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#121 Pager450n OFFLINE  

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Posted September 18, 2014 - 06:07 AM

Thanks guys, I will be looking into this a little more after I make some changes to the system. I question if the system had a topped off radiator, and also if the t stat is still good. I would assume it would be good measure to replace it to get it taken care of and out of the way.
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Posted September 18, 2014 - 10:38 AM

 Yes, too hot, but could be the gauge too. 


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Posted September 18, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Well, success! Ironically enough, hype elec fan that I cut out to use the mechanical fan fit back into the shroud, I had to move it in about 1/2" but it spins freely and clears both the pulley and the radiator face.

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So now it's hooked up to the switch. It runs when I warm up the plugs. It pulls a lot out.

Should I hook up a time delay relay or add a t stat relay to turn on at a specific temp?
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Posted September 18, 2014 - 08:29 PM

Fan relay's are a good thing. I would use a thermostat to control it. I'm using an adjustable one with a remote bulb that is attached to the upper part of the core inside the shroud. I picked these up at O-Riley's auto parts.

If I remember correctly the contacts on these are rated to handle the fan.

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Posted September 18, 2014 - 09:41 PM

Fan relay's are a good thing. I would use a thermostat to control it. I'm using an adjustable one with a remote bulb that is attached to the upper part of the core inside the shroud. I picked these up at O-Riley's auto parts.
If I remember correctly the contacts on these are rated to handle the fan.
http://shop.advancea...36-P#fragment-2
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Very nice, I might just do that. I just have to get my kitchen pass back. I snuck out of the house to finish this elec mod and she got a little mad I was outside and not helping.
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Posted September 18, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Okay, heres a quick video as promised.  Not much of a walk around, but you can get an idea of it.

 

Will post a walk around soon, but it wont be until next weekend

 

Enjoy

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=l6xt2g2N5ig


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Posted September 18, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Okay, heres a quick video as promised.  Not much of a walk around, but you can get an idea of it.

 

Will post a walk around soon, but it wont be until next weekend

 

Enjoy

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=l6xt2g2N5ig

 

 

I forgot this loaded up.  Hard to hear what the heck I was saying but that doesnt matter.  The deere sounds just fine and looks great!

https://www.youtube....h?v=X8LmtyO4Z8Q


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Posted September 18, 2014 - 11:53 PM

Nice machine and your hood really turned out nice. :thumbs:

Thanks for the videos.


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Posted September 19, 2014 - 12:21 AM

Your welcome! This forum knows how to help out those in need. For me, I had the need spruce the 400 up for such a long time, and then BAM, I'm rolling coal!

Anyone reading this and wanting to repower their 400, I hope this will help out.

Bring on the snow, I mean dirt!

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Posted September 19, 2014 - 12:37 AM

Yes, too hot, but could be the gauge too.


I forgot to mention that during my video, I had the engine running for ten minutes before. I watched the temp, and it didn't go over 190, well over 185. Worked out great!
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Posted September 26, 2014 - 09:26 AM

Looking great! You might want to beef up the hydro cooler with a 7x13 inch cooler as with your added power you will work it harder. Also I update mine with Redline Syntehtic ATF type f fluid. Its what the Sunstrand calls for but synthetic.  Awesome, custs down the noise!  Looking forward to finished product!

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Posted September 26, 2014 - 10:25 AM

Yes, a cooler is a must if using hard, especially plowing.  Great work!



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Posted September 26, 2014 - 10:20 PM

I just checked and I did pick up a hydro cooler last week. It's approx 7x 10x 3/4". I'm thinking I will put it in front of the radiator, checked it out tonight. The fan draws enough air, plus I might run it through the existing one as well.

Thanks for the info, and advice!

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Posted September 26, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Looking great! You might want to beef up the hydro cooler with a 7x13 inch cooler as with your added power you will work it harder. Also I update mine with Redline Syntehtic ATF type f fluid. Its what the Sunstrand calls for but synthetic.  Awesome, custs down the noise!  Looking forward to finished product!
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I've been needing to change the fluid after this repower. I will switch to the redline and watch the temps.

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Posted September 26, 2014 - 10:26 PM

So mechanically, all I have to do is hook up the throttle and also rig up the manual to lever.

Cosmetically, I need to attach the rear led lights, front head light( led bar, home made) and front grill with diesel label.

Coming darn close , oh and a seat:)
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