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Posted August 22, 2014 - 09:01 AM

Will do, Smitty helped me out a lot.
I have also been using some parts off 430, 425 and motor mounts off a Jd rear engine model, can't think of it. I first started this repower with the intent to use a d1105 out of a Turfcat I had, but found my l3e. I'm way excited to find out how well it pulls. My only concern is that the engine to the tranny has been upgraded. I'd like to work on hone rear end to beef it up, but money talks and so does time.
So, with your return fuel line, did your kubota have a return loop for the fuel? I have one on the l3e, but closed it, so I have no return line other than it returning to the fuel rail.

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I think you'll want that fuel return line to run back to your tank--it can cause problems otherwise. Just use 1/4 inch fuel hose...and drill a small hole at the top of the tank a little smaller than a barbed fitting --straight or elbow as needed. Sand the area around the hole, force the fitting in, and use Hi Temp hot glue all around it to help hold it in place. Putting the hole in the center of the tank will reduce the possibility of leaks due to sloshing fuel.

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Posted August 22, 2014 - 10:53 AM

 

 

I think you'll want that fuel return line to run back to your tank-

Smitty is absolutely correct. If you should run out of fuel and you have the return line tee'd into the feed line it makes it almost impossible to purge the air out of the system. I found this out the hard way  :wallbanging:

I used a piece of brass tubing. Drill the hole slightly smaller than the tube and force it into the hole.  It has not leaked yet. This only works on plastic tanks though. 


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Posted August 22, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Will do , thanks guys!

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Posted August 22, 2014 - 11:43 AM

So the checklist is almost complete for items needed to finish the repower.

Ordered
Overflow tank for radiator
Glow plug ignition with preheat option.
8' of fuel line
6' of 1" id radiator line


Need
60amp fuse block for accessories
Two 22" belts
Red gas cap
Diesel decal for grill (that will be the last item )

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 12:28 AM

Sorry guys, a little more paint went on today.

With a little 1000 grit and wet sand, I finished up the pans and tower.  Im currently working on the hood, little fiberglass work, and fixing one of the hood hinge mounts. 

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Heres a before shot of the chassie

 

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After

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A little hood work. Im not much of a fiberglass guy as a welder.  I plan to get those decals set up for a "400 TD"  since that will be within the year :)

 

I promise that I will get the engine fired up.  Just need to figure out my throttle linkage.  Will post when the motors in and have some rough ideas for the cam.

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Hinge mount  It had some screws from the top as well as elmers glue was holding it on......? Uhm,  it needed a good fix.

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 08:51 PM

Coming along real well, Ryan.  The closer you get to finished to more we want to see black smoke rolling out the stack... You've done a great job and in record time as far as the install goes... if your "machinist" had been a little more diligent, you would have been done by now... lol

 

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 10:44 PM

Coming along real well, Ryan.  The closer you get to finished to more we want to see black smoke rolling out the stack... You've done a great job and in record time as far as the install goes... if your "machinist" had been a little more diligent, you would have been done by now... lol

 

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Ha ha, those pesky machinist.  Maybe when I do the next one, he will also have a project going too! :D

Its all cvans fault, I figured if he told me to go all the way, then what would it hurt to paint too :rolling:

 

Im counting down the days to billow that black smoke.  Well, from what I can remember it burned rather clean.  I have the hood ready to paint and that will go down manday or tues if weather permitting.

 

Thanks again for your patience guys, im al.......most there. 


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 10:59 PM

 

 

Its all cvans fault, I figured if he told me to go all the way, then what would it hurt to paint too  :rolling:

I'll never learn to keep my mouth shut will I !!!!!  :wallbanging:   :D


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Posted August 25, 2014 - 01:34 AM

Ooops, I had to order some new headlights too :(

 

On the upside, the hood is ready for primer paint

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Heres where the two LED flood lights will go.  (2) 30watt 7" work bars.  Should put out plenty of lumens.

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Posted August 26, 2014 - 12:16 AM

One step forward, three steps back.  DANG IT!

I got the new ignition withj preheat option, wollowed out the old hole and was ready.

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Then I installed the ignition and sticker :wallbanging:

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Steering column issue?????

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Posted August 26, 2014 - 02:58 AM

Well, another step forward, but very few steps back. WOOHOO!

 

Since my last post, I looked at the key location and what I could do with the now 1" hole?  I ended up cutting in another dash meter. 

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I used the oil pressure as an example.   Im guessing I will be placing the volt meter there or the boost

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Overhauled the dash too.  Cleaned up the tag and rivited the black face and tag back on.  I added a kill switch for the fuel, so key will go off, then flip the cover and pop, should quit. This dash should be on the tractor tomorrow, I mean later today.

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Posted August 26, 2014 - 04:25 AM

Good save on the hole!


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Posted August 28, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Dash is in, minus the wiring.  Turned out ok, im glad I moved the switch over.

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Posted August 28, 2014 - 10:34 AM

So the engine is in, fits like a glove :thumbs:

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Posted August 28, 2014 - 10:38 AM

You can see that im starting to pipe the coolant.  Im using 1" rigid conduit to run the straits and turns.  I have to take the pump out line in front of the flywheel, so I needed to keep it rigid and secured to the frame.  Plus the metal, I hope, will disipate some heat before it enters and exits the radiator.

 

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I also picked up an overflow from a 425.  I made a quick bracket to hold it on the top side, but needed to secure it to the bottom frame.

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Fits ok.  Hood is getting painted tomorrow.  Will hold off on new stickers until I decide the final approach of the 400.  It will either be 400D or 400TD. 






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