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I had a rear seat about that size in my 80 international scout.
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The engine has very little compression right now,im sure most of the valves have stuck open. I will spin it over quite a while and see if it will run on a few cylinders. Usually engine heat and vibration will free the other valves up. I have done this on a bunch of old flathead engines.I think i will fix the front seat and move it to the back,i picked up a couple of narrow front seats out of a old grumman delivery van ,in the junkyard yesterday that should work. I also got a bunch of the track loosened up with a "MEDIUM" sized hammer and PB blaster. I thank all of you for the offer of help and borrowing a seat, but i think its going well so far. I will have my wife take a picture of the new steering assembly.International scouts are more rare then tuckers in this area !!!! Don
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Cheryl took a few pictures of what i have been up to,steering pulleys and track removal.













been freeing up pins,rollers, and bearings. I turned the engine over with the starter and the oil pressure came up to 40 by cranking, going to attack it again tomorrow !!!
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Nice job an the steering pulleys Loggah. I have seen a stiff tension spring on the pulley attachment to the front hoop to the reduce the shock load to the components and your arms. Don't know for sure if that is a factory installed setup or users who have broken thumbs. We need to examine the factory literature to come up with the correct answer.
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Partial link as axle for horizontal pulley is a nice touch, keep it Tucker.
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Partial link as axle for horizontal pulley is a nice touch, keep it Tucker.
ONLY you would notice
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That was what a previous owner had stuck in there so it stayed !! I'm gong to be taking off all the bad rollers and getting new balls to rebuild a few ,i think only 6 are bad. i need a couple links and rollers ,i think my friend Dave has some spares.You guys have done such a great job on your restorations,i am just going to get the mechanical stuff done ,replace the plexiglass, and make it a good runable unit. I believe it will be nicknamed the "RAT CAT" !!!!you guys didn't notice the beer bottle i stuck over the mirror bracket,i almost poked my eye out on it and i grabbed the closest safety device at hand and slid over it !!!
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40 psi! I never would have expected that! Thanks for the update. Granite State Gas and Steam Engine show June 6th and 7th Canon Mt. anyone going? '47 Dodge truck grill looks very similar to the early Tucker grill.
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yes, the Dodge truck and tucker grill, are one in the same, Tucker used all Dodge running gear, so they must of thought, why not the the grill too.
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I used to go to that show all the time when it was held at Dave Dearborns house in Campton,Its just not the same all the old timers i knew are long gone now!!! I pulled one of my pontoons off the bottom was pretty bad! now i have a pretty well gutted out pontoon, going to bring home a bunch of steel from the scrapyard and fix it, got some stainless steel sheet to redo the bottom skin. theres not a lot of steel in these things my light steel welding skills will be tested !!!!!
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After pulling the head,freeing up all the exhaust valves, putting the head back on,new plugs, adjusting and filing the points, and a new 6 volt coil i got the little engine purring like a kitten !!!!!! that is once 50 or so acorns blasted out the exhaust manifold!!! i never even had to touch the carburetor and it set for over 20 years,the tranny and rearend both seem good ,i put into gear and tested them !!!! I am a happy camper so far. My wife has more pictures i will post the as she loads them to the computer. Don
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Congrats . Much more motivation with a runner.
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Heres a few more pictures of the rear axle,and a gutted out pontoon !!





im waiting on some steel for the pontoon bottom,meanwhile i will get the track together and back on the good side. I have to get the gas tank cleaned out and installed along with replacing all the wiring. lots of tinkering to do ,but you get a lot more incentive when the engine is actually running!!
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Default Re: Tuckers in Nashua, NH

Don what is your finding as far as why it was parked....

suppose it was the pontoon?

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Peter,who i was in high school with is married to a Glidden,She actually inherited it from her family! they brought it home but never did anything with it.Basically it sat outside in the woods for 20 years. The bottom of the pontoon was so bad that i believe it filled with snow and spread the pontoon which broke all the spotwelds on the internal bracing. The other side is fine. It is this odd shaped pontoon in this picture.








that no one here has seen before. I'm wondering if it was a prototype unit. It probably will be a bit heavier when im done !!
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That's great you got it running! Thanks for the pictures and the updates!!
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My little tucker gas tank was full of acorns and mouse nests!!!! So today it took it to Sanford radiator shop in Sanford Maine. On the way i passed a Tucker parked on a house lawn. On the way home i stopped and checked it out,it was a 1980 model 1342 with a chrysler 318 and 5 speed, a front mounted winch, and rubber tracks,the lady that was there said it was her bosses and he owned two tuckers and this one could be bought!! I just thought it was quite a coincidence to find a tucker while taking a tucker gas tank to be repaired !!!!!! For all i know it could belong to someone here on the forum !!!! Don
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Those little bastards (mice) get into everything! I block off the exhaust tail pipe because if the exhaust valve is open they can make a house right inside the cylinder!!
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Hey Don. Dave sent me and email today. I guess he is working with some of the family in Ashland and people who worked on your tucker and the ski tow it was at.

You probably already know the people and spoke with Dave. Hope to get up your way this summer. Maybe I can check it out.
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