I decided to spend a couple (2) days Rained in with bad weather working on one of my Cat 30 Projects, Known as the smoking Gun over many years of history see Piccy no1 , This is one cat 30 Seized Solid Minus Engine Etc (as is in piccy number one),, I purchased the Weapon about 6 years ago and saved this CAT from the melt pot , found in a junk yard in ca.
In the last 2 days I have managed to spend some time with my tear down tools:- inc 14 Lb sledge, 6 Lb Club, 3 Lb hammer, 2 Lb hammer 1 LB Hammer, different sizes of Copper Hammers, Steel / Brass Drifts, The Gas-Axe, 1/2 " Drive Impact Wench, 1 " Impact Wench, Industrial Combo Wrenches, Prybars / Chisels, a quart of Kroil, and a few home made tools Typically the General Cat Tear down tools .
I managed to take a couple of piccys on route. See attached.
Does Cat Inc still stock the main shaft and layshaft/ final drive shafts for a 1928 Cat 30 ?, I can see myself making some Forging and re-cutting the Shafts , Anyone else need any cat 30 Pinion Shaft/gear, or Bulldrive Gear Assy, I might be getting a couple remade, if I dont find any good ones.
The Smoking Gun is in Pieces, but with time, new bearings and shafts / gears, etc etc etc etc etc etc The Smoking Gun Will be Back, Its a Labour of love, Jnr CM Louis wants to paint the "smoking Gun" RED, Bright Red , if thats the case when I would Like to Add the Orange Flames down the Side LOL, It must be grey or OZDOZER will get the CAT Police onto me