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    Model 70 project on hold.

    The 70 hasn't been put back together yet. There's a good reason.

    I've been waiting on the machine shop to get caught up on their work as a tornado shut them down for a while. It ripped the metal roof off the building. Not sure if anything inside was damaged other than lights.

    The owner had to have another roof installed before his guys could resume work. They got way behind on things.

    Sure hope the engine parts on the 70 check out ok. I sure want to get it back together and running soon. Other tractors are waiting on me too.



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    Hope they get caught up soon. I am looking forward to seeing pics of your 70, when it is finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by green and red man View Post
    The 70 hasn't been put back together yet. There's a good reason.

    I've been waiting on the machine shop to get caught up on their work as a tornado shut them down for a while. It ripped the metal roof off the building. Not sure if anything inside was damaged other than lights.

    The owner had to have another roof installed before his guys could resume work. They got way behind on things.

    Sure hope the engine parts on the 70 check out ok. I sure want to get it back together and running soon. Other tractors are waiting on me too.
    That sucks, but hearing what they are dealing with at least it's totally understandable.
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    As much as I like seeing the finished product...I would really like to see some of the work in progress. I dont wanna be a thread hijacker but ill post a few of my 70 diesel standard getting a new block, head and pony put on. This tractor appeared to be in better shape than my parts tractor...so after I tore them down a bit I found out I made the wrong choice hahah
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlock0331 View Post
    As much as I like seeing the finished product...I would really like to see some of the work in progress. I dont wanna be a thread hijacker but ill post a few of my 70 diesel standard getting a new block, head and pony put on. This tractor appeared to be in better shape than my parts tractor...so after I tore them down a bit I found out I made the wrong choice hahah
    You should start your own thread. We love tractor projects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlock0331 View Post
    As much as I like seeing the finished product...I would really like to see some of the work in progress. I dont wanna be a thread hijacker but ill post a few of my 70 diesel standard getting a new block, head and pony put on. This tractor appeared to be in better shape than my parts tractor...so after I tore them down a bit I found out I made the wrong choice hahah
    You didn't hijack anything. We all love old and new tractors.

    I told the owner of the shop that I was sure sorry to hear about the damage. When I first learned that a tornado had hit the town the same night as some other towns also experienced tornadic damage, I was fairly certain the machine shop would be closed for repairs. Thank God many buildings are still standing.




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    I did a poor job of proof reading that post, there was another thought I had when I wrote that and somehow my fingers got ahead of my eyes

    In may a large tornado ripped a big deere dealership west of me shreads, just leveled it. Went by there a few weeks ago and they are rebuilding but have a long way to go. At least they keep everybody employed either working out there on cleanup and help or went to help one of the partener dealers to work till they can reopen.

    Our surprise early morning rain just stopped so ill head out to the shop and snap a few pictures of some projects and throw up an "Everybody add your project pics" post

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    There's one issue with the hood that I'm not quite sure about just yet. The propane tank is much longer than a factory tank. Since this 70 was originally a gasoline model, the hood had to be cut to fit the tank. This was done in the 1950's and it weakened the hood.

    I'm wondering if I should purchase another one and have a professional shop to cut it. On the other hand, it is hard for me to have another hood butchered. They don't make them anymore unless there's a place in China that does.

    Anyone have an idea?




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    70/720 propane hoods arent usually that hard to come by, most people seem to convert to gas not from gas. Probably cost ya 75 bucks ish for a descent one

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlock0331 View Post
    70/720 propane hoods arent usually that hard to come by, most people seem to convert to gas not from gas. Probably cost ya 75 bucks ish for a descent one
    Yip, you're right about most converting from lp to gasoline. The farm where this 70 spent most of its life was not located anywhere close to a gas station. And, that era being when propane was so cheap, the owner decided it was cheaper to use the same fuel that heated his house, water, and what cooked his food. Wish I could've bought the other 2 cylinders,but they were sold long ago.

    Good idea about also using a hood from a 720.




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