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1956 D6 9U rescued.

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10 months 2 weeks ago #251019 by seyser
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I have always liked the look of the original canopy on these machines.
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10 months 2 weeks ago #251020 by Deas Plant.
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Hi, seyser.
Yep, Cat did a great job in designing those canopies.

Just my 0.02.

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

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10 months 2 weeks ago #251021 by Dandy Dave
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Hi, Dandy Dave.Quote:"Sumtin bout wood and canvous spost to be there I wuz told."Unquote.So are we gonna 'ackshully' SEE that wood and 'canvous' up there in our lifetimes??????LOL.Goo work, M8, and thatks for sharing.Just my 0.02. 

We have one of these board makers on the farm and 90 acers of wood. Stay tuned. It is an American Number 1 rack and pinion drive. 52 inch blade. Sorry it aint Cat powered but that UD-14 spins it just fine with it's 76 Horses. I won't tell it that it is cutting boards for a Caterpillar. It may get pissed and not want to run right.

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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10 months 2 weeks ago - 10 months 2 weeks ago #251050 by Dandy Dave
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A new update. It seems the seal is bad where the gear runs the Power Steering pump as it keeps loosing oil in the rear end housing. Steers great when it is full. I ordered a bunch of parts yesterday. I don't like having to put oil in things that are not suppose to leak it out. Looks like it had leaked in the past because the oil is really over full in the rear end housing. I'm going to have to pull the fuel tank. I'm glad I did not fill it. I had suspicions there may have been other problems. I'll be able to look at the left brake pedal linkage closer also while I'm there. It does not seem to spring back like it should without a little help. 

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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10 months 1 week ago #251271 by Dandy Dave
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Parts are here for that Power Steering unit.  Looks like I have my work cut out. 

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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10 months 1 week ago #251273 by Deas Plant.
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Hi, Dandy Dave.
I have no doubt that you will sort it out. Happy wrenching.

Just my 0.02.

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

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9 months 1 week ago #251883 by Dandy Dave
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I have the Power steering unit off of the machine. While I'm at repairing the leak, I pulled the left steering clutch cover as the brake on that side is sticky. The outer plug was missing and a big gob of silicone was placed over it at one time. My mission today is to get the shaft out enough to clean it up and never seize it. Looks like the bushing is stuck to the shaft instead of being in the housing like it should. I did replace the seal in the power steering pump yesterday. There wasn't any rubber or leather seal left at all. Just the steel housing that presses in. Had to be that way for a long time as the transmission is way over full.

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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9 months 1 week ago #251892 by Deas Plant.
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Hi, Dandy Dave.
Oddly enough, that lack of actual seal material does seem to cause seals to leak. I wonder how many times the power steering booster ran dry because of that?

Do I smell some lcotite around when that bushing goes back in?

Just my 0.02.

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9 months 1 week ago - 9 months 1 week ago #251901 by trainzkid88
Replied by trainzkid88 on topic 1956 D6 9U rescued.
yes a little bearing mount or quick metal would work well. if the bore it fits in is worn quick metal is the choice.
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9 months 1 week ago #251903 by Dandy Dave
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Success yesterday. The power steering unit is back in and the bushing in the brake shaft has been removed and reamed and reassembled. Never seize is my friend. It was not worn bad but did have a ridge on the outer edge like it was not fitted properly when it was installed. It fit back in the hole with a press fit. No Loctite or Quick Metal required. New plug installed. Now the brake pedal springs back like it should. I did notice that the splined left steering clutch shaft was sticky. I found that a standard 1-3/8ths PTO shaft front half fit the splines and I could rock it back and forth easily while generously spraying it with PB Blaster. I readjusted the clutches while in there so that they work correctly. Everything is reassembled including the fuel tank and floor plates and ready for a test run. After I see that everything is OK and the leak is fixed I'll change the Transmission and differential oil.        

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