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#46 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 12:43 PM

Now I got it. Pics do help. Just might work.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 08:04 AM

OK, finally have 10 seconds to explain my statement from this AM.

What I am about to describe will require removal of the lift arm you just welded on... sorry. double check what I'm saying first.

in the pic below, if you could turn the piece labeled "This one" past the red line and to the black line, the weight would cause it to stay there. "Over Center" if you will.
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After I put the power lift back on the shelf, I started playing with the linkages.
Being I had put extra holes, in all the linkages, and at different spacings, it
wasn't long before it was going over center as in Alan's picture. I did have to
drill a hole through the bracket labeled "this one", just above the "O".
That bracket isn't welded to the square shaft. Those are square holes inthe
bracket, and it slides onto the shaft.

So, at this point, when lowered, the plow goes 5" below ground level. That can be reduced with the threadall stop.
When raised, the plow is 4 1/2" above ground level. I'd like to get that a bit higher.
I'll play with it a bit more, but at least now, leisure suite larry, doesn't have to
hold that handle down anymore.:bounce:
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Posted January 01, 2012 - 08:44 AM

Wake up, make coffee, click on what's new, and ta-da... Great News. :dancingbanana:

Will, I need you to tell all your relatives and neighbors your suit size. Tell them to watch for a suit at yard sales anD second hand stores that looks like that. I'd say a recreation photo is in order when your done.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 08:54 AM

Wake up, make coffee, click on what's new, and ta-da... Great News. :dancingbanana:

Will, I need you to tell all your relatives and neighbors your suit size. Tell them to watch for a suit at yard sales anD second hand stores that looks like that. I'd say a recreation photo is in order when your done.



:bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl:

Great minds think alike. My powder blue one is ready to go. I just need ahair cut/shave, and penny loffers.:D
Oh yeah, might have to open up the seams on the suit, and add some material too.
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Posted January 01, 2012 - 10:51 AM

When you open the seams of the suit, put elastic back in so they will fit no matter what size you get to.:bigrofl:

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 11:24 PM

The fabricating is done. The over center works, and no strings
are needed to hold it up. It's in the paint booth now.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 11:29 PM

Looks good, you started making it and now you got it finished Good Stuff.

I really like the seat.

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 06:12 AM

Glad you got it figured out, Will. Great job!
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Posted January 02, 2012 - 08:15 AM

3 point hitches are a challenge bit worth it when you are done. You did a great job and very nice looking.
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Posted January 03, 2012 - 07:13 AM

Fantastic job, can't wait to see the pics. with all the paint complete ........... and you in the suit.
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Posted January 08, 2012 - 09:42 PM

Alan (MH81) found and uploaded a MF8E brochure today.

MF8E - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums

On page 7 it shows both the 3pt, and a sleeve hitch.
In the owners manual (which I have an original of) it only shows a sleeve hitch.

On page 7, the 3pt is operated on the left side, which is linked to the deck height adjustment
handle.

Interesting.
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Posted January 08, 2012 - 09:52 PM

Glad it helped. I thought the pic of the adjustment nut was neat too.

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Posted January 09, 2012 - 07:14 AM

Glad it helped. I thought the pic of the adjustment nut was neat too.



Oh yeah, it helped. Haveing both hitch options for the 8E means more
shop/tractor time.:smile1:

I still haven't been able to find any of those cast thumb nuts/knobs.

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Posted January 09, 2012 - 07:05 PM

Oh yeah, it helped. Haveing both hitch options for the 8E means more
shop/tractor time.:smile1:

I still haven't been able to find any of those cast thumb nuts/knobs.

Will did you check hapco the deck height adjustment knob for john deere flat fenders.I'm not sure what thread you're looking for.That might be something to look into.I think they were 3/8 course.Also the rear sleeve hitch height adjustment knob.Congratulations on finishing the 3 pt.Looks good.It'll look awesome on the tractor after it's painted.
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Posted January 09, 2012 - 08:21 PM

Will did you check hapco the deck height adjustment knob for john deere flat fenders.I'm not sure what thread you're looking for.That might be something to look into.I think they were 3/8 course.Also the rear sleeve hitch height adjustment knob.Congratulations on finishing the 3 pt.Looks good.It'll look awesome on the tractor after it's painted.



Thanks, I'll look into that Hapco lead. I'm lookin for 1/2"NC knobs.




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