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Forum: Tractors Yesterday, 12:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
That wasn't quite one of the possible solutions...

That wasn't quite one of the possible solutions that I thought of and then quickly discarded. I think I can unbolt the rad from the side brackets and move it up two inches, then cut the upper tin...
Forum: Tractors 04-16-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
Whoa, whoa, Kenny, your enthusiasm is running...

Whoa, whoa, Kenny, your enthusiasm is running away. Some of that na´ve enthusiasm might rub off on me. I am plodding along forward, though. I picked up some parts in town today and made this steering...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 04-16-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By MercuryMac
I've only wired cars 'one wire at a time', but I...

I've only wired cars 'one wire at a time', but I have a kit on the shelf for my '34 Plymouth. I'm not against using a kit, and Snopro, if you counted up the cost of all the wire, ends, fuse boxes and...
Forum: Flatheads: 4 - 6 - 8 - 12 bangers! 04-15-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By MercuryMac
There are quite a lot of different bellhousings...

There are quite a lot of different bellhousings for Chrysler sixes, Neto. This is a combine motor so it had a different bellhousing that I couldn't use, I had to find a tractor one.
That's the...
Forum: Tractors 04-15-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
I filled the rear-end and transmission with 75-90...

I filled the rear-end and transmission with 75-90 gear oil, then mounted the cover. There were three different sizes of bolts to hold it down. I didn't have enough cleaned up and painted. The seat...
Forum: Tractors 04-14-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
Thank you guys. Dozer, I don't have any trouble...

Thank you guys.
Dozer, I don't have any trouble grabbing a new project; I do have some trouble finishing up the 'ongoing' projects that are scattered all over the shop, though.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 04-14-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,156
Posted By MercuryMac
Wow Dozer, cool writing. :cool::cool:

Wow Dozer, cool writing. :cool::cool:
Forum: Flatheads: 4 - 6 - 8 - 12 bangers! 04-13-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By MercuryMac
Chrysler flathead

Here's my Flathead six Chrysler. This one is the industrial 230 ci. with the short 23 1/2" head. I think the different lengths of the head just mean that Chrysler didn't have to Siamese as many...
Forum: Tractors 04-13-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
Today I cleared the way to get the engine crane...

Today I cleared the way to get the engine crane to the tractor. When I had a good path, I grabbed the flathead off the floor and plopped it in the belly of the Massey-Harris. The front motor mount...
Forum: Builds! 04-13-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,567
Posted By MercuryMac
Dutch, I'm glad you touched on how long it takes...

Dutch, I'm glad you touched on how long it takes to 'imagineer' something. It gives me a new platform to rant from. Imagineering takes time, and if you only look at the first three quarters of the...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 04-12-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 99,413
Posted By MercuryMac
I agree Snopro. Dons Rods said, "on a no-fendered...

I agree Snopro. Dons Rods said, "on a no-fendered hotrod the axle should be underneath the radiator". He speaks the truth.
Forum: Tractors 04-11-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
I've been doing little piddly things the last few...

I've been doing little piddly things the last few days, so nothing picture worthy.
A bunch of bolts and small chunks are cleaned up and painted. The gearshift is bright red now.
One thing that...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 04-11-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,156
Posted By MercuryMac
Right on, Sam, you have captured 'bracketry', and...

Right on, Sam, you have captured 'bracketry', and exposed it.
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 04-09-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9,829
Views: 1,381,491
Posted By MercuryMac
Dr. Crank, my first guess was a chicken hawk too....

Dr. Crank, my first guess was a chicken hawk too. But maybe they have something different in Europe. Get out your 'bird book' Dutch.
Forum: Tractors 04-09-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
I don't make a good red-head, Sawrig, I don't...

I don't make a good red-head, Sawrig, I don't have the green eyes, the freckles, or the cute face to go with flaming red hair. :mad:
Yes, 28, brand new tires. I had sold a friend the wheels and...
Forum: Tractors 04-09-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
Thank you guys. I'm really liking this paint, it...

Thank you guys. I'm really liking this paint, it will stay shiny a long time. The down sides are, it has a very strong smell and there is a huge overspray problem. I covered my '36 Ford truck first,...
Forum: Tractors 04-08-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
I board sanded the tank today, the best I could...

I board sanded the tank today, the best I could and reprimed a wee bit. Now the bottom is painted.
The back half of the tractor is now primed and painted.
Forum: Tractors 04-06-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
The news is, the friend that I sold my back tires...

The news is, the friend that I sold my back tires and wheels to, showed up with his replacement tires and tubes for me. pic one
I sanded off the body filler on the tank top and found the filler...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 04-06-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,963
Views: 734,152
Posted By MercuryMac
I'll watch this, Dutch, as I have wanted a forge...

I'll watch this, Dutch, as I have wanted a forge for a long time.
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 04-05-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4,963
Views: 734,152
Posted By MercuryMac
Snopro, I also had a strong feeling that Redid's...

Snopro, I also had a strong feeling that Redid's picture was in Alberta, maybe even Highway 40. I thought the guy standing at the left side of the trailer was the driver at first and that he'd lost...
Forum: Tractors 04-05-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
Thank you, guys. I was so impressed with...

Thank you, guys.

I was so impressed with the welding clamps that I recommend using them, BUT, be careful, they work really, really good.
Forum: Builds! 04-05-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 23,944
Posted By MercuryMac
My condolences, Pops. As Bill says, your...

My condolences, Pops.

As Bill says, your bumper suits the truck. You have 'full vehicular vision'. You see what is needed on your hotrod, Good.
It always bugs me when I see a guy weld a...
Forum: Tractors 04-04-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
I welded a chunk of car spring on the 'D' clamp...

I welded a chunk of car spring on the 'D' clamp to reach the far side of the dent. This worked and I had found another small dent about 10" further back on the tank, so this extension caught it too....
Forum: Tractors 04-04-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,016
Posted By MercuryMac
Thank you guys. Ya, it looked stubborn because...

Thank you guys.
Ya, it looked stubborn because of the thicker tin and the dent went right up to and included a factory crease. It turned out that I'm just as stubborn as it was, and maybe I have...
Forum: Builds! 04-04-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 232,938
Posted By MercuryMac
The only solution that I can see for you Dozer,...

The only solution that I can see for you Dozer, is you give me that Big Block Dodge engine and I'll give you a flat head six that'll be more manageable, ---- for a guy your age.

Congratulations on...
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