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Keeping busy in the shop

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Tue Feb 07, 2023 11:02 pm

Got caught up on my winter service work on the "real farming" tractors, so now I've got some time to get some other projects taken care of. Pulled two radiators today, the one on my Farmall 230 has an unidentified leak. The whole thing is damp. That radiator put up a good fight coming out, the old hoses had it cinched in pretty good

Also removed the radiator on my JD 300B loader-backhoe. The neck has sprung a leak where it attaches to the radiator top. Now it's off to the radiator shop!

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1950 Farmall Cub (Georgette)
1950 Allis Chalmers WD (Allis)
1956 Farmall 230 (Gladys)
1959 Farmall 240 Utility (Heather)
1962 John Deere 4010 Gas with No.45 Loader (Pearl)
1966 John Deere 4020 Deisel (Jack)
1975 International Cub (Ozzie)
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Re: Keeping busy in the shop

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Tue Feb 07, 2023 11:12 pm

Brought the 72 Chevy into the shop, finally doing away with the widow maker split rims. These are the real split rims, that come apart in half. Had they been the lock ring type I would have left them alone. Picked up some new 9r22.5 tires and rims and mounted them up.
But as Red-Green always used to say, "Some people can't leave well enough alone." One rear hub had two "boogered" lug studs, and one that I ended up stripping with the 1" impact installing the rims. I figured I have installed plenty of studs before, how bad can these be?
Now here I am half a day later with both halves of the axle assembly apart just to replace some lug studs.
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The Chevy C50 in question

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The old 8.25-20 tires on widowmaker rims. I'll be glad to see these ones go, new tires are discontinued and even the inner tubes are scarce anymore

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New drive tires and rims

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Brakes don't look too bad and the bearings are in good shape and high quality.
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1956 Farmall 230 (Gladys)
1959 Farmall 240 Utility (Heather)
1962 John Deere 4010 Gas with No.45 Loader (Pearl)
1966 John Deere 4020 Deisel (Jack)
1975 International Cub (Ozzie)
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Re: Keeping busy in the shop

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Tue Feb 07, 2023 11:13 pm

And here is one of the badly damaged studs, this one was damaged when we bought the truck
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Re: Keeping busy in the shop

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Feb 08, 2023 10:21 am

Greenthumbfarms wrote:... I figured I have installed plenty of studs before, how bad can these be?
Now here I am half a day later with both halves of the axle assembly apart just to replace some lug studs.

Every twenty minute job is one broken bolt away from a three day ordeal.
Bill

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1956 Farmall 230 (Gladys)
1959 Farmall 240 Utility (Heather)
1962 John Deere 4010 Gas with No.45 Loader (Pearl)
1966 John Deere 4020 Deisel (Jack)
1975 International Cub (Ozzie)
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Re: Keeping busy in the shop

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Wed Feb 08, 2023 12:17 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:
Greenthumbfarms wrote:... I figured I have installed plenty of studs before, how bad can these be?
Now here I am half a day later with both halves of the axle assembly apart just to replace some lug studs.

Every twenty minute job is one broken bolt away from a three day ordeal.

I might need to make a sign for my shop that says that...
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Re: Keeping busy in the shop

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Feb 08, 2023 12:30 pm

Greenthumbfarms wrote:
Bill Hudson wrote:Every twenty minute job is one broken bolt away from a three day ordeal.

I might need to make a sign for my shop that says that...

Yes sir. I've shared a couple of those signs.
Bill

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Re: Keeping busy in the shop

Postby SONNY » Wed Feb 08, 2023 12:46 pm

At least you have a shop to work in!! LOL!!

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Re: Keeping busy in the shop

Postby Peter Person » Wed Feb 08, 2023 1:44 pm

SONNY wrote:At least you have a shop to work in!! LOL!!


...and a mighty fine looking one too! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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1950 Allis Chalmers WD (Allis)
1956 Farmall 230 (Gladys)
1959 Farmall 240 Utility (Heather)
1962 John Deere 4010 Gas with No.45 Loader (Pearl)
1966 John Deere 4020 Deisel (Jack)
1975 International Cub (Ozzie)
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Keeping busy in the shop

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Wed Feb 08, 2023 6:00 pm

Peter Person wrote:
SONNY wrote:At least you have a shop to work in!! LOL!!


...and a mighty fine looking one too! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

And not big enough! The shop area without all my tooling, benches, oil barrels and toolboxes is 32x72. Should have gone 16' wider and 16' deeper!
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Re: Keeping busy in the shop

Postby Gary Dotson » Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:44 am

Andy, the only time a shop is ever big enough is when you’re trying to heat it on a zero deg. day

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Re: Keeping busy in the shop

Postby SamsFarm » Thu Feb 09, 2023 11:17 am

I steer clear of using impact tools on my lug nuts or lug bolts (screws :lol:).

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Re: Keeping busy in the shop

Postby SONNY » Sat Feb 11, 2023 8:01 pm

impact is the ONLY way I can get them off! --- use one for everything. 1/4" for small stuff, 3/8 butterfly for whatever it will handle and the 1/2" Earthquake for the rest of the stuff.


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