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Old 12-02-2017, 08:19:39 PM
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Clarence says around 40 years ago. So been hibernating for some time
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By the way, to me, that lil Case looks lonely.
It looks like a toy next to the E!!!
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:51:29 PM
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Hi Luke

You have taken on a big project but I am sure you can handle it. Good thing Dean showed up with more help! Maybe we could send Kruger with his Fisher Price tool set to help you! He could probably stay a week or two!

Keep up the good work!

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Old 12-03-2017, 10:25:14 AM
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Fun Thread,
We all get to learn and enjoy when someone takes the time to post progress and pictures...thank you!
In post number one, two of the pictures show a young lad engaging in what may be a project of his own? It thrills me to see a boy take an interest in a shop, tractors, tools, etc.
He will posses grand knowledge and experience beyond his peers if he grows up taking part in an environment like this. Who is the lucky young gent?
Good luck on your project!
Tony
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:17:45 PM
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Kelly, thanks for the offer for Montana slim, but I think his plate is full dog watching. I too heard a story that slim bought a set of tools, thinking they were some ancient artifact that nobody knows of or seen before...well, not him anyway. Our 2 younger kids are in the shop a fair amount. A bucket of nails and lumber can provide a lot of entertainment for these kids.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:31:30 PM
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Today I took on the pistons. Lands were full of crud. Top 2 lands had hard carbon build-up. So all rings were pulled and cleaned, and chipped out carbon in lands. Lands had nice square corners and rings are in very good shape. Cylinders all clean and ready for install.
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If you need head gaskets, ignitor gaskets, carburetor air intake pipe, also gear cover #3439, or possible other parts, contact Odie's Rumely Collectibles Phone number 989-992-5437

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Lukeste
You are a lucky man to get to play with this beauty!
I know, because I have had the privilege of operating and caring for an old friends E for over 30 years now.
When I first started playing with it, it was running (kinda) on plugs and a high tension mag.
The owner had a set of ignitors but had not put them in.
All the mechanism was there.
John Tysee had shown me how to set them up on an F once when I was at Crosby in the early 80s.
I set about getting them in with success and what a difference it made.
I then took the spark plug plates which were modified ignitors, and made them back into ignitors.
I got all the mica from Lee Pederson and machined the washers and tubes to fit.
For points, I used 1/8" tungsten from a tig welder.
They were silver soldered in.
I made them fairly long as can be seen in the pics.
What I found is that these long points did not foul very much.
I have rebuilt a quite a number of other ignitors this way.
I hope this info is useful.
Sorry to be so long winded.
Enjoy playing with the E and your kids.
I remember playing with my Dad and his Rumely's in the 60's.
Ross
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ordered up gaskets today so should have some in a week or so I suppose. thx.
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My youngest Eli started making a new canopy today. He decided to wear ear muffs so he didn't have to hear me..
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While Eli made the canopy, I got the pistons readied and into their final place. Each rod got shimmed a bit tighter. Forklift was the right too for this job. Minimized the heavy lifting. Taking up the rods took a while and certainly had a good sweat going by the time I got onto second cylinder
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The lower valves were pulled cleaned and lapped. Then replaced into the tractor. And a final picture of a now smooth turning engine assembly
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I got the carb taken apart with nearly every bolt busted out. So the less than fun job of 9 busted bolts to extract. But it was protecting a pretty food inside. A good sand blast and new needles make the top part looking good. Bottom side special care was taken for the area where the brass slide plate rests and slides. So another compo ent done
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The less fun part tonight was the oiler. I spun by hand crank first to be sure moving freely. Food there. Then hooked a drill onto outputs shaft to give a good spin. Hey... Doing pretty good. Yeah well I had 2 that were fighting me. Primary pump on each. I threaded the flow in and out a fair number of times and got one of the 2 to let loose.. then it was time to flush out oiler and clean it up. New oil gas mix and try again.. still one fighting and trying.. so a long 2 hour story short. I got the one last pump working as it should. And boy was I happy. I hate working on those things.. Another component done
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Today I removes the fenders, floor, and both tanks. The rear tank presented itself as quite clean. With the hand hole it was easy to power wash the he'll out of it. The big tank was a bitch. Chunks of wood screwdriver and other stuff, and pounds of rust made cleanout trying. I ended up cutting a hole to get the wood and screwdriver out and also made it much easier to power wash all the fines out. After patching both ranks got a muiratic acid bath and then a flush to get ready for sealing. No leaks were found but it still will prevent future rust. So drying for a day or 2, and then sealant. Going to move onto new wood for platform next. Looks to be full dimension.
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The tanks are back in their resting place. The fenders got a good work over and although not perfect, , are considerably better. Progress continues
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Yesterday I got the new weathered boards put onto the e. Clarence had an angled board that has the same weathering for the side that was rotted out. Parts were loosened that connect to radiator assembly so the radiator could find it's resting point. The flywheel side still needs the upper board to match the right side. I will repurpose a board from operators station so that all radiator wood matches.
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1 picture got ahead of me, the clutch slide was mildly seized and with every cloth and light taps with brass hammer it got it to move to engage position and then every the outer shaft. And then a lot of wd40 and wow she is a nicely operating clutch. Gary biewer put new shoes on the clutch and workmanship is top notch.
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Is the 1st reduction gear keyway messed up on this one?
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The keyway is good, but there is some creativity used to take up slack on that shaft. This summer that shaft will get new Babbitt and addressed at same time.
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