1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Jul 17, 2023 8:33 pm

IH super H wrote:Nice looking paint job on the rims. Did you mask of the tires with tape or is there an easier way?
Thanks

For the primer I had a piece of thin sheetmetal about 1 foot by 2 foot that I shaped into a curve to fit the rim and used that around the edge to protect the tires as I sprayed. For the silver I brushed that on. Easier to get a nice heavier coat on.
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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby Torben » Sat Jul 22, 2023 8:53 pm

She’s a looker, all right! Haven’t had any issues with her, I hope?

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Jul 31, 2023 12:30 pm

Haven't posted in a bit so here's a little update. Everything's painted except the hood, steering support, and front axle.

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby Urbish » Mon Jul 31, 2023 12:43 pm

Looks like you're coming along nicely! Slow and steady wins the day.
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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Aug 03, 2023 7:23 am

So it had a miss in the engine and I went ahead to do a full tuneup; new plugs, wires, etc. Found this. You don't think this could be the cause of the miss, huh, maybe? :roll:

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby NJ Farmer » Thu Aug 03, 2023 8:37 am

I would be concerned if something “inside” cause that to happen. I can’t believe that someone would have installed that plug looking like that however there are mechanic and there are operators…..

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Aug 03, 2023 5:53 pm

This was a barn find and the seller apparently made some quicky patches to get it running and saleable. None of the plugs were in tight and number 4 was already about 1/2 way out. Didn't need a socket for that one, just unscrewed it by hand. Probably dropped number 3 while putting it in, which bent the gap closed, never checked it, just picked it up and screwed it in.
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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Aug 03, 2023 6:07 pm

That would be my guess.
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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby NJ Farmer » Fri Aug 04, 2023 11:55 am

Larry from my Aviation Maintenance training/world never trust a dropped spark plug…..you never know if the insulator is cracked and you can be chasing ignition faults till the cows come home……food for thought.

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Aug 04, 2023 5:08 pm

Thanks, yeah, I put all new ones in, and wires.
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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Sun Aug 06, 2023 5:57 pm

OK, a little more progress. Starting to look like a tractor again.

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby Arthur Dent » Fri Aug 11, 2023 4:11 pm

Looking sharp!

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Aug 18, 2023 7:13 pm

The hood, dash, and front axle need paint yet but it's coming together. Can't make up my mind whether I want to replace the seat with a new padded one or just tie on one of those foam lined covers but the way it is now, bare metal with no suspension, is kinda rough on the kidneys.

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby NJ Farmer » Sat Aug 19, 2023 6:03 am

You need a “deluxe” double wide seat…..it doesn’t replace the shock value that a regular Cub provides but the cushions do help somewhat.

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Sat Aug 19, 2023 4:37 pm

I know but it's not a "real" tractor seat. :D :oops:

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