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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 27, 2021 7:28 pm

Well went for a snort today and enjoyed the near 50 degree weather. Also my not even 1 year old tire is starting to dry rot... ugh. 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 3 252588580 Nothing real bad though it’s just cosmetic. Holds air fine.
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Quick update for y'all. At some point in the next 2 weeks I'm going to order a fresh pair of 4 on 4 hubs, spindles, and 8x 5 3/8 rims. The blower is...well...half fixed. The gearbox is fine, I straightened the mounts, but there is a stud mounted behind the impeller, so to put the gearbox back on I have to gut it back down to a shell. At this point though, it's not worth my time to fix it for this season, so it's been disconnected from the tractor being as we only have about 3 weeks left of snow and this week is looking clear. It isn't too bad though because I was planning to take everything out of the shell for sandblasting and painting so it all worked out fine. As far as the dry-rotted tire goes, I will take it in to the tire shop and see about a warranty replacement. That's all folks!
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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 20, 2021 8:00 pm

Rims are ordered! Now on to the transmission...

So awhile ago, test running it without the tunnel cover, the parking brake rod fell in and broke off 4/5 fan blades on the hydro. I ran it like that this winter cause it’s already cold and windy outside so it cools off ok. Fenders still got warm but not hot, so I’m not worried. But with warmer weather coming I do need a new fan, so I will get one soon. Another unusual problem is that the transaxle dipstick appears to be making contact with the internal parts, probably a gear. There is a funk missing out of it and a piece of it has a concave grind down to a really sharp edge. Shocked Yeah, better figure out what’s going on there. May still need to build new spindles, don’t know yet. With the new rims I’ll cross that bridge upon arrival. Found some 1/4 flat bar for the 3 pt dump loader build which I hope to start in about 2 weeks. Not too much else is new though, so I hope y’all enjoyed the update!
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Well, the thermometer hit 69 degrees yesterday. Danceparty With the weather being as good as it was, among going for a walk in the woods and surveying the yard I finished and painted the new dash. The old one was cracked, faded, and covered in all this safety information that I already knew and how to start the thing (quite frankly the fact that it has to be stamped on the dash makes you wonder about the kinds of people operating these machines today) and because of all that it had to go. I’ll save it for something or other, but anyway here’s the new one. 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 3 C7dc4910
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Do note that the left side hole is for the ammeter. The paint job looks worse on camera than it actually is, but meh, it’s a dash panel, not a hood or a fender. I’m going to let it dry for another few days before mounting it so hence the lack of bolts. That’s all folks!
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Well this was a busy couple of weeks for WL and Rusty. I’ve installed the new dash and rewired the ammeter. 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 3 71172679

A couple weeks ago, these rims showed up on eBay off of a 212 John Deere. 8x5 3/8, 1” ball bearings, in reasonably good condition.
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Mighta broke the sound barrier clicking “buy now” lol. Anyway, they arrived on Thursday and this weekend I have been using a wire wheel and some elbow grease to remove the rust and old paint. Here is an after and before picture: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 3 848f7c10
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