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Rumely 12-20 Restoration


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Old 02-24-2015, 12:19:26 PM
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Yes it is always good to maintain a sense of humor while chipping off petrified petroleum deposits. Severely overheated pistons could be one explanation for the scoring issue you encountered earlier. This being the smallest heavy weight there is a good chance it was run in an overloaded condition on a regular basis. With out any temp gauge who knows how hot things got?
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Looking at getting tops of fenders rolled from new. Anyone else looking for the top part? Going to make the sides myself since it's only a simple brake. Let me know this week. Don't know price yet....
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:48:37 AM
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Well I thought I would get these piston assemblies in and the tranny bolted in tonight. man was I way off. got bushings fitted and machined and rings on. wore me out! thats it for tonight...... double lung transplant will be tomorrow I guess...
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Started on fenders. we have a big hole punch which was awesome for this....didnt have to worry about the drill bit trying to tear through the sheetmetal and mess it up.
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Getting a shrinker and try my hand at it to make a fender top. frame and trans are one again. blasted and primed. man I hate sand blasting. worst part of any restoration I have ever done.
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Well I thought I would get these piston assemblies in and the tranny bolted in tonight. man was I way off. got bushings fitted and machined and rings on.
It appears you didn't drill the bottom grooves and use oil control rings?.......
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Matter of fact I did. 8 holes around and oil rings. we used 2 oil rings in bottom to get correct width.

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Of course the crappy jobs are followed by fun ones. my second favorite part of the restoration.
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Progress doesnt seem like a lot until you consider all the cleaning blasting priming and then painting.... pushrods were worn pretty bad. I was going to build them up and turn them down again but the all had a lot of bow to them so I couldnt get a good spin on them. so I made new ones...not that it was bad to do. maybe this week I will get a rolling chassis again
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Got my new toy mounted flush with the bench. tried it out and didnt take long to figure out this is going to go fast. time for some shrinkage....
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Got my new toy mounted flush with the bench. tried it out and didnt take long to figure out this is going to go fast. time for some shrinkage....
Thanks for sharing! Enjoy keeping up on your project! So did you just bend the lips up on the fender edges and then start going at it with the shrinker and it slowly starts putting the curve in the fender by itself? Keep up the great work!
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I used a brake to crimp the metal for the lip on each side. then with the shrinker started to bring it around. about 8 inches per side at a time. went way faster than I thought it would and learned it doesn't take near as much as I thought it would for the proper arch. with the stretcher I brought a couple parts back outward that I shrunk too much. I think it took me an hour for this one fender. I would have guessed a half a day.... it would have been easier with 2 people I know. the fender arches away from the bench so I eventually had to hold the fender to work it around in the shrinker and stretcher.
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Those are great tools. I've been using a set for about the last 15 years for many applications. Wore out two sets of jaws over the years!
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took all my new sheet metal to my uncle who works at a body shop to start welding the pieces back together. soon we will be busy in the field so I have one more good week to put into this tractor until probably june. by then the fenders should be done.
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i may this weekend rest the motor back onto the frame. when taken off, i placed the shims aside exactly as they went off. there were none on the flywheel side, and quite a pile on the pulley side. that is how i plan to put it back together but i was wondering, why is it not an even number on each side? any thoughts on this? thx and pics maybe this weekend.
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I would think the manual would have an explanation of how to shim and why, but I believe it would have to do with the transmission to engine gearing interface. In fact, does the transmission go in first, get shimmed, and then the engine?
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the rear axle is shimmed, trans is not shimmed, and engine is shimmed.
rear axle is shimmed what looks to be even from side to side. trans is bolted on vertically and horizontally so that baby wont be moving. pretty damn pumped to drop the motor on some time soon
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She is looking pretty good. I blasted nearly every original nut from the tractor to reuse. also did some square nuts for a future project.
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Made a starter for the rumely tonight
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Got the motor on over the weekend. Bolted it down and then discovered the brake pulley didn't have clearance to put back on...flywheel is in the way. So loosened up the motor and lifted it just a couple inches and put the brake pulley on. Brake system is done now. Steering column on and shifting linkages as well. Now working on reduction gear housing. Didn't have any half inch key stock on hand so that killed progress on that part. Also got metal for fuel tank bands today so I hope to be on that part soon...
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