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Old 09-07-2011, 10:50 AM
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Default This summers projects done now on to fall projects

Been a while since I was on the site. Looks like old man Murph was busy in Aug. Though I'd show what this summer rolled out of the shop.
First off I built this Rumely for a gent in Canada. We hit it off so well I had to build him a cart for his dog (Diesel) to ride with him. (no Charge) Just used the scrap from the build.

Second. I finished this model of a 1914 Twin City oil tractor (1" = 2 5/8" scale) This was a interesting build as there were only 26 of the actual tractor of this design built in '14. There are 3 known yet to exist, I take me hat off to those who supplied measurments for those remaining few. My boy (age 6) is getting attached to it especially after getting to lead the parade at the Minniapolis Moline Twin City Feature show and I hope he understands it will be sold. (gotta put meat and potatoes on the table)

Here is a link for the Twin City build
http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93426

Here is some video of it running
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F1cxyVLnGQ

Enjoy! I'll have to check things out here more often
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:01 AM
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Great job! I looked at your build and the video. You did a good job hiding that engine too. Very cool.

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Old 09-07-2011, 02:38 PM
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I like that . Running it doesn't sound like a small stationary engine.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:01 AM
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Just got started on the next shop build. This one will be a different breed from the rest I've built. The customer wants it to be diesel powered. I'm using a 6-7 hp Yanmar diesel to power it. The motor is very close to the size of an IH la-lb and with some modifications will fit nicely. I've got the frame and front axle assembly and rear done yesterday along with an additional frame assembly for the one following this one. I wanted to start on the motor mod's today but the motor is behind the shop and we just got a bunch of rain and the property was tiled a couple of weeks ago (put two and two together = soft slimy mud that Mrs. "C" would prefer not tracked up with the bobcat as it settles). Looks like I work on other componants today. Will post pics as progress moves on.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:39 AM
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Looks like the young driver is having a ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:17 PM
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That's one lucky kid.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:06 AM
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Got the steering gears reworked. I bored and bushed the shaft holes and lightly turn the shafts to remove old wear and fit the bushings. I also lightly machine the pinion gear to make a tighter tolerance with the rack gear. Did two units so I dont have to mess around with the next build as it is already spoken for. We got 2" of rain yesterday (the trenches are settling nice) so hope its done so it can dry out and I can get to the motor. Mrs. "C" will be happy
I could always put it on a mud sled and let the neighbor kids have fun pulling it through the garden but I think their momma's may not be pleased with the laundry created.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:32 PM
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Made some progress on it. The engine and drive train are all mounted and the steering is done. The engine fit created some issues that took some modifications from my original frame set-up and the rotation of the engine was wrong so I had to be creative to get the power shaft rotating the right way (I dont think the customer wanted 3 reverses and 1 forward gear) Now I'm waiting on the front wheels to arrive but plenty to do in the mean time (sheet metal work now).;-)
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:03 PM
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Well I got the diesel OP tractor done. Been busy all fall with the harvest and finally got done a week ago so I could finish up the project. It turned out fairly nice and the customer didn't waste any time getting here the next day to pick it up. He was like a kid getting just what he ask for from Santa. It is actually going to be a christmas present for his 5 YO son. (hope it fits down the chimney) He wanted it with no paint to have a father son project this winter.

Seasons Greetings to all
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:22 PM
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Very nice workmanship Brian!

I can see why he was so happy to get it into his hands and I'm sure with a little Christmas magic it'll have no trouble fitting down the chimney.

Hope you and your family have a safe and Merry Christmas!
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