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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted May 24, 2015 - 08:51 AM

I still have to swap the oil pan and fuel pump over. May get some of that done today plus do something with the muffler so I can use it til a new one can be purchased. IF anyone happens to have a decent old muffler around (doesn't rattle when you shake it), I'd take it off your hands.


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Posted May 24, 2015 - 02:29 PM

Got some time out there today. Went to pull the pan from the old engine and things were rattling around as I laid it on it's side. Hmmmmmmm? This is what I found when I took the pan off.

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The rod is in 5 pieces.

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Also found some metal pieces that I haven't a clue where they came from. I won't tear this apart any further for a while.

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Got the pan on the other engine and the mounts. Got the fuel pump on. And it started raining again.

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The engine is ready to install. Just have to wait for drier weather. So I got the muffler parts out to see what I could do with them. How's this?

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I can put it in either direction, the tubes away or toward the inlet. What do you folks think. I know it will be noisy, but better than an open exhaust. I do have to run it for a while so I can retorque the head and finish installing the tins.

 

 


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Posted May 24, 2015 - 04:02 PM

I have the muffler back together. I put the tubes toward the inlet side and pushed it as far down as I could. Sealed the end cap back up as best as possible and it's back ion the motor. Put a quart of 30W in it, letting that settle to see how much more I need.


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Posted May 25, 2015 - 08:13 AM

The weather is looking better for a bit. But I may put off installing the engine as I have a few other things I have thought about doing and would be easier doing it now. One is installing the lift position control I got from TD&H a while back. Much easier to do without the fuel tank in the way.

The next item is changing out the plastic dash panel for one that is in much better shape. It has the same lower corner broken off as mine, but is nearly perfect otherwise. I am going to try to rebuild the broken corner before I put it on. I'll get some pics of that later this morning.

I also have a parts tractor and I want to see which has the best front axle. Mine has some slop in both the center bushing and the spindles. I have a new center shaft and bushings, just want to use it on the axle with the best spindle bushings. More on that later. The steering gear had some play in it and I found the adjusting stud locknut loose. A bit of adjustment there helped tighten that up. Got the lock nut tight and greased it up good.

So this thread is about to get much longer. I will be looking the old girl over and fixing what I can before it gets put back into service.


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Posted May 25, 2015 - 05:40 PM

Got some more done today! Got the lift position control installed. It has a spring that goes in there, but I don't have that so it may be left out.

 

Worked on the dash mostly. Here's pics of both.

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Broke out the hobby saw. That didn't last long. Found my saw blade for the Dremel. That made things go a bit quicker.

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Here's a shot after 'plastic welding' things.

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I put the drum sander on the Dremel and smoothed things up some.

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Got more to do to it, but it's better already.

 


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Posted May 25, 2015 - 05:48 PM

What are you doing combining the parts of two dash panels?
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Posted May 25, 2015 - 06:17 PM

What are you doing combining the parts of two dash panels?

Making one good dash!


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 05:52 AM

I got more done yesterday. Dash is getting some filler, forgot to get a pic of that. Pulled the center cap off the steering wheel to pull it. Found it full of water.

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Got a blue paper towel out to soak the water up. Then put some Acetone/ATF on the threads. The nut backed off with a little persuasion. Put some more of the mix down between the wheel and shaft and started the nut back on flush with the top of the shaft. broke out the HF bearing separator and got it snugged up. Used the Hitachi impact to tension things, then smacked the puller with a 3 lb. hammer. Wheel popped loose and came right of.

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Notice the knobs in the lower right. Those get some attention down below.

Here's a couple pics behind the dash. I'll do some repair in that  mess as I put it back together.

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Here's the hour meter about to fall out.

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And here is the knobs again. I used a rough Scotch Brite on them, then a squirt of Black Fusion paint. They look much better.

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Heard some thunder rumbling in the distance. The storm went West of us.

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I'll have more updates today.

 

 


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Here's a few more pics from this morning. I took the dash support off and cleaned the steering column up a bit. Squirted some Rust Reformer on some rusty & bare spots.

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Here's the old dash support, kinda cruddy looking. But the one I have painted looks much better.

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Here's where I am with the dash at the moment. Still have more work to do on it, but it's looking better.

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The paint had faded a lot, so I bought a bottle of cleaner wax to spruce that up a bit.

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Hard to tell in that pic, but here's where I did a spot in the center of the hood. Hard to see much, but it is bringing back the shine!

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I will be asking a question in the 'Mechanical & Hydraulics Forum' relating to this work.


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Some more pics of what I have found so far. Glad I didn't just stuff the engine back in there.

I had a very hard time trying to align the hood, grille and side panels when I put them back on after the last engine pull. Found another issue that may have added to this problem. The dash supports were way to the left side of the tractor. Here's the left side support mount then the right side.

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A little Acetone/ATF on the pivots make things shine down in there. After a bit of fiddling with the supports, I got them to cooperate and centered pretty close.

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The throttle cable was a bit tight in movement, so I gave it a dose of my mix. Wanted to protect it some how and found that 3/16" heat shrink fits right over it. So, a length was cut and shrunk to fit.

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Here's all I have left on the dash corner to fill. Coming along rather nicely for my first time doing this.

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Back out to play some more!

 

 


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 05:51 PM

Got more pics! The dash is ready for paint.

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Here's close up of the corner.

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Here's after some Fusion paint was applied.

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LH side (original).

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RH side (reworked).

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Here's after some 'Tire Wet was put on the rest of the dash.

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A test fit. Found the angle was off on the lower right.

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So I trimmed it to fit.

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Nice save on that one. :thumbs:


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 05:30 AM

Definitely an improvement, for sure. Still have the second hydraulic valve to install. May work on the tunnel cover as it has to come off for that. And the front axle needs checked over. So, I have a ways to go yet before installing the engine.

Here is the diagram for plumbing in the new valve. This will alleviate finding an NLA Power Beyond fitting for the existing valve.

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Posted May 28, 2015 - 07:21 AM

Your getting there my friend and doing a mighty fine job too.
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Posted May 28, 2015 - 07:44 AM

Your getting there my friend and doing a mighty fine job too.

I'm glad I didn't get in a rush to put the engine back in. Finding lots of things to fix and make this a much better tractor.

Does the Kohler turn clockwise when looking at the flywheel end? Can't remember at the moment! The reason I ask is the drive shaft has a 1/2" tip sticking out & I though about hooking a drill up to it to see about flushing air out of the 'new' hydraulics. Not sure if it will work, but worth a try! :smilewink:


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