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Re: just getting started
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2009, 09:20:20 PM »
Ordered steel for my weight bar setup yesterday.Expensive but no choice.  Gave up on the scrap yard ,usually pretty good but not this time. Looking foreward to getting back on the project.
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Re: just getting started
« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2009, 09:20:45 PM »
Received my steel monday been finishing up the mounting assembly for the weight bar, my other computer crashed, no software to download pictures from camera, coming soon though. My pops and I ordered a lathe from grizzly it will be here monday looking foreward to using it, first thing is to make hubs for the transaxle, the originals were destroyed when taking it apart.

machined these pieces a long time ago these pieces are part of the weight bar assembly finally finishing this up. More pix soon.



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Re: just getting started
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2009, 05:26:36 PM »
lookin good man whens your first pull?

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Re: just getting started
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2009, 07:00:07 PM »
The desktop is back. laptop still getting repaired both computers crashed 3 days apart from each other. have finished weight bar assembly, pictures when i get my laptop back. I su*k at welding not very consistent they won't break but some are not that clean. I need more practice I guess. It fits well and is strong guess that what really matters. I also finally received my transaxle parts the other day, I ordered them on the 29th of January Techumseh going out of business kept one part on backorder until now. Hopefully this won't be a continuing problem. there's a lot of their stuff out there ya know! feels great to have the computer back.
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Re: just getting started
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2009, 07:28:00 PM »
 :thumbsup: .......... these pullers are kinda interesting ............ lookin good  :)
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Re: just getting started
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2009, 07:28:11 PM »
I have my laptop back, absolutely nothing was recovered from the old hard drive! I guess that I have a lot to do to get it back like i need it.  Anyway, here are some photos of what i've been doing on the tractor.







I'm planning to use an ammo box on the end of the bar to put weight into. Don't pay attention to the welds. I need much more work on that skill set before i'm even close to happy with it.
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Re: just getting started
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2009, 08:42:43 PM »
lookin Good
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Re: just getting started
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2009, 09:07:47 PM »
lookin Good

thanks man just happy to have my computer back next is to put my transaxle back together and make new hubs.
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Re: just getting started
« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2009, 08:05:25 PM »
Haven't done much work on the tractor lately seems other things have taken over my time. My pops is the lathe guy. He started on the hubs the other day. pix soon. He's showing me some tricks and I should be up to speed on it soon.
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Re: just getting started
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2009, 02:05:58 PM »
Nobody else commented, but Great Videos and a good pull by Sam.
Love to see the youngins gettin' it done!
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Re: just getting started
« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2009, 09:33:21 PM »
Man we have both been busy haven't been doing anything on the tractor lately, waiting for an arbor for the tailstock on the lathe to finish the hubs. The case of the transaxle is primered and ready to reassemble. Just gotta find the time to put it back together.





We are making the hubs in two pieces, this will be the piece that mounts to the axle.


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Re: just getting started
« Reply #56 on: April 18, 2009, 06:24:11 PM »
Would you guys use synthetic gear oil or regular gear oil in the peerless 2300 Leaning towards lucas synthetic but dont know for sure if that is the best.

thanks for your input......
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Re: just getting started
« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2009, 07:10:57 PM »
I use synthetic stuff...Seems i hold up very well and does not dirty that often. Usually have to change after every season.

On the hubs... Explain how you will make the second piece and mount them to the first?
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Re: just getting started
« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2009, 08:19:27 PM »
Thank you outlaw thats what i thought too. As for wheel hubs i'm gonna run 3 bolts through "flange/hub" into disc with 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern then tack disc to flange/hub kinda how brake disc mounts to hub for a live axle different maybe but i believe that it is better than the original design and cheaper than making it out of one piece. we will see how it works out.
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Re: just getting started
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2009, 07:06:43 AM »
Ok sounds good. When tacking the hubs together make sure you get a good deep weld. The lay a beed all the way around.

One more suggestion would be to use a Gas welder for doing so. It makes a stronger / deeper weld on steel.

Otherwise looking good!

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