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1988 Craftsman GT6000 (Caterpillar) repower has begun


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Posted April 20, 2015 - 12:21 AM

Glad to see progress. looking good Casey
Elevation: I would do what your thinking, but consider spacers on the end holes inside the tubes
Air filter: I'd leave it unless it will rattle.
Choke: should be just a bracket to hold the cable?


Alan,
Was already thinking I would need to cut spacers, thinking about 6 of them out of 3/8" pipe, unless I'm dealing with 7/16 bolts and didn't notice lol. I am considering the possibility of running a section of box under the engine plate to help stabilize, but nothing certain, and probably wont unless I see an issue. Only concern is my engine is all to one side, as opposed to even distribution across the plate (Briggs opposed had bigger footprint and was centered).

Air filter is in my mind as I want to leave but my hood hinges are the issue, Mabey.

Exhaust, I have an idea right now to take the old muffler off the top, make an adaper to stick one of those Gravely/Kohler mufflers on it to aim it out the headlight hole (diagonally). Shouldn't add enough weight to require additional bracing, which is good, if it works out, and hope to get it quieter that way.

I have yet to look at the connections to the engine, as it is secondary to the install.

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Posted April 20, 2015 - 05:20 AM

Casey , will you be using the engine mounted fuel tank ? If not might be a spot for the alternator ?  Did you ever use the 120v generator I traded for ?  This is you service truck ( tractor ) isn't it ?



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Posted April 20, 2015 - 06:28 AM

I would use the square tubing and tie it anywhere you can for added strength, the weight isn't a big deal, it's a tractor not a dragster. As for dumping the exhaust between the lights, why not? Several tractors come that way. Just use a hole saw to create the opening. A lot of things regarding of connections is going to be trial and error. Even engineers get it wrong sometimes.

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Posted April 20, 2015 - 02:05 PM

Casey , will you be using the engine mounted fuel tank ? If not might be a spot for the alternator ? Did you ever use the 120v generator I traded for ? This is you service truck ( tractor ) isn't it ?


Yes to using engine mounted gas tank, but way better spot for the alternator. I really want to eliminate pumping fuel, so the gas tank can only go where it is or where the battery is, easier to leave it put. I forgot about the generator you gave me, it could go under the cylinder, but alternator still needs a home... I had a spot picked out under the battery but do to clutch redesign i cant put it there now. If i could find a way to mount the battery underneath that could free space to mount the tank in that spot, or mount the alternator underneath, that that is tougher, i could but then it will be subject to the clutch, and not active with park brake set.

Unless i am willing to pump fuel still.... Risky though, thoughts???

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Posted April 26, 2015 - 06:12 PM

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Posted April 26, 2015 - 07:24 PM

Alan (MH81) is getting a bill for this build... It was his idea to repower lol

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Posted April 26, 2015 - 07:39 PM

 That alt.fits nice  there  :thumbs:  There used to be a kit that would by-pass the internal regulator and so you could putout 120vdc . Some drills and out light duty  tools are a/c-d/c  .  or a inverter would be handy to have


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 08:40 PM

Just thought Casey, if later you install a 140 amp alternator and acquire a 2500w inverter you will have an excellent standby power unit.      I've been using this combination for years.


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 09:00 PM

Alan (MH81) is getting a bill for this build... It was his idea to repower lol

Whoa, whoa... I was just giving you something to do in your spare time.
Gonna be done in time?
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 09:05 PM

Done in time for what, next plow day? Even if I got it done for this plow day I have not broken in the engine (manual says 3 hours before loading). So it is going to be staying home I figure.
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 09:17 PM

There will be others, no worries.


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Posted April 30, 2015 - 12:39 AM

Not a lot of work happening on this last few nights. Been preparing for the FCVAEC plow day.
Definitely strained a few muscles Tuesday night getting the exhaust on the truck. I might get back to this project on Sunday, in which I will have it together enough to attempt driving it lol.
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Posted July 26, 2015 - 10:02 PM

It's almost August and I have yet to get any farther on this project, and since then I have brought home 6.5 more tractors lol. If I can get the Cub Cadet 108 back into driving condition thru the week I may go back and finish this repower enough to actually drive it around. I have since yanked a fuel line and a solenoid off this tractor for other tractors (old wiring and fuel system parts). I'm debating yanking the sleeve hitch off this tractor and putting it back to trailer moving service if I get it back moving. The Cub Cadet 108 is becoming a favorite of my collection, and the 102 is not stopping still, but neither Cadet has a creeper....
Kind of don't need sleeve hitch stuff anymore.... As I plow with the Farmall Cub and set up the brinly rear blade for the Springfield / Toro tractors. I have no other sleeve hitch needs. At least if I put the Caterpillar back to trailer service I have a few options...

Another option floating around in my head is that I have another Craftsman GT6000 rear end.... But no more mud tires like I put on it...

I dunno, got to get it moving again first I guess. Lol

Anyone looking for a winch lifted sleeve hitch for a craftsman GT6000?

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Posted July 27, 2015 - 06:22 AM

Oh, are you going to repower the Cat? :poke:
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