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Posted June 24, 2012 - 08:41 PM

Ok, after blasting the tank and fighting a fuel leaking sedimnet bowl, we went out and took a few of running it in the garden. This is probally the first time in the 25 yrs that it has run on its on power. mighty man 002.JPG mighty man 003.JPG mighty man 005.JPG mighty man 007.JPG

Nothing fancy just a pass down and back. looks able to go in about 3", but the adjusting screw in frozen up right now and i'll deal with this in the next phase, of blasting, repairing and repainting. Todays test was solely for the purpose of testing the drive train and clutch function. All testing done at half speed, but then again wide open is only 2800 rpm's for this motor.
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 09:11 PM

Great to see you have it running ,even if it's only a test drive .Al

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Glad you got it up and running, it is a good sized machine and looks like a lot fun to plow with..

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 07:05 PM

Well its been a fun project but its almost down to the end now. Going to be taking it down and show it off in Kentucky end of the month. Have to get the air cleaner painted and make up some kind of an exhaust system, but other than that its ready to roll. I thought i was going to get a little plow time this weekend, but we decided to have a couple of inches of rain over the last 3 days.
stiil have to think on wether to paint and mount the 140# of factory weights it came with. Not even sure how the attach them yet.

after the meet, i might get to finish off the detailing of the engine, then have to find some place to store it this winter. I used to have lots of room for that, but everytime i redo one, it seem to take up all the inside room. Seems a lot easier to just let them be unpainted and let them sit around.

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 07:27 PM

Nice job! looks fantastic :thumbs: :canada:

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 08:20 PM

Man, that's sharp. What a cool tractor! I like the wheels.

Do you paint with a spray gun or rattle cans. How many coats of paint did you use. I'm trying to learn how to do a better job with the rattle cans.

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 09:44 PM

Wow, that's nice. Really dig the wheels, the way they're made.

With the handles being skinny like that, are they hard to hang on to?

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 09:44 PM

Great job! First one I have ever seen!

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Posted October 15, 2012 - 12:20 PM

Man, that's sharp. What a cool tractor! I like the wheels.

Do you paint with a spray gun or rattle cans. How many coats of paint did you use. I'm trying to learn how to do a better job with the rattle cans.


i paint all my stuff with Vansickle paint in a spray can. After cleaning thepart, i use an acid primer, then i put on the final color. I dont really count the coats but most stuff gets two or three. I'm not going for the show car finish, which wouldnt have been found on any garden equipment any way, as most were dipped or sprayed moving down a line.
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Posted October 15, 2012 - 12:27 PM

Wow, that's nice. Really dig the wheels, the way they're made.

With the handles being skinny like that, are they hard to hang on to?


The wheels are fairly unique to the machine. Dont remember ever seeing any other split rims on angle iron spokes. The rims must have been a left over from some war project, as that what this company did before the tractors.

i havent had must handle time yet, but they are rubber coated and feel nice against my hands so far. I'll let you know how that went after Dan's plow day.


Went to the Harley shop today and got a side pipe off a wrecked bike, to make the exhaust out of. Should be interesting.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 08:52 PM

We plowed with it for the first time today in its full working mode. Right off the bat it went straight to china, but never stopped moving forwards. I got the crank turned back up and it went a little better. Only plowed a couple of round, as the grounds wet from the several rains over the last few days. Supposed to rain most of the coming week, so this might be the only test I'll get before Ball hollow.

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Spent most of the afternoon making up a front weight, and a gauge wheel. I'm thinking i'll need them as the plow was hard to lift out at the end. The tractor was hard to steer and control the depth both so hopefully the gauge wheel will make it simplier to use. I dont really like to add stuff to the tractors thats not factory, but i also want to be able to work it a little.
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Posted October 27, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Jeff I really enjoyed meeting you and seeing your tractor today. That is the first and only one I have seen. I have a year to get my tractor plowing next time there will be at least 2 walk behinds there.

Jimmy

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 01:04 AM

yep it was a good day to plow. Next yr we're going to have several of the walkers there and maybe a plowing match just for them.

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Posted October 29, 2012 - 04:43 AM

The name is appropriate. That is deffinitely a "Mighty Man"! I sure like how the exhaust turned out.

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 09:16 PM

Lauber 1 can u tell me anymore about the 2 Wheeler or so sites I just got one and don't know where to start




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