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SmilinSam

Well..finally fell off the wagon today...

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SmilinSam

Couldnt save myself  by the distance excuse.....only 20 minutes away

Couldnt tell myself the price was too high either...asking price was only a hundred bucks

It was like I helplessly watching as my arm reached for the phone....

 

Got to try the refurbished trailer out to bring her home...yet ANOTHER Red one

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Wait till you see the other side.....

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Look at those boons!

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Was told the engine knocks and that it wouldnt go into low range. Figured out why ...

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Engagement rod had been welded to support bracket. I ground dthe weld offf and it will go into both ranges. I think part of the problem they were having is that one of the plastic or nylon slides that pulls the hub in and out is missing. It will pull the tractor in each gear and in each range. Only thing i found so far is it clicks in reverse in one of the ranges. Got to learn some more about these hi/low units.

At first look bevel gear box appears to be ok. Got to get the dash work and panels off to get a better look.

Fuel tank appears to be  good inside.

Front wheels and pto appear to be from a B-12.

Stephen says he can supply the correct front wheels for a Big Ten and a running 10 hp engine .

Only part missing from the tractor otherwise is a steering wheel cap. Tin is pretty straight. Even has the correct muffler on it.

Just going to take alot of work to disassemble and strip/re-paint each and every part

Always told myself I needed a 1966 Big Ten to go with a 1966 SmilinSam&:)

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gwiseman

Cant get quotes to line up right this morning @SmilinSam so I'll just number, cut and paste

  1. "It was like I helplessly watching as my arm reached for the phone...."    I know that feeling ;)
  2. "Wait till you see the other side"... And now the payoff begins - well worth the asking price right there
  3. "...and it wouldn't go into low range. Figured out why."  I've done some stupid fixes in my days, lived to regret them so far. But, it looks like folks in northern IL get stick welder happy &:)  Your post of welded electric clutch a few days ago and now the hi-lo range. Gota do what you gota do to get the job done I guess.

A really nice save Sam. Big 10 should fix up well and you're a master at fixing previous owner self induced problems. So you're a '66 model. 

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GregB

Your  picture will soon be posted at the Post Office.....................a huge steal on that one.

 

Would have done the same, but around here even junk goes high.

 

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SmilinSam
11 hours ago, gwiseman said:

it looks like folks in northern IL get stick welder happy &:) Your post of welded electric clutch a few days ago and now the hi-lo range

 

.....Differential hubs welded to the axles.....mower blades welded to the spindle bottoms....dozer blade wear plates worn down to the holes, then welded back on -with the worn side still downsm00.....steering wheels weld to the shafts....

Stick Welder happy ?   What could POSSIBLY make one think such a thing?&:)

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1 hour ago, SmilinSam said:

Stick Welder happy ? 

Just had to grind a cone clutch free of the pulley assembly as it had been welded on.   It was one of the BGB cross shafts set up for a bolt instead of a threaded end for a nut to keep the cone tight.  Threads were stripped, so, what do you do?  Weld the cone to the pulleys.  Pretty hard to dissassemble that setup from the tractor.  Ground the weld off to remove the cone and get at the circlip, removed everything and replaced, drilled the shaft and tapped one size larger on the bolt.  Back in business, but talk about cobbled repairs...........

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1 hour ago, SmilinSam said:

.....Differential hubs welded to the axles.....mower blades welded to the spindle bottoms....dozer blade wear plates worn down to the holes, then welded back on -with the worn side still downsm00.....steering wheels weld to the shafts....

Stick Welder happy ?   What could POSSIBLY make one think such a thing?&:)

dont forget the one that had the rear whees bolted and welded to the hubs

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3 minutes ago, s_stephen said:

dont forget the one that had the rear whees bolted and welded to the hubs

Forgot about that one&:)

 

Pretty sure I just junked that transmission...

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SmilinSam

Having a hard time walking by it without tinkering, but I have to get all the other stuff out of the shop so I can begin to play....

I did take the deck off. Amazed to find no rust holes, no cracks, broken welds or bent parts..       

Equally amazed to find no stress cracks in the seat deck....anywhere.

Also found the engine to have real good compression. Almost like a new one. Not what I would have expected from and engine "said" to have a knock.

Might be prudent to throw a battery in it and try and get it started to see whats up myself. Noticed someone has disconnected the driveshaft from the engine....                                      

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SmilinSam
12 hours ago, GrincheyOne said:

And a rare photo of an original right hand lift lever!  Split rock-shaft, or didn't your curiosity get you that far?

The hi/low and the right lift were the "boons" I hinted to in the second picturedOd

Not sure what you mean by split rockshaft...?

Years ago this tractor would have already been dismembered and listed on Ebay in pieces by now. More interested in the "play" aspect rather than the "pay" aspect these days.....though it did kinda shock me that the last right hand lift I saw sell on Ebay brought over $300. Maybe I should chain and padlock it to the tractor ?&:)

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