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Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate


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Old 12-23-2010, 04:53:24 PM
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Are you going to try and balance the flywheels before putting them on the crankshaft or maybe after and balance the assembly? Or do you think it won't be an issue?
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Are you going to try and balance the flywheels before putting them on the crankshaft or maybe after and balance the assembly? Or do you think it won't be an issue?
My plan is to balance them as an assembly. There is a place in Owatonna Mn. (Midwest Balancing) that should be able to handle this. It probably wouldn't need to be done, but I want to be sure it is right.
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I want to be sure it is right.
That makes a lot of sense to me to do it as an assembly. It sure looks like you're doing everything else right with this engine. Very impressed with your work!
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Hi Allan,

How many hours (rough estimate) do you think you will have into a complete motor?

Great photos of the actual machining and finished parts!

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Looks like I have a little 'catch up' reading to do.... as I kind of lost track of this thread for a while.

Impressive work.

Thanks for providing the pictures and information.
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Hi Allan,

How many hours (rough estimate) do you think you will have into a complete motor?

Great photos of the actual machining and finished parts!

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As far as hours, I don't even want to think about it. Just doing one step at a time. I tell everybody it will be done by the 4th of July, but i'm not giving a year.
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We just got a new dealership sign made for our Big 4. It is double sided. It seems like we could be a dealership with all the various parts in our shop.
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Top notch again Allan!!!
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What a hell of a project! There are not many people who buy a tractor without an engine who think, O the engine I can make by myself.
When you have the right tools, you can make everything.

Keep going with this fine project and the tractor will be rescued for the future.

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It seems like we could be a dealership with all the various parts in our shop.
Dealership Hell, I think you're starting up another Big 4 factory!

Sign looks great, work on the engines looks great! I'm just constantly amazed at the scope of work you're doing, and the professionalism of it. Keep up the good work!

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