this is both a repost from before the "big poof" and an update.first pic is of the tractor when i first brought it home it was only a couple miles away and this was back in the day when i was still borrowing a trailer to haul anything. so i skidded it. as you can see in the picture the rear end is open and had been for quite some time wich led to problems later.
here it is right after we discovered the engine we had running ready to bolt in had a different style crankshaft and we couldn't swap flywheels. this brought on what my wife refers to as a temper fit......wich by the way i do not throw temper fits imo
heres a shot of marrying the two engines together cylynders pistons and rods off the running one onto the block and crank that came off the tractor new bearing shells were rolled in as the one crank had been turned before and the shells off the tractor crank weren't in the best of shape
here she is all back together again...... on the front end remember that open rear end? gears were all rusted on the shaft and wouldn't slide to shift gears. out with the kroil and time and patience. had lots of two of those items patience was starting to wear thin on this lets push the z in and change that engine tonight idea
Wow, Bear....what a project it turned out to be. How many hours do you have into it, from first moving it into the shop (plus the work you put into the engine before that) till the last post? How much more time, if all goes as planned..... before she's done?
greg i'm not really sure how many hours went into it. not sure i really want to know either its more of a spare time between paying jobs type of passtime. painting should be done in a couple days we have to rush once this stage hits as it ties up the whole shop pretty much. then wait for tires i got the rear ones but the fronts and the tubes are coming on a spring booking...cheaper that way
i was thinking about how long we worked on that tractor greg. i think we moved it into the shop the end of july 04. i could be wrong though. we only worked on it off and on. heres what it looked like when i left the shop this afternoon
Where do you get the time for a restoration (full) with working to make a living and family and all... You are becoming my hero Bear.....Wish I had the time to fish and can't seem to get that done either..... The pictures are showing a great deal on work accomplished since I last seen the mm.... Great looking tractor coming together and I feel like a little kid again as I can't wait for more photos...Great job :fing32: