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16  Shows, Events, Video / Video Clips / Re: Driving the Cletrac BD on: March 25, 2010, 04:50:02 PM
Avatar changed and I'm still grinnin. Thanks for the comments guys. The road pads where on the machine when i bought it .
Every time we run it it runs better.
John
17  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Picture update of BD rebuild on: March 24, 2010, 06:25:49 PM
Video links of us driving the Cletrac for first time since rebuilding it.
The links are in the video clip sharing forum on this site.
18  Shows, Events, Video / Video Clips / Driving the Cletrac BD on: March 24, 2010, 06:17:38 PM
This video is me driving the Cletrac out of the garage for the first time since rebuilding it. Just finished putting injectors back in after my youngest son reset the pressure of each one to 1600.
The engine is out of time. My son took the video.http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHIT72nkL7Q

This video is of the Cletrac idling after adjusting the timing and fixing a return line fuel leak. My oldest son is standing by the crawler.http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLrtcQlHPSg

This video is my youngest son driving the Cletrac for the first time since rebuilding it . We just finished putting the rest of the track pads back on so I let him take the first ride. My oldest son is shooting the video.
I am the guy with the red shirt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIt7D3wel9A
19  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Picture update of BD rebuild on: March 16, 2010, 07:03:13 PM
My son finally brought the injectors home from the tech school. He said they where having trouble finding the right fittings to fit the injectors. The instructor new someone who ended up having the fitting. I had them set the pressure at 1600psi.
My son said that some of the injectors where set so low that as soon as they pumped the handle on the tester fuel leaked out of the nozzle. once they set the pressure to 1600 every injector had a perfect spray pattern. I can't wait to get them installed and hear it run  :D .
20  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Picture update of BD rebuild on: March 06, 2010, 06:54:41 AM
The fenders were cut and bent 90 degrees up to make room for the loader that was on the machine. The bottom of the fenders where they meet the frame was completely rusted away . I cut the rusted parts and the part that was bent up for loader clearance off and welded new stuff back on close to original. I did not grind the welds smooth. The steel was pitted from rust so bad It would have left a smooth spot the entire length of the fender so we left the pits and welds . I like seeing all the scars under the paint, it gives it character and a life story.

John

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21  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: copper ring on: March 05, 2010, 06:38:56 PM
Hmmmmm. never thought of that.

Thanks
John
22  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / copper ring on: March 03, 2010, 05:41:44 PM
I ordered a complete engine gasket set from zimmerman . In the set is a large copper ring 2 3/4" in diameter.
I tore the entire engine down and replaced all the gaskets and seals but never came across this large copper ring.
I was wondering if anyone knows what it is for? I am thinking maybe it was for something that is no longer on  the engine .
The only reason I am asking is curiosity.

John
23  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Picture update of BD rebuild on: March 02, 2010, 07:32:59 PM
We always called them rag joints too. I know some of the old Ford f series trucks i've had in the past had them as steering shaft couplings. you could cut one out of an old bias ply tire, it is similar material.
24  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Hercules Diesel rear main crank seal on: February 26, 2010, 05:39:58 PM
The book I have sets the injector opening pressure at 1650. How far from the 1650 psi the book gives could I set the pressure , before any problems arise?

John
25  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Hercules Diesel rear main crank seal on: February 25, 2010, 06:20:07 PM
I'm glad that's all it was too.  I had visions of crankshaft damage or pieces of flywheel missing.  I was thinking the worst, but praying for the best.  Seal came in today so should have it back together this weekend.  However, won't be able to start it yet because my son is setting the opening pressure on each injector at his vo-tech school (he's taking diesel mechanics.)
John
26  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Picture update of BD rebuild on: February 25, 2010, 06:12:28 PM
Thanks for the compliments.
I am also surprised at how quickly this thing came together . I thought because the Cletrac was a track machine that it would be difficult to work on, but it turned out to be easier than expected.  It's a pretty simple machine once you get past the intimidation.  I rebuilt a 1957 willys M38A1 a few years ago and it took 5 years to complete.

John
27  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Picture update of BD rebuild on: February 24, 2010, 06:59:52 PM
When we got the BD the seat was not original. I showed Landis Zimmerman a picture of it and he told me what model Cletrac the seat was from but I can not remember what he said, maybe someone on here knows.
I decided to put the correct seat on it, but could not find one.  So I took pictures and measurements of the correct seat at a tractor show and built one out of some scrap steel that was laying around. Here's a couple pictures of the seat that was on it and the one I built.

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28  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Picture update of BD rebuild on: February 24, 2010, 06:19:00 PM
The NAPA fuel filter number is 4006 .The adapter is from NAPA also but I do not have the part number.
Tractor supply also sells an adapter for a spin on that looks and measures the same as the one from NAPA.

John
29  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Hercules Diesel rear main crank seal on: February 24, 2010, 05:52:17 PM
Yeah, sons and I removed engine and flywheel yesterday.  The rear seal was not all the way seated and was leaking oil where the seal meets the housing.  The seal was slightly damaged because it wasn't properly seated.  Ordered a new one today.  Should have it back together this weekend.
John
30  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Picture update of BD rebuild on: February 20, 2010, 09:48:33 PM
Yeah, I know what you mean about unseen hours.  I probably have 25 hours restoring the original viscometer back to original operating condition.  I even recruited 2 hours of my wife's time to design and print the guage face.  The clean and paint comment wasn't enough of a comment.  :roll: .   But it's all good when you love doing it :D .

John
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