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29 minutes ago, AngrySailor said:

Bud Trever just broke his shop chair. This emphasizes the importance of following labelled safe working loads...

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At least he was tied off.... 

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9 hours ago, AngrySailor said:

Well. Safety first or whatever... actually safety second. Beers first!

Would it be a safe assumption to say that the victim was using the same thought process (beer first) that may or may have not led to the broken chair and need for a safety tie off?  😂

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Looks like the chaulk outline beer belly might have been embellished by investigators...lol

Regardless another tragedy of not knowing one's limit

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5 hours ago, hardtail said:

Looks like the chaulk outline beer belly might have been embellished by investigators...lol

Regardless another tragedy of not knowing one's limit

Or a pregnant male, which is totally “ok” now in the world....even though it shouldn’t be

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He didn’t break a bottle or spill any! The “bear” is his biggest dummy dog. She’s old and fat, just like her owner!

 

only got a little time in today on the Detroitson. Set up the rack and governor, I think she’s good for initial settings now. Rack moves nice and free, goes to full Fuel and no fuel as it should. Will have to set the idle speed, max no lad speed and the buffer screw once it’s running though. Getting real close to making noise. Another few good spurts at it I think we’ll be there. 

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Governor fly weights/blower drive installed. Basic rack adjustment seems ok but the governor can’t move the injectors to full rack. Might need to readjust the link rod length then rebalance the rack to get full stroke. Need to install the booster spring next to finalize the set up. 

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Think they've been tested a few times with the speakers and wall of sound...lol

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Someone definitely needs to don a set of ear muffs and light a smoke off one of the header pipes with it running. 

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8 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

Someone definitely needs to don a set of ear muffs and light a smoke off one of the header pipes with it running. 

I was working at fabricating that sign today but I think one or two more good runs at this and she’ll be running.  Shame I quit the darts years ago or it’d be me lighting that smoke!

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This has got to be one of the coolest projects that has ever been on the forum!


I would agree with the above statement and add that it is probably one of the coolest things I have ever seen on the web, net, or whatever you prefer to call it.   Damn fine project IMHO

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Thank you fellas. Pops and I are really enjoying working on it! He’s retired but I’ve got a long project list to keep us busy. 

 

I just made some hoses after work to allow me to prime the oil and fuel systems. Talked to a fella about the rack set up and governor, he’s an old school DD mechanic/truck repair shop owner and sounds like I got her ready to start as far as that stuff goes. Finish thermostats and upper rad connections, picked up oil pressure gauge and fittings today also. Getting down to minor details. Fuel tank last major part and will be in the works soon. 

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I’ve seen a lot of rat rods with beer kegs incorporated into the design, and most of them just don’t really do it for me. But this, I feel like a beer keg mounted somewhere on this tractor would look just right. 

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54 minutes ago, Dirt_Floor_Poor said:

I’ve seen a lot of rat rods with beer kegs incorporated into the design, and most of them just don’t really do it for me. But this, I feel like a beer keg mounted somewhere on this tractor would look just right. 

Might get a bracket off the Detroit side motor mount and find a wicker basket just the right size for a box of beer!  I do plan to drive it to the beverage store!  Could always add a keg trailer or sideways with leather straps like a good old St. Bernard... XXX labeled barrel!

 

Cleaned and mounted the remote oil filter permanently just now. Tapped a fitting in to allow me to use this portable pump to pre lube the engine, oil pressure gauge installed, fitting the new fuel filter element rn, cleaning the housing and scraping old o-rings. Got my torches running on propane so I had heat to remove stuck oil gallery plugs. One more beverage and lights out. Sometimes get more done in the evenings with no interruptions eh...

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Pumped ~2gal oil through the filter into the engine with that electric pump. Engine gauge showed 10psi and oil flowed from the rocker shafts. Hooked that pump to the fuel system and primed that also but found leaking crossover lines (head to head). Try and get them today. 

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