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Thank you @fatboy_dan! These 990 chassis MTDs are a real “blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then” case. Very well made.

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I’ve had her parked here for 3 days. She needs some depends…..lol.

In regards to the motor, I shot a bit of kroil and wd-40 into the bores and no dice. I plan to try some plain ol motor oil tomorrow. Might flip the motor over and let the oil drailn up into the rings too.

I read somewhere that a shallow crosshatch angle can cause a lot of drag, so I thing that mixed with a dry bore would be probable for this amount of drag. We’ll figure it out, I’m sure! Smile

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Well I put some 10w30 in the bores and turned her over with a ratchet. Starter turns her over now!!!!!!!

I’ve got to put the plugs back in and I do believe we might be able to see some smoke roll. Danceparty Danceparty Danceparty Danceparty Danceparty

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Fingers crossed for you!

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Okay, so I got it to turn over with gas in the carb reasonably quickly. Strong smell of gas. Either I flooded her or she’s got no spark.

She’s a stubborn one but so am I! Lol.

I’mna ressurect this one whether she likes it or not! Lol.

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Double posting buuuuttt I got her going!!!!!!!!! Brake was off lmaooo. Grinning pretty good now!

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Awesome dude I'm happy for you!

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Thanks man!I really appreciate your help and everybody else’s! I’m a rookie so I’m still shedding the green here.

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Ok, so it looks like we’re down to three contestants in the build off. I plan to keep going with this prject here.

An easy thing that I’ve been meaning to do is get the front end all cleaned up, so I’ll be taking the front end down and repainting all the rusty stuff. Still need to get the front spindles welded up, but that’s a ways away. I have the parts for the rear so I hope to get that done before October is done. I’m going to try also to get a coat of paint on the body but I will be leaving the new hood in primer until I can get the mounting flanges for the grill welded to the inside. Anywho, I’m still in and still working at my snails pace! Lol.

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Progress! Got all of the front axle mounts painted and the front frame. It’s not the best job in the world, but the visible stuff came out ok. The pitting was atrocious and I had to cut off a couple bolts. This powder coating they apply at the factory definitely did not get a primer or an etching profile judging by the rust worm and peeling. It’s been relieved of duty now anyway lol. I may blend the new paint into the old, but we’ll see. It might not be that visible once the motor goes back in. I didn’t want to go all the way back to the midsection because the powder coat is still in nice shape and it’s way more gas and oil resistant than spray paint ever will be. So I might sand and polish the line but IDK.

Transmission update: thinking now the control shaft is probably the source of the air. It leaks like a siv, and I found a cross reference on line, which is nice. Little by little, we’re getting there.

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Nice to see more progress! I really doubt your control shaft seal is the source of air I'd look more on a suction line. My control shaft seal leaked badly but I wasn't getting air in the system, on my Eaton 10 the control shaft is on the bottom of the case if that makes a difference?

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Nice to see more progress! I really doubt your control shaft seal is the source of air I'd look more on a suction line. My control shaft seal leaked badly but I wasn't getting air in the system, on my Eaton 10 the control shaft is on the bottom of the case if that makes a difference?

Good point. I will need to remove the eaton eventually so I’ll probably replace all the lines when I do that. My thought was that it sits directly under the pump side of the tranny so air might enter there. It needs replacing anyway lol.

Thanks for the tip bud!
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Little bit of progress today. Got the pto shaft all cleaned up, bearings removed, and all that fun stuff. Quite a pain trying to find flanged bearings for it! I’d prefer to replace them but if I cant then the ones in it are decent enough.
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Trying to figure out now if I’m going to paint the body this fall or wait until the spring. Warmest day is 62, and 8 mph winds. IDK.

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No pics yet, but the ol lady’s a roller again! Got the driveshaft and dash removed and painted, touched up some rusty spots, and fought the front axle back in. Boy what a chore that was! Glad its done with lol. Now onto the bodywork…. Weather permitting….

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Ay! Think I almost swallowed a cobweb on my way into this thread.

Anywho, I got the rear panels completely stripped of all old paint and powder coat. Might do the front end too, IDK. Going to hopefully put some phosphate solution and primer on tomorrow.
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Trying to decide if I want to do the gray again or if I want to go with silver this time. Whites were silver for a while and it looks nice I think, and it’d be easier to keep clean and touch up.

I think if I work diligently I should be able to get this completed by the end of the month. In addition to the build off, I need her to plow my driveway! lol.

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Well iam not familiar with these myself but what struck me is that it actually has some really nice lines compared to the ones I find online.

I guess that's due to the colour not showing it properly.
If my advice means anything I'd go for a silver with a slight metallic in there as metallic will highlight the curves better
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I agree, silver would look great! Automotive paint would work well and be pretty tough too.

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I thought about automotive paint, but the trouble is that it costs 60 bucks a quart minimum. I can’t really afford that now so I’m going to stick with spraying on the crust-lol-eum.
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I thought about automotive paint, but the trouble is that it costs 60 bucks a quart minimum. I can’t really afford that now so I’m going to stick with spraying on the crust-lol-eum.

Anything beats Kry-alot lol

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I thought about automotive paint, but the trouble is that it costs 60 bucks a quart minimum. I can’t really afford that now so I’m going to stick with spraying on the crust-lol-eum.

Anything beats Kry-alot lol

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Welcome back to the land of turtles with wrenches! In today's episode, my phone died, and I didn't really feel like getting pictures, but the rear panels have all been shot in their first coat of primer. Tomorrow when I get home from work I'll be doing some bondo on the wavy bits that are rampant on the sheet metal and the pitting down in the pan.

I also went and painted the transmission control panel in silver. I really like the results, so we're doing silver on the body panels.

I also got some gold lettering for the name tag on the rear fender pan the other day.

So the question is, worth a name change to "Silver Stallion," or do you guys like White Lightning better?

It was 60 degrees yesterday and today up here...unheard of for mid november. I was running a spray gun in a T shirt thinking "Boy, something ain't right with this weather!" Not that I'm complaining or anything... lol.

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I personally like White Lightning

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Welp I’m still plugging away at a snail’s pace. The body panels have all been primed and are ready for a coat of silver tomorrow.

The sad news is that y’all probably can tell that I ain’t going to have this thing running in 4 days, so I’m probably going to have to declare myself DNF on this. Sorry everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: [DNF] [22 BO] Rustbucket Garage’s - 1997 White 2055 “White Lightning”    [DNF] [22 BO] Rustbucket Garage’s - 1997 White 2055 “White Lightning”  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeNovember 27th 2022, 11:27 am

I thought you had it running!?

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My Tractors:
1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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Running, but not driving lol. Tranny still needs lovin.’
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PostSubject: Re: [DNF] [22 BO] Rustbucket Garage’s - 1997 White 2055 “White Lightning”    [DNF] [22 BO] Rustbucket Garage’s - 1997 White 2055 “White Lightning”  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeNovember 27th 2022, 11:58 am

All you need for it to be "complete" and eligible for voting is running, driving, steering and stopping with all controls "remote" (hooked up via controls). As long as it will drive long enough to make a short video you won't be DNF, you can do it! Look at how far away from my goals I am but am still "complete" as per the rules

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My Tractors:
1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

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