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#136 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 07:36 PM

Got the column all put together & bolted in. Now I have to run the hoses, but won't have all the fittings until late in the week. Have to load a semi with corn Monday, then Tuesday an overnight dairy meeting, so no time for the hydraulic store for a bit.
Roughing everything in for now, but when ALL fabricating/fitting is done, only then will I think of starting any finish work. I had to cut the original steering shaft off the JB's OE column, then weld it to the stub that fits into the pump. The shaft is hollow, so I machined the stub to slide up into the shaft before welding for a perfect straight ending. The original column tube for the JB exactly fit the Eaton valve's column plate once I cut the short tube from it.

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Here's the completed column. Notice the right angle drill attachment. I've had that thing for years....bought it cheap at Harbor Freight, figuring it'd come in handy some day. This is the 1st time I've ever used it, but I was right....it came in handy! Nothing, including my air drill would fit in there to drill the 2 mount holes but this drill thingy.
The square hole to the right side is for the hydraulic hoses to pass through.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 07:42 PM

Nice to see things are moving along for you Daniel. Glad to know that your angle drill attachment worked well. Looking forward to your updates.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 08:31 PM

Daniel, It's looking good my friend..I'm jealous, I haven't even got my engine home yet, LOL

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 08:31 PM

I have to say,your moving along pretty fast for a guy who has lot's of other stuff,{farming} to do.Don't know how you manage to find time to do all the GT stuff.I don't have really much to do yet at times I feel overwhelmed.Guess if I wouldn't have gotten that badly hurt 17 yrs ago I'd hopefully beable to keep up with you. LOL. Still I'am very impressed with all you do. Larry

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 08:48 PM

Looking good dan :thumbs:

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 11:49 AM

WOW!!!
Looking VERY GOOD Dan!!!!
Sure wish I lived next door to you!!

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 11:57 AM

WOW!!!

Sure wish I lived next door to you!!

Joe


I wish you did too Joe! I have the power steering cylinder mounted now, and the geometry all works perfectly. Just need some hydraulic fittings! Pics later today.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 02:53 PM

looking good dan. I fish I had the money and the time to build something like this.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 04:27 PM

Spent most of the afternoon looking & scratching for hydraulic fittings to know exactly what I'll need when I get to "The Parker Store". With rain chances at 100% for tomorrow, it doesn't look like I'll be loading a semi with corn, so if that's the case, I'll head off for the fittings. With 2 lines I have, there is no choice but to have them cut & new fittings crimped on. These 2 lines are way too long and have the wrong fittings on their ends.
I need to get the steering going so I can move the tractor out of my small shop. Have someone interested in the Unico, so need to tune her up, and don't have the room with the JB in there.
Here's where I am with the steering. Cylinder mounted & uses exactly all the stroke, lock to lock on the turns.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 07:22 PM

looking good. Its a lot of work! you might have me convinced on power steering

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:30 PM

wouldnt it be better to have the cylinder behind the axle? so the chrome doesnt get all scratched up ?

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:49 PM

wouldnt it be better to have the cylinder behind the axle? so the chrome doesnt get all scratched up ?


The tie rod comes almost to the axle beam on the back on full lock turns, so no room back there. Besides, even if cylinder was on the backside, the chrome shaft would be below the axle beam just as it is on the front, so exposure is the same. It won't be in harm's way with garden work & the like anyway.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:50 PM

looking good. Its a lot of work! you might have me convinced on power steering


This will be my 3rd power steering add-on, and I've been very pleased every time.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 10:20 AM

Very, very nice. Your project is sure progressing well!

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 01:30 PM

Looks very good Daniel. I am going to have to try it soon.




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