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 Li'l Red 3.0? Growing up to be Red.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red 3.0? Growing up to be Red.   Li'l Red 3.0? Growing up to be Red. - Page 6 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 10, 2021 7:20 pm

where is the oil leak coming from?
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Honestly I didn't even look.  I went out about 5 minutes ago and found the leak.  Not that big an issue.  It's the drain cap weeping.  I'll fix that next oil change.   Li'l Red 3.0? Growing up to be Red. - Page 6 1f605

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red 3.0? Growing up to be Red.   Li'l Red 3.0? Growing up to be Red. - Page 6 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 28, 2021 11:46 am

Red was definitely ready for Haspin. It got pretty beat up. Daughter rolled it. She’s fine. Idler went out causing it to start lunge when clutching. That sent her out of control while turning. Daughter was a beast on a couple hills.

Full evaluation when we get home but initial report says…

Twisted hood
Bent front frame for steering. Hope not c channel.
Blown axle seals on transaxle
Need idler.
New steering shaft end.

Just a start.

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@MightyRaze wrote:
Red was definitely ready for Haspin. It got pretty beat up. Daughter rolled it. She’s fine. Idler went out causing it to start lunge when clutching. That sent her out of control while turning. Daughter was a beast on a couple hills.

Full evaluation when we get home but initial report says…

Twisted hood
Bent front frame for steering. Hope not c channel.
Blown axle seals on transaxle
Need idler.
New steering shaft end.

Just a start.

OK, I have gone over L'il Red and this is what I have figured out.

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Tractor frame is fine.  Just the extension is bent.  I'll need to rebuild the extension.  Maybe an opportunity for a version 4.0?

Engine is half shot, but I knew that.  Needs rebuilt.

Hood and grill are bent.  Not sure I can fix that or not.  Not sure if I want to put the 85 grill back on.

It has a SHOT idler to keep belt off gear shifter.  Also will need a new hose for vent.  It got chewed.  Need better routing.  Also, go back to .5 inch belt.  The 5/8 slips too much and stretched more it seemed.

Need to evaluate the stripped stearing splines.

Tires....

Fronts were fine!  Rears... while got GREAT traction, did contribute to the tractor being "tippy" which aided in the rollover as well as the jumped belt.  Maybe move them out another inch.

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The 820 will need some end seal work.

That is my post Haspin evaluation.  I'll probably start working on fixing it later this year.

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I vote the 85 hood!
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Scored me an old .25" thick piece of angle 1.5"x2" angle iron.... That stuff isn't going to bend!  I also still have an unused piece of 2x2" angle and some random pieces lying around.  I'm 20% considering changing the front suspension. That's just an idea I'm toying around.

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I've decided that I will be doing some changes in hopes to make it more stable.  I need to drive it back to the garage so I can start some tear down.  I also think I will be going with a shorter wider tire on the rear.  I think the 24's make it too tall and tippy in the rear.  I will be looking into lowering the front end as well.  To do so may require a new setup.  Also, that may put some strain on the steering universal.  I may need to look into one more bend in the link.

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great news..... I got it bent back right.  Short video out maybe tomorrow.  No need for all the teardown etc.

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I think I have the belt idler fixed.  New belt guide installed.  Few more things to resolve.  It's running super rich I figured out.  I do have some adjustment to the carb.  I'll turn down the idle jet a bit.

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If she’s blowing smoke just slap a Detroit Diesel sticker on er and call it good. lol! Glad she’s fixed!

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Watching...
Tippy is scary. I’m lowering the rig I am making for my grandson.
Keep at it! cheers

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@Rustbucket Garage wrote:
If she’s blowing smoke just slap a Detroit Diesel sticker on er and call it good. lol! Glad she’s fixed!

For a few dollars more, Autolite has an Iridium spark plug for the L head.  I am going to try that out.  I got those today.  I have some platinum briggs plugs in the engine for next year's build-off.  Talk about a purr and good response.

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Watching...
Tippy is scary. I’m lowering the rig I am making for my grandson.
Keep at it! cheers

Yeah, same here, I am going back down to a 23 inch bearclaw.  Much wider and not rounded tire like what is on it now.  Those come in next week.  I'll video this stuff and show it off.

The rear tires on it now, I will more than likely put on my Sears Suburban.  The duro's I have on it now are just way too big.

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Boy, you keep hinting at this new build, and I’m not sure I can bear to wait until next year! Smile

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@Rustbucket Garage wrote:
Boy, you keep hinting at this new build, and I’m not sure I can bear to wait until next year! Smile

Same here!

Those iridium plugs in Red…..  OMG total difference!!!

Top speed right now with 6" engine 5" transaxle.

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UH oh!  I realized something that needed fixed.  Video on that later.
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As promised...


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Wow! 31 MPH. Kinda scary actually. LOL

I’m glad the transaxle issue wasn’t fatal. They are hard to find here, I hope to not need a spare.
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Hard to find here too.  I lucked out on this one.  It came off a Murray Ultra I think.  Dude near me had it and sold it for $30.  For once, I was able to be the one to pounce on the ad in minutes.

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Got it done!


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Those are some nice tires, way to go! How wide is Red’s rear now? Shocked
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I'm 39" in the front and 43" in the rear.  I could pull that in to 40 pretty easily, but why bother.  LOL.

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Wicked cool stance! New tires oughta corner a lot better being that they are square shouldered.

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Took red out for a 5 mile round trip today.  Wanted to get it all warmed up to see how some of the items I worked on panned out.

After the 5 miles, no drips in the garage.  I checked the axles and they were still clean.  I did get on it a few times during the trip.  Also checked the oil leak on the engine.  So far so good at this time.

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Decided to narrow up the back a bit.  Now sits at 41.5 inches in the rear.

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