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Posted July 04, 2011 - 07:59 AM

Just found this thread. Wanted to say awesome work. I have a spare parts tractor with complete frame.... you've given me ideas :)


Thanks looking forward to seeing your build

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Posted July 05, 2011 - 01:53 PM

I just remembered....I have NO room in my dash for a tach! LOL


Whoa, Hold ON Daniel! Let's get this straight. You can fit a diesel engine into a conversion project slick as (insert your own description here), but you can't accommodate a measly ole tach? Shame on you! :bigrofl:

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Posted July 05, 2011 - 02:46 PM

Whoa, Hold ON Daniel! Let's get this straight. You can fit a diesel engine into a conversion project slick as (insert your own description here), but you can't accommodate a measly ole tach? Shame on you! :bigrofl:


And it's another $100! LOL

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Posted July 06, 2011 - 09:59 AM

And it's another $100! LOL

Ah yes, the ole money factor. Darn Darn Darn!

It just doesn't seem fair that fun stuff like this should require money. Just imagine how much more fun we could have if money wasn't a consideration. I guess we all need bigger allowances or a winning Powerball ticket..... On the plus side I now know what to stuff in your stocking next Christmas!

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Posted July 06, 2011 - 10:03 AM

On the plus side I now know what to stuff in your stocking next Christmas!

JN


Oh wow! Gonna have my wife sew me up the biggest stocking ever! :bigrofl:

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 04:47 PM

The HT hubs i bought have a larger axle diameter so i ended up machining my eaton 12 hubs for HT brake rotors. only got one side done.
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I mounted an ht caliper but not liking my options for the linkages so im considering a hydraulic go kart setup. Caliper mount is a piece of 1/8" flat stock with two 3/4" DOM tubes welded to it at either end. tube is tapped so caliper can bolt to it. nothing welded to the axle
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Power steering valve is sitting in the dash. i had to bore out the tube near the steering wheel for it to fit. still need to make a mounting bracket.

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Posted July 17, 2011 - 04:48 PM

Spend a lot of time working on the steering brakes this weekend. i got one side almost done. turned down the other hub and mounted the rotor.
The inside pedal is roll pinned to the shaft that goes to the other side of the frame near the hydro pedal. the outside pedal rotates freely on this shaft so these two pedals can operate independently.
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Posted July 17, 2011 - 06:49 PM

Looking very good there!

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Posted July 17, 2011 - 07:08 PM

thanks Daniel. I went back to the garage after dinner and got the other side hooked up.
Next is to add a bushing to the hydro pedal to support the shaft since i cut it out.
I picked up a hydraulic valve and handles off a JD 400 that im going to mount in the dash. Im either going to get another 400 valve for the 3 point and rear hydraulics or just get a selector valve for the lift then T front / rear remotes

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Posted July 21, 2011 - 09:49 AM

Wow Frank, lookin good !
How's the Kubota diesel running? Mine is awesome now that I found the magic HP screw ;)

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Posted July 21, 2011 - 08:02 PM

Wow Frank, lookin good !
How's the Kubota diesel running? Mine is awesome now that I found the magic HP screw ;)


It still needs to be rebuilt. I did adjust the valves because it was missing at higher rpms as seen in the throttle linkage video. they were so far out of adjustment i dont know how the engine was even running
Once its rebuilt i too will be turning the screw.

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 11:05 PM

Wow Frank, lookin good !
How's the Kubota diesel running? Mine is awesome now that I found the magic HP screw ;)

What's the "magic screw" you're referring to? Is it an adjustment on the injection pump? I'd like to get about 12 to 14 hp out of my Z482.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 04:19 AM

It's coming along nicely.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 04:19 AM

There is an ajustment screw under a soft aluminum cover ( that needs to be torn off because it is crimped on) under this you will find a screw with a jamnut , loosen the nut and turn screw out no more than 2 turns. It will smoke black when working hard after this.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 08:50 AM

What's the "magic screw" you're referring to? Is it an adjustment on the injection pump? I'd like to get about 12 to 14 hp out of my Z482.

Utah Smitty


The Kubota Z482 does put out around 13.5HP. That would be "Gross" HP.
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