I thought I did my research properly, but I guess I didn't. While I was rebuilding all the things that I didn't like or didn't work on Ellie like the Genny, Cut-Out, (Momentary Switch), Fuel System Upgrade, Hydraulic Upgrade to my Cub-54 Grader Blade, I also decided to include an upgrade to the Touch Control Fill Port. It is normally a real PITB to fill it up and now since I have extra lines, I really need to add Touch Control Fluid. So, remembering that Jim had done a pretty good How To on How To Make A Touch Control Fill Port Adapter
.... I did the searches, found the article and then went looking for a 7/8"-18NC thread adapter.
Took me a while and a bunch of stops but I finally found the adapter at K.G. Chase my Parker Fluids dealer. They found it - called out in the catalog as a 41IFS-10 Steel Nut. 41IFS-10 Inverted Flare Steel Nut
$3.44Cdn apiece each. Ok.. that is cheap enough. Ordered 3 cause I have 3 Touch Control Reservoir Blocks.
Course then it has to be welded/silver soldered to a 1/2" NPT Male adapter
we have an adapter that should fit the TC Reservoir Fill Port.
Or so I thought.
Seems that the Fill Port Threads on Ellie's reservoir are not exactly 7/8/-18 but are actually 3/4" NPT
Now the parts are no big deal ok..... but I had to order them, that took the better part of a week. Then we had to wait while DHL ran around town with the fittings in the truck for 2 days. Once KG Chase got the fittings, half hour later they were ready. Now mind you the 1/2" NPT Nut was supposed to be 1/2" Female so I could just thread in a 3" nipple if needed.. but oh well no big deal. What hurts is the Silver Solder charge and the Half Hour Labour. All in all these 3 fittings ended up costing $60.00Cdn.
Too bad it was for nothing.
. Hopefully one of the other 2 TC units I have will require these fittings. If not.. I guess
I will redo the project with the following parts. Hopefully that will end up better and will be much cheaper than what I now have.BI-110-ED 3/4 IPS x 1/2 IPSBI-113-D3 1/2 IPS x 3 Inches LongBI-124-E 3/4 IPS - Male to FemaleBI-109-E 3/4 IPS
I figure I should have no more than about $5.00 or $6.00 into after that.
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