Firedogs Qt19 Project
Posted December 12, 2012 - 11:10 PM
Then I went to install a quick disconnect to the high pressure hose .. thats when it got difficult One end of the hose connected to the PTO pump with a 3/8 pipe thread the other end attached to the control block with a 3/8 hydo fitting. since the standard hydro hose has pipe thread on both ends I had to find a adapter 3/8 pipe thread female to 3/8 hydo male. sounds easy. well IT AINT THAT SIMPLE!!!! Tractor supply, Lowes, NAPA Fastenall,Plumbing supply store , and even tried at a Hydraulic shop. I ended up having to have a 6 inch pig tail made up., Now I still had to connect the two hoses. The old set up had some plumbing fittings micky moused and wrapped in duck tape....3/4 of an inch of it. I ended up finally figuring that installing a Hydo gauge between them allowed me the connections I could use. It ended up being a 2 day project. all done and testing we find out that the pipe fittings previously installed into the hydro pump (should have been hydro fittings) messed up the treads so it leaks. Tried pipe tape and pipe goop, and tread lock...NOPE!!
So I mixed up some JB Weld and coated the fitting threads. Plan is to let it set up all night and test it tomorrow. Dont want to have to buy a new pump.... yet
The Bones are Great on this Machine but being from 1983 The Micky Mouse club has influenced allot of fixes.
- MH81 said thank you
Posted December 13, 2012 - 12:34 AM
I'm in prep mode down here too while struggling to remember when I ever looked forward to seeing that stuff start to pile up; before I got my Bolens stuff. Don't forget to prep the pics and vid tools.
Posted December 13, 2012 - 04:39 AM
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- Firedog3771 said thank you
Posted December 13, 2012 - 07:58 AM
I will prob change out ends so I can attach a sort hose. Will I have a overheating Prob, with just a short one foot piece recycling fluid?
Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:43 AM