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#16 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted December 01, 2014 - 09:57 AM


OldBuzzard you are right, you can't (and shouldn't) rush a craftsman. Ben, I disagree with the comment about too many pics. You can allways ignore extra pics but you can't create them later if you didn't take them.

As a construction inspector I learned that a picture is worth a thousand lawyers. The contractors hated that I averaged over 50 pics per day with time and date stamping. It reduced his time claims considerably.

Good Luck with the project, it makes me want to work on my HT 23.
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Posted December 01, 2014 - 11:41 AM

Great project. Thanks for sharing and all the pictures are welcomed. That engine looks huge all by itself in the frame.


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Posted December 01, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Looks like it is coming along nicely.

Dave had it at Daniel's plow day this fall, man it sounded good and could turn some dirt....when the pins stayed in the 3 pt arms :poke:  :poke:

 

It was cool to be able to look it over and talk to Dave about a true rarity in the GT world.


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Posted December 01, 2014 - 03:17 PM

Looks like it is coming along nicely.

Dave had it at Daniel's plow day this fall, man it sounded good and could turn some dirt....when the pins stayed in the 3 pt arms :poke:  :poke:

 

It was cool to be able to look it over and talk to Dave about a true rarity in the GT world.

 

That was a problem with the "quick attach" that I had on the lift arms. Once I took them off, all was A-OK  :D :D :D


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Posted December 01, 2014 - 04:43 PM

How many HP is the diesel? Why would that one be any rarer than the DGT1700 that I have with a diesel in it?

 

 

Bolens made those 1988-1991.

 

Weight was 914 pounds.

 

HP 17 @ 3600 RPM.


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Posted December 13, 2014 - 10:11 PM

Made any more progress, Ben?


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Made any more progress, Ben?

 

Yes, but nothing worth boasting on yet.  Nothing picture worthy anyway.

 

Well, take that back: I do have pictures of the hydro and transaxle going back together.  But that is a post all on itself that I will need to write up.

 

Ben W.


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Posted December 16, 2014 - 11:41 PM

Ben, I must say you have been busy and 'detailed' in OB's projects for some time now. First, his forklift tractor and now this RARITY. Great work you are doing. I wish I had your skills (or could afford yours. Maybe when I get over the house reconstruction.).

Looking forward to seeing the hydro details. :thumbs:


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Posted December 17, 2014 - 08:17 AM

You are going to have a very fine piece of machinery there when it is done.


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Posted December 27, 2014 - 02:57 PM

I was asked to post these pics for an update on O.B.'s HDT1000 refurb. Rick Show & I were at Dave's this fall to pick up a dreaded (IMO) 2stage LF sno-caster, Dave fired the HDT up for us and as we conversed , he mentioned that the power steering wasn't functioning properly, I looked at it , turned the steering wheel side to side and could see the spool was froze in the valve housing ( little did I know how truly frozen it was). Anyways, fast forward, I am rebuilding it and following are some pics of my progress. I own 10 of this style P.S. units ( and 1 earlier style used on the 1886's, it's a NOS total kit still NIB) and have rebuilt them all, I did the power steering conversion for Rick Show's HT20 w/FEL and rebuilt it as well, so Dave's makes number 12. And it proved the most challenging, the spool was rusted tight not even the ever trusty Kroil Oil could break it loose. I had to drill out the dowel that goes through the spool that activates it's function, I cut a new one. Anyways the valve is the hardest part and it's done, don't know how many of you use Oil Eater , but it's all I use in my parts washer, and a 2-3 day soak removes everything including paint ! Cylinder is soaking and will finnish it tomorrow

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Edited by WrenchinOnIt, December 27, 2014 - 03:17 PM.

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Posted December 27, 2014 - 06:28 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing that power steering unit work.  :thumbs: Looks like you do very thorough work. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted December 27, 2014 - 07:21 PM

I know talking with Kevin this one was a toughest one he had ever done,he kept telling me it wasn't going to get the best of him,well looks like it didn't,this weekend project turned into several, I think OB is going to be very happy
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Posted December 27, 2014 - 07:26 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing that power steering unit work.  :thumbs: Looks like you do very thorough work. 
 
Ben W.


Thanks, I think it's an accurate assessment to say you've set the bar with your work on O.B.'s units. I'm trying to keep up is all ☺️
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Posted December 28, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Completed rebuilt unit ,all o-rings & the backup washer replaced, new hardware, ball joint, and hydraulic fittings, here's some more pics.

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Posted December 28, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Now that's nice !!!!!!,OB's going to be real happy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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