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Got home from my exam and decided to let the 12 stretch it's legs. Roamed around the yard and parked it to do a choke cable adjustment (darn thing keeps working itself on from vibration). When Pops got home we tried out the free Aerator I had found him in the fall. It needed 2 tubes, some freeing up of parts and had to retime the tines and it works great.

Once I finish my last exam tomorrow I will do the rest of the yard!



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After looking for 6 months I finally found where we put the darn weed rod in the barn, it fell into a box. I got it painted up and installed as well as the decal so the 10 inch plow is finally finished!


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Well this thread has been a little neglected so wanted to post an update. Plow day was a wash out so the old girl has just been sitting. I was sick of working on it so it's been sitting in the shop. A bunch of other non-tractor related things have been going on so I have been taking a step back from tractors.

After walking the grounds at the Evansville show, and seeing all the work people have into their machines, especially the custom builds, it gave me the motivation to get back into this one. It's just about where I want it, so I may as well get it finished to enjoy it! Since we got back I have the generator bracket just about finished, the bracket and pulley are done and the front brush guard is in primer. I also had a Sears article just about finished for the Lawn & Garden Tractor magazine and I needed some pictures of the 12 for it. Rolled it out and was surprised how easy it fired up since it always seems to fight me :hide:. Got the pictures taken and I decided to fog the engine for storage. Once I get a few things sorted out I want to pull the rear end to put in new seals, fix the seat, and clean up the shifter. Also have been noodling on a new little project for it so I am starting to gather parts for that!
 

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Nice update Mikey. Glad you got things going!


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I just can't seem to leave this tractor in one piece. It sat all year due to the shifter being rusty so it is a pain to shift, so finally getting life back on track I pulled the rear end out of it to rebuild over the winter. It will get new seals, gaskets, clean the shift tower and check the brake band (which seems to have lots of lining however). It will be slow going but it feels nice to be finishing this up

Taking off the 210 pounds of added weights to get the tractor ready to split however, did not :sidelaugh:


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Nice Mikey!!


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I know the feeling well Mike...... too many tractors and not enough time. Maybe back together by spring.
 

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Nice Mikey!!


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Thanks Eric!
I know the feeling well Mike...... too many tractors and not enough time. Maybe back together by spring.
Too many other things taking my time Larry, not even tractors. Should be back together by spring, if not I must be really slacking :hide:
Oh, body building in his spare time!!


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I'm a man of many hobbies Don :sidelaugh:

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Brought the transmission in yesterday to start dissecting it. Hit all the bolts with PB Blaster and then let it sit. Yesterday evening I went about taking all the bolts for the hubs, and the retaining nuts for the pulley and brake drum. All came out with mild force by hand. This is much different than the Super Sad 16 since everything had to come out with the heat and beat tactic. The little quarter inch bolt that holds the brake linkage to the band snapped, but I knew it would as it was in sad shape

For anyone not familiar with these machines this one has the split adjustable hubs that could be slid in and out to adjust your width for cultivating or field work. I was leary they would break, but one just about slid off by hand after initial torque fom the puller, and the other just took some patience. So far so good. Will dig out the pullers for the pulley and brake band this evening


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My split hubs came off easy as well! I still have them if you ever need spares!
 

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Sure is nice having the right tools for the job.


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You got that right Don, I'm lucky that my Dad has all the tools. Sure makes it easier
My split hubs came off easy as well! I still have them if you ever need spares!
Thanks Eric, I appreciate the offer :). This is our only machine (so far ) with the split hubs so can't see needing any in the foreseeable future

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Spent a little time on the transmission this afternoon. After the flat head screw that holds the brake rod onto the rear end would not come off, I removed the 2 carriage bolts that hold the brake band on and removed it. The original band has lots of lining left so I will leave it as is

From there it gave me room to get the puller in. Tightened it up, 2 taps with the brass hammer and it popped right off. Now to remember what we used to get the drive off of my Dad's tractor



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Got a little further on the transmission job yesterday. A couple large screwdrivers to act as a wedge and some light tapping and the input pulley popped right off. I removed all the key ways and cleaned the crud buildup off of the axle shafts to get it ready for separation.

It look some patience and some fine tipped chisels to get the case to split apart.


All the gears look good, the case had quite a bit of gunk in it which surprised me as my Dad's tractor had a lot rougher life and was clean.


Pulled apart the shift tower also and found the reason it wouldn't shift :hide:. Definitely some dirt found it's way in there.


Now to begin the cleaning process

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Do ya think???

You sure have a mess of gears in that sucker!!!

Loved the delicate use of chisels,

Good job, Mikey.


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Thanks Don. Still wondering how all that crud got in there :dunno:. Everything on the transmission came off easy so it looks to have not spent much time in the weather. Not like it's 50 years old either :sidelaugh:

It will be getting a shift boot once it goes back together, I made something up from what I saw on the SSBTC Facebook page, will see how it looks ;)

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I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, in some down time I got some progress done on the transmission. I cleaned up one half of the case using gasoline and then swapped all the gears into the other half after cleaning them as well. The 2nd half of the case was disgusting with what looked like oil residue, dirt and who knows what else. By the film it left on everything it seems as if the oil was breaking down, maybe the wrong one was added previously?

I got the gasket surface cleaned up and Pops knocked out the old seals. Ready to press in the new ones today on one half, then cleaning up the axle shafts so I can start swapping back for final assembly


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