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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby rockfarmer » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:53 am

Dale Finch wrote:Did you make that felt washer yourself? Lookin' great!


I found the PTO shifter felt washer here https://www.ihccw.com/pto.html?product_id=10022, although I'm not sure how.

I'm going to leave it dry for now...can always oil it before the auction if needed.

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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby rockfarmer » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:08 am

Pumped about a dozen squirts of 10w-30 into the newly rebuilt fan hub,
Fan Oil Fill.jpg

drained the excess oil, and replaced the screw, with an O-ring, until I can find an original seal to replace it.

Installed fan assembly
Fan installed front view.jpg


and belts onto the tractor using two 5/8" stainless washers.
Fan Installed belts .jpg

The pulleys seem to be aligned pretty well,
Fan Installed belt align .jpg


we'll see after the generator is installed.
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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:28 am

It just keeps getting better!! :D

An observation based on this last photo...and you may have already done it...but do make sure you chase all those radiator bolt holes. The screws are small, and do get torqued down, so any dirt, corrosion or paint will really mess with you!
(FYI...TM Tractors sells a nice set of stainless hardware including the lockwashers.)

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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby rockfarmer » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:37 pm

Rocky got a shiny new magneto, which has been re-built by a professional, not me,
J4 Magneto.jpg


After temporarily installing the magneto at TDC,
J4 TDC.jpg


I was reminded about this oversight;,
Plug wire grommet.jpg


Can I just remove the one bolt, or should I reverse the torque sequence on all the head bolts?

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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:24 pm

Just remove the one bolt and then retorque it with the plug wire harness in place.
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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby Glen » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:44 pm

Hi,
Below is a page from the Cub owner's manual, showing the wire holder. It goes on the head bolt at the right side of the engine. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... e%2029.jpg

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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby rockfarmer » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:01 am

Thank you Bob and Glen!

Head bolt removed.jpg


Grommet installed.jpg


On to the hydraulics.

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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby rockfarmer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:51 pm

The hydraulics worked fine when we got Rocky, with the exception of a small leak around the control arm. Drained what appeared to be exceptionally clean oil or hydraulic fluid, not red tinted, and pulled the control arm to discover a flattened undersized O ring.

Replaced the O ring with a properly sized one from TM and reassembled.
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Hydraulic Unit Re build.jpg


Installed new O rings on the pump,
Hydraulic O ring.jpg

attached the front rock-shaft and installed onto the tractor,
Hydraulic Unit Install.jpg


Time for some fluid :?:

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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby Glen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:11 pm

Hi,
You could check the lower Touch Control tube, where it bends in the pic below, and see if it has any gap between it and the corner of the block casting. If it is tight against the block corner, it can wear the tube from engine vibration.

In your pic above of the magneto area, the front bolt holding the lower water elbow on the engine looks not tight. I don't know if you tightened it later or not. :)
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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby rockfarmer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:38 pm

Plenty of clearance from the block,
hydraulic lines.jpg

but not from the oil dipstick.
hydraulic lines clear.jpg

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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby Glen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:03 pm

Hi,
I think you will need to try to bend the tube away from the oil dipstick breather slightly, so it has clearance.
Hold the tube tight at the pump end, so it has support, and doesn't bend where it is welded to the block on the end of the tubes. Or use a wood block the right thickness, and hammer it in snugly, but not real tight, between the block and the tube, at the pump end of the tube, to support the end of the tube. Then try to spring the tube so it clears the breather.
You don't want the bending force where the weld is at the end of the tubes.
My opinion.
If the experts think this won't work, you can add your ideas. :)

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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby rockfarmer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:45 pm

Hydraulic line support.jpg

It worked! Thanks.

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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby rockfarmer » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:54 pm

Well, it's official, Rocky's a south paw! at least on his hydraulic control.
Touch Control Install.jpg



Finished up the touch control installation by first having a customers maintenance department rebuild the touch control lever. They pressed the spring and inserted the new replacement clip that I had to buy...we're still waiting on the original one to hit the ground. :lol:
Touch control lever rebuilt.jpg


Maybe I will get lucky on this setting, and not have to adjust, too much.
Touch control valve arm.jpg


Time for some Hy-Tran leak detector!

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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby rockfarmer » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:37 pm

Using a theoretical approach in filling the touch control,
Tranny refill.jpg

I performed a simple calculation based on the following observation, to determine how many pumps it would require to fill the block,

Hytran wt per pump.jpg

per full pump,

Figuring hy tran fluid.jpg

and began the transfer, figuring 3 pumps would be safe,
Tranny filling.jpg


so much for theory!..about 2.5 pumps, or 1250 grams, or about 3 pints, and Rocky was full...guess he needs a burpin.

I''ll keep an eye out for leaks over the next few days while finishing up other things, like the tool box,
Tool Box Mount.jpg

any suggestions on how to attach to the seat post (toolbox is upside down for photo purposes)?

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Re: R.O.C.K Restoration Project

Postby tst » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:10 am

on the seat post mount it is suppose to have a little tab that you are missing to bolt the tool box on


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