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Just about ready for the cab! Drive Train is done!
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Willy-N    Posted 03-15-2003 at 18:51:37       [Reply]  [No Email]

Put another 7 hours in today and finished the drive train, shifting linkage and carb set up. Have the drive shafts in with all new (6) universals installed. I need to mount the gas tank and fuel line. Then I can do the Cab and put it on to test it out. Then wrap up the nose and front bumper and a little trim stuff. It is going together real fast now. The hold up will be painting the Cab Red. Mark H.


Scott Hansen    Posted 03-17-2003 at 15:08:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't give a !@&#^@$ who says what about off topic stuff. I get a real kick watching your projects. I think I can even ping you when I get a chance to do something similar.
Thanks for posting them.


Willy-N    Posted 03-17-2003 at 15:15:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
You think they would get tired of hearing I converted to 12 volts and now it dosen't work! Or my tractor won't start what is wrong with it dose it need gas? Have a good one! Mark H.


Yankee    Posted 03-15-2003 at 19:57:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes my friend it is all down hill from here on in.The painting of the cab wont be to bad.The worst part of the job will be the tapeing and papering.So far it is looking real good.Torquey little flat head,I hear ya.They dont make them like that any more.


Willy-N    Posted 03-15-2003 at 20:14:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
With the 583:1 gears and 90 hp @ 2,800 rpms it is torky! Put it in low range 4X4 and you can rip the axles out if it dose not move. The low range is 1 to 1:97 allmost 2 to one down gearing. Top speed in low range 4th gear is 25 mph and about 5 mph in first! Can't wait to take it for a drive. Mark H.


Ludwig    Posted 03-16-2003 at 17:52:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whats top speed in high range? 'Bout 50?


Willy-N    Posted 03-16-2003 at 21:04:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
50 is about top speed unless you get taller tires and higher gears but then you would have problems on the steep hills using 4th gear. Mark H.


Ludwig    Posted 03-17-2003 at 07:05:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup everythings a trade off.
I knew a guy had an old PW like yours with a little diesel in it. Said the 150hp of the diesel really made it a serious machine. He had taller gears in it and it'd keep up with the speed limit on the highway. Considering the fairly primitive steering mechanism on it I don't think you'd want to go a whole lot faster.


Willy-N    Posted 03-17-2003 at 08:53:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some guys swap out the steering collom to a newer style along with putting in front disk brakes and a power brake master cylinder. I went with a dual master cylinder for saftey reasons in case a line broke I did not want to lose all brakes at once! Mark H.


Yankee    Posted 03-16-2003 at 13:51:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now,now we need to wait.All in good time.No jumping the gun.LOL.If I was you I would be saying the same thing,cant wait but funny thing we always do dont we.I really enjoyed the pics.I love the older machiens,motor,tranny,etc.Back to basics.Older is better.Hope to hear from you soon.


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