Case 646 & Kubota Z482
Posted April 16, 2014 - 05:09 AM
Posted April 16, 2014 - 06:28 AM
Posted April 27, 2014 - 07:59 AM
Posted April 27, 2014 - 09:53 AM
I hope we will get to see a video of it running soon. Sounds like a great build.
Posted April 27, 2014 - 06:20 PM
Posted April 28, 2014 - 05:26 AM
I wanted to use a small round canister air filter for the engine (from a Kubota RTV) but there just is not enough room for it under the hood, and with the loader it can't hang out the side. Think I am going to try to make an air cleaner from a Kohler K series work.
I will get pictures soon, but other than the muffler and some wires running around it doesn't look much different. And a video will be posted once I can get it out of the shop and run it around some.
- Cvans said thank you
Posted April 28, 2014 - 10:14 AM
Seems like the air filters and batteries are always the hardest things to find a place for. I try to keep the intake for the air filter in front of the radiator or out of the engine compartment.
Posted May 02, 2014 - 02:12 PM
Here are some current pics. I think I figured out the air filter this morning using a bunch of 1.25" PVC elbows. Hoping to seal up the fuel leaks this Sunday and take it out of the shop for a test run. Still have to make a couple of wire swivels to hook up the throttle and fuel shut off cables. Really close now.
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Posted May 02, 2014 - 08:57 PM
Won't be long now! It looks like your doing a great job of getting it sorted out, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it finished.
Posted May 04, 2014 - 08:32 AM
Edited by boss351c, May 04, 2014 - 08:42 AM.
- olcowhand, coldone and Alc have said thanks
Posted May 04, 2014 - 09:27 AM
That little Kubota purrs like a kitten! Look forward to your next video.
Posted May 04, 2014 - 10:43 AM
Slick! I see it must still be cold up there, with that heater going.
Posted May 04, 2014 - 04:13 PM
Thanks for the photos and video. Really enjoyed them.
Before I forget, looks like you used some plastic or nylon fittings in your upper radiator hose. Keep and eye on those after your engine comes up to operating temps. I haven't had very good luck with those as they tended to buckle under the hose clamps when they get hot. Started using long radius copper sweat fittings with good luck.
Your engine sure sounds nice and I didn't see a puff of smoke out of her. Should last you a long time. Your loader is really quick. Kind of wish mine was a little faster.
You do nice work.
Posted May 05, 2014 - 05:16 AM
Cvans- those plastic elbows are the one thing I don't like out of the whole engine swap. I plan to change to something in metal soon.
No new video, didn't have anyone to run the camera. I did run it a couple times outside for about 15 minutes each time. Temp runs right at a constant 170 degrees. This diesel has more power at a fast idle than the Onan had wide open - feels more like 20hp than 13hp! Very happy with the swap and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Now I wish it would dry up around here so I can start working it for real. I may have to start on building the three point hitch for it until then.
- olcowhand said thank you
Posted May 05, 2014 - 05:27 AM
That looks and sounds great. Waitin for a work out vid.