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Early B10 progress


Chris727

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Hi guys. I thought I'd show you some of my slow progress on the B10 I picked up around New Years from LesH. Here is a pick shortly after I got it.

It is now split at the BGB. I will be putting new seals and needle bearings in the BGB. The frame had a twist in it so I may use one off a 9hp landlord parts machine. This tractor doesn't have duals. I just had a 6-12 laying around and thought I'd see how duals would look. I think I may have to make some dual wheel adapters someday.

The engine is out getting the valve seats redone. I had to have it bored 20 over and the crank turned 20 under. This tractor was basically pretty straight with the exception of the hood, it was all bondo'd up so I'm using a better one. I also plan on updating to a late B10 dash which has reinforcemets where the older ones cracked. Sandblasted for a few hours today and got a bunch of little peices done but didn't get to finish the hood I started on a few weeks ago.

I am really impressed with how well the sandblaster cleans the parts. Its kind of messy, I can really see the benefits to using a blast cabinet, but I don't have room for one. I am going totally stock with this tractor, but I'm not sure if I'll stick with studded front tires or tri-ribs, I don't plan on using it for work so functionality is not important. I'm trying to keep the costs down too. I don't know how many hundreds I've got into it already and I still only have about half or what I need for it. I'm lucky to have accumulated as much junk as I have because some of those parts are saving me some money. Will keep you posted on my progress. Chris
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Looks to be moving right along. Keep on going till the cabbage runs out. I need to post some pics of my Dads B12 he redid this past Winter but I am not smart enough to post pics. Nice job,Matt
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Looking good Chris. Are you using real paint or rattle can? Thinking if I take one down that far again gonna haveta learn how to be a real painter
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Thanks guys, I've learned that even with a dehumidifier in use I cannot let bare metal parts sit around without primer because I got a little re-rusting. I am going to have to re-blast some parts and have the primer ready to go. I am also using gloves to handle the bare metal parts, this will help keep the metal clean. The hood is now done and primed. Matt, I've wondered how that B12 turned out. Hope you can share some pics. Nick, I use fine white silica sand. I've used 6 or 8 bags (75 lbs each) and I still have only about 1/2 the blasting done. At $5 per bag its adding up quick. I am thinking of having the rest blasted by a proffesional, it would save me a lot of time and mess. The small parts were easy but the big parts take some time. Marty, I am going to use automotive paint (PPG's Omni) for the yellow. My Dad is going to teach me how to use the spray gun. For the white parts I will likely use spray cans of Krylon "Ivory gloss."
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