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PostSubject: [24] FullerBoyz Lily of the Trail   [24] FullerBoyz Lily of the Trail Icon_minitimeFebruary 2nd 2024, 6:00 pm

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The backstory
This is one of two Power Ponies (my first tractors) I bought off a Southland gentleman who kept them as runabouts for the grandkids apparently weren't getting much use.  Both came with partial 12hp Tecumseh singles and new Chinese Titan branded 17hp singles.  I paid $2k NZ all up which is a squidge over what you would pay for the 17hps new.  My 4yo named them both as soon as he saw them.  This one we call... Lily🤣 🤷. The other one is Misty we built her up last year.  Hey I wasn't looking for two tractors but when these came up I took it as a sign.Grin

I thought they looked cool otherwise I picked these as mud mower projects for their good bones, horizontal shaft, proper front wheel hubs, and Peerless 4 speed transaxles which seemed popular for this sort of "work".  The new motors were a bonus I figured I could get the tractors going first with the new motors and see if I enjoyed it, can always go back and work up the 12s as future projects.

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I want to build Lily up to explore the trails along the Waimakariri River on daytrips or as campsite toys with my boys when they're bigger.

Coming from a coastal area there is a lot of rust I plan to disassemble and electrolysis everything.  Haven't decided yet if I will go whole hog replacing bearings seals and ball joints or not... probably yes, to me it's worth the $ on parts for all the time that goes into it.  I went so far with Misty as to frame up an electrolysis bath in the garage for the frame, warning it's very addictive bringing crusty old parts back to life!

Peerless 2306A feels ok and oil in it may take it apart give it a good clean these are neat little gearboxes!  Want to drive it off-road first before locking.

I've bought new 25x10-12 side-by-side tires you see in the photo.  Came with new 16" turf fronts OK... for now.

Need to find or make a belt guard.

Pulley wise I plan an 8" on the engine, and leave the final 4" alone it seems small enough for the B belt.  The intermediate pulley I can flip for another ~20% speed.

The 17hp hole pattern has the same width as the one in the frame but different length so I plan to add to the front crossmember which moves the motor a couple inches forward.  The fibreglass hood will need to be extended.

So, nothing drastic looking forward to getting her cleaned up and bigger tires.

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Last edited by MightyRaze on February 2nd 2024, 6:39 pm; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : Forgot to include photos doh)

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PostSubject: Re: [24] FullerBoyz Lily of the Trail   [24] FullerBoyz Lily of the Trail Icon_minitimeFebruary 2nd 2024, 8:15 pm

> I picked these as mud mower projects for their good bones

5 lug rear, 4 lug front, ladder frame, I agree Smile

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Stout machine! Looking forward to seeing this one

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PostSubject: Re: [24] FullerBoyz Lily of the Trail   [24] FullerBoyz Lily of the Trail Icon_minitimeFebruary 4th 2024, 1:28 pm

Wow, I just looked up some photos of these Power Pony tractors, I've got to say that I absolutely love the body style, and they look like some stout tractors to boot! Can't wait to see how this build turns out!

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The lesson I learned with my first tractors Misty was to just hurry up and rip everything down to pieces so that is what I'm trying to do with Lily here. the sooner I can put away the map gas torch and punches from all the gnarly disassembly the sooner I can get my parts list together and start cleaning up the shop...  I now have had electrolysis of the frame running for 24 hours at 3 amps, happy to let it bubble away a few days while I collect my thoughts.  Next to do is take the peerless apart figure out what seals and bearings I need to order and put a list together...

Nothing fatal found during disassembly so far. The front axle pivot casting was cracked and rewelded but looks sound. The upper body has lots of minor cracks nothing a few blobs of weld won't fix.

Eddie helps with cleaning

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Paaaaarts...
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Frame electrolysis bath setup
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PostSubject: Re: [24] FullerBoyz Lily of the Trail   [24] FullerBoyz Lily of the Trail Icon_minitimeFebruary 17th 2024, 4:09 pm

that sounds like you’re really know what you’re doing when it comes to disassembly. It would be nice to see some before and after pictures of the electrolysis.

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