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#31 Gtractor ONLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 09:47 AM

Yesterday, I remembered, that I forgot to do something.

I am much better at forgetting to remember than I am at remembering what I forgot.  :(  :rolling:


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 05:43 PM

Looking real good Will!


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Posted December 13, 2013 - 12:31 AM

Had it running today, up on the operating table. Sounds nice

with the new muffler. There are a couple little things I need to

tweak. I need to put some belt guide fingers around the PTO

belt, so it doesn't flop around when clutch is depressed, and

put a baffle in the gas cap to stop gas from splashing out the

vent hole. It eats fresh paint.

 

I'm still waiting for the hydraulic stuff to show up, so not much

else to report. Sorry, no pictures as the camera is broken.

Picking up a new one tomorrow.


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Posted December 13, 2013 - 06:48 AM

Hopefully soon you can get it off that table and into recovery!


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Posted December 13, 2013 - 07:45 AM

Hopefully soon you can get it off that table and into recovery!

 

Yes, because they're lined up in the Hall waiting to be next. :smilewink:



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Posted December 13, 2013 - 07:57 AM

AH! The good doctor has more patients in line! Better get those supplies ordered before they have to be delivered by dog sled!



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Posted December 13, 2013 - 08:02 AM

To late for that Kenny. We're into winter here. Been snowing for the

past 4 days. As long as I keep the drive way clear, the UPS truck

can deliver more vital parts.


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Posted December 13, 2013 - 08:43 AM

Great winter project Will.  Wonderful photographs.


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 07:28 PM

Still waiting for hydraulic stuff, and it was too cold to

spend all day outside, so I decided to tackle the

hyd oil reservoir. I hope I'm not looking for trouble

with the location I choose, but I didn't really have any

options. My concerns are that the oil may get heated by the

exhaust, and I might be blocking a bit of the air flow over the

engine's head fins, created by the flywheel.

 

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I'll most likely put a heat shield over the exhaust pipe yet.

 

Space between tank and head is about 3/4".

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Inlet hole is behind tape. I'm waiting for the weld-on pipe thread

flanges.

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Outlet hole. I'm going to brace horizontally from that 1/4" bolt on

the side of the head, to the tank yet.

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Also, the gas tank standoffs.

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 07:31 PM

Will, I too am concerned with that heat possibility being so close to the exhaust. Do not want that oil bubbling, then you risk cavitation of your hydraulic stuff
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Posted December 14, 2013 - 07:47 PM

A heat shield and then a good fiberglass matting should keep most of the heat off it. BTW, a shiny shield will reflect more than just a regular piece of metal.

In between the tank and the reflector, try something like this

The music is over the top, but I've seen materials like this protect a fridge cabinet while mapp brazing with almost no paint discoloration.
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Posted December 14, 2013 - 07:59 PM

That Hyd tank fits under the hood?


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 07:59 PM

I've got about 5/8" between the pipe and tank. I could weld four

1/4" nuts to the tank, and sandwich some material like that with

a piece of plated roof flashing material. For what it takes, I'm going to do that.

Just have to find some of that. I think I have some asbestos. That'd work too.


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 08:02 PM

That Hyd tank fits under the hood?

 

Yes, just. There is about 1/4"  of air space, at the back left corner.

 

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 08:05 PM

Can you raise the tank up so that the bottom of the tank is the same level as the top of the engine?

This would give the airflow coming out of the engine a clear straight path out.

That would solve the heat problem as the airflow is high coming out from the cyl. head.


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