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PostSubject: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 14th 2023, 12:35 pm

18hp 8 speed.     Seems like a great place to start with a off road build.   I don't typically like tractors that have been painted off colors but the paints decent on this.   Guess I could deal with orange.      This will be my 1st so wish me luck.   Need to think of a name for this  scratch

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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 14th 2023, 3:23 pm

That's a great start for an offroader! Looks like Kubota orange and I agree, it doesn't suit it but the great thing about paint is you can just paint over it! Lol

Looks like it was used as a puller eh?


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- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
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- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 14th 2023, 9:38 pm

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Looks like it was used as a puller eh?

It was. Unfortunately it still has a open rear end.

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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 15th 2023, 10:12 am

That's not necessarily a bad thing, everyone is always going on about lockers and no doubt they have their fair share of pros but they have their cons as well. Good grippy tires and carrying your speed in certain situations will get you through just about anything, with an open rear I'm able to tackle the same obstacles, hills and mudholes as my friend with a locker but my tractors are less likely to want to flip over on me.


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- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 19th 2023, 8:46 am

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That's not necessarily a bad thing, everyone is always going on about lockers and no doubt they have their fair share of pros but they have their cons as well.

scratch  maybe hold off on locking the rear? Anywho I installed the $26 carb and got to drive the gal around.   Waiting on some parts to get here but I hoped to get the red painted this weekend.   I cant stand the orange.   I ready to get on with this so I can go play.    Still need to find a set of foot boards.

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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 19th 2023, 10:02 am

It lives! You are correct that the engine is known as a L-head (or a flathead) and is an opposed twin cylinder not a V twin, in my opinion they're excellent motors. Again you are correct, it is a pulse pump and those carbs seem to need them plus for offroading it's definitely required so you don't run out of fuel on inclines or off camber situations.

The exhaust definitely wasn't well executed, they could've at least used a union to avoid welding, see this as a blessing in disguise because while it's fine for tractor pulling that exhaust is a huge risk to destroy the head(s) if you ever rolled it.

I'd hold off on locking the rear for now but that's just my opinion, it's doubtful it would be any easier to do it now than in the future and will rob you of valuable testing time. Get er going, enyoing riding and getting used to it, the biggest mistake I made on my first build (The Warhorse) was that all I did was work on it and chase the next upgrade. It was 6 or 7 months before I even got to test it out...

You have a excellent tractor to start with and I love the enthusiasm, enjoy!


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- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 19th 2023, 11:04 am

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that exhaust is a huge risk to destroy the head(s) if you ever rolled it.

I'd hold off on locking the rear for now but that's just my opinion, it's doubtful it would be any easier to do it now than in the future and will rob you of valuable testing time. Get er going, enjoying riding and getting used to it,

This is my thought process.    Haven't decided what to do with the exhaust but it'll come to me.    On a side note parts have started to arrive.   Got the 8" front wheels.   Now FedEx has lost the tires but they should be here tomorrow.   Ill be stealing the 26x12x12 ags of my mowing tractor so I should be able to play this weekend.

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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 19th 2023, 11:18 am

Thought of a couple names, maybe you can use them to get ideas.

I was thinking

Crazy Horse - but that may upset some people these days.  It was my first idea for my horse. Rolling Eyes
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Colt 42 (42 for dispacement of the briggs)

Your project, whatever you name it will be good.  You're moving along nicely on that tractor.

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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 19th 2023, 11:23 am

MightyRaze wrote:

Colt 42 (42 for dispacement of the briggs)

Ive never been good at naming projects but this is good. I really like Colt 42 New Project.   The Colt  1098998679
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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 19th 2023, 11:34 am

Yep, I vote for colt 42.
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Yep, I vote for colt 42.

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I'll be waiting to see them New Project.   The Colt  1f44d
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I'll be waiting to see them New Project.   The Colt  1f44d

Maybe something like this afro

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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 19th 2023, 1:03 pm

Yah, that would look good against the orange! Smile Where are you going to put it?
It would Probally look good on the top of the hood!

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Yah, that would look good against the orange! Smile

Ah she's going back to red. I prefer factory colors. Anywho fuel tank and front tires made it. 9.5 wide tire 5.5 wide rim 🤔 I might have miss ordered.

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Money's tight but now to find some rear tires.

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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 20th 2023, 5:58 pm

Wow! That looks sick with those new front tires , the paint job, and the sticker, that is super awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 20th 2023, 6:25 pm

Saw the image on FB... You got a vinyl cutter? Looking good!


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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 20th 2023, 8:00 pm

Thanks!

No cutter but I've got a friend who has one. He's usually dame day on this little stuff.

Daylight is done for today.

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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 20th 2023, 9:34 pm

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The exhaust definitely wasn't well executed, they could've at least used a union to avoid welding, see this as a blessing in disguise because while it's fine for tractor pulling that exhaust is a huge risk to destroy the head(s) if you ever rolled it.
Little comment here, not to derail any threads lol, but there is really nothing wrong with welding exhuasts, I've seen people blow fuses about this, had one buddy come to look at another buddies car on our lift, he literally blew a gasket when he saw someone had weld the exhaust. We used to run a smaller auto shop on the property, welded exhausts every day, never had any issues with it. If you do it right so there aren't any holes and you wire wheel the rust off first you can weld exhuast to your hearts content. That specific car, a old lexus, looked like the exhaust had been welded 5 years ago and was still leak free and strong.
Nothing personal, just don't worry too much about welded exhuasts...
Other then that I second you on everything else.


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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 20th 2023, 10:13 pm

@BairleaFarm That's looking great man nice job! Didn't waste any time getting rid of that orange eh?! Lol.

You're right @TechnoChicken there's nothing wrong with welding exhaust, maybe you didn't watch the video closely enough (or at all) to know that it's built from threaded pipe so now the only way to remove it is by cutting at least one pipe... thanks though.


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- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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@BairleaFarm That's looking great man nice job! Didn't waste any time getting rid of that orange eh?! Lol.

You're right @TechnoChicken there's nothing wrong with welding exhaust, maybe you didn't watch the video closely enough (or at all) to know that it's built from threaded pipe so now the only way to remove it is by cutting at least one pipe... thanks though.
Oh hell, the video didn't even show up on my pc was just going off the pictures that I could see.
Just making sure we didn't have any anti welders here I was trying to figure out for a second if there was some guy on youtube going around telling people that was a sin or something but that doesn't seem to be the case.. (The OEMs don't seem to care, they literally weld stock exhuasts)

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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 21st 2023, 5:14 pm

Almost to the point of being able to ride. Still need to figure d foot boards and a air filter housing (might not have room for a oem).

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PostSubject: Re: New Project. The Colt    New Project.   The Colt  Icon_minitimeOctober 21st 2023, 5:22 pm

Very nice man that's looking awesome! Not sure if they're the right ones but there's some WH foot boards up for sale on eBay. Unless you're planning on making your own that is


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- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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