Fat Dan

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About Fat Dan

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  • Birthday 04/01/1957

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    Palmer/Wasilla, Alaska
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    I love TI (Tired Iron, any old equipment) I love it all from horse drawn single bottom plows to anything pre-2000 especially if it is red.

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  1. I've glazed over this article/thread and didn't see This detail FYI: The engine casting date is when the engine block was cast, after which the foundry would warehouse the raw castings three months or more allowing the castings to cure. So the Engine Casting date gives general information about the engine and why the engine casting dates and the out/production dates aren't the same.
  2. Never even noticed...

    Like most of my iron is there a loose nut behind the wheel?
  3. 48 TD-9 plunger spring

    It is always nice to hear them thump, pop and crank back to life after a long winters nap!
  4. Craigslist Scam??

    Yeah that has been going on for several years now.. I have sold lots of different items on CL and it seeded to me that a key word in any of my adds I listed was "antique". The scammers would swarm. Also a common theme was/is they offer you more money then you are asking. If you read CL warnings there are several more scamming methods that have been used. A good rule of thumb is to stay local,, cash only and set up meet and greet to look at the item(s) is not a bad idea. Even living in Alaska don't dissuade scammers... "I see scammers, I see scammers everywhere!"
  5. UD-16 550 adams grader

    Hi this is Fat Dan again, sorry but Ive had a few busy days. I was going to explain about some other important uses of the hand crank other than the obvious arm braking/hand smashing use. LOL my suggestion is to NOT even try to start the equipment with the hand crank. But its main uses are to (turning it slowly) bring the engine to Top Dead Center mark on the timing mark on the crankshaft pulley. The most impotent use of the hand crank on these TD series engines is the engine normally stop in one of two spots and the teeth on the flywheel will wear faster in these two spots. So what happens is it eats and grinds the starter gear (Bendix) faster too. So what I do is turn the engine about one quarter (1/4) of a turn more with hand crank before using the stater button which help the teeth on the flywheel and the starter gear mesh (align) better. Which gives the flywheel and starter gear more longevity. FYI: the TD9 tractor/dozer flywheel has 144 teeth BUT the flywheel on Adams TD9 Motor Grader has 147 teeth which makes them a lot harder to find. Also keep an eye on how many teeth on the starter gear some have10 teeth and some have 12 teeth. Luck Luck FD
  6. UD-16 550 adams grader

    Hi. I have a 1946 Model 311 #80 4 Cyl. Adams motor grader with a TD9*. The pictures I had I lost when my computer hard drive fried and right now the grader is still in 3 to 4 feet of snow so until it melts I can't replace them. However I did find that the engine had been swapped out for a UD9 with a Bosch Injection pump. Parts for these are getting more and more rare. Living in Alaska I found that I have had to make all my own gaskets which is not all that hard. I went to the local auto parts store and bought several sheets of different thicknesses of gasket material and one sheet of exhaust gasket. I have found some parts off the Antique Tractor web page. There are a lot of parts that are interchangeable from the T9 to the TD9 so that might be an option too. I see your tires need a little patching . The rear tires I have had no problem finding because they are still a common size 14x20's Deep Luge (DL) or so.FYI the radial tires are lower profile which set the transmission lower to the ground (less ground clearance). However, the front tires are thin and tall 7.5x24.and are a bugger to find here in Alaska, I can find 13x24 and 14x24 all day long but they are too wide and too heave for the front suspension and they rub on the kingpins and tierod ends. In the lower 48 the agricultural ribbed tires are much easier to find old used ones that will work.I was quoted $475 to get one tire here. The way they used to measure this type of tire size has changed several times. So for a 7.5x24 size you will be looking for an 8.3x24 with 3 or 5 ribbed agricultural tire tread. As your Adams Grader is a bit larger you might luck out and find that the 13x24 size might work. Another thing I found out that may save you a few hours of research are the fuel lines. Way back when, they used what was called A/N (Army/Navy) threads for tubing. These are easy to change out for modern fittings. also if you need to change any of the tubing (copper or steel) I would buy the steel braided lines they last a lot longer and take a lot of vibration. Another troublesome problem is the line from the GAS tank to the carb gets vapor locked really easy. Other trouble areas are the water separator is made of cast aluminum which over time can fuse to the iron gas tank; and if there is any water in the separator it can plug up with corrosion. There is also a fine screen/gasket in the water separator which WILL plug up if the GAS tank has any contaminants inside. i'll post more later
  7. TD9 Was running but quit

    O bother! Pooh said to Eeyore
  8. TD9 Was running but quit

    Well here is what happened: It snowed about a foot and a half to two feet over night then. the next day it started to melt.Was having trouble starting it The temp hit 45-50F causing the snow base to turn slush about 6 inches deep with the impending temp to drop which would make the driveway nearly impassable till spring. So then I found ice n water in the oil-bath air clearer and then removed the oil reservoir ans soon got the TD9 started and running. run it for an hour until i got it chained up. I was able to make one pass down the driveway. Napa didn't have the right conditioner.
  9. TD9 Was running but quit

    I've tried to move it but it is so slick out I can't get enough traction to pull it nor block and tackle it away from the road. I'm about ready to get the old 20 ton winch out and mount it in the back of my pickup and pull my pickup apart, O yeah my pickup don't have a PTO..LOL I can't get around it to get out the driveway or have a bigger truck come in and pull it up the driveway. I'm afraid to pull it back onto the road to pull start it cuz it takes 40 arcs to turn it, no wheel lean without it running.
  10. TD9 Was running but quit

    I Got stuck the other day in ye old Adams Motor Grader with a TD9, well slid off into the ditch the other day, and shut off the motor. The next day a truck pulled me back up onto the driveway. But now that old fart won't start. It will pop and fart on one or two cylinders but not run. I have been banging my head on it for several days now... HERE IS WHAT I HAVE DONE. Cleaned the gas tank, filter (water separator) line and carb. Put new gas in it Cleaned old plugs and then changed to new plugs Checked mag timing to engine Checked wires Spark is not all that hot but there is spark (really has never been very hot spark to begin with) Finally got it to start on gas ( it popped and started like it was summer time for about 30 seconds then started to fade and before I could it switched to diesel it died)... Now it is doing the same thing again just popping and farting on one cylinder As ya can see it is kinda close to the road and I know the neighbors are getting tired of looking at it.. Called NAPA for a new conditioner coming from Anchorage and should be here in a few hours. Any other ideas? And please don't tell me I need a new coil.. Fat Dan
  11. Give and take word game

    oxygen deficiency
  12. Give and take word game

    How to make a Gate Hinge out of a Trap Door - With a forge and hammer....LOL
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    Trap Door
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    squeak(y) mouse
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    Door hinge