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Old 07-22-2018, 09:43 AM   #51
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Re: 1946 B.F. Avery Model A Tractor Restoration

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man I really like that red....it looks great...
It's call Tartar Red...and what's prescribed by Avery afiscionados as the correct factor color. Looking at my basement you won't think it, but I'm not big on red. But I like this too. Thanks!

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Looking very good!

It is interesting the engine is mounted on rubber bushings as I didn’t think the designers would have been concerned about vibration. The paint / build sequence and discussion is applicable to all our projects...sure helps with a nicer looking end result.
I've thought about this too and don't know the answer. I can think of several reasons that it made sense that aren't vibration. With regard to paint, it's always a catch 22 when you have so many painted surfaces. The ziplock bag on bolt technique works pretty well, but we've still nicked some nuts and bolts. There are some places where I did want clean gaskets and fittings to show, just to convey the type of restoration that was done...but I didn't want it too bejeweled with hardware that took it away from how it left the factory. I mean, they painted the whole thing red and didn't worry about the fact that you were going to skin it up when you changed the oil...or basically every other thing that it was purpose built for. But as you said, paint sequence is the chess game we play on all these builds.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:59 PM   #52
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Finally back home on a weekend and just so happens my girls are away, so a perfect time to make some hay. I was very lucky to find 70 year old NOS rubber motor mounts which were surprisingly resilient for their age.
I wonder what they were trying to achieve with rubber bushings, because it is still metal to metal connection to the frame and the bell housing bolts straight to the frame?
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:54 PM   #53
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I wonder what they were trying to achieve with rubber bushings, because it is still metal to metal connection to the frame and the bell housing bolts straight to the frame?
I think they probably killed some vibration even if only on one side of the motor. I know how we set the motor and clutch assembly, I don't know how they did. It does conceivably give you a little play on installation. The mounting points on the front of the engine are kind of wimpy...four small bolts on the timing cover. They might benefit from a forgiving mount. After all this engine was just a power unit and not designed for a specific application. Finally, the core of this design was a crawler...which they turned into a wheel tractor. That's definitely an unforgiving arrangement.

....it's probably vibration. I don't know any engineers and the guys who drew it up are dead. I'm sure there's a solid reason...but at the end of the day I'm just a guy excited about finding septuagenarian rubbers.
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