A/C GT for Dad

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Re: A/C GT for Dad

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It’s looking great Mr Dave! Thank for taking all the pictures and showing us the progress! I’ve been looking forward to them!
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JSinMO wrote: Sat Apr 20, 2024 3:21 pm It’s looking great Mr Dave! Thank for taking all the pictures and showing us the progress! I’ve been looking forward to them!
Thanks Guys . Even though it is not Case , all the things I learned working on them I have used in this restore . There are many more things I have learned in this restore I will now be able to put into my Cases in the future ,and there are a few .
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In between all the day to day stuff I got some more done .
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Re: A/C GT for Dad

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David, is the wedge on the hood original or a David classic custom? :cool: :peace: Harry
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Harry wrote: Mon May 20, 2024 6:09 pm David, is the wedge on the hood original or a David classic custom? :cool: :peace: Harry
All original for this model . Restoring as close to original as I can get . Even the hub caps were original to this one .
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David I’m not familiar with AC GT’s. What is the purpose if the wedge on the hood? Is there a hole in the hood that is covers? :peace: Harry
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Re: A/C GT for Dad

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Hey Dave, nice machine. I like AC's, I have a '63 Simplicity 725 which is similar (and a Sovereign 3416H, and a Wonder Boy). I take it yours is a Shuttle Drive. Tell me how you like the SD. Did your dad have his birthday?

PS. When will you be done, I need your help.
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FUTZ wrote: Tue May 21, 2024 9:56 am Hey Dave, nice machine. I like AC's, I have a '63 Simplicity 725 which is similar (and a Sovereign 3416H, and a Wonder Boy). I take it yours is a Shuttle Drive. Tell me how you like the SD. Did your dad have his birthday?

PS. When will you be done, I need your help.
I do not know what Shuttle drive is . This has a 7 position verifiable belt drive with a 3 speed trans-axle for a total 21 speeds forward and 7 in reverse. I have not driven it since all drive being rebuilt , so don't know yet .

Hopefully soon , Dads 80th was last September . What do you need help with ?
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Harry wrote: Tue May 21, 2024 7:12 am David I’m not familiar with AC GT’s. What is the purpose if the wedge on the hood? Is there a hole in the hood that is covers? :peace: Harry
We had a bigger Allis tractor at home when I was a kid. Something like these.
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The wedge on those was for the steering column and I think there might have been gauges in there too. One of the other guys might know for sure but I think the GT version was just for looks so it matched the bigger tractors. I think the GT just had a decal on the wedge face.
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Re: A/C GT for Dad

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The wedge has a "racing stripe" so you can cut faster . :rofl: . Practically it covers the battery and fuel cap/gauge from weather and on the back side has the shift pattern decal .
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