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#16 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 09:39 PM

Got it completly apart this evening.
Fixed a few things on the main frame.
Drilled and tapped sector gear post for grease fitting.(was stripped)
Welded deck hanger cross tube back in to place.(to right of post)(can't find that pic:confuse:)
Ground off a bunch of old welding splatter. Straightened a couple of
slightly bent brackets.
Wire wheeled, sanded, degreased, and primed the frame.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 08:30 PM

As I said, I get ahead of my posts, so it's time to update.
I haven't tackled that bent axle yet. Soon.
Got a bunch of parts cleaned up and primed. Wheels, cleaned up, primed
and painted. The rusty parts have been put through the bubble bath.

One thing that really stands out as different, about this MF7E, and all the others
that I've done, is the quality of the old paint. It just doesn't want to come off.
Lead based, right?
I've done grinding on some old steel covered with lead based paint, and that
same smell is there. In the bubble bath, that paint acts like a decal. It just hangs on.

So far, I've only been working on the small bits and pcs, but the big tin I'll sand blast.
Too much hand sanding there.

Here's some pics.

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Posted November 11, 2011 - 08:41 PM

Spent a good part of the day, sand blasting, preping, and priming all the tin, and
a few other pcs.
Gotta love that sandblaster, for the good job it does, but man, that's an ugly
job.
But it worked well.

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 07:54 PM

Finally got around to trying to straighten that twisted front axle, and it was
successfull. I welded a pc of 3/4" threaded rod to the bench, and secured the axle.
Then I set up a torch, clamped to a post. The idea, being, just to help keep the heat
in the axle, as I heated up the twisted spots, with another torch.
Got the axle good and red hot, and gave it a twist, with a large bolt in the other post hole. I had made a gauge, so I could check the axle cant, after I twisted the "H"
beam axle. Got it right, first try.

Also cleaned up, and primed some other pcs. Also had to weld up a crack in the steering column, prior to painting.

Started to reassemble frame, tranny, and hubs. Not much there yet, but it's starting to go back together.

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 08:33 PM

That's using the old noggin, good stuff.
I still say those Executive frames look like some kind of a dragster.
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Posted November 18, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Your 7E is looking VERY nice Will! I only have one problem with this entire project.........your shop is insanely too clean & straight! LOL Keep up the superb work!
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Posted November 18, 2011 - 11:25 PM

Great lookin restor Will, I got this far on my MotoMower restore.. before quiting lol.
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Posted November 19, 2011 - 04:23 AM

Looks good, Will. I'm glad you got the front axle straightened. Neat way to do it.
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Posted November 19, 2011 - 05:20 AM

Hey Will,you sure are coming along.Looking good.
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Posted November 19, 2011 - 06:27 AM

Looks good, Will. I'm glad you got the front axle straightened. Neat way to do it.


The straightening went suprisingly easy. All along, I couldn't figure out, how it could have been bent, without doing major
damage elsewhere. That axle isn't that strong. It's nowhere near as beefy as the axle on say, a MF8. Comparing the 2, I'd say
it's 1/2 the axle. But that's ok, as I don't plan on taking this one ATV'g.

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 10:54 AM

Looking good there Will.
Keep up the good work.

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 06:56 PM

Got a few more things done, and reassembled last night.

Yeah Doug, it does look a lot like a dragster, but with those stirups, er, I mean foot rests, it conjures up all kinds of images.:smile1:

I'm haveing these crazy thoughts of stretching the frame out, and making a
MF7E dragster. Problem would be the shifter. Nope, won't work. I'll just stick
to the game plan.

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 07:02 PM

Got a few more things done, and reassembled last night.

Yeah Doug, it does look a lot like a dragster, but with those stirups, er, I mean foot rests, it conjures up all kinds of images.:smile1:

I'm haveing these crazy thoughts of stretching the frame out, and making a
MF7E dragster. Problem would be the shifter. Nope, won't work. I'll just stick
to the game plan.


Using an electric motor no shifter needed and for a dragster all you need is a 1 big on/off switch.

Tractors looking good Will, real good, I got to get me one of them some day.
Good Stuff :thumbs:

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 07:04 PM

Looking like it's coming together well, thanks for the update.
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Posted November 22, 2011 - 07:52 PM

Using an electric motor no shifter needed and for a dragster all you need is a 1 big on/off switch.

Tractors looking good Will, real good, I got to get me one of them some day.
Good Stuff :thumbs:




We gotta find you an Exec.
But I can't see either of us turning one into a dragster. The Massey Gods would strike us down
with big red bolts of lightning.:mad2::mad2:




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