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This build of yours is unbelievable , the attention to detail and the step by step photos is great. Waiting on the next installment :bow-blue:.

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I really like the change in color, having gloss black in contrast to the red, nice touch. Again, can't say it enough,phenomenal project! You are an inspiration.......Thanks

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You do lay down a nice coat of paint.

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38 minutes ago, cleat said:

You do lay down a nice coat of paint.

Cleat, may I say not sure which coat of paint you might be referring to; however, the gloss black on the frame is 2 mill thick powder coat, and the red is all Rusty-O-rattle can.  Thanks for the compliment.

2 hours ago, elcamino/wheelhorse said:

This build of yours is unbelievable , the attention to detail and the step by step photos is great. Waiting on the next installment :bow-blue:.

Thanks Elcamino, there is plenty more to come.

1 hour ago, Oldman said:

I really like the change in color, having gloss black in contrast to the red, nice touch. Again, can't say it enough,phenomenal project! You are an inspiration.......Thanks

Thanks Dave, I had runs in the red painted frame and tried to sand it down to refinish and it seemed like I could not stop, soooo I knew others did their refinishing in black frames and to avoid the potential for runs in the black I opted to get it powder coated @ $75.00 it was well worth it.

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That is well worth it. I would tend to think powder coat would endure extremely well too. Now if only one could powder coat the whole Tractor! Of course you probably have a small fortune invested in this already! I'd be half afraid to drive it then! Ha ha ha!

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Turning Brake Transverse Shaft: 
321.) Parts
322.) Support bracket right side
323.) Hex Bolts right side
324.) Installed
325.) Locknuts right side
326.) Support bracket left side
327.) Hex Bolts left side
328.) Installed
329.) Locknuts left side
330.) Bearings
331.) Installed right side
332.) Bearing installed left side {Not pictured}
333.) Shaft
334.) Installed
336.) Arm assembly right side
337.) Installed
338.) Roll pin right side
339.) Installed
340.) Arm assembly left side
341.) Installed
342.) Roll pin left side
343.) Installed

 

P .S. I did not like the way the bearings were mounted on the inside of the support bracket plates so I had a go at driving out a roll pin and mounting them obverse from the outer side of the plates.

Next: Lift Bell Crank

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4 hours ago, Oldman said:

That is well worth it. I would tend to think powder coat would endure extremely well too. Now if only one could powder coat the whole Tractor! Of course you probably have a small fortune invested in this already! I'd be half afraid to drive it then! Ha ha ha!

Yes Dave, this was well worth it, this is the best powder coating of any part I have had done.  I know there may be other Red Square members that have done a whole restoration in powder coat, and it certainly would be a luxury.  I just started with what I had to work with {rattle cans} until I was satisfied with the results and continued to try and refinish each part this way.  As much as I don't like to look back at the expense, I will admit I probably could have bought a compressor, spray gun and paint with a hardener, in it, for less money.  Maybe one day!

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I retract my thoughts stated earlier, now I have a question if I may pry, will you be changing out the pump for something two stage or just really rebuilding the original and treating the machine with some due respect afterwards? I had some small disappointment when my pump gave out on me, as the dirt pile was very small indeed.......still, me thinks the pump was overdue for maintenance!

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pro's VS con's!

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Lift Bell Crank:
344.) Parts
345.) Bell crank [This part is bent, it was the only one I had when I restored it, so that is what I used}
346.) Hex bolt {Non O.E.M. this is not listed in the manual}
347.) Locknut {Non O.E.M. this is not listed in the manual}
348.) Installed
349.) Spacer
350.) Installed
351.) Hex bolt
352.) Installed
353.) Locknut
354.) Installed
355.) Pivot bearings
356.) Installed
357.) Hex bolts
358.) Lift bell crank installed
359.) Clevis pin
360.) Installed
361.) "R"- Pin
362.) Installed

 

Next: Hydro Lift Cylinder

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Hydro Lift Cylinder:
363.) Parts
364.) Cylinder
366.) Cylinder pivot pin
367.) Snap ring
368.) Installed on pivot pin
369.) Pivot pin in frame
370.) Cylinder on pivot pin with snap ring
371.) Clevis pin
372.) Installed on cylinder and bell crank
373.) Cotter pin
374.) Installed

Next: The Light Blue Painted Part


P.S. Should I wait until someone guesses correctly, what it is, before posting?

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Nice job! 

 

And no. Don't hold back!

 

light Blue....hmmmmm

 

im at a loss.

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O.K. I'LL give a hint: It mounts at the rear.

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How about the rear PTO 

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Aldon, that's it the rear P.T.O. pillow bearing for the shaft.

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Never would have guessed without the hint:-)

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P.T.O. Pillow Bearing
375.) Parts
376.) Bearing assembly
377.) Frame mounting area
378.) Bearing mounted
379.) Washers upper
380.) Installed
381.) Hex bolts
382.) Installed
383.) Washers lower
384.) Hex nuts

385.) Installed

 

Next: Parking Brake Lever and Rod

{Bring on the bling!}
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Parking Brake Lever and Rod
386.) Parts
387.) Parking brake handle
388.) Trunion {Parking brake lever rod to parking brake handle}
389.) Installed
390.) Washer 
391.) Installed
392.) Cotter pin {Not pictured}
393.) Installed
{No pictures of 394-398 as these are ditto 388-392 for another hole on handle}
394.) Trunion {Parking brake handle to neutral cam rod}
395.) Washer {Not pictured}
396.) Installed
397.) Cotter pin
398.) Installed
399.) Flange bearing
400.) Installed
401.) Hex bolt
402.) Installed
403.) Washer {Not pictured}
404.) Installed
405.) Spacer
406.) Installed
407.) Inserted into frame
408.) Hex nut
409.) Installed {This picture shows corrected hex bolt direction}
410.) Brake handle to brake lever rod}
411.) Washer {Not pictured}
412.) Installed
413.) Override spring
414.) Installed
415.) Washer {Not pictured}
416.) Installed
417.) Inserted into trunion
418.) Washer {Not pictured}
419.) Hex nut
420.) Installed
421.) Spacer {brake lever rod}
422.) Installed
423.) Inserted into lever {Not pictured}
424.) Washer {Not pictured}
425.) Installed {Not pictured}
426.) Cotter pin {Not pictured}
427.) Installed

 

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Solenoid:

428.) Parts
429.) Solenoid {Non-O.E.M.}
430.) Mounting holes
431.) Solenoid on frame
432.) Hex bolts
433.) Installed
434.) Locknuts
435.) Installed {Bit of bad lighting in this pic.}

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Posted (edited)

"I can hardly wait to see more"! Excellent! Now, are those parts chromed? If not, how will you prevent rust? Nice, very nice all the same.

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Thanks Dave and Ritchie, So far the 3 spoke steering wheel, tie rod ends, drag link ends, valve stems, {dipstick} nipple, {cooling} fan cage, neutral return spring, parking brake handle, trunnion and parking brake to lever rod are chrome.  I have many more parts that I had chromed and still need to get some others chromed.  I had a bit of a less than desirable experience at the shop I was getting my parts chromed at, so I am trying to find some place sort of local to have more done.  

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Posted (edited)

This tractor will be awesomeness!!!

 

I truly appreciate that your are doing such a great job of documenting it all. 

 

At at some point a newcomer to the wheel horse hobby will land on the site in search of info and you thread will be immensely helpful.

 

kudos to you!

 

cant wait to see the end project

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I have been following and agree with Aldon. Fantastic build. 

Jay

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Chromed. Nice! Yes, finding a local for the chroming process would be ideal. I really agree this will be a build of all builds!

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On 6/21/2017 at 10:15 PM, Aldon said:

This tractor will be awesomeness!!!

 

I truly appreciate that your are doing such a great job of documenting it all. 

 

At at some point a newcomer to the wheel horse hobby will land on the site in search of info and you thread will be immensely helpful.

 

kudos to you!

 

cant wait to see the end project

Aldon, Thanks for the kind compliments, helping others, where we can, is what it is all about, and trust me I would have never made it this far without the help of the many Red Square members' posts that I have relied on from time to time.  I do still get a bit nervous that I may not have done something right and have to go back and rectify the build in order to get it back in line.

On 6/22/2017 at 6:03 AM, JPWH said:

I have been following and agree with Aldon. Fantastic build. 

Jay

 

Jay, Thanks for the kind compliments as well.

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