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GT22-8 Modifying GT14 to 8 speed and 22hp Predator

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22 hours ago, Aldon said:

Thanks for the feedback. The muffler will need modified or the frame will. One or the other. Or both:-) I am still pondering options but it does seem that flipping it over by cutting it free of manifold flanges and re-welding seems best option if I go route of using stock muffler. I don't like exhaust pointed backwards into me.

I had the same thoughts on the muffler. Ended up making manifold adapters with one inch pipe for pepper pots. Looked long and hard at the big block Honda header pipe that puts the muffler in front of the engine. Was not sure of the fit, but is looked like it would do the job.

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I have an idea for manifold and muffler that I'm working on. More on that as plan comes together.

 

Took advantage of almost 70 degree day to clean out garage and air out tractors. 

 

That allowed me me to dig out my welder and I made some good progress on the seat support stand. As mentioned, with the 8 speed manual, a spacer/adapter  needs to be added. As I plan to use 3 point, I wanted it as strong as the set up was on hydro. Once I got it welded, ground flat and primed I had to use a spare stand to measure out where I needed to drill two mounting holes. Pleased as punch with how it came out. PS, it's obvious my welding skills have atrophied in past 30 years. Grinder had its work cut out for it :-)IMG_0287.thumb.JPG.274bcf471418996ea6ae5d0793687f08.JPGIMG_0297.thumb.JPG.1dddb2e8a21b35e82f31fe0a30fff058.JPGIMG_0299.thumb.JPG.f8c1081a7a2d622868717384320535f1.JPGIMG_0308.thumb.JPG.4ef7afa259d833fafece99d41bb207d2.JPGIMG_0309.thumb.JPG.7db678476d99bb9d17280990a4e1a1e8.JPGIMG_0311.thumb.JPG.dc3f9ec9aa610357fe03119c394943ce.JPG

 

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Super work Aldon. I was texting you yesterday about that bracket to see if you had an extra one. Don't need one now. You'll see why in a little while. 

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1 hour ago, 19richie66 said:

Don't need one now. You'll see why in a little while.

Image result for enquiring minds want to know  Would this have anything to do with your In Your Mirror post? 

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Since winter seems to want to linger a lot longer than I'd like, I'm back to preparing everything so I can proceed at a quicker clip once the weather turns for the better. Came home last night to my new rear tires. Rim blanks and Front Vredstein's are on the way too.

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Yes tire size?.....look to be tru-powers?? . My tire ship came in today as well!...23×8.5x12

 

 

 

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Since we are on tire topic now. Mine arrived today. 

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This must be "National We're Shipping Your Tires Week"!

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Looks like a real early Christmas for a few of us then! You have fleet to shoe up or just the bulk discount Fast?!?!:lol:

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Just something in the works for the big show with big meat

 

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Oh no ....more supense  in your thread Aldon!

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Correct.

 

Tru-Powers 29x12.5-15

 

Miller tire blank rims 15-10's are on their way.

 

i could have cut centers out of the GT14 rim but went with d-series Hubs. The 6 hole new rim centers are also coming from miller tire. They are massive and hopefully will fit without too much surgery.

 

i know what Kyle is up to so I'm ok with him teasing the rest of you:ychain:

 

 

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Lots of little although important stuff is being accomplished behind the scenes not much worth posting except this. Check out what Terry aka @Vinylguy is working on for my decals! Gonna be sweet !!!!

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Avant garde stickers there, Dr. Trimble!

Goes with the avant garde tractor, eh?

 

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It matches the GT16 restomod/Elijah

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2 hours ago, Aldon said:

Lots of little although important stuff is being accomplished behind the scenes not much worth posting except this. Check out what Terry aka @Vinylguy is working on for my decals! Gonna be sweet !!!!

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Y did you let the cat out of the bag? 

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Weather finally getting to point I can get some work done. Problem is I have way too many irons in the fire. I managed to get the fenders and foot treadplates sandblasted and mocked up. Now I can try and determine backspacing and weld up the new centers onto the rim blanks.

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Engine looks nice sitting in ther like that!

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Lookin good Aldon, the mock up phase gets the juices flowing. My Predator is still running strong.

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WOW !!    Can't wait to see more.      :banana-linedance:   

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