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  • old jupiter
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    Originally posted by Tinker Joe 2 View Post
    Old Jupiter, now that is nice looking engine, bet it will haul butt on the water, don't think I want to ride in that but would like to see the motor run, how about a video ?
    Sorry, Joe, I didn't see your post until now. That motor was photographed in 1971, right before it set a straightaway record of 100mph in Devil's Lake, Oregon. No videos. If you want to see today's alky-burning outboards, try googling "USTS racing" (United States Title Series), which has some stills and probably links to videos. And you can go to YouTube and specify "DePue races", DePue, Illinois being where the national championships are held every year.

    Try these, too: http://www.quincylooperracing.us/gpage1.html
    https://www.google.com/search?q=pro+...racing+engines
    Last edited by old jupiter; 02-09-2016, 10:33 AM.

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  • Portable Welder
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    SB, you have a great shop, I've been very Jealous for years, I'm still trying to catch up to you.

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  • Tinker Joe 2
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    That is a good looking machine, they last for ever if someone does regular up on them, that was John Deere best selling models, I seen a 4020 with over 8,000 hours and the engine had not been opened yet, that was the propane model, I was raised plowing on the model D, 830 (1955) and the Model R, then we got high class and got into the 4020, though I was in heaven.

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  • Stubs
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    Beautiful farm shop and quality work.

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  • Sberry
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    At one time I painted some outside jobs but its a rarity anymore for a couple reasons. So much is done on old farm stuff by hobby types a cuy cant afford to compete most of the time. I painted one I should have had a pic, a small JD, 40 something maybe and had got some equipment from the guy. I let him set his own price and didn't blink when he handed me the trade value figures, said ok, he was a dealer who had really treated me well over the years and said thanks and then the guy tips me a grand.
    Here is one of ours. My newest is a 76 but with new paint no one ever considers how old they are.
    This is not a resto but a working unit. Been re wired, Nippon starter, Delco alternator, step modified, battery boxes tossed for maint free car bats, got a turbo and oversize tires and extra hyd attachment for a loader and a grill we built. Note the pipe, stock muffler gone. I don't think the cardboard under it was from this job, it was housebroke when we painted it. Click image for larger version

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  • Tinker Joe 2
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    sberry, that sure is some good looking paint on there, do you do outside paint of tractor for people or just for you own use, love to watch someone paint, I can get by but like you good fellows do, had 20 old tractors mostly John Deere the oldest was a 1926 D and the latest model was a 1968 4020, propane, when I moved to this new place I sold them all and the plows also, only kept one John Deere 4'11" disk plow, wish I would have kept one D maybe, those flywheels are a little harder to pull over now ?
    Last edited by Tinker Joe 2; 01-25-2016, 06:30 PM.

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  • Tinker Joe 2
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    Old Jupiter, now that is nice looking engine, bet it will haul butt on the water, don't think I want to ride in that but would like to see the motor run, how about a video ?

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  • old jupiter
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    If you mean you're going to quit this site, I hope not because you always have good input.

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  • Sberry
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    Click image for larger version

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ID:	565485 As with most of this work I really don't enjoy it, its the results I am after and this type of thing is something I quickly get good at. I am really a better painter than a lot of painters, its same with welding. On a day to day basis I am an ok welder but when we get to critical production I can float to the top in a hurry if I want or need to.
    If I had to do it again might race cars or snowmobiles, again it was never a passion enough to pursue it and when I was younger did other stuff that got in the way. I wouldn't have done it for the love of it but simply as something I was good at. I am a bit too bruised up and getting a bit too grey to enter something like that now. In reality I had always intended on doing some pipeline but things just seemed to come up, the production end would have suited me well but I actually get bored fairly easily once I catch on.
    Last edited by Sberry; 01-21-2016, 06:10 PM.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    That doesn't look like a rattle can paint job like I'd do. I hate painting. I as painting the columns for my overhead i-beam project, I was doing good to just wipe the oil and dirt off. Painting is the bane of my existence.

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  • Sberry
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    I was trying to bring some content here but the thing never does the same thing twice. I am going Click image for larger version

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  • Sberry
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    The air coms in over the top at the end and makes for down draft. I was going to filter it but its not a problem. My set up is about 10 minutes and this is super sick as I can pallletize a lot of stuff and even turn some of it so I am up wind. Its really clean and I usually don't even bother to sweep the floor beyond normal.

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  • old jupiter
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    I can't seem to get your photos to blow up to where I can see much detail, but I sure do like your roll-up paint booth, Sberry! I take it you have some sort of big, low-speed fan to draw some of the paint fumes outside? If so, do you some way filter the shop air that's drawn into the painting area? If you are shooting Imron, I suspect you take a lot of pains to do things right, and safely. A dust-free, bug-free, still-air, dry, low-humidity paint booth is wonderful when painting big panels (a car, a boat), but can't just be slapped together in an hour when you need it. Some sorts of paint jobs, like most of that tractor other than the few big panels, can get away with some dust specs and such, but that roll-up booth is the deal-sheneille for doing nice work. Alas, I don't have a good place to set one up, so where you send out most of your machine work, I have to send out the important paint jobs, . . . just as well, since I never got very skilled with a gun.
    Last edited by old jupiter; 01-21-2016, 11:44 AM.

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  • Sberry
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    The one in the hoist bay will get a repaint if I have the energy. I did it about 20 yrs ago and used JD paint. Its quite faded, will get Imron this time. I am not a great mechanic so I need to make up for it in other ways. My interest and expertise is really in production or maintenance and making it as easy as possible and removing as many roadblocks as I can is what I really do.
    Last edited by Sberry; 01-21-2016, 10:15 AM.

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  • Ironken
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    Originally posted by old jupiter View Post
    Haviing a great shop is one thing. But do the projects that come out of your shops hold up like this?? (I thought it would never die, couldn't stop laughing):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq6T5BojXc8

    I never would have guessed it would have thouroughly destroyed itself like that. There's something completely satisfying about destroying s'$t!

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