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#16 Hardmetal OFFLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2011 - 11:36 PM

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Finally getting to some reassembly.
Starting to build my hitch. I had planned to purchasing one from Wheel Horse Super XX Hitch.com but the guy no longer makes them. No big problem, but for now my hook up plate is only going to be 1/2 in instead of 5/8 or 3/4 in.

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Posted August 05, 2011 - 05:57 AM

im following your progress and liking what im seeing, very cool,

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Posted August 05, 2011 - 07:06 PM

1/2 inch thick is plenty Hardmetal. Usually most clubs like a minimum 11/2inch dia. hook hole to accomadate all hooks. You probably want to make it height adjustable. Tire pressure, different size tires all affect hitch height. If I get out to the Shop tomorrowI'll take some photos of my hitch and post them. Its homemade and pretty simple, but effective.

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 06:17 AM

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Yesterday I got my hood finished with the bondo and started painting it. Then I tore apart my engine for the rebuild kit, which it definatly needed it. While I had it apart I honned the cylinder and cleaned up all the gunk out from around the valves. At last I reassembled the engine, put my dashboard together with new choke and throttle cables, rewirded it all, and installed a new belt. Since it decided to stop raining I took it outside to get better pictures. Tonight I have to get oil and a new battery so I can fire it up.

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 09:02 PM

Forgot to post pictures of my dash earlier so hears how it turned out:
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Started up the engine today and it purred like a kitten. I was able to set the fuel set screw lower and now it runs without the random pops.
Finally my rims came in so with my grandfathers (who is currently 83) help we put the tires on the rims and they look awesome. Lucky I was left with a 1/4 inch between the lugs and the back of my running boards. Tomarrow, if the weather holds out, I'll have the hood on and I can starton my hitch.
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Posted August 10, 2011 - 09:33 PM

Just thought I would post some more pictures. Finally got the hood on and took it for a test drive. Everything working as it should.
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Posted August 10, 2011 - 11:37 PM

Lookin' good.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 04:42 AM

Hardmetal, welcome. I don't get over here much, but that is looking good. Thanks for the pics.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 06:03 AM

hardmetal,
that's a good looking puller, you did a good job, paint really pops on that tractor, cool,

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 06:37 AM

Thanks for the compliments. Still have a few things to paint, but the worst of it is done. Last night I got quite aways on my hitch but I need to pick up some bigger drill bits this weekend.

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 08:40 PM

Finished my hitch today and mounted the saftey kill.
Saturday went to Canandaigua Pageant of Steam and happened accross a WH built for pulling, got a few ideas, like a rear weight rack and an adjustable weight bracket. Unfortunatly the guy was't around so I didnt get a chance to talk pulling with him.8-14-11 011.jpg

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Posted August 16, 2011 - 07:14 PM

This project is really coming along nicely! Great work!

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 05:18 AM

Last night I got my wheelie bars finished. Pretty simple design, but definately effective.
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Posted August 17, 2011 - 05:57 AM

very stout looking,
did you use heavy duty bearings or bushings in the wheels, when the tractor starts bounching and pushing down on the wheels it could bend them out,
very good and thanks for the pic.s of the build,
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Posted August 18, 2011 - 06:05 AM

The wheels dont have bushing and right now there on threaded rod. I thought they were more of a precausionary thing. Any tips on the subject well appreciated




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