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Posted January 09, 2011 - 12:25 PM

Daniel, are you teasing us while you are making a video of it running or are you bracing us for the worst ? Inquiring minds want to know !

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 12:28 PM

I quess you were posting the video while I was typing the previous post. GREAT to hear the diesel running :yelclap::yelclap::yelclap::worshippy2:. It sure sounds good.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 12:35 PM

Boy, that didn't take ya long at all. Great job Daniel. The diesel sounds great. Maybe I need to send my Onan down to you.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 12:39 PM

Daniel,

I am very happy that your troubles ended with success!!!!

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 12:45 PM

great to see and hear it run!

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 12:54 PM

Daniel, that's great! What was keeping it from going 'round?

I thought the sun had finally come out, but I bet it was Daniel beaming & I could see it from here.

At this rate he'll be posting the last pics of his conversion & restoration tomorrow evening. :laughingteeth:

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 01:07 PM

At this rate he'll be posting the last pics of his conversion & restoration tomorrow evening. :laughingteeth:


Sounds great, but afraid that's not happening. I am SO happy the engine runs. I know the seller was less than honest on a few points, but who cares now! I won't change him by leaving bad feedback, and I got what I wanted in the end. I'm hoping the water pump is good, and if so, I will have radiator mounted tomorrow sometime so I can let her run for a while.
George....go ahead & ship that Onan down here!

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 01:30 PM

My Uncle's son Larry is in Florida & will be driving home, so not sure exactly when the funeral can be. I am so happy that Uncle Williard was with us so long, and more importantly that he lived without aid right up to the end. He was a tough man! His Wife, my Dad's sister died of leukemia over 35 years ago. He' s been by himself since, but enjoyed hunting, friends, & family to the max.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 01:31 PM

George, what am I doing wrong with posting video. Not sure how I did it, but a while back I posted a video that played right there on the GTT page. I thought I did the video above the right way. In the preview it showed the video pic?????

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 01:36 PM

Forgot to say, but MUST have been ice as I first suspicioned. Took way over an hour of a heat gun on high blowing on the block. I thought near the end it was mechanical, but then I noticed the pulley bolt had gone further round. A few more works of the socket & she rolled on over. What a good feeling that was too!

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 01:38 PM

George, what am I doing wrong with posting video. Not sure how I did it, but a while back I posted a video that played right there on the GTT page. I thought I did the video above the right way. In the preview it showed the video pic?????


Daniel,

the video worked for me just fine.

Brian

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 01:51 PM

Dan, the site Video Link doesn't support Photobucket as a direct play.

Supported videos include:
Hulu YouTube Vimeo Dailymotion Metacafe Google facebook


Must've been on one of them before.

I also use P.B., I usually use the IMG code so it shows a picture of the 1st frame. The vid played fine & that was a Bee-U-Tif-Al sound. :D

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 03:59 PM

I'll get you guys more video tomorrow. I am 1/2hr behind getting chores started. Lost track of time....imagine that! :rofl2:
I went ahead & cut me a new water pump gasket, then got pump & radiator mounted. Had to run up to BIL's (meangreen) as I was out of antifreeze. Bro had some!:thumbs:
Anyways, I've been running it for about 45 minutes & she is running like a new one. Idles at 45psi oil pressure at full op temp, 60psi full throttle. I also did an oil change. Gotta pick up a new oil filter sometime though. The electronic shutoff valve did a dive on me...total meltdown. I just took it off, cut the plunger off, and back in business. It has a normal manual shutoff lever, so no need to replace the solenoid. Just something else to burn out again. Water temp ran no higher than 155F.
After my day yesterday, I had ta good day coming, but never dreamed it would be this good!:dancingbanana::dancingbanana::dancingbanana::dancingbanana:

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 04:05 PM

Sorry to hear bout your uncle Dan, that is tough.
It is great that the diesel is running, so now you ahve your jpowerplant for the conversion. Knowing you
even if you don't get into it for a while you will have some things engineered out in your head aanyway!!!!
P.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 04:50 PM

Knowing you
even if you don't get into it for a while you will have some things engineered out in your head aanyway!!!!
P.


Done started that! I know how I'll machine the driveshaft to flywheel adapter. This shaft will be long enough to mount a twin groove V-belt pulley, then stick out enough for the driveshaft to the hydro to slip on. The cast bell housing is too large, but it holds the starter. So I'll have to take the bell housing off, then use it as a template to make a plate from 3/8" or 1/2" thick steel, just large enough to bolt the starter to. The radiator will "just" fit inside the front grill. Wish I could start the project now, but I'll have to be content to plan for now. I need to finish the D4-10 before getting deep into the JB/Diesel project.




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