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Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By MercuryMac
My opinion Laz, is go into 'paint' again and add...

My opinion Laz, is go into 'paint' again and add the bottom strip under that middle piece you made. It would look more finished, in my mind, anyhow. Add picture 2 and picture 4 together.
Forum: Tractors 06-30-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By MercuryMac
Yes OI, a wee bit. I'm hoping that if I add some...

Yes OI, a wee bit. I'm hoping that if I add some Lucas sealer to the rear-end oil I'll be OK. The other side was all right, so I didn't order any seals.
Forum: Tractors 06-30-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By MercuryMac
After a parts gathering day in town and acquiring...

After a parts gathering day in town and acquiring a parts Perkins motor for a Cockshutt 40 diesel that is also getting whipped into shape, I took the final brake drum off the Ferguson and washed the...
Forum: Tractors 06-28-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By MercuryMac
Yes Bill, I like using the hot wrench on rust. ...

Yes Bill, I like using the hot wrench on rust.
I bored holes in the brake pedal pivots and tapped them for grease nipples, then I heated them aggressively, got them moving, then screwed the zerks in...
Forum: Tractors 06-26-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By MercuryMac
Yesterday I took the two draglinks off and added...

Yesterday I took the two draglinks off and added four tierod end rubber boots to the list of things to get.
The brakes needed checking so I took a drum off and things looked good in there. I got the...
Forum: Tractors 06-25-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By MercuryMac
Ya, diesel motors park well. It might just start...

Ya, diesel motors park well. It might just start right up.
A trick I use when a tractor has sat for quite a while is, I unscrew the oil drain plugs on the engine, transmission and rear-end, and be...
Forum: Builds! 06-25-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By MercuryMac
Good advice, Tripper. For all of the cost of...

Good advice, Tripper. For all of the cost of those plastic stud pattern discs, everyone should have one. They're handier than pockets in your undies.
Forum: Tractors 06-21-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By MercuryMac
I started to work on the hood. The chin part...

I started to work on the hood. The chin part always takes a beating and this one was no exception, dented everywhere and ripped about 3 inches. The welding has been hammered and ground off somewhat...
Forum: Tractors 06-18-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By MercuryMac
The radiator has had a ride to town, a gungking,...

The radiator has had a ride to town, a gungking, an acid bath, and a pressure test. I brought it home yesterday.
Then I took the top off of the transmission, because the safety start wouldn't allow...
Forum: Builds! 06-15-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,168
Posted By MercuryMac
I'm glad that weathermen are unpredictable, only...

I'm glad that weathermen are unpredictable, only in Florida [ddd.
Anyhow, nice work on the primer, I'm looking forward to the deep red.
Forum: Tractors 06-13-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By MercuryMac
The other day I delivered the parts tractors to...

The other day I delivered the parts tractors to the new owner. He was happy with the deal, and so was his wife, [always a good thing].
I've been taking little things off the keeper tractor so the...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 06-11-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By MercuryMac
Welding near plastic lines usually spells...

Welding near plastic lines usually spells trouble, but this is 'piped' exhaust going near fuel lines, and quite a ways from the motor.
Could you wrap your fuel lines with some heat insulating...
Forum: Tractors 06-09-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By MercuryMac
Sorry guys, I didn't realize that I had separate...

Sorry guys, I didn't realize that I had separate threads going here and I dragged the Ferguson over into the other hobby one.
Today, I finished robbing parts off the parts tractor and loaded it to...
Forum: Builds! 06-09-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,339
Posted By MercuryMac
Look into the future, what kind of terrain are...

Look into the future, what kind of terrain are you going to be driving on. Will it be pulling a trailer in the mud and snow or just boiling down the highway in good weather, most of the time.
My...
Forum: Builds! 06-09-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By MercuryMac
I think the owner meant, just change the oil and...

I think the owner meant, just change the oil and dump out the ashtray, and drive 'er.
Forum: Tractors 06-08-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By MercuryMac
I've got the back wheels on the parts tractor,...

I've got the back wheels on the parts tractor, now. I've taken the hood off and the radiator. The rad has to go to town and get cleaned out.
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 06-07-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By MercuryMac
Thanks, Kenny and Skip, those movable support...

Thanks, Kenny and Skip, those movable support pieces will work for many different transmissions. My top plate has long slotted holes in it, they are just in the worst places you can imagine, right...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 06-06-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By MercuryMac
It looks like I had promised a report on my...

It looks like I had promised a report on my transmission jack and then forgot about it. Ooops.
The downside of the apparatus is the flat slippery surface that you have to keep the transmission on...
Forum: Tractors 06-06-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By MercuryMac
Back to the Covid induced Ferguson. One of my...

Back to the Covid induced Ferguson. One of my band-mates was not working and bored so asked if he could come over and play some music and look at my projects and hotrods. I like giving tours, so he...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 06-06-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 28,832
Posted By MercuryMac
I don't know what a '41 Mercury two ton looks...

I don't know what a '41 Mercury two ton looks like, but from '42 to '47 they looked like this truck. I like the Ford 'vertical' grille better so that's what I have.
Forum: Throwback Thursday! 06-05-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 58,564
Posted By MercuryMac
Yes Doc, the video of the elevator and agent...

Yes Doc, the video of the elevator and agent triggered a lot of memories. From the mid fifties to '70, riding with Dad, and then the next forty years hauling my own grain, clover and grass seed into...
Forum: Tractors 06-05-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By MercuryMac
Thanks for the picture changes, Doc. The reason...

Thanks for the picture changes, Doc. The reason that field was so dusty, is because it was in grass for 60 years and this spring it was disced up many times and harrowed. Some of our guys are still...
Forum: Builds! 06-05-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 82,847
Posted By MercuryMac
Lookin' Good, Dozer, but I'm going to underline...

Lookin' Good, Dozer, but I'm going to underline Doc's question.
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 06-05-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By MercuryMac
BED, I want to underline something you said. "It...

BED, I want to underline something you said. "It isn't anyone's job to give away free labor." [Well, except home shop builders]. Home shop builders continually give away most of their labour, and...
Forum: Throwback Thursday! 06-05-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 58,564
Posted By MercuryMac
Thanks Doc., that brought back memories.

Thanks Doc., that brought back memories.
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