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Old 08-28-2011, 11:23 AM
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This is reminding me of my little tractor engine swap: change one thing & you have to modify the next and that means the other will no longer fit so you have to build a different part.

I'm beginning to wonder how I will know when I'm done.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:13 PM
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Just like new again nice job and great wrightup
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:14 PM
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Having the tractor start more reliably will be a real plus Dan. Hopefully that
carb rebuild helps with that.

Nice work on the bucket linkage rebuild.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:21 PM
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Dan,
I've been following your thread. Nice job on the repairs.
Glad to know everything is finally coming together.
Must be nice to have the tools and resources.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:50 AM
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Cutter, that is the way all my equipment repairs go. I have found that knowing when to quit is a decision based on benefit vs time, if the repair now will save a lot of time later on then it is worth doing, but if the repair is not necessary to the item operation and can be easy done later then it is not worth doing.
Digr, thanks, I learned a lot from this repair.
John, Thanks. The tractor started easily yesterday, the carburetor rebuild was worth the time to do. The hard starting had been a puzzle for a while as usually this tractor starts easily at any temperature.
Chris, Thanks. Yes having the tools, material and the knowledge to be able to tackle this repair was nice. Having the know how of the members here to ask about things is a big plus also.
I put the bucket on yesterday, instead of making pins to mount the bucket I used 1" grade 5 bolts. I then started digging on the electrical service trench (post #22) again. The bucket does not slop around or get bound up like it used to do. All in all the repair was definitely worth it even if it took twice as long to do as I thought it would.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:12 AM
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Nice repair dan.

Any shots from a little further back. I'm not picturing where the bucket ram actually sits in this machine. is it inside the boom?
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:58 AM
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Nice repair dan.

Any shots from a little further back. I'm not picturing where the bucket ram actually sits in this machine. is it inside the boom?
John, yes it is inside the dipper stick, there is a relay bar that actually attaches to the bucket cams. The end of the cylinder rod has two rollers on it that run in tracks, the cylinder pushes or pulls the relay rod to move the bucket.
I really need to pressure wash and grease that assemble again.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:13 AM
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A great thread Dan, thanks. I love the way you detail for us the "sub projects" involved in finishing your main projects.
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