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Posted June 01, 2013 - 12:20 PM

Suppose you could slow down a little bit? I can't read this fast! :D



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 12:25 PM

Daniel, I still have that tank for you to do whatever you need with it.



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 02:09 PM

Working since 9am on it, and still not ready to drive.  I do have the radiator securely mounted, and found a spot to attach the water trap filter.  At this point I just need to find a place to strap a temporary fuel tank and get the throttle cable hooked up, which will take some time unless I just rig it for now.  Pics soon.



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 03:36 PM

Wow!  great progress!



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 04:42 PM

She is under her own power again!  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: 

 

 

 

Here is the fuel tank I'll go ahead & build brackets for and just use.  It holds 2 gallons, so should do fine.  Once I make brackets, it will fit against the fender pan & the rear weights will stick out & act as a bumper of sorts.

 

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Water trap just in front of brake pedal.

 

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General view of left side.

 

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You can see how I mounted the radiator with all-thread with rubber under & over the radiator,sandwich style.  Radiator is snug as a bug.  Had to cut a top plate to fit over the radiator neck.

 

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General view of right side.

 

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The stub plate extension I built from a weld-a-hub and a piece of 1 1/8" crank pressed into a machined hole in the hub, then welded, plus a bolt through all tightened to the stub which is bolted to the flywheel.

 

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I am VERY happy with how she is turning out....to say the least!  Been a long day, but worth it & a lot more!

 

Today was my day off, so I had to pack in as much work as I possibly could.  Gotta do some shop cleaning tomorrow for sure!  Still not feeling my best, but this is better than sitting around thinking about it.  But I am so dang tired I might sit on my butt for a while.  A nap sounds good as well, but I likely won't nod off.


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 04:55 PM

Looks good. That will be a nice tractor when it's all said and done. Great work as usual.

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Posted June 01, 2013 - 07:21 PM

Daniel, I still have that tank for you to do whatever you need with it.

 

Thanks Brian, but I think this plastic tank will be plenty big.  It's about as much room as I have anyway, so guess I'll give it a try.  



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 07:42 PM

Looks good it moves that's for sure and looks like it really digs in. :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

 

GOOD STUFF


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 07:57 PM

Excellent stuff Daniel!! :worshippy1:  :worshippy1:

Not only does that tractor really move out, it digs in as well!


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 08:02 PM

The video is with the Massey in high range.  In low range the engine hardly notices floored takeoffs.  For working tractors, diesel just can't be beat.   I still like my gassers of course, but love operating diesels! 

  I think the little alternator may have a bearing getting dry.  After starting it a few minutes ago it squealed for a few seconds.  I also have a worn hole in the control arm off the hydro, where the rod from the foot pedal goes through.  Not gonna be easy to repair, as it can't come off without raising the frame off the differential, so I'll wait a while before tending to that.  Can't access it at all as far as fixing it where it sits.



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 08:07 PM

Excellent stuff Daniel!! :worshippy1:  :worshippy1:

Not only does that tractor really move out, it digs in as well!

 

It should dig in.... tires have almost 100lbs fluid each, another 42lbs of steel weights on each rim, plus about 190lbs off the rear.   But I need every bit of it when cleaning out the stalls & digging.

  Oh, and I've ran it for about an hour & 15 minutes.  The fuel level has only dropped about 3/4" in the tank....maybe a quart??


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Great job you've done there Dan.

Nice work. :thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

That girl should be plenty useful for you for quite some time.

 

Hope you can post an action video of it, when it gets back to work.


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 09:14 PM

WOW that sundstrand is fast.

 

That diesel sure is great, it didnt even strain with the front in the air.


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 09:29 PM

WooHoo! It lives! Great job Daniel! Great video too!


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 09:43 PM

Daniel, as usual it's a success!
Like a kid with a new toy, spinning the wheels and all.... If you built individual brakes for the front wheels and just locked one, I bet you could do donuts...
:smilewink: glad you are enjoying your achievement.
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