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Posted January 24, 2013 - 06:12 PM

Worked about 1 1/2hrs this afternoon on the JB.  It's a balmy 27F degrees , so I just left the shop door open.  I was doing some welding, so it's better to get the ventilation.   I wasn't cold till I quit to go feed silage.  When my toes get cold..... I'm cold!

  Got the hydro & diff bolted in, and the hydro control pedal moved from the right side over to the left.   I want to build a centering spring system to return the pedal to neutral when you take your foot off it, as it didn't have it before, and it can be dangerous, especially for someone not accustomed to foot pedal hydro.  I'll need a spring similar to the one in upper left of this photo.  I may have to just make one from a standard coiled spring.

 

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 06:39 PM

I'm thinking about making the FF a foot pedal control. If you find a decent spring, let out a holler!



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 04:10 AM

Do it like the Ford hydros have it. Its far easier and much more dependable than the springs above , in my opinion. And you can use both springs the same size and length. I did this on my fathers Ford LGT 125 and he loves it now, before he hated how hard it was to step on to back up.
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Posted January 25, 2013 - 05:11 AM

Duh! I have a Ford! Why didn't I think of that? :hitting_self_roller: :loosing_it:



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:17 AM

Do it like the Ford hydros have it. Its far easier and much more dependable than the springs above , in my opinion. And you can use both springs the same size and length. I did this on my fathers Ford LGT 125 and he loves it now, before he hated how hard it was to step on to back up.

 

Have you got any pics of what you're talking about here. Probably easier than explaining.



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:39 AM

Here's the parts page, Will!

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 09:06 AM

But does it utilize a stop pin like the centering spring type I'm talking about?  Without the pin to exact the centering point, I would think it might not lock onto neutral as well???



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 09:15 AM

There is an adjustment on the forward spring to find neutral. The rear spring doesn't have any tension on it in neutral, you can move the pedal some either way before the springs have tension on them. Rather a simple solution (so simple, I had forgotten it). I'll be glad when things warm up so I can see what it will take to make a setup like this for the FF. Glad I have an extra tractor to work it out on.



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 02:06 PM

Just finished the modding of the drive shaft, and it is installed.  All that keeping me from running to test (on stands) is my needing two hydraulic hose adapters, which I will go pick up tomorrow.  After that, all I have to do to drive is make a control rod from pedal to hydro control arm, and bolt up the Simplicity's wheels.  MUCH more yet to do, but being able to drive it so soon will be super!  Lots of fab work for the turning brake pedals & linkages, then I have to build a bunch of stuff to get the 3pt back on.


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 02:14 PM

I guess I better get those hubs off to you pretty soon.That way you'll have them to make sure they are what you want. The WH hubs have a place to bolt the brake disc up to the back of them.

 

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 03:06 PM

That sounds great, Daniel! Much better to be able to test things out before it's entirely finished.



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 03:21 PM

I guess I better get those hubs off to you pretty soon.That way you'll have them to make sure they are what you want. The WH hubs have a place to bolt the brake disc up to the back of them.

 

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  No rush on the hubs Brian.  I can take the wheels off the Massey anytime I want to put on the JB, or just put the Simplicity wheels on it for now.  I will get the axles mic'd tomorrow so you can check for fit when it's convenient to you.


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 03:24 PM

I did find hydraulic fittings so I could just loop the lift pressure back around to the return port so that I could start the engine & test they hydro.  No fittings that fit my current hoses though, so no driving due to the power steering.  And both hydraulic supply stores are closed tomorrow! :(  :(  I guess I'll just work on a centering system tomorrow, and maybe get started on the brakes too.

 



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 03:39 PM

Have you got the brake calipers / rotors to use?



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Have you got the brake calipers / rotors to use?

 

This differential has drum brakes, so all is already there, and the brakes are great too, as I got to test them when driving the Simplicity before I broke it down.  The hydro is in superb condition as well.

 

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