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  • #61
    I had an axle from something larger (like 40s era 1 ton chevy) that clearly hit a post almost dead center in the middle.... funny thing, though, it drove just fine. How much will the bend affect the alignment? better yet, can you heat and bend some camber into it when you fix it? think of autocrossing it
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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    • #62
      The axle being back 3 inches affects the steering, as well as the mechanical brakes. The pitman arm is back quite a ways when the wheels are straight ahead, since the drag link is now three inches too long.

      I'll figure out something....
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      • #63
        I played with the transmission and clutch today, got them mostly all ready to go. Although I need to buy a new throwout bearing, which is a carbon donut, and kind of expensive, over $50. The trans was full of water, but it also had enough thick oil in it to protect it from rusting very much. The clutch did not have oil, so it got rusty...but I was able to sandblast it clean and get it working again. Pretty easy pressure plate assembly to work on, if you have a press.


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        "If it don't go, chrome it!" --Stroker McGurk

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        • #64
          Wonderfully unsimple..

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          • #65
            Jim if for some reason you need a different carburetor - I have a few Zenith 1 barrel updrafts I was collecting to find a good combination of parts for my 50's flat head 4 continental in the forklift I could send if they'd be any help.
            There's always something new to learn.

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            • #66
              I know John Deere "Johnny Poppers" and 55 Oliver tractors use the same carb.
              Johnny Poppers are 2 cyl, Oliver is OHV 4 banger.
              Last edited by Deaf Bob; July 11, 2016, 09:39 AM.

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              • #67
                Thanks....I'll give this one a try, then let you know

                I pulled apart the vacuum tank today, it's what they used for a fuel pump. It has a few rust holes I need to solder up, but the float seems to be intact. I dont know if all the little vacuum valves are working properly though.

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                • #68
                  My new points came in the mail today, pretty darn quick! I put them in, now I have to mount a coil in there, and get the carb back together, and the vacuum tank back on. I already installed the flywheel and clutch. Then, I can see if it fires. Fun
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                  • #69
                    got it to run for a bit, still need to get a lot of stuff working right...like the starter, ignition switch, choke cable, throttle pedal, etc. And a new lower radiator hose. And maybe a fan belt.



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                    • #70
                      VERY cool! Don't tell the Chevy guys but it sounds (more or less) like a Model A. Or an 8N.

                      Dan

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                      • #71
                        yeh, it has that low compression 4 cylinder pocketa pocketa sound
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                        • #72
                          Harley eventually patented that sound... LOL

                          I still grin every time I fire up the new kohler 20hp twin I put in the 85 john deere - it sounds like a Harley! thankfully it doesn't leak like one. LOL.
                          There's always something new to learn.

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                          • #73
                            Sounds great Jim!
                            Patrick & Tammy
                            - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                            • #74
                              thanks!

                              more video...I think there was something loose in the ignition wiring, it seems to be working better now. Also has belt and hoses, water in the radiator, transmission and rear axle installed.


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                              • #75
                                Absolutely cool!
                                Pt 2010, Long Haul 2011,12,13,14,15,16,17, 18, 19
                                If you wait, all that happens is that you get older

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