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I know Dave does a bunch of work at the woolen mill that belonged to the Glidden family. If you get up this way stop on in !! you can check out some of the heavy iron !
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Heres a few pictures of the gutted out pontoon,the bottom was shot so i cut it out and started over. Who ever kept repairing it before ,just kept brazing it, i was not a happy camper. i ended up rebuilding the complete subframe ,and am now ready to weld on the stainless steel bottom.





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Don, are you sure you got a big enough welding clamp on that pontoon?? course if there was any chance of it getting away,,,, there is the blade of your D9.......
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Steve, The inside braces were all broken loose and i used the little kubota to press it back together to weld. I got rid of all my big dozers ,the biggest i got now is my old D5.i guess i could have used the excavator .I got to tell ya the guys a tucker must have all turned into Alkeys after welding these "TIN" pontoons, a little tack here ,a little tack there !!!!! they had to have been some patient !!!!
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Nice work ! Looks brand new. You can weld stainless to regular old steel? My house furnace blew the side out this winter and everyone is telling me to repair it with stainless?
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Nice work ! Looks brand new. You can weld stainless to regular old steel? My house furnace blew the side out this winter and everyone is telling me to repair it with stainless?
You need to know what chemical composition the ss is. I have had good success with 309L or 309 LSi rods.
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You can weld different comp of stainless and regular steel,but in a furnace you have to be aware of different expansion,contraction rates ,stainless versus hi carbon steel.
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Heres a picture taken back in the 60's that was sent to me by a Glidden family member, all freshly painted up. To bad it wasn't better quality.

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Nice period photo of a Tucker hard at work!
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[QUOTE=loggah;20589970]Heres a picture taken back in the 60's that was sent to me by a Glidden family member, all freshly painted up. To bad it wasn't better quality.

Nice to have the history to go with the machine. Tucker Sno-Cats had a lot to do with the ski industry growth in the early years. Having one defined the area as a ski area. I remember side stepping the local hill after a snow before they bought a Sno-Cat. You had to do the manual packing before they wood let you use the rope tow. Here is that cat the way we found it. Go to the Having a great time thread in the restoration section to see the progress to date.
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Scott,I have been watching that thread!! you guys have been doing a beautiful job of the restoration, Im just doing the flintstone version on mine. I got my skis done yesterday, had to weld a front spring hanger, and now i took the exhaust,intake manifold off,has a bad crack in it. I noticed the manifold on your Tucker has a side outlet,the pipe must have come out the side,mine goes down and out the back i believe !
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:18 AM
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There are side out let manifolds I think but most of the ones on Tuckers have the outlet cut off and rewelded on the side. Not too easy to do on an old manifold which is CI. Got any special tricks for welding on them? Seems like the CI is porous enough to soak up the exhaust gases and fuel over time.
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Scott, put the manifold in the barbeque at the tucker picnic, of course after you cooked all the hamburgers and hotdogs, that should cook out the soot and oil....then right after pie and ice cream run some nickel rod over the cracks and chuck it back in the coals..till the next day,,,,,,
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Welding Cast iron is tricky,especially on exhaust manifolds or woodstoves,anything that has been heated and cooled a bunch of times. I usually pre heat and use cast iron rod,usually non machinable ni-rod works best on manifolds ,weld just a small area ,peen the weld to keep it from shrinking, keep the area hot and weld a small area again,peen reheat,make sure you let the cast piece cool down very slowly,covering the area with a welding blanket to keep the heat in. sometimes it works !!!!
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I second heat and ni rod. Of course second to replacing but we have welded many jd cast exhaust manifolds.
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Scott, put the manifold in the barbeque at the tucker picnic, of course after you cooked all the hamburgers and hotdogs, that should cook out the soot and oil....then right after pie and ice cream run some nickel rod over the cracks and chuck it back in the coals..till the next day,,,,,,
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Probably a White Mountain ice cream freezer! where David Gregg stored his early tuckers! I got all new plexiglas put in the little tucker,along with getting the gas tank back in and a new fuel line hooked up. I have to say its a bit cramped working in the back of a 422 model!! Don
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Well i have been working on the tucker a bit,between cutting scrap ,gardening,and refilling the sugar house with wood for next year. I got the new exhaust manifold and exhaust system on,put a small tractor muffler on the back, got the newly rebuilt pontoon and track back on,made a aluminum deck in the rear to hook 2 more seats down ,made a cushion for the front seat and put marine naugahyde covers over the seats , and scored a couple period 6volt head lights off E-Bay.Basically all i have left to do to make it function is replace all the old wiring,i saved the worst for last!!! having vertigo dont make working under a dash in a small area very much fun. Heres a few pictures of where its at right now.





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maybe around November!!! we just got rid of it about 6 weeks ago !!! need to have the garden veggies canned and a bit of hunting season first. There is a antique tractor show nearby in a few weeks and i probably will take it there. I wont worry about scratching it, no restoration ,just a runner !!!!
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