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1956 D6 9U Cable Blade Restoration

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6 months 4 weeks ago - 6 months 4 weeks ago #226168 by D6cat9U
I want to thank you for adding me to the group, The journey begins in 1975 when my parents Norman and Virginia Thomas and great Uncle Ken Thomas purchased this 1956 D6 9U to log and build roads on our tree farm in Beavercreek Oregon. With a 120 Acre Tree farm to manage it was a dream come true. The D6 was owned by a gentlemen up at Mt Hood Oregon, he had a small sawmill and used it to push sawdust and move logs around. My brother Ron Thomas and I along with my father and uncle Don Fleming ,also Ken worked together logging and also cutting lumber with our Mobile Dimension sawmill . My brother and his wife died in a house fire in Molalla Oregon in 1981. I continued to do private jobs and manage our tree farm with the D6 until the pony motor detinated in 1999. I then removed the pony and there she has sat this whole time. Im going to completely restore this old gal I call Brutus to like new condition in Honor of my past family. I cant thank you all enough in advance for the help I will get from this club. Ill post pics and video as I go.
God Bless America and all the hard working people before me.
Thanks
Mike
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6 months 4 weeks ago #226170 by seiscat
Welcome to ACMOC & thanks for joining.
That's a good looking D6 9U and a good story,, thanks for posting.
Craig
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6 months 4 weeks ago #226171 by Rome K/G
Welcome aboard! Great story. Sorry for the loss of your brother and wife. Were all glad to help out with your D6, allot of good knowledge on this board.
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6 months 4 weeks ago #226173 by D4Jim
Mike, what a great project to restore Brutus!! Sounds like Brutus is one of the family. So sad about your Brother and his wife.
There are a lot of friends on this board that can help you in many ways be it knowledge or encouragement. Welcome aboard.

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6 months 4 weeks ago #226174 by Mike Meyer
Welcome and sorry for the loss of your family, I've been to Molalla, you will find lots of helpful folks here, it will not be hard to get that pilot motor squared away, if you put a wanted advert on here and in the Club magazine you will probably find a few good used pony motors laying around after tractors have been converted to electric start.
Good luck from Australia
Mike
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6 months 4 weeks ago #226179 by Potato Head
Sorry about your loss. Welcome aboard and I can't wait to watch and read about your progress. Ahhh the PNW. gods country.
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6 months 4 weeks ago #226181 by D6cat9U
Thanks so much, Im gonna need some help, First I need to get it running.

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6 months 4 weeks ago #226182 by Bruce P
Welcome! Thanks for the story and the pictures. I look forward to seeing your progress.  

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6 months 4 weeks ago - 6 months 4 weeks ago #226183 by D6cat9U
Well guys here we go, This is where she has been sitting for 20 plus years, Im going to put new filters on her and flush the fuel tank, I also cant thank Allen from gaston Oregon for finding the pony motor in the thousands of parts he has, It is a remanufactured block with new pistons and Crank and the works. They didnt even know he had it. Ill be getting a 750 dozer to push her out and get her going. Ill get the pony installed and hope for the best. Ive rebuilt the pony carb and have all the gaskets I need to get her installed.
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6 months 4 weeks ago #226188 by neil
Take a sample from each oil compartment and the fuel tower drain to check for sludge or water. Reliability depends on cleanliness. If you do find contaminants, consider not running (or moving it if it's in the transmission back) until you get the offending chamber cleaned out.

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Neil

Pittsford, NY
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