H14-time to have a look
Posted January 26, 2020 - 06:59 PM
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Posted January 30, 2020 - 07:06 PM
As happens sometimes life has kept me rather busy this week. I did manage to get out the half plastic drum and get an electrolisis tank going. The first batch of parts is bubbling away quite nicely. I also got a package in the mail today. Bought this filter base off eBay. I didn't have any luck at any of the local parts stores finding a hydraulic filter and figured that this is the direction I should go in. It was listed as for Bolens-TroyBuilt. I thought it might be worth a try. It has the dark green color on it like the later Bolens equipment. I was happy to find that the fittings even matched the tractors fittings. Am reasonably sure I will end up fabricating a longer hard line to make this work. Have to set the fender pan back on to see where I can mount this. Looks like there shouldn't be much problem finding a suitable filter. This one happened to be an oil filter for a Kohler motor I threaded on for the photo.
Posted February 01, 2020 - 10:32 PM
Well I still haven't gotten to work on the frame tubes yet. This project took me most of the afternoon. I decided to work on the new fender support, gas tank mount. I have the end pieces tack welded in and the gas tank hold down straps built. Got the hole drilled for the fitting to thread into the bottom of the tank and also several weep holes to let out any water or even gas that might get spilled. I cut out a spacer from a cutting board to fit over the heads of the 4 bolts so the bottom of the gas tank doesn't rub on them. There will also be a piece of rubber over the plastic too. I figured that having a bolt or screw down on the bottom end of the straps on the inside of the box would be a pain to get to and decided to anchor them near the top of the front panel. Much easier to unbolt and remove the straps if the tank ever needs to be removed. Just trying to think ahead here. I used material picked from a scrap tray at work to build the straps. The straps are about 3/4" wide 16 gauge, weren't too hard to form by just bending them around the tank. The rounded end pieces are slugs that are punched out of larger pieces to create a slot for a bolt. Literally thousands of them are scrapped every week. I grab a hand full occasionally as they are quite handy when fabricating. Nothing very fancy, but it should work. Now I have to figure out how to mount the filter base to the front of the support. The size of filter that I end up choosing will determine if it mounts horizontal or vertical. Vertical would probably create less mess when time for a change. We'll see, might not have a choice. I'll have to set the fender pan back on and have the rear wheel off to get a better visual of how things need to be. Probably weld a piece of plate or angle to the support to bolt the filter base to. Stay tuned.
Edited by Dave in NY, February 01, 2020 - 10:38 PM.
Posted February 04, 2020 - 07:02 PM
Finally got time to figure out where to mount the filter and base. Unless I wanted to do some cutting and reshaping of the fender pan I had to mount it running vertically. Don't think that will be any problem. It seems to clear everything and won't be in the way of anything else. I added a piece of angle to the front of the support to bolt the base to. Going to fab a new hard line as the original wont be long enough. I have 2 fittings ordered from the local NAPA that I will use on the new line. Not going to cut up the original for the nuts and sleeves.
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Posted February 04, 2020 - 08:38 PM
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Posted February 04, 2020 - 09:19 PM
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Posted February 05, 2020 - 06:18 AM
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Posted February 05, 2020 - 01:03 PM
Fantastic work as always!
Not sure that it'll help at this point, but when I added new lines and tank to my [homemade] log splitter a couple years ago, I got a filter and adapter from Northern Tool. You already have the adapter, but I'd imagine you could source whatever size filter you needed as well, if you don't want to go the eBay/Amazon route.
I assume you'll be using some rear implements that might interfere, but if you have to make new lines, did you consider putting the filter behind the fuel tank? That'd certainly make filter changes a much easier/quicker affair than removing the fender pan.
Edited by Dukedkt442, February 05, 2020 - 01:05 PM.
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Posted February 05, 2020 - 06:01 PM
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Posted February 06, 2020 - 09:05 AM
Being that the original inline filters got changed every 200 hours you should be fine with it where it is as far as service goes. everything is looking good so far, thanks for sharing it with us here.
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Posted February 06, 2020 - 07:09 PM
Posted February 07, 2020 - 06:53 AM
You'll be happier with the spin-on filter!
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Posted February 07, 2020 - 07:12 PM
Edited by Dave in NY, February 07, 2020 - 07:13 PM.
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