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Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate


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I though about a shaper when you had to cut a tapered internal Keyway. They do take a lot of space but there are somethings they are very useful for. Alan
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We are machining the differential turnbuckle bolts for the Big 4 tractor. They will be used to get the correct gear mesh between the rear axle and differential. The other end of the turnbuckle will be an eye bolt which hasn't been made yet.
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Today we reached a milestone, which is passing 100,000 views. Thanks to everybody for following the progress of our Big 4 tractor.

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All the Thanks to you folks! You make it possible to learn and enjoy at the same time! So, thanks again Harriet & Allan Severson!
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Allan Do you or maybe someone else know how to establish the production date of Big Four tractors, I am keen to know when mine turns 100 years old as I have a few requests of late to show the tractor at upcoming rallies, and would be keen to celebrate the tractors 100th birthday but would like to be as accurate as possible.
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The only thing I know is Emerson Brantingham bought Gas Traction out in what I believe to have been September of 1912. Mine is a Gas Traction, and is serial number 1131 and the tractor in Monticello, Utah, which is an Emerson Brantingham, is serial number 1189 according to David Parfitt's registry. I am believing mine to be a 1912.

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Isn't that how you get things done???? Actually, we are visiting my wife's sister in Anchorage, Alaska.
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We are bending turnbuckle ends for the steering and differential of the Big 4 tractor. We are using a Hossfeld no. 2 bender. The rods were pre-heated before bending to help minimize stress cracks that would have been there if they were bent cold. We are using 3/4 inch rod and bending around a 5/8 inch pin.
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We have finished the steering turnbuckles and the differential adjustment rods. In the first attached picture we are showing a picture of the bending process for offsetting the eyelet of the turnbuckle end. The next picture shows the assemblies, and the final picture shows the finished steering turnbuckles with the previously made shock absorbing springs.
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