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18 hours ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

The remains of the decal were likely the dealer logo.

I believe you are correct.  There was also a warning sticker of some sort directly on top of the hood next to the radiator cap.

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Here is a few from yesterday.

The brackets for the pto shield are skewed on the left and right for a reason.  The shield was pretty bent up and the original brackets were gone or rotted off so it was centered and brackets bent to fit.  I bought a piece of 1 1/4" flat stock and left the center 6" long because it seems like someone always thinks that they make good steps and they really don't but just in case.

 

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10 hours ago, ThePunisher said:

Wow!! Looking good! What a nice job...you are really making lots of progress!!

Thank you!  It's not looking too promising as far as getting paint on this year but all the detail work should be done.  There is still a battery tray that needs to be built now that I think of it, being that my parts tractor is missing this piece.  

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On 9/25/2018 at 4:37 AM, fbh31118 said:

Thank you!  It's not looking too promising as far as getting paint on this year but all the detail work should be done.  There is still a battery tray that needs to be built now that I think of it, being that my parts tractor is missing this piece.  

If I am thinking about the right piece, it is a plate with a 90 degree bend in it. Has 2 holes to bolt it to the top of the transmission housing and 2 into the side of the housing. Has a pair of shoulder bolts to allow the battery box to slide in and out from under the tank.

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You have the dimensions for the battery box? If you need any measurements let me know. I have one that is complete including the top cover. It got pulled off of my H when i converted it to a 12 volt. Standard 12 volt batteries don't fit the best with the cables installed under the gas tank.

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13 hours ago, Reichow7120 said:

You have the dimensions for the battery box? If you need any measurements let me know. I have one that is complete including the top cover. It got pulled off of my H when i converted it to a 12 volt. Standard 12 volt batteries don't fit the best with the cables installed under the gas tank.

I just replaced the 12 volt battery on my H a month ago. I believe its a group 26 and it fits in the box, the lid also fits. 

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I have a new battery box but the tray that bolt to the transmission housing is rough.  Just have to pick up some stock and make a new one.  Should be good.

Here are a few updates from yesterday.  My temp gauge is dead for some reason, got to get that exchanged.

Here is a link from my trip down the road.  Click here

 

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8 hours ago, fbh31118 said:

I have a new battery box but the tray that bolt to the transmission housing is rough.  Just have to pick up some stock and make a new one.  Should be good.

Here are a few updates from yesterday.  My temp gauge is dead for some reason, got to get that exchanged.

Here is a link from my trip down the road.  Click here

 

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Did you try testing the temp gauge line in a mug of really hot water? Those new gauges seem to run on the cold , barely get to green sometime. Here's a pic of our H. 1947. Love that tractor and you are doing this job right. Congrats

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7 hours ago, IHRedDrive said:

Did you try testing the temp gauge line in a mug of really hot water? Those new gauges seem to run on the cold , barely get to green sometime. Here's a pic of our H. 1947. Love that tractor and you are doing this job right. Congrats

 

Well, I tested it up to 150 the other day.  The pictures above are both brand new gauges, the one in the pod is one I bought last year and the other that is sticking in the top of the radiator is one I bought for my Dads M 10 years ago.  Both pictures are taken at the same time @ 140 degrees.  Just a bad gauge I guess.  

Here are a few from today.

 

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Stinking cotter pin would not come out for anything today.  Finally pulled the entire shaft and put it in the drill press to get it fixed, then a little time in the sand blaster to finish the ends off.  Reassembled with some Kendall blue and viola.  Also took the time to adjust the breaks to the 1 3/8" from the platform as described in the manual.  Certainly feels different from the operators stand.  

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Coolest pictures to date and it's snooze town.  Got to get a better tractor must be.  :lol::lol::lol: J/K!!!

As if the starter debacle wasn't enough to drive me bat crap crazy, the mag started chattering like a red squirrel in the fall.  It doesn't have two hour on it and it sounds like it spun the front bearing behind the rotor.........what gives.  Grrrrrrrrr.  Oh well, in the box it goes, back to the shop for round 2.   When it returns I will slot the holes for the grill to move it back and correct the gap then get prepared have it welded back in.  Not sure if I want to burn that myself or not but I guess well see how it goes.  Wish I had the hood tig welded as opposed to gas welding in brass due to warping but the metal wasn't perfect to start with anyhow.   

Maybe I'll try and rebuild the original mag myself.  I put it on the tractor just to see if I would get lucky but not dice, had to try though.

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4 hours ago, fbh31118 said:

Coolest pictures to date and it's snooze town.  Got to get a better tractor must be.  :lol::lol::lol: J/K!!!

As if the starter debacle wasn't enough to drive me bat crap crazy, the mag started chattering like a red squirrel in the fall.  It doesn't have two hour on it and it sounds like it spun the front bearing behind the rotor.........what gives.  Grrrrrrrrr.  Oh well, in the box it goes, back to the shop for round 2.   When it returns I will slot the holes for the grill to move it back and correct the gap then get prepared have it welded back in.  Not sure if I want to burn that myself or not but I guess well see how it goes.  Wish I had the hood tig welded as opposed to gas welding in brass due to warping but the metal wasn't perfect to start with anyhow.   

Maybe I'll try and rebuild the original mag myself.  I put it on the tractor just to see if I would get lucky but not dice, had to try though.

Before you slot the grill, are you out of adjustment with the radiator? If yes disregard the remainder of this post. When assembling the grill, radiator, and hood always leave the radiator mounting bolts and all of the hoses loose. The front bolster is slotted allowing the radiator to move forward and back. Bolt the grill onto the radiator and set the hood in place. You should then be able to set the hood to gas tank, and hood to grill gaps by adjusting the position of the radiator. Once  the sheet metal looks good, tighten up the radiator mounts, remove the hood, tighten hoses and support rod up top. I have had to cut the top radiator hose way back to get everything to fit right.

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I am getting caught up again on your work! I read the entire thread! You have really done a nice job bringing this tractor back from the weeds! Your work is similar to mine too. I call it refurbish, clean, and paint!  Your doing very good and really enjoyed all the pictures of your tractor and your work. I have some IH tractors but currently stuck in the world of Persian Orange!

FYI Don't worry about the 'crickets'! You have 15,200 views! Folks are watching from every corner of the world. As told to me by a wise man on this forum, when I commented about the same thing. " You wouldn't want everyone to comment! You would be overwhelmed!"

Regards,

 Chris

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14 hours ago, SAM86 said:

Before you slot the grill, are you out of adjustment with the radiator? If yes disregard the remainder of this post. When assembling the grill, radiator, and hood always leave the radiator mounting bolts and all of the hoses loose. The front bolster is slotted allowing the radiator to move forward and back. Bolt the grill onto the radiator and set the hood in place. You should then be able to set the hood to gas tank, and hood to grill gaps by adjusting the position of the radiator. Once  the sheet metal looks good, tighten up the radiator mounts, remove the hood, tighten hoses and support rod up top. I have had to cut the top radiator hose way back to get everything to fit right.

Yes.  I will check that for sure.

 

11 hours ago, sugarmaker said:

I am getting caught up again on your work! I read the entire thread! You have really done a nice job bringing this tractor back from the weeds! Your work is similar to mine too. I call it refurbish, clean, and paint!  Your doing very good and really enjoyed all the pictures of your tractor and your work. I have some IH tractors but currently stuck in the world of Persian Orange!

FYI Don't worry about the 'crickets'! You have 15,200 views! Folks are watching from every corner of the world. As told to me by a wise man on this forum, when I commented about the same thing. " You wouldn't want everyone to comment! You would be overwhelmed!"

Regards,

 Chris

Hahahaha!  Ya, I was just being a wise acre.  Out of all of them I really thought the left side shot was pretty cool.  Gotta wait till the mag makes it back from Indiana any way.

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Mag finally came back after spending another pile of money on it.  I will not be using that shop again.  Grrrrrrr.  Any ways, tractor is running and got a chance to put the no. 8 behind it and check it out.  Here are a few pictures from the other day.

The first picture is plug #1 after about an hour and a half of running.  Pretty decent I thought.  Third picture is the pto shield making it back on the tractor since the 1950's according to Dad.  The shots of the temp gauge was trying to verify if the new one I put in the tractor was accurate, the whole time I have run it there was 0 movement, not even a little.  So after firing it up the last time I closed the shutters and let it idle for a bit.  The gauge finally moved and proved to be close enough for me.  Daughters first solo test drive

 

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