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#16 fordmustang1984 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 08, 2010 - 03:10 PM

Thanks, but progress will slow when the $$$ burns. Yesterday I found a steering column out of an old for truck with 3 on the tree. I have decided to use that for my steering, and use the shifters for controlling the direction the tractor moves, and the other will do something else???
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Posted June 09, 2010 - 08:00 AM

Quite a project you have going there :thumbs: I don't think you will be twisting those axle shafts off! Good luck on your tractor and keep us updated.

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 04:53 PM

what an awesome undertaking! looks good so far, can't wait to watch it progress!

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 08:40 PM

Yesterday I got the lower portion of the dash tower panels tacked in place. Today I got the steering column free, and cleaned inside. Thats all for now, probably more on Friday.

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Posted June 11, 2010 - 07:31 PM

Looking good so far,thats a big undertaking,very interesting project for sure.Gonna keep my eye's on the build.I like seeing things come together. Larry

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Posted June 13, 2010 - 07:51 PM

Does anyone know how to find out the pressure and flow for the pumps?

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Posted June 13, 2010 - 08:08 PM

Does anyone know how to find out the pressure and flow for the pumps?


Make & model # of pump?

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Posted June 14, 2010 - 09:04 PM

The name on them is webster, but i can't find a model number. Would the port size tell how big it is?

Just an update. I got the brace that the steering column, and found some pedal from some Massey garden tractors to use. Then I found the grille from the sears suburban 12 i saved, and fabbed up a mount for it so the top edge would sit above the air cleaner. I decided my front axle was too narrow, and that i wanted to us a set of rear turfs of an MF12 tractor that I saved as spares. So now the hunt is on for an axle to use. Im planning on a trip to the junkyard with my dad, so i hope to find some parts to use for this project.

Any suggestions on things to look for?

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Posted June 19, 2010 - 10:20 PM

Update- Today i found a piece of steel to use for an axle. It is a pair of channel irons welded back to back. So i enlarged the holes, and welded in a sleeve to put the pivot bolt in, and added a pair of plates on the sides for strength. Earlier in the day I got the steering column tied in place with wire so i can bolt it in. Thats all for today since we were working on the go-kart we are building for my little brother. I'll get some pics tomorrow.

Does anyone have any ideas on finding the size of the pump?

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Posted June 20, 2010 - 07:28 AM

They are sized according to volume, as in cc's or cubic inch. But I don't know if that's volume the pump holds, or volume it puts out with one revolution. I'll ask at a machine forum I belong to.

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Posted June 21, 2010 - 06:43 PM

Thanks a bunch. Once i know what size the pump is I can start getting the valves. And now for the pics-
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Posted June 21, 2010 - 07:40 PM

looks pretty impressive so far. good work!

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Posted June 21, 2010 - 08:59 PM

Its really comming together now.
Awesome job :thumbs:

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Posted June 21, 2010 - 09:07 PM

All they could tell me was to prime each pump, then turn one revolution, & catch the oil that comes out. Will be easier using cc measurement. 10 cm³ = 0.610237 in³, so if it put out 10cc, you'd multiply that by 3,000 is that's the speed you'd run engine. That would give you 1830.7 cubic inches, which would be 7.92510 gal per minute.

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Posted June 22, 2010 - 04:25 AM

Boy you are making great progress so far,looking good.:thumbs:




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