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#136 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted January 12, 2012 - 05:48 AM

Looking good, Dan. Great job!

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Posted January 12, 2012 - 07:21 AM

Beautiful work Dan--I think my vote would be the upright muffler---:worshippy1:

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Posted January 12, 2012 - 08:13 AM

Dan,looking nice.

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Posted January 12, 2012 - 08:58 PM

Worked on it some more tonight. I finished wiring up the headlight and dressing the wires. I changed the bolts in the upper lift arms from 1/2 to 7/16, I could not get enough side play to be able to spread the arms enough to hook something up. I gained about 3 inches by doing this.
I put the upright exhaust on and on the elbow I knew that with all the length of the muffler sticking up it would not stay upright so I drilled and tapped the elbow and put set screws in it. I didn't want to weld it. It is all done except the flapper because I got one to big for it. I will get another one tomorrow. All that is left is the lift motor and I am still struggling with it. I have a friend that rebuilds generators and starters and he said he would look at it. He said he never found one yet he couldn't fix, lets hope mine is not the first.

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Posted January 12, 2012 - 09:38 PM

Looks terrific Dan. I hope your freind comes through for ya.

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Posted January 12, 2012 - 10:06 PM

Looks terrific Dan. I hope your freind comes through for ya.


:ditto: Dan. On both counts.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 08:27 PM

I work or piddled on it most of the day. I made a bracket for the exhaust pipe to add a little more strength since it is longer. I borrowed a buffer and buffed the hood out better and it looks very nice now. Did a few odds and ends just to pass time while my power lift was being worked on. At 5:00 he called me and said come and get it. This is a guy that runs an automotive parts store and rebuilds starers and generators for people. He said the company that worked on it had it all wired wrong. It works but in one direction it is fine and the other it growls a little. He thinks the brushes are kind of scared up from being put together and taken apart so many times. He said to run it a while and see if it helps. Man do I owe this guy a favor and I imagine some money. He said to see how it works and stop in next week and he will figure out something on the bill. So I brought it home and made a new gasket for the resevor and put it all back together. I decided to let the gasket sealer dry over night and try it out tomorrow. My fingers are crossed that all works well. If it does the project is done except for the seat. I have to figure out the size of the back plates for the cushions and then get it to an upholster. So lets hope it works tomorrow, thats all I can say.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 08:34 PM

:dancingbanana::dancingbanana::dancingbanana: Yes :dancingbanana::dancingbanana::dancingbanana:


That's good to hear.

How can you wait till morning?

That's worse than the christmas eve sleep.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 08:43 PM

:ditto: I'm going to be up all night wondering, and it's not even mine.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 08:44 PM

He won't be able to sleep at all tonight.Hope it works better than expected.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:41 PM

Dan, just say the word.
If you're going to get up at 3am to try it, I'll be here waiting for the verdict.:smile1:

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:55 PM

Dan don't worry about it will work.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:58 PM

I have to wait for the gasket sealer to dry, if it leaks I have to take it all a part again and I don't want to do that. It is killing me to wait, I will have dreams of those little 3 point arms going up and down all night.

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Posted January 15, 2012 - 05:39 AM

If sleeping is a real problem, use the time to move your living room furniture for space to park that fine tractor.:worshippy2::bigrofl:

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Posted January 15, 2012 - 11:52 AM

Well it works, kind of. It still has trouble going one way but it will work. The next thing will be if it has enough power to raise the lift. The worse part is the direction that it has the most trouble is the up direction. I thought I would stop and post this for all of you who were hanging on with me. I took a video and I don't know if I can post a video but I will try.
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Ok I guess I don't know how to do video.
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