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1956 D6 9U Cable Blade Restoration

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6 months 3 weeks ago #226295 by Cat Yellow1
I cleaned the filter on my D2 recently. It was similar to yours. I soaked it in gas for a few days then hit it with the pressure washer and did a pretty good job.

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6 months 3 weeks ago - 6 months 3 weeks ago #226297 by Rome K/G
A hot tank works the best, dont steam clean them, I took mine to the Cat dealers hot tank, turned out good and clean.
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6 months 3 weeks ago #226300 by edb
Hi Mike,
the scans below from Service Magazines of the day tell us what not to do when cleaning the non-removable screens in the oil bath air cleaners--one of my jobs at the Dealer in early days was to use the air ring kero tank before steaming them out thoroughly.
Today's de-greasers likely would work OK if the unit was set upside down with the rectangular clean air exit blanked off with a suitable plate and left to soak with a bit of shaking agitation now and then.
Cheers,
Eddie B.
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6 months 2 weeks ago - 6 months 2 weeks ago #226366 by D6cat9U
Thanks so much to you all for the replys, Ill cap it off and soak it in Kero. I cant thank everyone enough for the help, Im ready to get the pony assembled and then my buddy will get it painted,
I want to get it painted before I put it back on.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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6 months 2 weeks ago #226421 by catskinner
Just wash the screens in solvent. catskinner
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6 months 1 week ago - 6 months 1 week ago #226466 by Mangoman
Thanks for sharing Mike. Very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother and his wife. I'm sure they would be honoured by the work you are putting into the old tractor that you guys all worked hard on to make a good living. Keep the pics coming.

I have been on a journey to try to track down my grandpa's Cat D4 7U series up here in British Columbia but havent had any good leads despite Facebook and other classifieds in search of. I have another 7U that I will try to set up as my Papa's was in memory of him. I have a friend that will deal me a fender tank, levers etc...to convert it to how my Papa's was.

Looking forward to following along.

Mangoman

The "helper" on the tank is my late Dad, John Sihlis with my Papa, likely the day he took delivery of it around 1955. 
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6 months 1 week ago #226478 by Mike Meyer
Nice photo's there Mangoman, sounds like you have a nice project ahead of you too, has the fuel tank on that D4 been crushed on the side, because the paint work looks all shiny?

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6 months 1 week ago #226514 by Mangoman
Yes Mike my Papa bought the tractor second hand but it looks like it had a fresh coat of paint when he bought it a few years old. Funny how that tractor had a caved fender tank from when it was young and I have a '45 5T that was a logging Cat all its life and the tank is straight as an arrow 😁
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6 months 1 week ago #226517 by Rome K/G
Some "operators" used all sides of the tractor when working in the woods.

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6 months 1 week ago #226523 by d2gary

Some "operators" used all sides of the tractor when working in the woods.

we always called those guys tractor drivers in a derogatory kinda way
 

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