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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:18 AM

A couple more thoughts on this project. As a guy from the classic car world, I like to add things to my projects that make them better/more reliable/easier to use. The term for this from the classic car world is "rest-mod" and this is the same approach I am taking on the 120. After reading a bit more on www.kirkengines.com and a bit of reading on www.speedwaymotors.com I found these pieces to use for the front steering assembly on the 120:

http://www.speedwaym...Stud,34308.html
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 09:18 AM

Thanks for the links to those. I bookmarked them for future use.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 12:53 PM

Thanks for the links to those. I bookmarked them for future use.


They make them in several different sizes too.


Been a busy morning in the garage. :thumbs:

Finished stripping the frame, wiped it down with a tack cloth, primed, and painted the frame!

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Paint!!!!!

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 03:28 PM

Awesome looking frame! Almost a shame to put it together!

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 09:36 PM

Awesome looking frame! Almost a shame to put it together!


There are two small runs on the left side. They are covered by the seat pan so I am not going to worry about it. Remember, this is a worker. Speaking of worker, I got a bit anxious tonight and installed the rear wheels. :smilewink: I hope to reinstall the front axle and wheels tomorrow evening. :bounce:

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 01:13 AM

Looks good! It's a good feeling when they start going back together!
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Posted September 04, 2012 - 07:31 AM

Looks good! It's a good feeling when they start going back together!


I so want to scrap everything on today's schedule and go to work on the reassembly!

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 11:56 AM

Just sent an email to Kirk engines to pick up a few goodies for the 120 including a Points Saver and a few other things. I am questioning my desire to do some work on it tonight as it is HOT and HUMID today and I am afraid the paint might still be tacky.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 11:59 AM

If you can set the painted parts out in the sun for a bit. Helps them cure up.
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Posted September 04, 2012 - 12:03 PM

If I installed the front axle I could roll the frame out into the sun... :mecry:

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 10:27 AM

Back at it this morning. Avoiding some stuff at the church and making some time for reassembly. While I am at it I am replacing all of the old grease zerks. So far the following have been reinstalled:
- front axle and front tires which means the tractor is movable around the garage for the first time since June!!!
- hydro cooling fans and guards
- hydro control arm
- clutch/brake pedal
- hitch

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Glad it's a roller again! It'll come together, have patients.

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 01:47 PM

Pics for your enjoyment and my personal gratification :smilewink:

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A few more pics...

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 02:19 PM

Looks great! I know the feeling when one starts taking shape again. Like those back tires.
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Posted September 07, 2012 - 06:16 PM

Tore into the steering box today. What a simple design and, in this case, what a mess. The bottom bearings were free from their plastic race. I was a bit surprised by the smell of the grease. It reminded me of gear lube! :confuse: The upper bearings were in better shape but still need replaced. Time to order the rebuild parts from Deere so I can get this back in the tractor.

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