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D2 going in the shop

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2 weeks 3 days ago #229828 by Mangoman
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Beautiful! I like the restored gauges. All of it. The lettering on the rad. Great work Scott. I'll make it over there sooner or later!

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2 weeks 18 hours ago #229897 by d2gary
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Thanks guys, its been quite the adventure so far. I'm trying to squeeze in some time on the tractor when I can and still plan to take it to the county fair in August. Seems like there's always something more important to do this time of year. I need to fill the finals and the winch with oil still and I plan on rolling back and forth to get the rollers filled the rest of the way. Might even put some sunlight on the paint this week!
Hey Nathan, I've seen some cars from BC but I think the border crossing is pretty restricted. Some day hopefully.
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2 weeks 8 hours ago #229909 by neil
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Well Scott, your admonishment to put all the guards on would have been well heeded : ) I knocked the fuel filter tower drain off the bottom today pushing brush. I do have a belly pan but suspect that wouldn't have been enough. I think I need full guards including all the way up to the hood. I'll put the belly pan on anyway this week because that might stop something but I really want those guards that go halfway up the side of the radiator. I think there's a guy that makes them - Scott Flint maybe?
Also the hydraulic control pipes (mine, not the ones you sent) came loose and the 4F7952 (etched in my mind : ) o-rings blew out. Couple of gallons of Iso46 and a couple of gallons of diesel should stop anything growing around his brush pile now!

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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1 week 6 days ago #229933 by d2gary
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    I got to put some sunshine on the paint. I found a couple little drips here and there and the main engine isn't running right. I have a couple of projects coming up and won't be able to mess with it at all for the next week.
Everything rolled really nice and the blade cycled up and down with no interference. The steering clutches were like power steering.
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1 week 6 days ago #229934 by d2gary
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Well Scott, your admonishment to put all the guards on would have been well heeded : ) I knocked the fuel filter tower drain off the bottom today pushing brush. I do have a belly pan but suspect that wouldn't have been enough. I think I need full guards including all the way up to the hood. I'll put the belly pan on anyway this week because that might stop something but I really want those guards that go halfway up the side of the radiator. I think there's a guy that makes them - Scott Flint maybe?
Also the hydraulic control pipes (mine, not the ones you sent) came loose and the 4F7952 (etched in my mind : ) o-rings blew out. Couple of gallons of Iso46 and a couple of gallons of diesel should stop anything growing around his brush pile now!
You definitely want the crankcase guard and the engine side panels on if you're going off road. 
I actually got a real nice pair of engine panels from another club member. Doesn't seem like it would be to hard to fab up a functional set, but copying the original would be a little more involved 
 

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1 week 4 days ago #229985 by neil
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Yeah I think I'm going to get my guy to make some up. I'll send him round a couple of pieces of cardboard cut out so he can cut the steel. What gauge do you think they should be? I'd like to err on the side of heavier but maybe there are drawbacks to that?

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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1 week 3 days ago #229993 by d2gary
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Most of the ones I'veseenthat were fabricated used heavier steel where the Cat ones had reinforcements and stamped in ridges for strength. I would think 1/8 inch with appropriate reinforcements would be plenty.
I can get pictures with measurements of mine if you want

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4 days 20 hours ago #230121 by neil
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Hi Scott, yes that'd be great if you could supply photos and measurements - my guy is standing by ! : ) By the way, the pallet arrived safe and sound. Now I have to figure out a storage area for it that the neighbors can't see : )

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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3 days 19 hours ago #230137 by d2gary
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Hey Neil, darn it i keep forgetting that you have a u series machine. If we can verify the dimensions are the same for the mounting points I'll be glad to get pictures and measurements. The only things I can think of that might be different are the main engine oil filter and the starter motor oil drain. I dont have a u series parts book to compare part numbers. My j series book shows a couple of different sets. I have 7B9925, 7B9926.

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3 days 18 hours ago - 2 days 20 hours ago #230138 by neil
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Ah yeah that's right, I forgot too : ) although I do have a 3J so those measurements would still come in handy. And actually I have a question for the general group, which is that I have the crankcase guard for the 5U. In that case, should I make side panels that just go straight down to the guard, instead of turning 90 degrees in to meet the bottom of the cylinder block? For a machine without a guard, that 90 degrees makes sense but I'm not sure if it does for a machine with the guard.__PRESENT

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Neil

Pittsford, NY
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