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40 Gaar Scott Restoration


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Old 01-07-2009, 02:42:51 PM
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Default 40 Gaar Scott Restoration

I created a web page on the restoration of the 40 Gaar Scott. It will be a long project, but the hardest part is now done, the projected stated this past weekend. Still hoping to having it done by this year's Heritage Park September show

I will post updates as progress progresses.

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Great web page. Will be awaiting updades. Good luck!
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Thanks for the web page! Can't wait to see it steamed up at Heritage Park! Hopefully this Sept.!
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Great pictures and progress.....you better watch Lawrence ...... if you dont watch him he will be putting in CASE pistons....to get a little more HP !
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Jerred,
Great web site for a fantastic project!
And Gary - notice that Jerred calls it the motor! Although I think he slipped and called it an engine once!
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I am really going to enjoy watching this process!

Good luck on the project.
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Here's the other Big Girl at WDM Yorkton running the saw mill. It ran sooooooooooo nice!
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Default Re: 40 Gaar Scott Restoration

Great site Jerred!!! It was a pleasure to work on it last weekend, I will be back soon but will spend the next few weekends at Lawrence's helping as much as I can on the 40's engine. It was very neat to remove parts and expose surfaces then stand back and think no one has seen what I am looking at for 100 years!
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Well I guess that goes for keeping this under lid for a bit. Yes, I have the 40hp GaarScott motor sitting on my trailer. The first piece of business is to build a suitable table in which to sit the 6,000 lbs. plus motor onto. How do we know how much the motor weighs...simple, we stopped off at a truck stop and ran the load of the scales. I already know what my empty weight is, so it wasn't too hard to figure out what the motor weighed. Which surprisingly weighed a whole lot more then I would have guessed.

As Eric will contest to, since he rode out to Jerred's and back again, our trip back following the previous day's ice storm turned a normal 2-1/2 hour drive into 7 hours. Eric had said we hadn't spent much time together for a while...now I think he has had his fill for a bit.

I will be keeping Jerred apprised of the progress on the motor and in turn I'm sure he will post any new photos I send to him to his new 40hp GaarScott website.

I was and am pleased to be involved in such a project. I hope that I don't fail Jerred in some way by not doing the kind of job that he expects. Don't be surprised if you folks get a question or two from me about what would be a good direction to go. A lot of you have a whole lot more experience in restoring motors than I do. Anyway, it will be a fun project to be aqcuainted with.

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