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D8-2U restoration

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17 years 3 months ago #3479 by Chris B. Weilep
Replied by Chris B. Weilep on topic Starting Warm Pony
Make sure the plugs are good in the pony. Use Champion UD16 or hotter. Cross it to Autolite or AC for better plugs. I prefer AC

These old birds can be very tempremental, usually because the compression is lower because of wear. Try giving the pony air cleaner just a breath of Starting Fluid before or during cranking. Be quick on the trigger......just a VERY small amount.

Make sure the plug wires are good. New plug wires and new plugs every other year should be considered.

Be very careful with Mag cover and make sure the gasket is in one piece and in good shape. The tiniest bit of moisture will keep you cranking with no luck of starting it. Also inspect the inside of the cap for cracks. If there is ANY moisture on the inside of the cap, it won't start.

Make sure there is no crap in the line between the sediment bulb and the carb. If you're acumulating rust, take off the pony gas tank and put some nuts and washers into it and shake it to clean it. That will loosen any rust acumulated over time if the Cat has been sitting. Then flush it with solvent or gas several times and drain acumulated rust.

Hope this helps also

Chris

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17 years 1 month ago #4612 by Cel
Replied by Cel on topic D8-2U restoration
Hi all

Chris, the mag is being reconditioned, and I've already installed new spark plugs. I hope to have the mag back next week.

I still had to replace the conical spring that holds the brake adjuster in place. While doing that I noticed this brake was very loose, so I took of the cover on the back to investigate. It turned out the bracket was broken off the brake band!:eek: So took the top cover off today and welded the bracket on. While I had the cover off anyway, I decide to have a look at the transmission and took this cover off as well. You can see in the picture that one part is missing - the shaft that connects the winch with the transmission. Luckily, I had disassembled the same winch from another D8 that we have parted out, so we'll have to take the winch off as well to fit the shaft.

Anyone knows why the bracket could have broken off? The only thing that I can imagine is that the brake was operated without releasing the steering clutch.

Hope to drive her off the lowloader within a few weeks...

Best regards
Marcel
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17 years 1 month ago #4640 by catskinner
Replied by catskinner on topic Brake
That's just normal wear & tear. They will brake under regular use. Catskinner

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17 years 1 month ago #4993 by Cel
Replied by Cel on topic Running again!
YEEHAW!!! Just got the D8 running! :D After some problems with the pony, and bleeding out the air, the big diesel burst into life straight away:cool: . Checked the clutch and that looks to be OK (she is still on the low loader). I will drive her off the low loader tomorrow evening, pictures will follow.
Best regards
Marcel

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17 years 1 month ago #5025 by Stretch
Replied by Stretch on topic D8-2U restoration
Congrats!!!!!

Stretch

Cat D7 17A11668
John Deere 1010 (gas)
other less desirable junk.....

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17 years 1 month ago #5077 by Cel
Replied by Cel on topic First drive!
Took a drive yesterday, everything is working OK, only the RH steering clutch seems to be sticking. We'll see how that will work out. Anyway, it was a great feeling driving the D8 for the first time! The blade still has to be painted before installing.

Best regards
Marcel
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17 years 1 month ago #5085 by gwhdiesel75
Replied by gwhdiesel75 on topic D8-2U restoration
Cel, that is an impressive looking tractor, and a fine project to post on the bb. Thanks for sharing with us. GWH

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17 years 1 month ago #5176 by Manx Kat
Replied by Manx Kat on topic Topless ??
Why is it that so many of you drive your old cats TOPLESS ( no hood ) ?
Even pictures of restored cats at shows lots have no hoods on. They are not fully restored without a HOOD.

D.K. in S.K.

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17 years 1 month ago #5178 by ccjersey
Replied by ccjersey on topic D8-2U restoration
There's got to be a lot of reasons for no hood, but one good one is that it has to come off again whenever you need to do much to the engine, so until I think it's really done, I normally leave it off.

Of course a good hood isn't always available

D2-5J's, D6-9U's, D318 and D333 power units, 12E-99E grader, 922B & 944A wheel loaders, D330C generator set, DW20 water tanker and a bunch of Jersey cows to take care of in my spare time:D

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17 years 1 month ago #5228 by catguy
Replied by catguy on topic great work
I hope to make my d8 2u lood that good some day. Nice picture

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