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Old 05-21-2019, 06:06:29 PM
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What time did you guys work on the roller yesterday? I got there about 1 O Clock and didn't see any one there except for a guy in a white van cleaning up his sales spot. I was there for the weekend (helping in the kitchen as usual), but the building was closed. I was told you had it running though. If you are there in the mornings, I cant make it due to dialysis , but if you are there in the afternoon hours, i would like to help. Ditto here on the facebook log in, if you arent a member, you cant see it (BOO-HISS).
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:45:07 PM
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Hey old stuff, the only reason it is on facebook is that I don't know how to do it directly to the stak. If there is a way I'd like to use it. I need a way to get it off my phone to here with no in between.

Andrew, we only work mornings, and Monday was short because many of the guys were there since Friday due to the show. Got the Grove cleaned up, had a bite of lunch and skeedadled .(computer doesn't like my spelling for this but didn't offer an alternative)
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:49:08 PM
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Sorry I missed you, ii guess I will have to wait until the July show then. I am tied to a machine from 7 to 12 mondays, so mornings are problematic.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:03:26 AM
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Here are the same videos on YouTube I hope.
https://youtu.be/PAaQnKZ2vwU
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:14:56 PM
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Today we started rebuilding the canopy. It measures about 4 ft by 10. The first pic shows the three pieces that we found from the original. Luckily there was a rail, a bow and an end plate.

After the frame was put together we fastened a piece of beaded plywood.(beads down) This looks like the original 1x2 inch strip roofing. We then glued and screwed another 3/8 in sheet of plywood on top. This was for added strength and to keep the beaded from developing bellies between the supports.

To finish up for the day we applied a concoction which is supposed to weather the wood. The jury is still out on that. We are using white oak for this project cuz that is what we have. I hate white oak. It seems to dense for my weathering to work on.

Next week we round the edges and proceed with making the oil cloth roof.
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:25:59 PM
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These are the pics for today.
See narrative below.
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:32:43 PM
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Pretty good day again today. We started by radiusing the top edges. As seen in the picture we started putting the top on. We had 5 guys stretching and stapling to get it even. Only problem was making the corners. Pretty pleased with how it turned out in the last pic.

Two things to mention though. Look closely at the finished pic and on the end you can see the arched band moulding. It is red oak with my weathering concoction compared to the. White oak on the side. I wanted the re oak coloring on all the wood. Did I mention I hate white oak?. Also, when I went for the material for the oil cloth, it would have to be pieced to get the width. The lady looked at me and said, "Do you really want to be crawling up there for the next fifteen years to reoil that? Come here and look at this vinyl." So that is what I went with.
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:35:29 PM
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Well, again today was a really good day. First I have to apologize to my wood buddies. I was told that the wood is not white oak, but white ash. I think it is a cross breed and the father was white oak. All in all it looks pretty good.

We used the fork lift to get the roof into position and then had a couple of guys get the bolts in. The holes from the original pattern pieces all matched up except for two, and that is because I added the extra cross members for roof support. Everybody seems pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

When that was finished Hank installed the battery box he fabricated. Funny thing is while he was putting that on I climbed into the cab and on the third impulse it started using the crank. Who'd a thought. To be fair, it had been running previously today.

We also put the hood back on. We took the side covers off so people would be able to see the engine and read the brass engine tags. This will also make maintenance easier and therefore more likely to get done. Hopefully.

A couple of things still to do. The air filter, battery cables and starter wiring another power washing and then a rub down with oil. Then this thread will finally be able to close. I do believe it will be ready for the July show.
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:19:32 PM
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Did you guys get the compressor working and the scarifier? I know the last wasrusted.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:01:06 PM
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Andrew, we pressurized the cylinder with 100 lbs and no movement. Maybe next winter. No reason to believe the compressor won't work.
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Okay, guys. This should be the last post for this thread at least until winter. Prepare to be impressed. Just kidding, but we are pretty happy with the way it turned out. There weren't too many people around to enjoy it due to the nearly 200 degree heat. Enjoy in the comfort of your air conditioning

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That is sweet. Does the radiator pull air or push hot air at you?
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You know Frank, I drove that thing three times today and can not answer your question. Maybe it is reversible for summer and winter use😊.
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:01:12 PM
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Frank, the air blows over the engine.nj
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I saw the roller in action at the summer show. Looks and sounds great! Glad i was ble to help in your getting it! On Sunday, it seemed you guys had a bit of trouble finding a neutral - probably just an adjustment.

With the near 100 degree heat, it was no picnic working in the kitchen either. Hopefully, cooler weather to come!
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Well, as Andy said we had issues at the end of the show. As I was putting it away I lost neutral. It was either going forward or back. No feathering between.. Inside the barn it became a real safety issue.

Once back in the shop Lester removed the throw out bearings. The lugs on top and bottom were worn so that instead of being round they were flat making it hard to hold any adjustments. Also the reverse side was worn about 80 thousandths more than the other. Being that they are brass riding against cast iron the wear is understandable, but we hope this is the problem.

The clutch linings seem ok.

For some reason m pics aren't loading today.
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Here are the pics from yesterday.
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For today. The yoke with 2 new bushings that Hank made and shrunk on. This one with the large hole is threaded for a grease fitting.

The second pic shows the yoke in position within the collars.

The third pic shows the forks in position to slide onto and tighten the clutch. There is one for forward another for reverse. They are connected by a bar so move in tandom.
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Loking good! Make sure you put antifreeze in it!
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Well, since we have it back in the shop Lester decided we should spend the time to remove the clutch drums and clean rust from them and the linings.

The drums were held on with a collar which was held on by two screws. They came out easily, but the collars needed heat.
Once the collars were off we pulled a gib key and the drums just slid off.

The forward drum had little wear compared to the reverse which had a shoulder worn into it.
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