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1956 D6 9U rescued.

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9 months 1 week ago #251907 by juiceman
Replied by juiceman on topic 1956 D6 9U rescued.
That's awesome DDave! I bet we are more excited to see it functioning than you are! Hehe.
We have had some 9Us and D6Bs with power steering issues before. I bought a really nice turbo D6B once, (online auction of course) and the steering wasn't proper. My guys gutted that booster 2x before they had realized that the previous owner had dropped the driven gear into the bowels of the transmission case. Needless to say, they scratched their heads several times to solve that mystery. No gear to drive booster=nothing. Yikes. Always fun buying someone else's problems. Keep us posted, and thanks for pics. JM

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9 months 1 week ago - 9 months 1 week ago #251917 by Dandy Dave
Replied by Dandy Dave on topic 1956 D6 9U rescued.
Gee's juiceman, You would think a drive gear missing would be pretty obvious??? Your probably right about being more excited than me. I've done this before although it has been awhile and it takes me a bit to remember. Old Timers disease setting in. I did get one of them fancy video cameras recently. I need a young un to show me how to use it that's tech savvy. First one I got would not charge it's battery. I just got a second video camera in the mail yesterday and I'm seeing if that one charges the battery like it should. I've wore a lot of hats, Dumb Bulldozer operator. Dumb bulldozer mechanic. Dumb farmer. I did take a basics of computing class many moons ago in collage. IBM PC 360's was the computers of the time. Most of that is obsolete now too. All these young un's today are smart because they have that phone in their back pocket that say's they are. Back in the day if us old timers had to fix something we had to sit and think about it. Today there is often an instant answer if one knows where to look. Trouble is most don't have the wisdom that comes with trial and era in a lifetime of fixing broken stuff. That only comes with life experiences. Grabbing the bull by the horns and riding out the adventure is the thing in life that gains knowledge.

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 #251919 by Ray54
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Well said Dave, thanks for sharing your wisdom, from all the life that experience.



For Deas the beauty of living where everything is a side hill. An now old timers has me, as I cannot remember if it is up hill or down that losses the boost on the steering first as oil gets low. But you get the reminder to head in to the truck and add a bit of oil.

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9 months 5 days ago - 9 months 5 days ago #251945 by Dandy Dave
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I got the new fangled video camera to work finally. I set it up. Got the thing to film. Got it to load in the computer, Got it to then to load to YouTube. Not happy with the sound but this was basically a test run. I have an old friend that is real sick with Acute Leukemia and is stuck in bed. I did this in the morning so that I could show him this video on my lap top. He is not connected to the internet. He's an old iron collector I've know for at least 40 years. This really made his day. Now, I'll post this link here for the rest of you to enjoy. Just a side note. The temp was 46 F the day I did this video. No ether needed.
 

 

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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9 months 5 days ago #251948 by D4Jim
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Great video and Thanks for posting. Just love to hear that pony cackle!!

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D47U 1950 #10164
Cat 112 1949 #3U1457
Cat 40 Scraper #1W-5494
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9 months 5 days ago - 9 months 5 days ago #251949 by Rome K/G
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Sorry....but that is an excellent example of why starting engines dont last or blow up!!!! I wonder if he starts his car or truck and other machinery with the pedal mashed to the floor or the throttle set wide open when he starts them??????? The starting engine does have an idle setting to let the oil circulate through the engine and to let it warm up.
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9 months 5 days ago #251954 by D4Jim
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John Deere must not worry about cold high speed starts as my old 4440 hits high revs upon starting then throttles back. I am of the old school like Rome to let the engine warm a bit before advancing the throttle

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D47U 1950 #10164
Cat 112 1949 #3U1457
Cat 40 Scraper #1W-5494

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9 months 4 days ago - 9 months 4 days ago #251957 by Dandy Dave
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Sorry....but that is an excellent example of why starting engines dont last or blow up!!!! I wonder if he starts his car or truck and other machinery with the pedal mashed to the floor or the throttle set wide open when he starts them??????? The starting engine does have an idle setting to let the oil circulate through the engine and to let it warm up.
 

Point taken. No, I don't run things balls to the wall normally. And even at that, usually 3/4th throttle when warmed up. The biggest problem I've seen with pony failures is those who fail to shut off the gas and let the engine stop by running it out of the carburetor instead seeing them shut it off with the mag switch. A lot of old cats I have ran and worked on in the past would not idle as the low speed jets were plugged in the carburetor. I fixed them if they were mine, or the owner allowed me to. Not turning off the gas will allow gas to seep into the crank case and dilute the oil. This is the number one reason for Pony Failure's.

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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9 months 4 days ago #251959 by Rome K/G
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Thats good, very true about shutting off the gas too.

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9 months 4 days ago #251960 by neil
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It's definitely great when the pony will idle. I managed to have my 3J and 5U ponies start up cold at idle but they're still finicky and over time they "lose tune" so I have to start them a bit above idle to keep them running initially

Cheers,
Neil

Pittsford, NY

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