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    Look what followed me home!

    Look what followed me home yesterday!






    Got it runnin and welding also , wasn't expecting it to go that fast. Btw its a 1957 which im told is the transition from short to long hood.
    Im gonna go through all of it as the wiring is pretty shot , all the insulation is cracked and falling off of most of the wires and the rad is shot so we couldn't run it very long. Also im not familiar with the r57 ideler so I need to do some reading and see if I can get it operational.

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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    What a bunch of bull!!
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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    Looks like you needed another project with that awesome bed about finished! Agree with ZT, bunch of bull in that shop

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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    . . . and now you're going to tell us you only paid $200 for it I suppose?
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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    ...got paid to haul it away as junk?
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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    Got one up yhe road for sale. The owner wants 2800 for it, original paint. If you paid under a grand it's a steal.

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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    Double what duane quoted.

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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    I see the magneto ignition and it is a flat head 4, is it a Continental? Been a while since I saw a manual hand crank. I hope the electric starter works.

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    So you guys don't like the bull? LOL

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    yes its a continental , its a 6 volt system and I don't have a battery so not sure it works yet.

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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    Disconnect the charging generator and use a 12V battery (and 12V solenoid) to kick it over. That starter won't mind the extra voltage (unless it's already shot).

    I converted a Farmall 100 tractor (C-123 engine) from 6V to 12V decades ago retaining the 6V Delco starter and it worked for over 25 years until I sold it and as far as I know it's still cranking for the current owner.
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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    Quote Originally Posted by spooled05 View Post
    yes its a continental
    An F-162 to be exact.
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    Thanks duane , your knowledge is always appreciated! I might have to pick your brain about this ideler when I get to messing with it.

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    No problem. Just DO NOT apply any voltage to the coil yet in an effort to test it although you can check for continuity.
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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    Like you don't have enough work now?

    Btw, why is your cow cold?

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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    I stabbed one like that about 2 years ago, for $50....was froze up, but still made a good profit on it......

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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    how thoughtful you are. that poor lost steer followed you home and you threw a blanket over him.
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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    ^^LMAO! The guy I rent my shop from is a sculpture and didn't have a door big enough for this one in his shop so its in mine till they pick it up

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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    Well I sold the chopped black face a lot sooner than I was planning so now I got to hump it on this 57 to get it runnin good, pulled the xciter to rewire and heatshrink the big wires since the insulation was all cracked up.



    Im building a whole new chassis and chopping it as well , heres the new faceplate.

    That's it for now , ill start frame etc. in the morning and have some more pics tomorrow.

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    Nice.
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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    Frame



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    And I set hood on just for fun, its chopped right at 10" from factory height.

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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    Spooled05, That is an awesome score. I hope someone can correct me if i am wrong but i thought the long hood transition models started in 58 and went to 59. I thought 57 was the last year for the short hood?

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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    I want to see this one run. I think it a 1450 rpm machine like a short hood but is a five speed. Does anyone know?

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    Re: Look what followed me home!

    Yes , its the transition year from short to long , 1450rpm

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