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D2 going in the shop

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3 months 1 week ago #228959 by trainzkid88
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your right it does look good. they are very yellow. i didnt know the d2 had a more automotive type rad. unlike the bolt together cast top, bottom and sides of a d46u

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3 months 1 week ago #229068 by d2gary
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The parts pile is getting pretty small. Grill and guard on and the last of the hydraulics sand blasted. I think the only thing left to blast is the crankcase guard.
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3 months 4 days ago #229127 by d2gary
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I couldn't get the hose ports to line up after I redid my blade mounts. There was a blank on the right side to align the hose connection to the top of the cylinder. I drilled and tapped the blank and now the hoses can come out the top of the cylinder.
I got the canopy painted, just letting it harden up for a couple of days and it can go on
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3 months 1 day ago #229173 by d2gary
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The elusive equalizer spring finally came back. With the busy schedule at Pohl spring we decided they would do just the spring work and I would take care of the rest of the hardware and paint. They replaced 2 leaves and the bands on the main spring and realigned and tempered the helper spring. I had to make new pins and pushed the bushings out and switched them with a better set from anothe spring.
Sand blast and paint hopefully today.
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2 months 4 weeks ago #229210 by d2gary
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Other stuff has been getting in the way of my quality Cat time but I managed to get some parts painted and installed. Not much left in the install and paint department. I think it's real close to time to get some fluids in everything and try to make some smoke. I have a few little things to do but I'm thinking starter motor next week and if that goes good main engine right away. Other stuff has been getting in the way of my quality Cat time but I managed to get some parts painted and installed. Not much left in the install and paint department. I think it's real close to time to get some fluids in everything and try to make some smoke. I have a few little things to do but I'm thinking starter motor next week and if that goes good main engine right away.                  
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2 months 4 weeks ago #229211 by d2gary
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Other stuff has been getting in the way of my quality Cat time but I managed to get some parts painted and installed. Not much left in the install and paint department. I think it's real close to time to get some fluids in everything and try to make some smoke. I have a few little things to do but I'm thinking starter motor next week and if that goes good main engine right away. .                  
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2 months 4 weeks ago #229227 by D4Jim
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Sure an improvement and quite a change from what it looked like 4 years ago!!   Great Job.

Still amazed enough air gets through that type of nose guard to keep things cool.
 

ACMOC Member 22 years
D47U 1950
Cat 112 1949
Cat 40 Scraper

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2 months 3 weeks ago #229239 by trainzkid88
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the fan doesnt draw through the rad they blow through to keep dirt out many tractors did this. most now have reversing fans or have thermofans with a timed reversing relay circuit.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #229242 by neil
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It does look very restricted, regardless of the fan direction. Perhaps Scott can describe whether the top and bottom have large enough gaps to allow adequate airflow in combination with the holes in the guard. Comparing Scott's guard to an OEM U-series guard, it seems very limited by comparison, but if the air can pass around the top and the bottom, it might not be too limited.
Trainzkid, J-series are generally suck fans from what I've seen. I don't have my parts catalog to hand but it's possible a blower fan was an option during J-series production - I don't ever recall seeing one. Definitely an option for the U-series though and my 5U has a blower fan.

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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2 months 3 weeks ago #229243 by d2gary
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There is an option for a blower fan for the j series but mine doesn't have it. I havent had any cooling problems and its been on the machine since I've had it. I cant tell you how long its been on the tractor but probably a good long time and if it was causing problems I'm sure it would have been cut open with a torch. At ,east one previous owner was very fond of the torch from what I've seen.
There is a pretty good gap at the top and bottom and the sides aren't tight to the radiator shroud.
I was thinking about changing over to a Cat pump but decided to just put everything but the way it was when I got it. I even bought a parts d2 with a pump on it but just wanted to keep it as close to the way it was when I got it with a little upgrade here and there.

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