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About Duey_C

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  • Birthday 05/09/1964

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    Machines, Engines, Model T's, Steam and my sweet ol' UD-16 powered Galion motor grader.

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  1. 😊 Chris, that reply means very much to me. Thank you and a great story! I cannot imagine, 60 years ago or today, traveling a gravel road for miles at a time (this grader came from North Dakota), grading roads. Shoot, if you ever get into central MN, give me a holler. We'll go for a spin! If ya don't climb, we'll lift ya up in the skid loader bucket and you can just step across!
  2. He lives again: Taking a little time off, waiting for new parts to be made so I worked on the motor grader/UD-16. Loved the diversion! Had a bunch of nice days last month, old work friend stopped by, we re-filled the coolant from a clean grease barrel after I replaced heater hoses a few months ago, re-filled fuel from another clean grease barrel and we did it all with pails! The new pump for the cordless drill is out in the toolies under the snow. JUNK. Darned ice: Had to bust it off the spherical arrangement of pins and yokes with up-down to further complicate the shifter. Why on Earth did I leave it in first gear? Stuck in the cab with foot on the clutch and couldn't see the fuel pressure. Broke thru a cotter after wrapping on the WRONG pin. Stop rushing D! Another 1/2 hour. One year old throttle cable with pretty, fresh seals? Frozen. Ugh. He needs to get inside. Soon old boy, soon. Why wasn't the choke cable frozen? Always does... Crap, it took me an hour or better to put air in the tires. The point: The fuel system work and the MMO to loosen did it's trick and no trouble with stuck plungers. After a thorugh warm-up and beatings number 5 picked it up and he runs so nice when all six are picking them off! Question: A fella has a sick cylinder that needs special care, how's the best method (in your opinion) of running that engine until that cylinder is ready to fire? If left unattended for years at a slow/gentle pace it'll ruin the cylinder and piston from the fuel washing the oil out. That's what happened to this one at my last job. I never ran it at work, I had other things to do. I start up. Warm him, beat him up trying to get 5 to fire, head slowly down the hill as it's easy to wreck the driveway and then start going faster/harder at the bottom until he's WARM. Then I take a moment and try again. Is 5 ready to pick it up yet? Usually it'll pick it up. That certain rpm range and throttle yanking will do it. Peck, peck, peck, peck, peck, peck oh crap are you ready to work him? Umm, ready octopus arms!, OK yeah! Let's go then! Now! Then he's truly alive and ready for work. UP The Hill in third gear throttle pulled back is one of my favorite activities!!! Felt good again. One trip down putzing with snow and warming at the bottom, came back UP to take the second trip down, Maw was waiting on the steps with an 8 yr old grandson, just a couple years ago his hands were over his ears when up in the cab, wanted to go with, he watched EVERY move and looked closely as I had the front wheels OFF the ground for easier steering in the yard, hey Ed, look at this!, we turned that clumsy monster around and headed back down. Then we beat that snow up down there! That UD-16 was runnin' sweet! Grandpa pulled his big-boy pants back up to show the little boy. It'd been too long since in the cab. Know what I mean? I had lost my edge! Found it back in a real hurry with a boy at my side to show. He and/or one other brother will run this machine after me. Perhaps the one other brother will be the repairman as he knew at 5 or 6 to slither under the model T, put the cable on the battery, get out and in, honk the horn and turn the lights on... I'll teach him to start that T this summer. That one's 7. Maybe both boys on the motor grader/UD-16. The other 8 yr old twin? We'll see. Plus there's a couple more to see IF they're interested. Got a granddaughter that can drive a model T like no one's business so her and her female cousin are on my horizon also. Hehehe! Grandpa's will mess with your kids and show them things in the mechanical world if they wish to see... Found out a couple years ago that grandpa's almost as autistic as the boy that went for the ride! We study things to the core and are both very intricate in our thoughts. I like the way he studies things, reminds me of me. I think he'll be a good match for the motor grader. Now to find grandkids for the Twin City tractors! Maw asked me a few times: "You want to know everything, don't you?" I said "Yep."... I type too much and more to say. Feels good stepping back in here at redpower. Such a blessing to have redpower for research and learning!
  3. Just when I thought you had a little bit of everything up there, you pull this out! Cool. Thanks KoO! Dual stacks are pretty cool. I can say that as mine is singing good again. Love pulling my hill with the ol' motor grader in 3rd, throttle pulled back and listening to the pretty music. Always fun catching up with what you've been up to.
  4. I'm so firmly entrenched in my Minneapolis built small "set of tractors" Twin City's so I welcome this diversion.
  5. Fiddlesticks. Always open to ideas. Let us know your thoughts Ross. I started it, didn't I? : - ) Whining about Rudolph Diesel's fuel nowadays. It might answer my own questions about fuel and its propensity to harbor rust... Plus a thought for other fella's perhaps. Say what you feel. This whole mess is about running and preserving. Expound, my IH friend. The more info/opinion, the better. In my opinion. : - )
  6. Duey_C

    Goofy kids

    That's cool! Wait a minute, that be-dazzled Lawn-Boy is an old 70's unit, yes? Near indestructible. Just found another 70's unit for 20 but the governor needs a little tweaking. Can't wait for next spring! Have a 90's lawn boy and it doesn't get used. Dumb piece of equipment...
  7. Bring it on. Winters haven't been real up here neither for 20. The Galion snow mover should be ready to go. Zoom zoom!
  8. Not wrong. Here's the line but do not cross it.
  9. Good deal Rick! My 11, 8, 8, 8, and 7 year old grandchildren have free access to the BB guns here and are crack-shots. Have targets all over the place. Makes me happy. Introductions, comfort, strength to **** the thing, respect, dangers and sheer fun of shooting. It will be fun when we step it up in a few years. My little kids are mostly morons but ol' back-woods/farm raised Grandpa will sort 'em out. I don't hunt, got shot at too many times deer hunting... Hunting with my brother, I was fast enough to get a second shell into my ol' Hercules 20 and pop that rooster!
  10. I have a brand new Moto Z-4! Wow! Works good as a clock, to text, take phone calls, shake it around and the flashlight turns on or off and has a great camera in it (but googl holds my pics). It's in my pocket. I use this desktop with a real keyboard and bigger screen. Older vista machine using Linux instead of windoze. Note me as a number 7 or so. : - ) Dumb phone, I hate typing on those things.
  11. 😊 Thanks Ross. I do hope it's useful. There is SO much good maintenance/repair info here! When I was working on just this fuel system last summer, it took me two weeks to find all I needed. More To Come from this fella, I'm afraid. Never ending. And my head is firmly lost in another brand of tractor right now too. The UD-16 patiently waits for me but winter is coming. Recheck inlet/outlet stainer in the tank, refill the fuel, add old fuel and 5%??? two cycle oil to improve fuel lubricity. Diesel fuel harber's(sp) rust and that fact angers me a bit.
  12. 18 thou is gonna be close for the points Ross but all I have right now is a book with F-6 magneto info on a UD-16 (6cylinder). Funny, for an old Chevrolet or some-such we can easily find points Dwell time (closed time-I think) and can adjust to suit the 30-36 degree Dwell let's say. I've never seen mention for industrial engine Dwell times unless I simply missed it. Ross, that switch in the manifold is still working? Cool! Good on you for getting the pulley loose and showing belt numbers! I've read stories here about fellas breaking that pulley trying to loosen it. Nice video. Thank you! Jeepers! Ray brought up a very valuable thought! Cool him back down before shut-down. I do it but never thought to type it out to go have a cup of joe, a soda or other refreshment before pulling/pushing the lever. The books will say to set back to gas on cool down (to facilitate restarting IH said) but the notion exists and is important to NEVER leave a warm engine in gas cycle. Always switch back to Diesel cycle so the gas starting valves aren't hanging out there hot and able to warp. That's bad. : - ) I've always just shut it down in Diesel cycle. No trouble yet with my 30 year old spark plugs. Ray and OldIron, may I use (copy) your info over on my UD-16 thread? I have the info on compression release for the 6 cylinders in the books but not in digital form. Thanks guys! Good stuff!
  13. Good on you just making the gasket for your carb Ross. I was fiddling around with the float arm on my UD-16 starting carb a long time ago (similar carbs), broke the darned brittle thing and then cut/filed a piece of aluminum to make a new one. It still works good. I don’t know about the four cylinder’s but with the IH 6‘s we have a MAX of 5 minutes of gas run time before switching to Diesel, IIRC. Absolute Max. I have a sad pre-cup in 5 so I use all of that sometimes and switch back and forth until that cylinder is warm enough to start to pop them off. Galion motor grader here. Nice lookin’ crawler! Really like the NON Bucyrus looking small arms on your blade lift arms! I could crawl around them. IF you want to dig deeper into the fuel system, there’s a thread here (sorry-mine) that tried to collect most of the cumulative data here already, mixed with my own, into one spot. Different engines but very similar Diesel fuel systems. “Type A fuel system with UD-16 care and feeding notions.” Same stuff and care or very close.. Did you know, it should be really easy to adjust your idle and perhaps even “flop over” speeds on your gas carb when running that way for warm up. Unless that’s why some fellas believe the gas crab is a one speed carb on these IH's.... : - )
  14. We'll be here, when you get back to it. : - ) Rob, I hear you about stuff getting in the way! I have an engine block coming back soon. Am I going to remember all the parts? We'll be fine. This thread holds even more info for the folks that will come later that need help too. Myself included. I don't have one yet! Thank you!
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