have the LGT165 to put out the garden with! :thumbs:


Thats true. I have to get my snow plow mounts made for the LGT 165 before I can do any work on the 990.

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Posted November 22, 2010 - 09:20 PM

Thats true. I have to get my snow plow mounts made for the LGT 165 before I can do any work on the 990.



You might want to get a goin' on that snowplow mount - that snow's gonna get to you sooner than you want it to! We already got some of that nasty weather up here last night and today. Freezing rain, than a thynder storm with rain, back to freezing rain and now they say 1-3" of snow tonight! Geezzzz - this is NOT the way to start the winter!

Good luck with the mounts! We can trade stories of the 990 builds this spring when the weather is better suited to working on GTs

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Posted November 23, 2010 - 08:46 AM

Rich, I did get another set of rear rims and tires from Olcowhand, I plan on making a set of dual adapters, and running 2 tires on the left for pulling the plow.

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Posted December 07, 2010 - 10:22 AM

I have been cleaning in the shop lately trying to find the floor. I've gotten all the 990 parts that aren't primed on a pallet that has casters on it so I can move the "whole" tractor around more easily. As I was moving parts I was trying to remember where they went. Most of the parts I recognized, others well it’s going to be a fun puzzle to get this thing put back together.

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Posted February 08, 2011 - 06:33 PM

Is all it needs is a good clean up and a little paint?

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Posted February 09, 2011 - 08:16 AM

Is all it needs is a good clean up and a little paint?


for the most part, the motor smoked some, and there was 33 years of slop in all the linkages.

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 07:32 AM

I was talking with Olcowhand yesterday, and jokingly asked him is he knew you could fit a whole 990 on a pallet?
here is a update on how the 990 sits.
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kind of sad isnt it?
Now that we are not getting below freezing as often I am going to get my electrolysis tank set back up and start cleaning up parts again.

Edited by Chuck_050382, March 31, 2011 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted March 31, 2011 - 03:06 PM

By George you weren't kidding...it is on a pallet! :rolling:

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 11:16 AM

Been thinking about this project more and more lately, I really need to get it done before winter and would like to have it for the fall plow days.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 11:34 AM

Would be cool to see you get the project going again and get her finished before fall :D

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 02:45 PM

Been thinking about this project more and more lately, I really need to get it done before winter and would like to have it for the fall plow days.


Yep, you do need to finish that up. I plan for us to plow together somewhere this Fall, maybe Vevay. I likely can only get loose for one plow day, so whichever comes 1st between Keck/Gonnerman & Vevay (which I think is Vevay) I'll try to make that one if weather is good. If I skip the 1st, it may rain the last one out.
Course you still have the Ford if you don't get this 990 completed, but it's still good to have a goal.




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