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Posted March 13, 2012 - 08:43 AM

14 ,smorteen , toughen up and get to work!

LOL :).

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 04:34 PM

Your right Keith thats one of the shorter days. I need to get this thing done!

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Posted March 17, 2012 - 05:04 AM

Your right Keith thats one of the shorter days. I need to get this thing done!



You know it ,so get to it. :laughingteeth:

Edited by mjodrey, March 17, 2012 - 05:04 AM.


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Posted March 22, 2012 - 06:47 PM

i dont think its going to get done. still need more parts. i went away sunday and just got home today from getting knuckle boom crane licensed so no progress. Still need to work on the radiator and fuel tank but i did win an air cleaner on ebay.

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 09:20 PM

Don't let it get you down. Do it as time and interest allows. It takes a lot of the fun out of it when one thinks he is under pressure. Thanks for the update.

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Posted March 26, 2012 - 05:44 AM

You never want to rush things like this.You want to go slow ,and make it the best job you can.

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Posted March 26, 2012 - 06:00 PM

i did some more work on the 3 point. mounted the fuel pump and fuel filter ill get some pictures next weekend

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 04:39 AM

Glad to hear you got some progress done.Looking forward to the photos.

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 12:16 PM

going to get back to the HT20 today after a long break. hope to build the front pto shaft and work on the radiator setup.

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 04:29 PM

back at it.
Whats new?
-front pto. just need shorter belts and a bracket to support the front bearing i added
-Radiator mounted and fan shroud made
-fuel tank and battery are lowered and just need hold downs

What still needs to be done.
- fuel lines
- wiring
-air cleaner
-Throttle and fuel shut off cables
- prep and paint once i use it a while to make sure there is no issues

Hope i have enough air flow though the radiator or i may need to go with a smaller tank
a few pics
bolens 102.jpg

bolens 104.jpg

bolens 105.jpg

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 05:49 PM

Personally, I think you should have some more space between your tank and the radiator. Having said that, I can't really tell how much space there is there. I'd say you need at least 2 inches clearance, 3 would be better. I think as long as you have enough room for air to flow easily, it won't matter if the tank is mounted in front of the radiator.

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 06:00 PM

Wow, this is a really amazing build ! :laughingteeth: Very nice work. :thumbs:

Matt

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 06:27 PM

As said, we really can't see how much clearance there is, but you could easily get by with a much smaller tank, being that diesel will likely sip the fuel. The main problem I see with the tank is gaining access to clean the radiator of debris. With no removable screen, it will get trash buildup. Looking good so far. Did yopu hasve the radiator fresh built, do it yourself, or just clean up a used one really good?

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 08:01 PM

radiator is off a 4 wheeler. This is the 4th one i bought trying to find something that i liked. still not totally happy with it. Its aluminum so i hope that will help with the heat transfer. If it runs hot i might section the fuel tank to gain the clearance. I wanted to keep it as factory as possible so that was my reasoning to use the large tank.

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 08:05 PM

You could about box the cut in the frame back in.....

I belive your tank is in sideways.

Edited by wilberj, July 22, 2012 - 08:07 PM.





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