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Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Mach5rider » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:11 pm

Since my kids are home from school and I'm working from home, it seems a good time for a STEM lesson on hydraulics or at least thats what my wife tells me - anything to give her a break. I have the later unit 360719-1 and seal kit as well as plenty of young helpers who have watched the young lady on youtube do it. What could go wrong?

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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:19 pm

I am in Orange County, NC, and we have just been informed that as of 6pm Friday, we will be under a Shelter-in-Place Order, too. So, tomorrow I am hustling out to my farm to load up the 3rd of my cubs that needs its annual service. That should keep me busy for a bit!! Want to loan me some of your Young Helpers??!! :lol:

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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Eugene » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:30 pm

Mach5rider wrote:Plenty of young helpers who have watched the young lady on youtube do it. What could go wrong?
Dad, DAD. Rachel said.
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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:55 pm

You are probably already aware, but there are 2 excellent HOW TO's on Touch Control Rebuilds, depending on which block part number you have. The photos really help:

Early Block:
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=89514
Later Block:
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=42857

I believe you said you have the later one...I find it helpful to print it off and have it handy for reference. Also, I use a plastic silverware holder to hold the parts as they come out of the block...in order of removal. It keeps similar-looking parts from getting mixed up.

I also suggest taking photos of each step...VERY useful during reassembly, and your Young Helpers will get a kick seeing themselves working on it!

Have fun! They will really appreciate their efforts when you reinstall the block, crank up the engine, and watch it work again, due to THEIR efforts!

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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:11 pm

The youtube video is OK to watch once for an overview. Don't use it for the details. Follow the HOW TO that Dale pointed to.

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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Mach5rider » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:56 pm

Thanks all for the tips. The how to shows a good level of detail. We'll see how it goes once we get our hands dirty, it was too nice today in Ohio to work in the garage.
Dale, sounds like we had similar plans.

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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:08 pm

I guess procrastination stops tomorrow!!

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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Jeremy58Cub » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:31 pm

I did this job over the winter and it is still leaking a bit. With lots of time on hand now, thinking about taking it all apart again. The place I THINK I made a mistake was the placement of the 2 O Rings in the block where the piston goes. In the Steiner video she says there are 3 grooves and the orings need to go into specific ones. It's the only place that I think I could have messed up. Anyway, just a heads up to pay attention to that part! Good luck!
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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Mach5rider » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:44 pm

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Thanks all for the encouragement. It seems the most educational part, besides my hydraulics lesson (attached) was an introduction to a Minnesota(?) Accent in the video - thats new for some in our family.

Apparently I need to make the tool described and borrow some snap ring pliers, because I got it all but the outer bushings and check valve out.

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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Mach5rider » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:42 pm

Does anyone have a good idea to "bench test the touch control unit"? It would be nice to verify it works before tearing into the tractor.
For reference, there is a functional touch control unit on the tractor, but i noticed it leaking - appears to be from the gasket in the back.so itll be nice to get the freshly rebuilt unit in place and another issue hopefully solved.

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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:59 pm

I have bench tested with air pressure. I used 25 lbs. and that was, I thought excessive. I didn’t do any more testing at a lower pressure since the unit worked (on the bench and the Cub).

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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby ntrenn » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:33 am

I didn’t do the rebuild...just changed the control valve oring this week. Oring took all of 2 minutes...just the 49 other steps to get the touch control into position and cleaned up. IH didn’t do us any favors by not breaking the edge on the valve bore. If you happen to get lucky enough to get to do this repair..order the replacement boot when you order the oring. Seems to be good and dry after 2 hours of mowing...

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Re: Shelter-in-place = Touch Control Rebuild Time

Postby Mach5rider » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:38 pm

Thanks for the tip. Air pressure is a good idea. Ill have to give that a try - make sure its well lubed first.

It was exciting mowing with it for the first time yesterday, I was glad to see the old girl mowing strong through thick pasture grass in 2nd gear. When the grass got to half way up the front tires, I had to bump the throttle or downshift. But we did start to add more projects to the list as we use it more: seal up the touch control, level the Servis deck, bush the steering shaft, move the deluxe seat back, and a few other details. Thats the great part about reviving an old tractor, the list just keeps growing.


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