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Minneapolis 40-80 Complete Frame Off Restoration


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Not much longer before another of your 'down the runway' videos then?
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I probably have you trumped in the happiness category.
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Love the sound of those big gears rolling over
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We made noise today with the Minnie. I have some carb issues to take care of but it fired right up! This one has been a struggle but I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!We have a bunch of small things to get done like fuel line plumbing etc. But it is still neat to hear the first noise and see the fitst shop full of smoke! Here is a short video of the first run. Wendell

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Another Superb Job! Roby
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We got the Minnie out to see daylight today.We are still fighting Gremlins but one by one they are going away. Here is a video of its first steps! Wendell

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Any Updates Wendell?
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Sorry for my tardiness! We had a new set of valve springs made and put on it and we had a push rod hanging on the manifold along with Justin helping me with the carb. I rolled the timing up where it belonged, got a bunch of fuel leaks stopped, Thightened the clutches up several times, Pulled the right bull pinion off and gave it some more clearance,Ran about 50 gal of gas threw it, Get the idea? This old girl was rough and if has been a long journey but we are getting close. We had to have the fenders special made. There are 120 rivets in each fender. and there are 4 pieces of sheet metel in each fender that has to be formed, fit and drilled to fit together. They are all done now and we are in the process of painting them. Then we have to jack it up ,slide the wheels out a little to get the fenders installed. I will put pretty pics. on most likely next week late. Here are some videos of me playing with it and working some of the gremlins out of it. The one at the bottom is the latest one where it is running on duel ignition where you can see it runs a little faster with both plugs firing .Wendell
https://youtu.be/uQAf0_NzT_M https://youtu.be/mRnlwTesybU https://youtu.be/xm3vzpR6RLg

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Absolutely incredible Wendell! What an awesome project.
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We got the fenders on the Minnie this week.I took it for a ride around the runway and it ran sweet! We need to touch up some bolts and finish the truck oil lines and it is ready to go home! Wendell
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Another fantastic restoration Wendell.Exellent work
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I was wondering how you have your ignition system set up thxs
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It is running on magneto now. I have had it running on the dual ignition but we took it off to install the fenders. We have everything marked so when the owner puts the floor boards on he can just set it on the floor and hook it up. Wendell
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I’m Home!!! Thanks to Kelch’s Restoration and all the tradesmen, vendors, consultants, and moral supporters for their efforts and expertise. Somewhere Harold Ottaway is smiling.
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Default Re: Minneapolis 40-80 Complete Frame Off Restoration

Now then, what of the cab that was shown on the first post on this thread?
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Where is the cab?
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It will be refurbished this winter.
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