stageone

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About stageone

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  • Birthday 07/25/1975

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    Qeensland Toowoomba
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    Land Rovers,Stone buildings, and now dozers.

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  1. I think that is like a cold/ old worn engine start thing. When the cap is pulled up it allows extra fuel flow, opens the rack right up, when the engine starts it automatically closes again. I would also hazard a guess that the fencing wire is an ingenious design to prevent it closing. I have never used this feature on mine so I am not sure what effect it would have.
  2. I am sure not an expert in the field of oil and have forgotten most of the stuff I learnt about it at tec. I do know however there is a lot of "snake oil" and additives on the market to fleece the general public. They "make" the proof that you need it, I have busted a few of their myths and fear campaigns. Quote from the add::"Formulated without friction modifiers to allow for quick and efficient piston ring seating in new and rebuilt high-performance and racing engines. Contains zinc and phosphorus anti-wear additives to protect cam lobes, lifters and rockers during the critical break-in period when wear rates are highest." Well they are sort of right, friction modifiers (silicone based substances) are not to good in a rebuilt engine, or anything with wet clutches. Normal cheaper diesel engine oils don't have them usually but I can't remember why. May have something to do with diesel engine oils being high in detergents to remove carbon from inside the engine. Also I am sorry to say your engine is not exactly "High performance" ( and I bet real race engine builders wouldn't use this stuff either) so the money at $8.50+ a bottle of rocket fuel would be better spent on beer. I would just get a cheap oil of the right weight and run with it till your first service, dump it and then replace with a quality oil.
  3. Yes those 2 dowels can take a bit of moving. I jacked my machine up and out of the track frames then took the braces off afterwards.
  4. I didn't check to see if the engine was a AD or a BD. I know when I tried to date my yellow machine that is a apparently a TD6 that some believe is American built, the gearbox/final is really one of the last built in Doncaster UK, went nowhere, number is to low. I think things got really funny with serial numbers applied to machines assembled and partly built here in Australia. That one it the photos is early I think but the front idler and wheel weights could make it later?? I think this machine was bought second hand in the late 60's.
  5. And the other side. Neat original machine, won't rust much out there. Engines in these are easy to get parts for here, am thinking about it.
  6. Pump driven hour meter still intact.
  7. These are the best tracks I have seen here. I love the crank handle!! I would also like to see someone try to use one.
  8. While I was out there I also came across this thing, much safer than the super loader. Apparently the engine made some horrible noises and stopped. It was then towed to this, well sort of a shed and has stayed there ever since. The blade group is still sitting out in the paddock where it died. I imagine I am not the first person to restore a machine, that should oh been scrapped, at moderate expense only to be now tripping over much better examples of the same machine after the fact!! Again apparently I can take it away, but it's so remote it would cost a fortune to haul, and I already have one. Thinking about it however, there are enough original parts in good order to make this one a cheapish "as factory built" show tractor.
  9. No, I rebuilt them. Should be some info and pics in this topic somewhere.
  10. You must be getting to the exciting stage. Bolting clean, painted and repaired parts back together is always the best part of a resto.
  11. I guess this is where the operators would sit seconds before they died, or at best very injured. Nice ROPS fitted at some time but I don't think that's the real problem. This thing can stay where it is!!
  12. Hi all, just returned from a trip way out in western NSW. While down there I could not help but notice this odd looking machine next door to where I was staying, an International Super loader. It's been sitting there for years but the dry/hot climate has kept it in a restorable condition. I don't recall ever seeing something like this thing that looks like a factory modified tractor AWD6? With a BD/ AD 264 engine, running a injector pump you would see on a perkins engine?? It's not home made and looks sort of 70's, late 60's to me and has early power steering. The bit I can't get over is how the "cab" or lack of it puts the operator at great risk of being run over by his own machine. Are these common?? The owner said I could take it with me but it's near 800ks away so the recovery cost would be to high for something that's going to get me killed, nor need. I still occasionally wake up screaming for my last international project, but getting less frequent now. Found an original as left the factory BTD6 sitting in a dusty shed out there to, complete down to the crank handle. Had a new set of genuine HIH grouser plates fitted hours before the engine failed, and that's where it has sat for 30 years. I will post some photo's of that to when they get emailed, I didn't have my camera on me and had to use a friends.
  13. Hi all. Machine is going well. Still no decent rain here so still not washed and I haven't used it much because it turns the soil to dust. It's due for it's first service and adjustments so hope to give it a clean and going over soon. Still very happy with the outcome of the whole project and is so far not showing any signs of trouble, haven't even added any coolant/ oils after 54 hours of work. The couple of oil weeps from the finals and gearbox input have taken up and now not a drop of oil falls from the machine. Not so from the new Delphi fuel filters, will replace the "O" rings in them during the service and there is a weep from the walking stick breather on the engine. The rams weep but still serviceable, I will replace that hydraulic oil with engine oil during the service. Really starting to believe this global warming, used to be nice and green here now it's hotter and dryer every year. Anyway here's a link to my latest youtube vid giving a closer look at the ( filthy) machine, I am planning to dig a dam on my property for more water storage during winter here so that vid will be more interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrkEGAbDzLk