Today was a dozer day. Played with it most of the day on and off. Took the inspection covers off above the steering clutches. Good news is that the brake bands look pretty good! I adjusted the turnbuckles and added the new taller stops so the handles dont flop all the way to the front of the cockpit. Still not sure that was the right thing to do because you still have to pull the handles into your lap to get much action. I did take some pictures and will get them posted a little later. Cold be the clutches are bad or just rusted up???
So with the steering clutch levers adjusted to remove most of the play, I fired to old girl up and even with the deisel line leak I got her running on diesel in about 5 min. Had to bleed the injectors.
It turned a little better. Using the brake hard it spun to the right pretty good. Not so good to the left.
Went down in the yard and pushed a tree over. As I was pushing it stoped forwad motion. Shifted into revers and the right track just wiggled a little. Humm. Thought I might have ruined the main clutch. Then I had the idea to un-adjust the steering clutches a tad. Yep that was it. Took right off moving again. Did some donuts in the field as I kept trying the steering clutches and brakes.
I think if I adjusted the left brake that it might pivot better on that side too?
I tackled the pesky diesel fuel line leak today also. Friend brought over a tube wrench and a 3/4 crows foot, and this was just what I needed to ger to the brass nuts on the fittings. Took the 1 foot line off and found that the solder joint failed, thats why it was leaking. Cleaned up the parts and resoldered the fitting on the line. Reinstalled and no leaks! Took the bottom drains off the seconday and primay fuel filters these were plugged with black gunk. I will have to check with NAPA on filters.
Played with the control to start the engine on gas. I think its supposed to lock over center but has been altered or something and will not stay in the gas position without holding it.
Also added the one return spring to the steering lever.
Will get some pictures up soon.
Edited by Sugarmaker, November 27, 2015 - 04:44 PM.