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 on: March 31, 2015, 07:31:38 PM 
Started by biggurn - Last post by biggurn
Get everything in place and tightened down :

As mentioned I have one rod that needs new babbitt, today I found that none of the local shops can do the bearing, so it'll be a send out...

More to come! Waiting on a new bearing and seal for the water pump so that I can get it rebuilt and ready to go...I also searched out local spray welders today for the water pump shaft to no avail. We are going to do some research and see if we can't do the spray welding here at the Rusty Engines shop, the boss man says hes done it before, we just have to see if we have the right media for this job... maybe its time for some fun ... off to watch youtube videos about spray welding!

 on: March 31, 2015, 07:29:02 PM 
Started by biggurn - Last post by biggurn

Safely home:

Then line up the rod with the crank

 on: March 31, 2015, 07:26:14 PM 
Started by biggurn - Last post by biggurn

Then install the rings:

With rings installed, its time to use the "custom" ring compressor to get the piston into the bore:

 on: March 31, 2015, 07:23:56 PM 
Started by biggurn - Last post by biggurn
I finally  have rings and a replacement  piston! So while I have  a connecting rod that needs new babbitt,  I couldn't wait any longer, so I installed the other three pistons...
First checking the ring fit :

Then it's time to install the connecting rod back into the piston :

 on: March 31, 2015, 06:14:48 PM 
Started by Papadiver - Last post by outbackrider
Thanks for sharing, the visual I had of when things were going "south real quick" made me I have been there....sounds like that pine might have become waterlogged?

I don't have any experience with running a crawler, I am getting ready to pick up an HG, not sure if it is a 60 or 68, I hope to be learning in the near future.

Was the ground frozen under the first couple of inches and that is what led to the slipping? 

 on: March 31, 2015, 01:58:21 PM 
Started by Papadiver - Last post by hotratz
Napa 1107 is what I'm using.

 on: March 31, 2015, 12:01:38 PM 
Started by Lowspeedlife - Last post by ObsoElitist
I go camping most every year a few miles east of there on the Grand Mesa. It would look funny hauling it home on a motorcycle

 on: March 30, 2015, 08:48:01 PM 
Started by Papadiver - Last post by Papadiver
A large pine tree fell into my pond a couple months ago. Decided to work on it today. Its pretty steep around the pond. No issue for the crawler. I wouldn't even think about taking my ford 4WD in that area. So I got the crawler down there and I begin to see that the ground may be to soft for this but I don't  give up easy. That was probably the fist mistake! The tree is about 24" diameter. I cut 2 14' lengths off and chained one up. I had no where to go but up. She started Pawing and I was locking one track then the other. Before I realized it the left side buried up. Then I couldn't steer it to the right it pulled hard to the left making it worse. Things were going south real quick.  I thought my steering band broke. I cut a couple 10" logs and laid them in left trench and pulled up on it. Had to fight hard to get it out. Got some of the mud off then it seemed ok. Backed her back in and pulled the logs out. I thought I had a real problem but then it cleared up. Do you think all the mud packed in the track caused that? I grew up with this tractor and haven't that much fun in several years!  Grin


 on: March 30, 2015, 08:45:45 PM 
Started by Lowspeedlife - Last post by Blake Malkamaki
It looks strange with that little tiny MUTT 151 engine in there. It even has its own little radiator set behind the Cletrac radiator! That's a pretty big machine to move around with that little Jeep engine, but I suppose in low gear it would be ok. I doubt it's going to go down the road 35 miles an hour like it should.


 on: March 30, 2015, 08:07:03 PM 
Started by Lowspeedlife - Last post by Lowspeedlife
Saw this radiator frame for sale on eBay, thought it might interest someone.


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