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Posted August 03, 2016 - 09:03 PM

30w diesel engine oil. Shell Rotella T1 30 weight is acceptable.

 

SE - rated for engines built in the 80's.

CC & CD - rated for turboed and diesel engines.


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Posted August 03, 2016 - 09:34 PM

30w diesel engine oil. Shell Rotella T1 30 weight is acceptable.

 

SE - rated for engines built in the 80's.

CC & CD - rated for turboed and diesel engines.

Thanks, I'll have to see if I can Source locally. I guess a Truck Stop should have this available 



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Posted August 04, 2016 - 07:03 PM

Still looking for Shell Rotella T1 30 weight, all T/S had was 40W. Been real busy at work, and too hot to do much in the evenings. Takes an hour to get the shop comfortable. Wanted to assemble more on the frame, but I need to move the other tractors out so I can get to the parts that are done. Plan is to assemble all the frame parts and get the frame back on stands. This will give me bench space to work on the Green and Yellow parts, then the engine, transaxle, and finally the deck.

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Posted August 05, 2016 - 09:27 PM

Pictures are coming in handy for figuring out the lift and brake assemblies. Still on the fence with the transaxle oil change. Found a section in the manual discussing the oil seal change for the travel lever (I may change the seal on this one as there was a lot of crud there) Any well the purge procedure looks easy. 

Still a lot going on so the restore is back burner for now.

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 03:44 PM

Spent some time on the frame, and hit a snag with the steering sector. Carter pins I bought are one size too big, and it will take 4 hands to install the keeper springs. Helper has moved out and is staying with him Mom again. I am glad I took many detailed pictures, they have been indispensable. Still doesn't prevent putting things together out of order and having to take something off to get something else on. I added lock washers to the front axle mount, but had to take it back off to install the engine mount. Used a ratchet strap to pull it into place.

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Posted August 08, 2016 - 08:26 PM

Bugger of a day, Got selected for Jury Duty, Got home at 4:00 and phone started ringing off the hook at 5:00. Had a tower site go bonkers and was knocking the other two off air. PD, Fire, EMS having fits. I logged in and didn't see any alarms, Got my radio out (I am 35 miles away from the closest site and yep, big issues. Called Tech support, they recommend disabling the site, which solved one problem, now I have it deferred till I get released from Jury Duty.  

 

As for my trying to do at least one thing each evening on the Tractor. I figured out how to get the cotter pin in with only 2 hands.   

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 09:29 PM

My little bit for the evening. Was released from Jury Duty, and checked work emails. Installed the steering assembly and made a new spring jig for the larger springs so I can wire wheel and paint them.  

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Posted August 11, 2016 - 09:14 PM

It's been a He$$ week this week at work, and next week may be worse. Little done except for figuring out the clutch switch. Had to dissemble the old one to see it was (Normally Open NO) so I could select the correct terminals on the new switch. Cleaning and painting more fastener's.

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Posted August 14, 2016 - 02:45 PM

Did some shopping today, Just about have the dash tower installed, the dash cleaned up well. Need to double check when purchasing paint, I don't know if there is much a difference, I'll paint a couple small parts (deck hangers) with each to see if there is a noticeable difference. Hope to get all the steering parts installed this evening. This paint is $5.00 a can and requires 24 hours between coats. The painting is gonna take a while.

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Posted August 14, 2016 - 04:47 PM

Tying all the Ground points together, I gave up many restores ago just relying on the frame and star washers to provide a reliable ground.

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Posted August 14, 2016 - 05:44 PM

Taken with out a flash. I can't really tell any difference. I think as long as I use the same can for the same part differences won't show.
Small part on the left painted with New Holland Yellow 8-22952
Deck hanger on the right got New JD Yellow/Safety yellow 8-22957

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Posted August 14, 2016 - 06:22 PM

Ok folks, here is my first real question. Looking for a source for some parts. (Hopefully I am not at the mercy of a local JD Dealer). I looked through the manuals I have for part numbers, and on the parts and can't find any. One of the Yellow Spindle cap is missing, I have 3 so I could omit the rear caps. The clutch pulley and idler have some slop, I would like to replace them and the drive belt as it seems rather difficult to do this later.
Any sources for parts or part numbers are appreciated.
I'm sure I'll have more requests when I get to the engine and deck.

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Posted August 14, 2016 - 07:13 PM

Idler pulleys can be replaced with something off the shelf, or McMasrer-Carr. Drive pulleys are where you have to go to EBay for used or to Mother Deere for new ones, due to them running a different angle degree on their belts.

As far as the cap, I can't remember where someone on the other forum found oodles of rubber, colored caps. They were looking for caps for the 300 series hydraulic outlets, but found literally hundreds of colors and sizes. McMaster Carr, maybe? Grainger? Or maybe an EBay source. I'll check around for it tonight.
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Posted August 14, 2016 - 07:19 PM

Yea, I noticed the different angles on the drive pulley and belt, and remember someone else having driving issues when using something off the shelf. This is mainly for my Grand Son so I need it to work properly. Not against using a Dealer, but need to let them know what I need.



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Posted August 14, 2016 - 08:42 PM

If the wheel bearing cap is 1.625" I.D., greenpartstore.com has them for $2.00 each.
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