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Sandblasting of all sheetmetal now completed, more parts and pieces being re-assembled. Ready for new rubber today, so I stopped by to help mount the 15.5 x 38 rears. My brother picked up these BF Goodrich tires from a co-worker that found them to be too small for his application. He'd plowed one field, removed them and went to 16.9's.

We barely scratched the paint on the rims mounting the rubber, continuing our lucky streak, mounting on the tractor also netted no scratches...must of been the good help, huh... :D He is installing all new wiring but using the original wire looms...looking real good too.

Man that rubber looks good standing upright, I had to grunt a little bit getting them upright and off the tire changer (floor)...Good thing he'd stopped by the construction company where he works and borrowed the truck tire irons...our little two footers may not have been as easy to use.

Dee-luxe front rubbers too...I didn't need to help on them.

The black looking gooey spots is just where we got sloppy with Victaulic gasket grease...a water soluable "slickum" used for assembling Victaulic or Gruv-lock pipe fittings.

Power steering remounted and ready to go. Speaking of hydraulics, not wanting to start up the pump dry, we were trying to figure how to ensure there is oil in the pump prior to turning over the engine without making a mess.

These are the hydraulic lines from the pump over to the controls housing, so we decided to install a brass Schrader fitting up under where it will not be visible. Then we can use a refrigerant oil hand pump and prime the suction line and hydraulic pump prior to turning the engine over minimizing the potential for pump damage from starting it dry.

Heating the brass Shrader to melt the silver solder holding in the 1/8" copper stub, nets a solid brass stub that inserted into a 9/32" hole drilled into the steel suction line. Buffing both the steel pipe and the brass fitting and using white paste flux allows 45% silver solder to make a neat bond between the dissimilar metals. OxyAcetylene is required as 45% won't flow neatly with a small torch. Primered and ready for paint and hopefully it won't leak...after all it was just a worn out old (retired) pipefitter that did the soldering..... :lol: :lol: Maybe next time I stop in, it'll be ready to fire up and go get dirty !!!
 

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You guys got that thing looking good and the rubber fits the tractor good. Looks great. You all did a good job on not roughing up the wheels to. Keep the progress pictures coming.
 

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Looking good Wendell . Guess no need for me to hang around . No sandbags needed to flop around. :lol: :lol:
 

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Looking good Wendell . Guess no need for me to hang around . No sandbags needed to flop around. :lol: :lol:
Well...MissBetty, you could always re-stack the sandbags for me to have a spot to lay down and nap more comfortably while my much older brother does all the work. That would be a LOT softer than the concrete floor I gotta lay on now.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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You guys got that thing looking good and the rubber fits the tractor good. Looks great. You all did a good job on not roughing up the wheels to.
Thank you for the compliments Mike, Gordon..... but we have to edit the "you guys" out of the quote. Being the lazy guy I am, he has done every ounce of work on this big old boy all by himself and no credit can be given me at all...... :oops: :oops: :oops: well, helping with the rears and the little brass fitting maybe. :D :D :D
 

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bettyp said:
Looking good Wendell . Guess no need for me to hang around . No sandbags needed to flop around. :lol: :lol:
Well...MissBetty, you could always re-stack the sandbags for me to have a spot to lay down and nap more comfortably while my much older brother does all the work. That would be a LOT softer than the concrete floor I gotta lay on now.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
gordon1121 said:
You guys got that thing looking good and the rubber fits the tractor good. Looks great. You all did a good job on not roughing up the wheels to.
Thank you for the compliments Mike, Gordon..... but we have to edit the "you guys" out of the quote. Being the lazy guy I am, he has done every ounce of work on this big old boy all by himself and no credit can be given me at all...... :oops: :oops: :oops: well, helping with the rears and the little brass fitting maybe. :D :D :D

Wendell be much easier for me to pluck the feathers out of the ducks and make a feather bed for you if all you going to do is lay around :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Wouldn't be any heavy lifting . Gordan bring your camers :eek: :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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bettyp said:
Wendell be much easier for me to pluck the feathers out of the ducks and make a feather bed for you if all you going to do is lay around :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Wouldn't be any heavy lifting . Gordan bring your camers :eek: :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That'd be just like taking a nap on Grandma's feather-bed. I think you have a wonderful idea....I'll start collecting ducks today MissBetty.
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I'll be there with a fully charged battery.
Gordon, you better bring TWO batteries...you know MissBetty is a natural born ham.
 

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missouri massey man said:
bettyp said:
Wendell be much easier for me to pluck the feathers out of the ducks and make a feather bed for you if all you going to do is lay around :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Wouldn't be any heavy lifting . Gordan bring your camers :eek: :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That'd be just like taking a nap on Grandma's feather-bed. I think you have a wonderful idea....I'll start collecting ducks today MissBetty.
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I'll be there with a fully charged battery.
Gordon, you better bring TWO batteries...you know MissBetty is a natural born ham.
Gordan maybe you had better bring about 4 fully charged batteriesbecause when Wendell is around ,you already got one ham before I even show up . :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Gordan think of allthefun you gonna have, :eek: :eek: :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Gordon, you better bring TWO batteries...you know MissBetty is a natural born ham.[/quote]

Gordan maybe you had better bring about 4 fully charged batteriesbecause when Wendell is around ,you already got one ham before I even show up . :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Gordan think of allthefun you gonna have, :eek: :eek: :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote]
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Wendell I have no doubt that you are a no stranger to hard work as I have seen you post and what you have accomplished but from what I have seen from Betty I'm afraid she would get more done before breakfest than you and I would all weekend. Thats why I wanted to bring the camera so I wouldn't have to try and keep up and besides she gave me a hug at this year at the show. :D :D
 

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...from what I have seen from Betty I'm afraid she would get more done before breakfest than you and I would all weekend... and besides she gave me a hug at this year at the show. :D :D
I agree about how she'd work us under the table...and she hugged me TOO at the show this summer, does that mean me and you hugged each other by proxy !!!??? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :? :? :?
 

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Never thought about it Wendell but if it does I'd say were both better off for it. :D :D Next time I see her I'm going to give her another big hug if she lets me. :oops: No doubt about it Wendell Betty as well as all of her family I got to spend time with that day are good people. Come to think I feel the same way about everyone on the forum I got to meet that day. I hope next year I get to meet even more and I'm sure they all will be good people too.
 

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Wendell, your Farmall looks great. I don't seem to get up to the tractor boards as often as I like, but maybe I can catch up as the days grow shorter. I have never known of any working popane tractors in these parts. How does the cost of operation differ between gas and propane?
 

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I dont know back then how the cost of fuel compared, but I know Ive opened up a few propane engines before, and they were near spotless! Dad bought a 560 propane, rings were shot, so we started pulling it apart for a rebuild. We were so surprised how clean it was ,we just didnt even bother to have the block cleaned. Biggest disadvantage I see is if you were to let it run out of fuel.
 

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Jim in NC said:
Wendell, your Farmall looks great. I don't seem to get up to the tractor boards as often as I like, but maybe I can catch up as the days grow shorter. I have never known of any working popane tractors in these parts. How does the cost of operation differ between gas and propane?
I don't know Jim, we never had any propane tractors to work on the home place. But like JohnM said, they are usually clean as can be when you have to open one up. We still won't have anything to compare it to yet, as it's life as a hard working tractor is over.
 
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