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#106 fxrs55 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 09:40 PM

I could use a good machinest, if you ever decide to move to the left coast, contact me!  My avitar is my other favorite piece of machinery.
 
While the C130 is a good plane and the C5 galaxy is somewhat interesting but more so its landing gear,
my all time favorite air plane is the C47 aka  RD4 aka DC3. One of my goals before I die is to
ride in a DC3 oh and to finish that dog gone Iseki.  Thanks for the compliments.

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Posted June 01, 2013 - 07:15 AM

While the C130 is a good plane and the C5 galaxy is somewhat interesting but more so its landing gear,
my all time favorite air plane is the C47 aka  RD4 aka DC3. One of my goals before I die is to
ride in a DC3 oh and to finish that dog gone Iseki.  Thanks for the compliments.


The DC3 was known as the Goonie Bird. Two of the Dads in my neighborhood flew them over the Hump in Burma along what was known as the aluminum highway because of all the lanes that crashed there. It is a great plane. Try getting to Rienbeck, NY when they have a show. You can probably buy a ride there. We had a B17 and a P51 fly into our local airfield several years ago. For $400 you could go for a short flight on the B17. BTW my uncle flew Hellcats.

Please keep going on the tractor. You have done a terrific job on it so far. Be patient and the needed parts will come along. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted June 02, 2013 - 09:03 PM

Thanks to everyone for the compliments.
Here is a cheesy video if anyone can't sleep
this should do it.

 

 

 


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Posted June 03, 2013 - 08:37 AM

Thast was GREAT!  When I saw the part on the pilot bushing shim stock I laughed so hard I nearly soiled myself! :D   That poor thing was abused, but your surgery will have it back together and humming!  Graet job. :wave:

 

Your sure you don't want to work on C-130's and in our prop shop?  C-130 got 4 T56's, 3,750 HP ea.! :rocker2:



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Posted June 03, 2013 - 09:24 PM

Here are a few pictures of the 4 wheel drive gear
after I turn it 180 degrees. It now will engage. paperclip.png

 

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Posted June 04, 2013 - 08:42 AM

Well, another hour or two and you'll have her all back together!  Whew!



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Posted June 05, 2013 - 10:10 PM

I was able to remove the transmission from the rear diff housing.
there are a lot of metal chips inside. After looking at the transmission
I believe that one of main ball bearings failed and that whole shaft
flopped around inside of transmission and caused a lot of
problems. That shaft is the one that also has the 4 wheel drive
gear on the end. I think that gear was replaced because the original
one broke into pieces and I think that one of those pieces jammed into
the 4 wheel drive out put gear which then broke the chunk out of
the front gear set cover. I will be taking the transmission completely
apart now to clean it and check for other damage.

 

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 08:58 PM

I'm a still'er wait'n fer the next chapt'r in this here a saga!



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:12 PM

I was able to polish all of the burrs and smooth out some of the chipped
teeth. here are a few pictures of the gears after polishing.

 

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:17 PM

I turned/machined the O.D. of the clutch shaft where it was badly worn.
I then got a piece of oil lite bronze bushing material and machined a new
pilot bushing to press into crankshaft. here are a few pictures.

 

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:56 PM

I finally had time to clean the inside of transmission case.
It cleaned up nicely. While I was cleaning I decided to check the reverse
gear because if felt to be to loose on its shaft.
Well more bad news, The needle bearing inside of the reverse
gear failed and wiped out the reverse gear shaft.
So far I've had no luck finding a replacement. Another setback.
here are a few pictures of the trans case and reverse gear and shaft.

 

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Nice job on the machining. I'm sure if you find a qualified machine shop, they could build that shaft up and repair it for you. Sounds like it's time to start cruising the yellow pages. Good luck.



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 11:06 PM

I had the differential assembly which still had the tires on it
resting on my floor jack and my jack leaks down over time.
So the jack leaked down and the diff rolled forward and
the center assembly turned up side down. No harm
there was no oil in it and nothing hit the floor. When I
lifted the center assembly up right something in the left
wheel jammed in the reduction gears. I rolled it up side down
again several times and finally I heard something drop
inside the case and now the wheel turned free. I though
hmmmm but OK I'll now work on other parts needing
repair. Today it jammed again so I now have to remove
axle assembly and see what's up. Well here are a few
pictures of what was in there

 

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 08:12 AM

Good Lord!  That thing turned into a total mechanical restoration.  You have the patience of Job.  I admire your attention to detail and most of all perseverence.

 

“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.”
Ovid


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 09:19 AM

fxrs, I've followed your thread with a great deal of interest.  You have been detailed and meticulous in your restoration of this machine.  Although I regret that you personally have had all these obstacles, it is obvious that this tractor found exactly the right new owner who had the talents to restore her to operation.  Kudos to you!!


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