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#1 Sammy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 28, 2014 - 11:11 PM

Hi All,

As I mentioned in another posting elsewhere,I'm gathering components to build a mini-dozer.

One criteria is the ability to easily obtain new replacement(OEM or quality aftermarket) parts to rebuild(if necessary) the entire trans-axle & differential as a part of the project. The 318's robust reputation makes it an ideal candidate,IF there are parts available to entirely rebuild the drivetrain. (At first,I considered using a JD140H3,but had concerns about overwhelming the smaller transaxle,and ,upon finding out that not all t/a parts are available nowadays,I began to consider the 318.)

 

The powerplant,which I recently acquired,is one of the 4cylinder teledyne 4A032 military engines;a popular engine for projects such as this(as well as light aircraft and airboats).Actual hp of the 4A032 is 18 or there abouts.

 

I'd like to hear from anyone that has rebuilt their 318 transaxle regarding their experiences in finding major components,not just bearings and seals.....

 

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Posted October 29, 2014 - 02:19 AM

you shouldn't need a lot of major components from what i have read and experienced they are tough and dependable. some where on youtube is a video of a 318 with a v8 in it. i ran a 4cly 1.8 ltr in my 318 and it did fine.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 02:26 PM

This guy built a nice one. https://www.youtube....ZCMhW6liow#t=22



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Posted October 29, 2014 - 05:10 PM

'....This guy built a nice one. https://www.youtube....ZCMhW6liow#t=22..."

 

Yes,there are several to view;they run the gammut regarding sophistication ,precision and design......This is the engine I will be using,a Teledyne 4 cyl.,18HP/3600 RPM. This one mfg'd in 11/89,new in the box.

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Posted October 29, 2014 - 05:15 PM

'....This guy built a nice one. https://www.youtube....ZCMhW6liow#t=22..."

 

Yes,there are several to view;they run the gammut regarding sophistication ,precision and design......This is the engine I will be using,a Teledyne 4 cyl.,18HP/3600 RPM. This one mfg'd in 11/89,new in the box.

Thats nice!!!,I have a never used (old new stock )D-1105 that I plan to use one day.



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Posted October 29, 2014 - 05:24 PM

'....This guy built a nice one. https://www.youtube....ZCMhW6liow#t=22..."

 

Yes,there are several to view;they run the gammut regarding sophistication ,precision and design......This is the engine I will be using,a Teledyne 4 cyl.,18HP/3600 RPM. This one mfg'd in 11/89,new in the box.

what are the approx. dimensions of that engine?  for those others thinking of it as a transplant possibly.



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Posted October 29, 2014 - 05:42 PM

what are the approx. dimensions of that engine?  for those others thinking of it as a transplant possibly.

This one is only 6hp..but looks almost as big and has spcs.. http://saturnsurplus...gine/engine.htm



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Posted October 29, 2014 - 05:46 PM

A 4 cyl 6 H.P.seems odd???



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Posted October 29, 2014 - 07:20 PM

JD no longer produces replacement parts for the 318. They stopped supporting and stocking parts for it within the last 18 months or so.


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 09:19 AM

Thank you,CAT385B. Sorry to learn of that  decision.



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Posted October 30, 2014 - 07:36 PM

Are you sure the 318 parts are no longer available ?   Or just whats made are the only ones left ?






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