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Posted January 09, 2011 - 04:57 PM

Good video Daniel,doesn't sound bad at all.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 04:59 PM

Sounds good!

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 05:15 PM

Dan glad it was nothing serious with the motor.Can't wait to see project started.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 07:21 PM

I finished milking & ran back to the shop......a couple more videos with the cooling system all installed. These 2 vids are pretty much the same, but I'm posting both anyway.

[URL=http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a31/olcowhand_in_ky/Kubota%20Diesel/?action=view¤t=MOV00227.mp4][IMG]http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a31/olcowhand_in_ky/Kubota%20Diesel/th_MOV00227.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a31/olcowhand_in_ky/Kubota%20Diesel/?action=view¤t=MOV00226.mp4][IMG]http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a31/olcowhand_in_ky/Kubota%20Diesel/th_MOV00226.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 07:49 PM

That is simply amazing. Probably the deal of the century....

The link did not work for me, maybe this will work?

Kubota Diesel :: MOV00227.mp4 video by olcowhand_in_ky - Photobucket

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 09:47 PM

I leave town for one day and the whole world turns upside-down...then rightside-up again. I'm very sorry to hear about your Uncle Dan. It's a privilege that you had him around for so long, and I'm sure he'll be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you down there! Congratulations on the engine! That thing sounds awesome! I'm glad that the day of frustration turned out to be worth it in the end!

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 10:48 PM

Uncle Williard's funeral will be Tuesday. Will be visitation after 2 tomorrow. Every year that he felt good, he would always come by our local tractor show & visit with me for a while. Sure will be different without him this year. He always enjoyed me showing him & telling him of my tractor projects. Sadly, I won't get to show him this one whenever I finish it.
As I said earlier, he got around good at 90. He drove to dad's just last Thursday & visited most the afternoon.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 10:58 PM

Are you sure you didnt pull a "George" on us? Ice in the engine is about like "he sold it to someone else". :D

Glad you got it going, it sounds great. Makes me want to put one on the 1855.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 11:05 PM

Are you sure you didnt pull a "George" on us? Ice in the engine is about like "he sold it to someone else". :D

Glad you got it going, it sounds great. Makes me want to put one on the 1855.



It's the honest truth! Seller stated the exhaust had always been covered, but after the heat gun on the block for around an hour, she finally melted out. When I fired her up, lots of water came out of the muffler. Odd being he always kept it covered huh! If I ever get this project done, I may look for a diesel for my 1855 w/FEL. Highly unlikely I'll find another deal like this one, with or without ice!
Just before the ice melted & engine turned free, I was minutes away from pulling the head off. Then I decided to put the heat gun back on the block. MAN, am I glad I didn't pull the head!

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 11:47 PM

I keep watching and listening to the videos. Man, that will be SWEEEEEEEEEEEET in your tractor! Enjoy!

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 11:55 PM

Seller stated the exhaust had always been covered, but after the heat gun on the block for around an hour, she finally melted out. When I fired her up, lots of water came out of the muffler. Odd being he always kept it covered huh!


My niece's husband runs demolition derby cars and beater trucks in local mud bogs and runs the pipes straight out the hood for convenience. He was using soup cans to cover the pipes, but they kept blowing off and letting water in. The solution was to switch to beer cans because they fit more tightly to the pipes and didn't blow off. It's possible the guy who sold you the engine did keep covering it every time his cover blew off, which isn't quite the same as keeping it covered.

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Posted January 10, 2011 - 09:16 AM

I was still concerned there might possibly be a slow head gasket leak or the like....no real reason, just a worry. But this morning the water level is the same. It's in the 20's, so I hit the glow plugs, and she fired right up! As for the cans, if you kinda oval the end to where it slips on tight, they won't blow off. He was using a cut off plastic bottle.

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Posted January 10, 2011 - 09:35 AM

Hi Daniel
Sorry to here about our uncle.
Glad you have that diesel purrrrrrrrrrrrring.

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Posted January 10, 2011 - 09:50 AM

Glad you got it safely and that you have it running. Maybe you'll have it going next time I am down there.

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Posted January 10, 2011 - 09:55 AM

Glad you got it safely and that you have it running. Maybe you'll have it going next time I am down there.


I figure by summer I'll have the engine "roughed into" the chassis....maybe. All depends on getting my farming done, Dad's health, life in general. If you get to visit again, I sure hope it's drivable by then.




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