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Old 01-20-2006, 08:34 AM
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Actually I hate getting my hands dirty, especially with diesel soot

but yes I do all my own repairs...from A to Z
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:48 PM
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Clutch problems??? Man, that sure looks like a nearly new rig to be splitting.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:11 PM
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Clutch problems??? Man, that sure looks like a nearly new rig to be splitting.
Nope...hydro leak from the input shaft. Leaked from day one, but got worse by 10 hrs. I did it myself due to issues with the dealer. Long story...
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:49 PM
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Your shop looks cleaner than my living room!:o

Nice work!
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:57 PM
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Your shop looks cleaner than my living room!:o

Nice work!
I think that is his living room.
Hey PB, if you were to take your tractor in for a service, where would you take it? What type of tractor do you own, by the way?
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Old 01-20-2006, 04:39 PM
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Mark, be sure to post pictures, as I am sure you are aware thats what I am into too. Looks like you did a nice job on that mower too, did you snadblast to get the crud off, or all by hand?
if you were able to do a step by step on your next project I would most appreciate it.
Next summer i want to strip down that new Wheelhorse I bought, repaint, rebuild and make it good for the next 20 years, I gave it a quick rebuild the past week to make it mine as it were, think the whole rebuild bug mighta bit me.
What kinda equip do you use, any chance of you having a little post in the other projects forum maybe with what equip you use to rebuild?
Any info you can give I would be most interested to hear!
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:15 PM
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Bad Attitude...someday I'd like to hear that story. Obviously they (dealer) wouldn't fix it or you didn't trust them to do it correctly (or both). Just from the pictures I had a feeling that it was new or nearly new anyway. It does add credence to your member name!
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:18 PM
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Bad Attitude...someday I'd like to hear that story. Obviously they (dealer) wouldn't fix it or you didn't trust them to do it correctly (or both). Just from the pictures I had a feeling that it was new or nearly new anyway. It does add credence to your member name!
HeHeHe...got a chuckle out of that. I may just do what you ask and post the step by step with pics.
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The re-do and modifications are for my little brother (6'1" 290#) who suffers from arthritis in his hands, legs and shoulder. So the changes are to accommodate his physical size and ailments. The changes, so far include:

Lengthening the mono-tube frame
Replacing the front axle with a Craftsman 3/4" spindled front axle
Replacing the original 9.5" with 13" wheels and tires
Replacing the bicycle steering with a gear & sector HD Craftsman
Making a pitman arm and draglink for the new steering.
Adding Starter switch, kill switch, solenoid and new wiring
Installing a B&S, B&S, B&S and finally a Tecumseh 10 HP engine
Building the 1" header & flange
Adding the Allis Chalmers tractor diesel exhaust inverted 90*
Building a 5" flanged intake to carb-air cleaner housing
Adding a Tecumseh air cleaner housing (and element)
Moving the seat back 6"
Moving the fuel tank to the rear grass catcher uprights
Narrowed and welded front deck arms to frame
Narrowed and welded front deck arms to deck and shortened mount rod
Installing a 1 1/2" headlamp and switch
Modified sheet metal cover for steering gear and dash panel
Relocating and installing a full size battery with SS tray

....and this afternoon, little brother brought me a nearly new Craftsman seat pan and cover, and asked if I could add it on instead of the original.

No sandblasting. I had considerd it but what the heck...You can get great results with a DA sander on direct drive using 80 and 180 grit paper.

I will take more, and better pictures in the next couple of days.

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Old 01-20-2006, 06:08 PM
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I think that is his living room.
Hey PB, if you were to take your tractor in for a service, where would you take it? What type of tractor do you own, by the way?
Bonehead
I've got a Mahindra 2615 Gear and a really good relationship with my dealer (http://www.valleyviewtractor.com). His web site isn't the greatest and I've told him if I ever get free time (a rare thing) I'd re-do it for him.

I looked long and hard at all the colors and dealers in my area and pretty much liked the price/features/dealer that I found.

I had a Hydro leak once and emailed him a video file of the leak on Sunday morning and he called me back in an hour and told me what to do to fix it. Otherwise, the tractor is too new to have any big problems. I got the service manual and figure I can handle most of the repairs that could happen myself.

If it was something really complex of skill-centric I'd just haul it into my dealer.
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:15 PM
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Just looked at that dealers site, not sure I woul trust this babe to stay shiney side up for long cripes!

Mark, looks good!
What do you use for spraying? looks like its given a nice glossy finish
Nice work, looks like a real improvement over stock
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:21 PM
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Just looked at that dealers site, not sure I woul trust this babe to stay shiney side up for long cripes!

Mark, looks good!
What do you use for spraying? looks like its given a nice glossy finish
Nice work, looks like a real improvement over stock
Yup - those post drivers need a heavy tractor. I think the minimum is a 40 HP. Wouldn't want to have to drive that thing on an incline.

Nice big picture - I need to talk to him about that.
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:29 PM
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I've got a Mahindra 2615 Gear and a really good relationship with my dealer (http://www.valleyviewtractor.com). His web site isn't the greatest and I've told him if I ever get free time (a rare thing) I'd re-do it for him.

I looked long and hard at all the colors and dealers in my area and pretty much liked the price/features/dealer that I found.
Wow.. you really must have liked your dealer.. how long of a drive is that for you? 1 hour?

I bet not paying sales tax didn't hurt either.
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Old 01-21-2006, 12:54 AM
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Wow.. you really must have liked your dealer.. how long of a drive is that for you? 1 hour?

I bet not paying sales tax didn't hurt either.
How do you know that? I may be more law abiding than you in the anti-authority hippy crowd. He was closer than any other Mahindra dealer at the time. I went to all the New Holland, Deere, and Kubota guys on both sides of the river. I even went farther away than Newberg to look at tractors. Probably even out to where you are.

I really do like him. He goes the extra mile. He's not that far. I bought most of my implements from him too.

The local Kubota dealer wouldn't deal at all on a Gear driven tractor. He said all the local yuppies only wanted Hydros so he stopped ordering gears. Of course, I think he meant that he wouldn't order a gear at a competitive price to what I could get in Oregon.
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Old 01-22-2006, 04:18 AM
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How do you know that? I may be more law abiding than you in the anti-authority hippy crowd.
PB,

woah.. where did all this come from? you are reading way too far into what I was saying. Who said anything about breaking the law? Calm down and reread what I wrote with fresh eyes.

I am sure I live as far as you do, if not farther from town.. but my dealer is only 15 minutes away.. Just found it interesting that you picked a dealer so far away.. just saying you must really like them. The next thing I know you are reaming me out. It was an innocent comment.. really. And saying that it is adventagous to cross the line to buy stuff in Oregon is just a matter of fact. Last time I checked this was NOT illegal and was common knowledge as to why people move to the Vancouver/Clark county area over Portland; to avoid paying income tax but also have the ability to buy things without paying sales tax by buying it across the state line in Oregon. Best of both worlds. Yes or No?

now why did you blow up and call me a anti-authority hippie? You sure you got me figured out? Sorry.. but all you accomplished was making yourself look like a hypocritical jerk (about being civil to others and preaching it to others here), and have me laughing at you for being such a "clueless" stereotypical bigot. You even had me thinking that you were on the up and up and had an open non prejudgemental attitude. I am disappointed to see your true colors come out in a state of anger.
You obvious have not figured out the the only reason that I made my avator a sandal was to piss off pre-judgemental bigots like you have shown to be today along with a couple others. Good going. I am really disappointed with you. Hope that I just caught you on a bad day and you will be back to your normal level headed/politically correct self tommorow.

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