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post #1 of 31 Old 10-30-2019, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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I have scratched a lot of new paint tho but who cares, it still looks better than it did when I " rescued" it ..or it rescued me as well to.
Getting that gas tank on after the h-bars were all tightened down has to be the hard way.
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Looking *very* nice!


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Thank you, still much to be done.
Take a look at the same carb.
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Looks great Gerrand!

So close to the finish line, that first pull!

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Looks great Gerrand!

So close to the finish line, that first pull!

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Thanks but there is still much to be done, everything has to be done three times it seems. Like holding those shakel bolts & nuts w/the tips of my fingers in the hole in the fan shroud to bolt other side to gas tank. I dropped them several times down in the fan shroud and the times they didnt fall out I got em w/a magnet. lol.

And that gas tank was murder, had the round braces or whatever they are called on already and had to stick a wood handle in filler and beat the tank into place w/rubber mallets that took 20 mins or so.
Lost a lot of new paint but didnt put any dents in tank miraculouslyl lol.

THIS UPSIDE DOWN CRAP IS DRIVING ME CRAZY !
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You're almost there Brother, lookin' great.

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Thank you, still much to be done.
Take a look at the same carb.
The carb looks like a real showpiece now.


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Gotta go to work ( I have bankers hrs., 12 noon to 6 or 7 three or four days a week) but where I really screwed-up was I was in a hurry a a summer or two ago sanding my tank w/a scotch brite pad and really messed-up my info plate.
Thats what happens when I get in a hurry. lol. ( to keep from crying)
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Gotta go to work ( I have bankers hrs., 12 noon to 6 or 7 three or four days a week) but where I really screwed-up was I was in a hurry a a summer or two ago sanding my tank w/a scotch brite pad and really messed-up my info plate.
Thats what happens when I get in a hurry. lol. ( to keep erom crying)

P.S. I thought I posted this at 10:30 today as I was getting ready to leave.
For what its worth. I dont want anyone to think I didnt reply back to them is why I went ahead and poster it now at 8:30.

Now there is two of them and this one here was already typed and I didnt do it twice.
Well its all above my head lol!
Guess I better let it be. I dont have much hair left to rip out by the roots lol!

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The carb looks like a real showpiece now.
I cant take full credit for the carb, I took it apart and cleaned and polished it within an inch of its life on the inside and outside and bought one of those rebuilding kits and sent it to someone on here and they rebuilt it, I dont even remember who it was.
But all that I didnt do is the new parts in carb and the new fan bearings that I fought with for a week and finally gave up and let a shop finish the bearings for me. I had em half-way done but they were sealed bearings and the stock ones might have been but all I saw was ball-bearings inside if them.
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“I cant take full credit for the carb, I took it apart and cleaned and polished it within an inch of its life on the inside and outside.”

That’s the difference between a best of show and a contender.

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“I cant take full credit for the carb, I took it apart and cleaned and polished it within an inch of its life on the inside and outside.”

That’s the difference between a best of show and a contender.
Yhats a good rule of thumb but this bucket couldnt be a shower, unless there was a contest of people who have never done it before lol.

I was concerned about how the hood bumpers was gonna go on but this is the only way and man they really work. They are new because my old ones were still on it and they are hard as a rock and prolly would scratch anything they came in contact with. But 50+ yr. old rubber would be hard to expect anything more from it. It seemed more like bakelite at this point.
But the new soft ones do great, and plus you can look at them from operators position w/hood up and tell how things are lined-up.
One of the few things I was pleased with wich means its one of the few things I didnt have to do 3 or 4 times...yet lol.
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It's looking great!

But I'm afraid the hood bumpers are on upside down

The thin end is supposed to slide down over the end of the tank. That keeps the hood from oscilating sideways.

It really is looking great!

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It's looking great!

But I'm afraid the hood bumpers are on upside down

The thin end is supposed to slide down over the end of the tank. That keeps the hood from oscilating sideways.

It really is looking great!
Well crap,aint that par for the course lol. I'll just have to flip 'em tomorrow when I get home. If I woulda did it the other way this way would have been the right one. Its a curse Ive lived with my entire life.
I'll flip them because I want it to be right but does it make a big diff ya think? It would look better because less rubber will be showing I recon.
But thank you for the correction because I feel your'e about the most knowledgeable one I have ever heard from
Thanks again.

P.S.-If and when I do ever get finished with this thing I'll know a bit about them to on account of the fact that everything Ive done to it Ive had to do a half a dozen times. lol.
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[QUOTE=jrd;12369231]It's looking great!

But I'm afraid the hood bumpers are on upside down

The thin end is supposed to slide down over the end of the tank. That keeps the hood from oscilating sideways.

It really is looking great![/Q

I turned them around and can see how its gonna work, especially gong left to right.

I guess Im gonna put some kind of vibration dampener on the left h-bar because its a little closer to the tractor and could or will probably vibrate when running. If its not anything to drastic because I have no desire to start taking stuff apart again.
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