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D2 going in the shop

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2 months 3 weeks ago #229313 by d2gary
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Equalizer spring installed, Pohl spring did an excellent job it sits perfectly level.
I got the crankcase guard beat back into shape, welded and painted. Just waiting for the paint to harden to install it.
Going to try and get to town today or tomorrow and get all the fluids to fill everything so I can try to make some black smoke!            
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2 months 3 weeks ago #229316 by neil
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Gee I didn't realize the J had such an arch. I'll have to take a look at mine. I recall that it sat a little nose down when I got it. Looking forward to that video Scott! Don't edit it - give us the raw video, warts and all. It would be nicely instructive for any folks wanting to restore their machines

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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2 months 3 weeks ago - 2 months 3 weeks ago #229418 by d2gary
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        Still have a few odds and ends to tidy up but video coming soon hopefully.
Got the crankcase guard installed and add a little bling [attachment=63805]20210625_174002.jpg[/attachment
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2 months 1 week ago #229587 by Markds3
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Any progress Gary? I'm looking forward to seeing some smoke!

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2 months 1 week ago #229600 by d2gary
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The only progress to report is that I was able to get oil and anti freeze in the engine, pony motor and starter pinion. I also talked with Mary and got the proper decal kit ordered. The summer projects finally caught up with me and I haven't been able to steal any time away to work on the tractor. My trailer needs brake work so thats probably going to be priority over the d2. I'm going to try and get some time on it this week!
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2 months 1 week ago #229613 by neil
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Heh, nice one Scott. I had to do brakes, suspension, and wiring on my trailer before I could do anything with the 5U (so basically the whole trailer.....). But, finally got it done and pushed some brush for a buddy. I was going to ask you if you were going to install your belly pan but I see you have. I'm not sure yet when or if I'm going to put mine on. Even with this brush pushing, I'm being careful not to go over anything big - it's mostly small grape vines and crud. It's such a large heavy piece for one person to handle and it has to be removed for anything to be done underneath. Maybe I'll install it after the undercarriage is done. It does have a tow hook on the front so that's useful

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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2 months 1 week ago #229621 by d2gary
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Hey Neil, my brakes are glued on instead of riveted which I suppose most are these days. The glue let's go and instant brake problem. Not a difficult repair just a pain when you can't pick the time.
I used a floor jack and snowmobile roller to put my crankcase guard on. Rolled it right under there and lifted in time place. The guard is a must as far as I'm concerned, careful is good when it works but accidents do happen.

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2 months 1 week ago #229627 by neil
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I'm sure you're right - I'll get it installed at some point. My brakes are glued too. They work really well but I'll be annoyed if they come loose before they're worn out. Things I'd like to change about the D2's design:
- replace brake linings just by removing a couple of covers
- remove pony pinion without disturbing the pony
- adjust bevel gear by removing a cover or two
- adjust pony carb easily from the side
- main engine oil drain from side

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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2 months 1 week ago #229636 by trainzkid88
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to drain the main engine could be done buy a npt bung of the right size and drill and tap it for 1/2 npt a male to female elbow a length of pipe a joining sleeve and a bung seal it all with "stag" or 567 loctite and hey presto side drain. would have to mod the sump guard but thats not difficult. and a bracket to support the pipe.

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2 months 1 week ago #229689 by d2gary
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Here you go Neil, the first wart showed up.
I thought I would see if the pony motor would sputter or pop just a little before I got real serious about getting it started. Nope. After taking the carb apart, checking the mag and all the other stuff that you would check I figured out that compression was coming through the carb. Well it has to be a stuck intake valve. Nope. I took the top cover off and rolled the engine over and what do you know the intake valve is opening when the piston is going up. Oops, I had my neighbor come and verify the backwards looking valve movement. Yup, it's out of time. We'll there's only one place it can be out of time so out comes the motor. The c stamped on the gears is lined up but the one on the crank isn't lined up with the gear. I haven't really thought of a good excuse for how this happened yet as the book clearly states to line up the marks. You just can't get good help these days.
Anyway it was a fairly easy fix and the motor is sitting back in place. Maybe I can get everything bolted back together and try for a start up.
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