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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 02:32 PM

Not long after I picked up the '65 I took all of the hydraulic components off so I could put them onto the '71.

The steering box has an extra bolt on the '71 so I had to drill another hole in the pump/valve mount. (top left)
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For the welds on the pump mount I had to take off the corner on the steering box mount.
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I put the pump onto the tractor and ran into a huge problem! The belt does not line up! I did not think that the steering box is located in a different spot between the tractors. The steering box on the '71 is 2 inches higher and 1/2 inch towards the back of the tractor compared to the '65.
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Now, I have to make a new mount for the pump. Not really a big deal but I will be kicking myself for grinding off the corner of the box mount! :hitting_self_roller:

With the hydro unit there, the steering column brace I made will no longer work. I am going to make the pump mount also a brace for the steering column.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 03:31 PM

I went out and looked, to see how I was going to make the bracket. I think I am going to mount it on the other side of the tractor. It will be easier to make a mount, I will not have the steering column in the way for the lever, and I can still use my brace for the steering column!

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 04:15 PM

Ryan; you keep going the way your are currently and by the time you are in your 20's you are going to be an expert on fabrication and repair's. Quiet impressive from someone your age. :thumbs:
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Posted October 22, 2012 - 04:54 PM

You are doing a great job of looking at all the options before jumping in with both feet, Ryan. Be sure to show us your handiwork!
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Posted October 22, 2012 - 05:48 PM

If it was too easy you'd be bored... :tapping_fingers:
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Posted October 22, 2012 - 07:22 PM

Cant wait to see the outcome!
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Posted October 22, 2012 - 07:37 PM

Looking forward to what you come up with.
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Posted October 22, 2012 - 11:58 PM

I went out and looked, to see how I was going to make the bracket. I think I am going to mount it on the other side of the tractor. It will be easier to make a mount, I will not have the steering column in the way for the lever, and I can still use my brace for the steering column!



That is where my hydralic pump is mounted, so I took a picture for you hopefully it helps. 20121022_231857.jpg
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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:49 AM

Yes, the fel tractors had the pump over there. I thought of mounting it like that, but I don't have steel to do it that way. I have somme that I can use to do it another way though.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 09:32 PM

Yes, on that side on loader in my Avatar. There was two bolt holes in side of bellhousing and the main plate for the pump bolts on them. Seems like pump had another plate on it's face and pivoted on one bolt and had slot for bolt on another. Not much tension movement there, but worked. Think the later under seat control and tank is much better than that older style you have. It won't stick out so much or be in way when doing engine work or wiring.
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 08:15 PM

I looked under the work bench at what steel I had, and found this! It is a seat spring from some tractor.
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I took the ends off, welded the holes solid, grinded them down, bent it, cut it, and drilled some new holes. I also drilled some holes into another plate that was under the bench that happened to be the perfect size for this.
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I am going to take the bent piece to the machine shop at Boces tomorrow and see if they can just bring those two holes over the the line I scribed into the steel. The slots will give me some adjustment for the belt tension.
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Posted October 26, 2012 - 05:33 AM

Ryan I'm jealous of you. I'm 27 and I guess I have my own set of skills like everyone else but I'm absolutely terrible at fabricating I think mainly because I get in to big of a hurry. Looking good!
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Posted October 26, 2012 - 02:24 PM

I had the holes machined! They are a little off, but it was free, it was done in one day, and it will still work perfectly! The same student who made up my wheel plates is the one who machined it for me.
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Here is a backside view with it all the way out. I can move it in a little over an inch.
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I don't see why I wouldn't be able to get the other few holes drilled so I can bolt it to the tractor.

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 05:13 PM

That should give you plenty of adjustment, way to recycle! :good_job:
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Posted October 26, 2012 - 05:24 PM

Very nicely done.
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