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Old 02-22-2021, 12:19 PM
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I agree, 28, it's a real hard time for most small businesses. Every year this company has saved me, by providing a weird piece for my many homemade puzzles. I appreciate that.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:04 PM
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The water pump is now rebuilt and in primer. That new bearing that I had was almost perfect, but not quite. The integral bearing was about 1/16" closer the the short end of the shaft than the old ones. I just didn't press it in that last 1/16" into the housing.
I also mounted the clutch output shaft bearing in its housing that bolts on to the bellhousing.
It sounds like we are still waiting for some engine parts to come out of California.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:57 PM
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Well said MercuryMac, Hope they will be of help for years to come. Good building.
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:47 PM
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I'm glad to be back on the forum again.
Thank you 28.
I've been cleaning up parts, painting and welding up that rusty old thin-wall exhaust manifold. That is not a job for the faint of heart.
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:37 PM
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You guys can't catch a break with the weather this time of year. Hope you got a warm wood stove in that shop to speed up paint drying.
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:18 PM
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Oh ya, 28, I've got heat. A diesel furnace that runs all winter.
Every day of welding on that dang old exhaust manifold gets me, ------- more experience. I thought I was almost done last night, wrong. Tonight, I'm a wee bit further away from done.
While I wait for the manifold to cool every once in a while, I clean up some stuff and prime and paint it.
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:35 PM
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I welded on the manifold today, and got it done.
The flywheel dust-shield is now cleaned, straightened, and in primer.
I got at boring holes in the belly frame of the tractor so I could bolt the bellhousing feet down. Here's a picture of me starting to tap threads into the holes. You'll see some squares in the background, those are so I could keep the holes going down, perpendicular to the belly-frame surface.
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Old 02-28-2021, 01:50 AM
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wow, you built a manifold just using welding rods
j/k looks good to me! Now fingers crossed it won`t do the "ping" on you when tightening the bolts...
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Old 02-28-2021, 10:59 AM
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I agree with dutch, that is a fine looking welding rod manifold. Your welding rod material is twice as good as the original manifold junk material. Just snug the bolts, run it a bit & snug a little more, go easy.

Diesel heater, that's a serious heat setup.
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:57 AM
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I agree with dutch, that is a fine looking welding rod manifold. Your welding rod material is twice as good as the original manifold junk material. Just snug the bolts, run it a bit & snug a little more, go easy.

Diesel heater, that's a serious heat setup.
Good idea. Also clean the the pain off where the feet and frame meet. But you probably already knew that.
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