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#6766 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 11:19 PM

Punny

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Posted November 27, 2015 - 07:51 AM

I'll have to dig them up.  

 

LOL....actually I didn't intend to make a pun.   Here is at home in tow setup.

 

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This is at the machinery sales lot the day I bought it.  It was in digging setup.

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Posted November 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Thanks Dan'l.  That machine looks similar to the Cadplans 700 or 800 series hoes and kind of similar to what one built from the free plans that have been floating around the net other than the fact the free plans use different cylinders with clevis ends.

 

How does the pivot work?  Is it a single cylinder or a double, opposing pair?  What is the approximate total swing angle?

 

I have been waffling between rebuilding the ancient McConnell Power arm hoe I have and just starting over with a new build.  The old McConnell has had a rough life, and has been running at a mere 1200 psi max for 20 years.  It is pretty feeble at the low operating pressure and I'm sure there would be a rash of leaks and burst hoses if I used a different pump with a higher max pressure.  Also the ancient cylinders leak (especially the swing cylinders) and will be a challenge to rebuild.  the machine needs some structural repairs and some "farmer fixes" reversed.  Hence the indecision.  It would almost be less work to start over.


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 12:28 PM

FYI, here are a couple pictures of my old McConnell

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Posted November 27, 2015 - 04:00 PM

I tried 2 different carbs on this Teledyne engine, and she still runs like crap.  Set all the valves, fresh gas...same sputtering & dying out when load applied.  Already put a new electronic ignition system on it, so I'm finished trying.  This engine is now off, and I will be putting a 20hp Onan on it.  The Onan came off my Massey w/FEL and she was running good when I repowered to diesel, but I'll go over it before putting it to work.


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 04:08 PM

Should have plenty of power with Onan on it. Can't wait to hear how it does.


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 04:10 PM

Cam, it was built by Caddiger 820 plans I'm sure.  It has opposed swing cylinders with (guessing) around 160* swing.  I need some new hoses too, and with the more powerful Onan, it may have to happen as soon as I put a good load on it.  I hate the system to switch back & forth from transport to work mode, so I plan to make a removable tongue that the bucket will sit on during transport, leaving the wheels rearset.  Fire her up, push the bucket down to the ground beside the tongue to unload the tongue w/jack, pull the pin & slide the tongue out.  Flip down the outriggers & go to work.  The way it's built, there is negative tongue weight when set up for transport.  The way I'll have it will have a heavy tongue weight, but safer.  Besides, it will likely never go further than out to Dad's.  Also, the way I will do the new tongue system, it could still use the original way if wanted.


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 04:22 PM

Sorry the other engine won't run right! It's good you have the Onan to use! The tongue upgrade sounds like a good idea!


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 05:32 PM

The Onan was covered in grime being stored under the bench in the old shop for a couple or 3 years.

  Have to weld in new engine mount plate on the digger for the rearmost 2 engine mounts.  The Onan has a much shorter mount span front to rear than the Teledyne.  I bought a pump mount off ebay for the Onan engine that will be about a week coming in.  I already have a low pressure electric fuel pump, but need a new key switch, solenoid for the starter, and a 1 7/16 weld-a-hub, plus a 16 tooth #50 sprocket for the double row chain coupler.  Now I'll have a charge system to keep the battery up, where the Teledyne didn't have a charge system.

 

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Posted November 27, 2015 - 07:44 PM

Should really run with that repower.

It's odd I've had a several small engines I could never get to run correctly. I pride myself on being a good small engine mechanic but a i have been bested more than once by them...
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Posted November 27, 2015 - 11:50 PM

That's one of the military Teledynes, isn't it? Some of them just flat wouldn't run, no matter WHO worked on them. The Army switched to all diesel before they figured it out!


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 08:11 AM

That's one of the military Teledynes, isn't it? Some of them just flat wouldn't run, no matter WHO worked on them. The Army switched to all diesel before they figured it out!

 

Yes, old military made in 1968.  Some days it would run slick, then it would drop the "L" and run "sick".


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 08:22 AM

I might have seen that engine in 'Nam! It's a cool looking engine!


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 04:28 PM

That Onan looks good, did you restore it earlier?


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 05:46 PM

That Onan looks good, did you restore it earlier?

Yes, it got a rebuild, with maybe 100hrs on it now.
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