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1956 D6 9U rescued.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #250269 by Dandy Dave
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Were the handles from Cat??
 

Yes. I did not want those total plastic aftermarket crap ones. 

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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11 months 3 days ago - 11 months 3 days ago #250547 by Dandy Dave
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Coming along with the old Cat D-6. I have a good used exhaust pipe installed. The replacement water pump pulleys are in place. I bolted it in and adjusted the belt yesterday. I also made made up a new set of pony motor fuel lines. One of the ferrules was so rusted I had to turn a new one on the lathe.  I still need to install the oil cooler lines I acquired. The used parts were from General Gear out in Boise, Idaho. Good folks, Good service. 
 

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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11 months 3 days ago #250548 by Deas Plant.
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Hi, Dandy Dave.
Great stuff. So we'll shortly see a video on You Tube of it burbling away to itself and doing what D6s do?????

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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11 months 3 days ago #250551 by seyser
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Great work!

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11 months 3 days ago #250553 by neil
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Hi Dave, I picked up new fuel line ferrules and line nuts from Cat in case you run short of material

Cheers,
Neil

Pittsford, NY
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11 months 2 days ago #250563 by Dandy Dave
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Hi Dave, I picked up new fuel line ferrules and line nuts from Cat in case you run short of material

I did not think Pony fuel lines were available any longer. Nice to hear the ferules and nuts still are. I used Nickle line as it does not rust out like the steel line does. 

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.

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11 months 2 days ago #250564 by Dandy Dave
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Hi, Dandy Dave.
Great stuff. So we'll shortly see a video on You Tube of it burbling away to itself and doing what D6s do?????

Just my 0.02.

I should really get a better camera and start a new you tube channel. My little hand held Cannon will only film a few minutes at a time. I see younger folks on there fumbling thru stuff I've been doing for over 50 years. They could learn a thing or two from an Old and Tired mechanic like me.  

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.

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11 months 2 days ago #250565 by Deas Plant.
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Hi, Dandy Dave.
NOW yer talkin'. Make some videos of your 'adventures' in repairing/resurrecting old machines and put 'em on the ACMOC You Tube channel for future reference by the youngsters. Beats takin' ther knowledge to ther grave with yer.

I put a post on here a while back with a bunch of links to Cat repair videos on You Tube - dunno if anybody picked up on it and linked to 'em in the ACMOC channel. - that's kinda beyond my capabilities 'coz I'm 'justa pore, dumm bulldozer op'rator'.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
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11 months 2 days ago - 11 months 2 days ago #250566 by neil
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Dave, is that nickel-copper tubing? How would you describe how easy it is to bend on a spectrum between steel and copper? I replaced the line nuts on my buddy's HT4 pony fuel lines which required removing a ferrule from each line. My MAPP gas torch wasn't enough to melt the brazing (I think it was brazed on because if solder, it would have melted easiy) so I sacrificed some length and cut the old ferrules off. The lines have a 90 degree bend in them so they'll still reach. Attached the new ferrules with solder

Cheers,
Neil

Pittsford, NY
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11 months 1 day ago #250582 by Dandy Dave
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Neil, The original lines were silver soldered. The best way to remove the old line is to drill them out with a 1/4 drill. I did that on my 13 X 42 South Bend lathe. Yes Nickel Copper tubing. Bends like copper but does not collapse as easy. I also used plumbing soldered on mine.

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.

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