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#46 Alberta Bolens OFFLINE  

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Posted September 20, 2017 - 10:12 PM

I got a solenoid installed and had the carb back together.  I had wrecked one of the gaskets taking the carb apart. As I didn't want to order a Kit and I had no gasket material I got inventive.  I used part of an old leather glove to cut a gasket for the bowl of the carb.  It was a good attempt but the leather stretched when I cut it and the gasket turned out miss shaped and it leaked.   So I had to wait and I bought a small roll of gasket material.  I will have to cut it and install it tomorrow.  Hoping for starting attempt #3 tomorrow evening.  

 

Getting a little closer every time.


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Posted September 21, 2017 - 10:09 PM

YEAH IT RUNS AND IT MOVES!!!!!!   :dancingbanana:  :firejumper:  :wave:

 

I put the carb together tonight and fired it up.  Kind of rough but it did smooth out the more it ran.  It ran good enought I backed the machine out of the garage and drove it back in.  All the gears work, feel and sound ok.  The steering is sweet on this thing.  Very little effort on the steering levers to make it turn.  I didn't go cruising as it is still stalling and the battery was a bit week from restarting it.  

 

I don't think the governor is working properly and I don't know much about them.  From what I read on line they are simple so, I will have to have a go at it.  It may just be sticky from sitting for a few years.  A set of plugs, wires and dist cap would go a long ways to solving some of the issues, the wires and cap are sun baked / weathered.

 

I drained the diesel from the gear boxes tonight and will re fill with the proper oil. Once I get it tuned up and running smoother I will go for a cruise in the field.  

 

After that next steps will be to get the hydralics hooked up and working.  New hoses will cost a bit.  

Then fix, paint the hood and install and permantly mount the throttle, choke ,switchs and gauges.  

Several hours of work yet.

 

Compared to what it looked like when I 1st saw it sitting in the field. 

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Edited by Alberta Bolens, September 21, 2017 - 10:18 PM.

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Posted September 21, 2017 - 11:15 PM

Congratulations! Won't be long and you will be looking for another project.  :D


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Posted September 21, 2017 - 11:48 PM

Nice Job!  Hard work pays off!


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Posted September 22, 2017 - 05:17 AM

Glad the test drive went well!


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Posted September 22, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Amazing what a coat of paint will do. Looks great.


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Posted September 22, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Even happier tonight. Tuned it up, plugs, wires, cap, rotor.  What a difference.  It runs like a top, starts easy, runs smooth, has a nice sound to it too, no vibration. I took it up and down the driveway tonight, I'm pleased with it.  I'm sure its going to push stumps out no problem.

 

It seems to want to run partially choked 10 to 15%, I am thinking once I get the air cleaner on that might give enough restriction that it will run without choke.  Now I have a bunch of finicky things to finish of.   At least I can start it and move it around now.  

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Posted September 23, 2017 - 12:18 AM

  :dancingbanana:  :beer:  :rocker2:


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 05:45 AM

Congrats on a great job getting it going!


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 06:21 AM

Woohoo a runner
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Posted September 24, 2017 - 09:22 PM

The hydralics work. HEE HEE.  Great way to spend a Sunday

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Posted September 25, 2017 - 06:15 AM

You are getting close to trying it out!


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Posted September 25, 2017 - 09:42 AM

At this rate you'll be done soon! 

 

Your wife has a lot of painting to do on the front blade!  Don't wear her out!!


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Posted September 25, 2017 - 09:03 PM

You are getting close to trying it out!

I did push a little dirt just to try it.  It will spin the tracks in low gear.  I don't think I have the gonernor working properly yet.


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Posted September 25, 2017 - 09:18 PM

Find out what pressure your hydraulic system is set at. My 1955 AC HD6G runs at only 1000psi. It allows me to use hoses with reuseable fittings and to buy a set of replacement hoses quite cheaply.

 

Three years ago I replaced the hoses on my Ford 4500 TLB. There is about 20 hoses. My local NAPA was about $100 for each hose. I got generic hoses from Surplus Center. I also bought the adapters from them. Those hoses ended up about $30 each.

 

Learn how to rack the blade so that one corner is down. This is the easiest way to cut roots and break hard ground unless you can get a rear mounted ripper tooth. Good Luck, Rick


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