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#181 fxrs55 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 22, 2013 - 02:43 PM

Here is a video when I made the axle housing gaskets.

 

 

 

 


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 07:39 AM

I was taught to use a brass or lead hammer head so that the edge of the casting couldn't be damaged. The steel seemed to have worked fine. Great work. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 10:49 AM

On the gaskets with a narrow face I usually try and cut the inside out first along with the holes. The material to be removed for the outside will help the gasket maintain it's shape until it is removed. Your idea of removing most of the inside material and then folding the paper down as you peened it was a good one in my opinion. Your gasket turned out nice. 


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 04:44 PM

I was taught to use a brass or lead hammer head so that the edge of the casting couldn't be damaged. The steel seemed to have worked fine. Great work. Good Luck, Rick

Because the gasket material for these gaskets was 1/32" thick I used a standard ball-peen

hammer. In the video it sounds like I am tapping kind of hard but I was not

hitting that hard. If I were making a thin paper type gasket I would use

my brass ball-peen hammer.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 07:15 PM

I have finished painting the hood but still need to

do the red where the decals would be. I am going to paint

the sides of the hood red because the decals

are not in my budget. Here are a few pictures.

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Posted September 24, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Very nice!  :thumbs:


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 07:39 AM

Looks real good. Is it finished? Good Luck, Rick



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Posted September 28, 2013 - 10:53 PM

I looked through all of the videos I shot while assembling
the bolens and unfortunately much of it is unusable.
I am disappointed because I filmed most of the reassembly
for myself and to share on U-tube. What I have posted is
all I have. I did make a new video driving around with
the hood finished and installed back on the tractor.
Its about 17 minutes long so if you are waiting for paint
to dry you could watch this.

 

 

 

 


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Posted October 20, 2013 - 08:54 PM

I started to build a place to keep tractor dry and out
of the snow this winter. I am making a frame that
I'll cover with a tarp. I don't want to just throw
a tarp over the new paint.

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 11:19 AM

Your shelter is a good idea. If there is anyway you can configure it so you can drive out blade first I would do it. Darn snow drifts are hard to back through. Been there and done that!  :wallbanging:


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 05:12 PM

Nice to see the tractor at this stage. I am concerned how easy it will be for you to get on and off the tractor with the shed so tight around it. Insulated coveralls don't let you flex real well. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted December 01, 2013 - 02:06 AM

We have been working twelve and a half hour days for the last month and will continue to do so for the rest of the year so I have not been able to post lately. I have a problem with the tractor that I wanted to see if anyone else may have come across. Last month I was adjusting the valves and after I was done I was test running engine and I was also running the front blade up and down. I have never had a dual action hydraulic front blade before so I was lifing the front of tractor off of the floor and then raising the blade to its highest point and then back down. So after a while I hear a gurgling sound so I shut off the engine and I finally fine transmission oil pushing out past the filler plug under the seat. All over my clean paint! ha ha. It was foaming up but after it sat for a bit the oil level went back down or I should say the air in the oil bled out. Last week I was doing some grading in the back yard with the front blade and I found the oil foaming again. If I just run or drive tractor the transmission oil is fine but using the front blade and it foams. I am thinking an air leak. But I don't have an obvious oil leak at the quick disconnects for the front blade hydraulic lines. Also if I run the 3 point hydraulics on the rear up and down over and over the trans oil does not foam up.

Anyone have any thoughts.
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Posted December 01, 2013 - 07:47 AM

The foaming could be the wrong kind of oil, too little oil, or that the plow takes too much oil. Are the plow cylinders fully bled? Good Luck, Rick



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Posted December 01, 2013 - 09:20 AM

I have now found that the oil is foaming just running engine without

using any of the hydraulics ( front blade or 3 point hitch ).

It seems to be worse as it gets colder outside. Everything worked

fine after I reassembled the tractor and filled the transmission

with the oil that is in the transmission now but it was much

warmer outside then. Now that its in the 20's and 30's the

same oil is foaming. I think the pump is sucking air now

that the oil is much thicker as the temps have gone way

down. I replaced all of the O-rings when I assembled all

the hydraulic lines and I also replaced the hydraulic screen

as well. I guess it time to remove pump and check the

seals in it.


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Posted December 01, 2013 - 10:38 AM

I have now found that the oil is foaming just running engine without

using any of the hydraulics ( front blade or 3 point hitch ).

It seems to be worse as it gets colder outside. Everything worked

fine after I reassembled the tractor and filled the transmission

with the oil that is in the transmission now but it was much

warmer outside then. Now that its in the 20's and 30's the

same oil is foaming. I think the pump is sucking air now

that the oil is much thicker as the temps have gone way

down. I replaced all of the O-rings when I assembled all

the hydraulic lines and I also replaced the hydraulic screen

as well. I guess it time to remove pump and check the

seals in it.

I haven't been following your'e thread, but first nice tractor,,2nd nice work...  Now for the hydro...-I had the same issue with my bolens 1477.. I had changed the hydro fluid and filter and put in Dextron.. I  would get a pink frothy look when I checked the dip stick.. At first I thought it was water mixed in,,Then I thought it was air.. It seemed like it was being whipped in a blender and coming out foam.. I changed to a type F  fluid and problem went away. I don't know what your'e useing BUT thought I might give you some food for thought... Just my experience.. Good luck !






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