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post #4966 of 5109 Old 06-19-2019, 12:26 PM
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Don, pretty neat idea of the solar electrolysis, I've done it using a low map battery charger.



DonF, that 520 is a gorgeous tractor. I'm not a big WH fan, but would definitely own one of those.





I got another Sears, buddy of mine had some life changes and sold out his tractor and all the parts he collected. Another buddy went in with me and split the pot. I really wanted the tractor for wheels and tires, but he also had a 420 Predator for cheap so I decided to put tractor back together. Already blew it apart and started painting. Not happy with color, cap doesn't match the paint syndrome, so not sure what I am doing, don't want to spend more money on paint.

Doing this in my barn with gravel floor and cobwebs using ratchet straps for a rotisserie
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You have a beautiful view, Don. Speaking of welding fires, years ago and ffriend went to a junk yard for something that needed a cutting torch to remove. This was before cell phones. He started a fire with the sparks and burned a bunch of that junk yard before he could get to their office and call the fire department!

Mark, nice save on the fuel line.

DonF, beautiful WH!

When I worked maintenance at a paper bag manufacturing plant, the machines would get a coating of oil, grease and pneumatic oil and paper dust. We had to be real careful when welding on a machine because that combination would burn so easily and spread fast. We always had to have a fire watch when welding.

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little car paint shop across from where I was working asked if I could bring my torch over and cut some bit off his ventiator unit.
This shop was at the bottom of a 4 story apartment building.
The dust in the ventilator was plastic; the aluminum stack went up past the roof. withing seconds it was roaring like a jet engine.
The CO2 fire extinguisher was being used as a hose rack; when I got it loose, I was told it was 20 years old.
The hose burst near the bottle; I ripped it off and used it like that.
Then a foam one.
there was still flame up in the pipe when the fire department got there.
We hid the gas bottles when we heard the sirens approaching.

Those shops aren't allowed in residential areas anymore.

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Tahoe99, looks like a nice project.
Spend $10 bucks on the color you like!!


Thanks, Joe.
This is the new view.





The laser transit arrives tomorrow, need to get the elevations for the permits.
Should be better than line levels and string.






Talk about your foreign fire drills!! I can see Mark & the rest running in circles.
Good thing the whole place didn't go up in smoke.


Same for dave's dad.

That had to be a really bad day!




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Both are nice views Don.

I ordered a new 1978 Bronco and took delivery after 3 months on December 7th 1977. I was Ice racing motorcycles back then and racing started in January right after the holidays. I went to a friends garage and we welded together a receiver hitch to pull my motorcycle trailer and my travel trailer come spring. It used a weight distributing hitch. He welded the hitch to the frame good enough to get me through the winter and decided we would finish welding it come spring since he didn't have heat in his garage. Finally April rolled around and we decided to finish the hitch. I was holding a handful of welding rod standing next to the truck and he was underneath on a creeper. When he needed more rod he would tap me on the ankle and I would hand him one. He finished up the driver's side and moved his creeper to the passenger side. He grabbed the welding lead to pull it to him and it flopped over and the rod struck an arc on the gas tank. He came sliding out from under in a hurry and got up and yelled at me so I took off running like he did. He turned around and said, no, the truck, get the truck out of there. I thought he yelled something else. I went back into the garage and got in the truck. There was a stream of fire hitting the left rear tire. I backed it out and up the hill about half way to his house and got out. He started yelling again and I looked back and it was rolling back towards the garage. I left it in neutral, don't know why. I got back in and went to start it and no keys in the ignition. Don't know what possessed me to put them in my pocket. Finally got it started again and backed it up and left it in gear this time. He finally came running with a fire extinguisher and neither one of us could get it to work. Finally a neighbor came running with an extinguisher and put the fire out. By this time the tire was burning along with the undercoating. As soon as he backed away it ignited again. He hit it again and put it out and it ignited again. This time he emptied the extinguisher and it finally stayed out. All I could think about as it was burning was what was I going to tell the insurance company. His wife had also called the fire dept. and my wife. He went into the garage and got a screw with a rubber washer under the head and screwed it into the hole and it stopped the gas flow. The fire dept got there and was checking things out and my wife showed up. While everyone was busy I got in my wife's car and went home and threw up and laid down and went to sleep. About an hour later they came looking for me.

I was standing there after the fire was out and all the activity going on and started feeling sick from the Adrenalin rush. I also had flash backs from being on a Navy Destroyer that had a major engine room fire at sea and came close to blowing up and sinking. The fire spread through the ventilation system and got into other spaces and the shrouds were melting off the torpedo warheads and the ammo locker was dangerously close to blowing up. The Adrenalin gets you through the moment but afterwards when you start thinking about everything that could have happened it hits you.

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Larry!!!


No more fires.


Now I can understand why you don't Barbecue!!


Do you have camp fires when you camp out?


My worst experience was when I set the contents of the trash can on fire inside my 65 Ford van, it also caught the curtains on fire.
I wasn't sure where the fire started. When I opened the side door to get the fire extinguisher the fresh air really caused the flames to intensify, Major flare up.
Fortunately I got the extinguisher out and first blasted the inside. It went out immediately. Then looked under the van and gave it a little blast also in case it was a gas leak.
I worked for a fire extinguisher service company so the extinguisher I used was a good one. I had re-filled it with five pounds of Purple-K.
This is what Wiki as to say about it.


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A week later, I pulled up to a stop light and the car in the left turn lane with it's hood up was on fire in the engine compartment. I grabbed the extinguisher and put out the fire caused by a leaking fuel line at the carburetor. I jumped back in my van and drove off as the light changed seemingly on cue.
The guy asked me why I put out the fire and said something like what if I wanted it to burn up for the insurance claim.
I said something silly like it's not worth the trouble for a car like his.

I felt like some comic book caricature as I drove off into the sunset, my only reward being the feeling that I had done something good for humanity, whether it was appreciated or not.









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Wow! That's quite the story, Larry! It could have had a really tragic ending.

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Well, yeah!!!
They called his wife. . . . . . .


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Worked on the free JD lawn tractor, there is a reason why I strongly dislike green and yellow LOL Old motor is knocking pretty loud.
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Speaking of lawnmower blades, mine were not cutting very well. I decided to take a look! I had a set of Gator blades that were nearly new. So new, that I was able to dress them up with a file in about 10 minutes.

Think these are ready for replacement?


I also found a bit of build-up. Has anyone discovered anything that can be applied to the deck to prevent grass from sticking?

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Speaking of lawnmower blades, mine were not cutting very well. I decided to take a look! I had a set of Gator blades that were nearly new. So new, that I was able to dress them up with a file in about 10 minutes.

Think these are ready for replacement?


I also found a bit of build-up. Has anyone discovered anything that can be applied to the deck to prevent grass from sticking?

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Speaking of lawnmower blades, mine were not cutting very well. I decided to take a look! I had a set of Gator blades that were nearly new. So new, that I was able to dress them up with a file in about 10 minutes.

Think these are ready for replacement?


I also found a bit of build-up. Has anyone discovered anything that can be applied to the deck to prevent grass from sticking?







Naw, still a lot of steel left in em.




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Yes, I have a can of stuff out in the garage that's made for that reason.
It's really just silicon spray. I bet it only works for the first minute or so.




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Finally got around to finish all the cylinders. The only thing missing is the holes for the grease fittings but I'll do that later on after I figure out the best place for it.

I've now started on the second arm and I'm also modeling the quick hitch for the bucket on the CAD program.

Here are the pictures of the seals on the glands and pistons. Also the finished cylinders. If you look closely, on the shorter (curl) cylinders, I've put two pins in so show that the cylinders matched perfectly in length with each other. Both on the retracted and extended positions.

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And now for a bit of a Portuguese lesson. Dir. = Direita = Right. Esq. = Esquerda = Left

Those cylinders are marked because the ports are rotated 45 in relation to the pins. To make sure I have clearance for the hoses between the loader arms and the ROPS when folded. And if I swap them around, the fittings would be facing towards the outside of the tractor which would make it really exposed.

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Absolutely beautiful!!!






No need for paint, just clear coat them, besides , you wouldn't know which side they go to.


I was going to post pictures of the vice I've been working on, but after your pictures - I can't seem to find them.






and thanks for the language lessons, I can remember which is right because it has an "r" in the word . . . . .
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Oh no wait a minute . . . .






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Finally got around to finish all the cylinders. The only thing missing is the holes for the grease fittings but I'll do that later on after I figure out the best place for it.

I've now started on the second arm and I'm also modeling the quick hitch for the bucket on the CAD program.

Here are the pictures of the seals on the glands and pistons. Also the finished cylinders. If you look closely, on the shorter (curl) cylinders, I've put two pins in so show that the cylinders matched perfectly in length with each other. Both on the retracted and extended positions.

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And now for a bit of a Portuguese lesson. Dir. = Direita = Right. Esq. = Esquerda = Left

Those cylinders are marked because the ports are rotated 45 in relation to the pins. To make sure I have clearance for the hoses between the loader arms and the ROPS when folded. And if I swap them around, the fittings would be facing towards the outside of the tractor which would make it really exposed.
WOW! awesome work!

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