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hello stormin, thank you for taking us along on your refresh, in addition to the engine work , first thing I spotted was the opportunity to add a 2 bolt 3/4" flange bearing under your upper dashboard horizontal frame steering column hole area. when its down to that stage its easy to do. I install the bearing on the bottom of shelf because of clearance issues, your dash appears to have more space on top of shelf. found this to totally remove column play, I also shim up inside of steering wheel either side of roll pin with 5 thou shim stock. I sandpaper wheel bore for roll pin and use , never seize as lube. Good luck with the rest of your  work, pete    

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On ‎11‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 3:23 PM, Stormin said:

  It won't be a total strip down of the tractor. I hope! 

 

 Famous last words. :rolleyes:

 

 Todays progress. Rest of tower removed and up onto the operating table.

 

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 Methinks someone got carried away. Also ideas are forming that shouldn't be. :wacko:

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1 hour ago, Stormin said:

Methinks someone got carried away. Also ideas are forming that shouldn't be

Hahahahahahaha

 

I don't know if it's good or bad for you but I think I understand where you're coming from there.

 

And you did kind of hold true to your word in a way.

 

it's not a total strip down yet. There's still at least 8 or 10 bolts in that frame holding various things.

:ychain:

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Mine ended up like that today, not bagged a thing of taken a single picture, I got far too carried away far too quickly haha. 

What's your ideas do tell lol

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I have a soft spot for the Black Hoods....definitly my favorite favourite :D body style. 

  Good luck with it and I'm looking forward to following along.

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 Trans' and chassis separated this morning. Remaining parts removed from chassis and input pulley from trans'. Then the fun started.

 Wheel hub came off the brake side with just a few taps. The drive side was a different matter. Wouldn't budge one iota, even with pullers on. So off to the farm I went.

 After a pressure wash to remove as much of 30+ years of accumulated crud as I could, it was round to the workshop and bring the oxyacet' gear into play. Even with the hub nearly red hot the pullers still couldn't move it. We have an hydraulic set of pullers there, but someone has borrowed them. So off I went home.

 With the trans' back on the bench and hub cooled down, I decided to give it another try. Much to my surprise the hub started to move. Only just but it was moving. After about half an hour it was off. I could then see why it was so stubborn. The hub must have at sometime been knock on with one of the retaining screw, just sticking through and scored the shaft. All cleaned up now and hub slides on nicely.

 The box was then treated to scraper and wire rush to remove the remaining crud. Ready for a degrease now and primer. I need to get degreaser and primer.

  I also managed to get the roll pin out of the steering wheel. It's been getting regular squirts of penetrating fluid over the last few days. Now all I've got to do is get the wheel off the column somehow.

 

 

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 Well the steering wheel is refusing to part from the column. Not to worry, it can stay there and I'll work round it.

 I have got the chassis and trans' degreased and primed today. Not ideal weather for painting. Although dry, there's a cold east breeze with a chill factor just above freezing.

 

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 Before anyone says anything, yes, I've missed a bit on the chassis. That is now rectified. :)

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you said not a total tear down, but pretty damn close ! its a good thing to refresh and refit your horse, just going back to ground zero lets you improve anything you want. I have a black hood myself , bought it new in 82 , and I can relate to its terrific service. good luck on your  project , thank you for the pictures, pete

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My C-125 is an '82 as well, Pete. :handgestures-thumbupright:

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 Chassis and trans' painted this morning. Tor Agricultural Enamel. International Red. Applied by brush.

 

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 Paint's taking sometime to dry due to the cold, damp air at this time. Bit a bit of progress has been made.

 

Chassis and trans' back together, though a tad tacky in places.

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Got special dispensation from SWMBO to bring smaller parts in to the kitchen to dry. :D 

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:rolleyes:  What price did you pay for the exemption?  :handgestures-salute: 

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32 minutes ago, AMC RULES said:

:rolleyes:  What price did you pay for the exemption?  :handgestures-salute: 

 

ER! A new kitchen. :rolleyes:

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:confusion-shrug:  If you want to play, you've got to pay. 

 

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I'm liking that color Red Norm.  :handgestures-thumbupright:

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6 hours ago, Stormin said:

 

ER! A new kitchen. :rolleyes:

Use the oven for a parts drier. Get your money's worth!:lol:

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Nice tidy shop Norm! :handgestures-thumbupright:

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16 minutes ago, squonk said:

Nice tidy shop Norm! :handgestures-thumbupright:

 

 You wouldn't say that if you could see it properly. :rolleyes:

 

 Managed a couple of hours on the tractor this afternoon.

 

Rear wheels on.

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Bottom half of tower stripped. Lift lever shaft and centre, part with the arms, refused to part company. But that's not a problem.

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Some little bits primed.

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Is that a hospital gurney in the last pic?

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6 minutes ago, squonk said:

Is that a hospital gurney in the last pic?

 

Yes! It's an old hospital bed. About the most useful thing I've ever got for nothing. :handgestures-thumbupright:

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