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About Duey_C

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

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  1. So, I pored over a TD-24 today. I can hardly call the engine (buried in that crawler) a UD-24 engine, as to the lack of any Unit Diesel mounts. Different from my little motor grader. Everything is open and within arms reach on the Galion motor grader. Wanna play with the A type scavenger on a TD-24? Grab a low stool, perch on the track and bend down... Fascinating. Big engine. Big crawler. I wanted to pull/push Tee handle (for starting) and clutch lever but kept myself from even getting in the operators seat to do same... I wished for a step ladder to get up there too. Knees. Bull. I wanted to find a gas can, put some in, pull the Tee handle, find that starter switch, figure out the Diesel throttle and get some vrooms/dabble, dabble!, dabble!!!! I would've been as nimble as a 40 year old IF. But. Not mine. The TD-24 has a gas primer. Wha? What for? For starting? Cold weather perhaps? A few flops and this little16 is coming to life even quite cold. KoO might have different/same observations. :-) Decided it was best I don't have a large crawler like THAT near my place. Too much bog under the driveway before the hill. We'd sink. And muck up the driveway. Goll, what a big crawler. Been too long since its last parade tho. If it could've it would've been hard. ;-) Duh. Still want it. Where's the cable operated blade? Prob'ly laying about. ":Hey Bob, what's the story on the TD-24???" Kinda thing. IH gas start Diesels, shwing.
  2. Yeah, watch those radiator guys. Some shops refuse to listen when some fella brings a radiator for a model T Ford in and they wreck it when they put the psi's to it. 'Spose they don't know no other way and wreck stuff. Glad to hear things are moving. Keep hollering here if more questions. These fellows are a goldmine of info!
  3. Duey_C

    TD6 Crawler Adventure

    I'll echo the replys! Love seeing the older tools you're using too!! If an International crawler falls into my lap like I wish it would, I'll need to do what you are doing. I've gone 50 some years thinking I don't need a crawler. This site messed that up for me. I want one bad. If you've caught it here, do be very careful about the float lever in that carb. I broke mine 20 some years ago and made one here out of a piece of aluminum. A saw and a file and it works good.
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    Super C accident and resurrection

    Dig your heels in all you want! I have a co-worker/friend that uses his little Allis and a Woods rather than the modern John Deere zero-turn they have. Another friend uses his Super C on the showgrounds for moving pallets of slab wood and other tasks. Cranks it because he won't replace the battery. One or two flops. Running. Your single front wheel is cool! Patient men work with cast iron. Very cool fix and saving your Super C. No sense to scrapping/upgrading is there? Upgrade shmupgrade. That said. We've nothing but trees to go around here so moderns do it for us. If we weren't so darned cheap, I'd buy her a zero-turn then train her how to use it safely. She'd like it. Wanna repair a broken 28 Twin City steering wheel? Neat thread!
  5. "and the ''working man " is treated like he is still seven years old´╗┐....sigh" Oh so true. Kinda sad. Can we say 1984 is coming? See the movie or read it by George Orwell. Yikes. Where we are now, we're appreciated and left alone unless we need something and I walk to the pickup happy after 4-6 hours. Ehh hem. Back to the UD-16. I'd like a couple more of these engines. I did try the cranking over test without gas or spark. By gum, I think it helps! I must try it tomorrow (Hehehe, double blind test?) but the lever was moved to starting mode, the button was pushed to crank it over 10, 20 or 30 times. I didn't count. No pressure on the gauge but I swear the main shaft didn't knock so bad for the moments it usually does just after starting. I stopped, turned the gas on, waited just a bit ( I have the darned bowl so clean now I can hardly tell if there's gas moving), switched on the 12 volt F-6 mag-distributor and lit it up. Aha. I'm not over choking with 2 compressions. It didn't take so had to do it again. He runs so nice. Flopped the lever to Diesel, and flipped the switches off. Happy. Then worked on the 28 Twin City.
  6. Hahaha! That was pretty good Mike! :-) I hate to admit I had to read it twice tho. You made my very good day into a great day! Almost 5 years ago I was fired from a place that was turning that way. 5S, watchers, timers, team leaders, complain boards (turn in your neighbor) and morning huddles. :-p They hated tribal knowledge and very independent me. But now my employee owned stock $$$ is coming in so I'm happy as a lark! So the dope did me a huge favor! Us "misfits" congregate up the road at an older, backwards compatible competitor. We can tell our supervisor "F you!" and we all have a good laugh over it. We have a great crew! I work side by side with the man I worked side by side with down the road. He got canned too. : - ) We always say to each other (EDIT) 60 plus years airline GSE experience. Hahaha! I never even use y'all or even "yous guys". But I do say things like "uff da" and "you betcha"! That reminds me of on topic things. I'm going to go crank over the UD-16 and see if I can get any oil pressure before giving it gas and spark. It might knock less at starting.
  7. Ahh, yes, I get it now Rawleigh. :-) Thank you! :-) Here's a notion for ya'all. How the heck do you spell y'all? What voltage is the starting/generating on your International engine? This '53 motor grader has a 12 Volt (Mr Volta) so I'm good with 4 gauge cables. Or am I? It's been touched on here. Correct me if incorrect. : - ) I've so much maligned the 6 volt system myself until I tried it on another history piece. The model T Ford. That used 90 year old starter flops that 4 cylinder over like a modern! OK, not that fast but wow! IF your starting is 6 Volt and it cranks over like TOO many other 6 volt pieces still living, too darned slow, try some bigger cables! These Internationals still go don't they? Yep. : - ) Urrr urrr urrr urrr urrr urrr. Too many urrr's, fix what's wrong! : - ) This UD-16 is a urrr urrr , slap the choke cable knob to open, urrr, tob a teeble tob a teeble and then vroom. I'm still over choking it. 2/0 not 2 gauge (NOT 4 gauge!) but Two/Aught gauge should be used if you have 6 Volt starting on your 6 Volt International! Please. Less Voltage= more current. EDIT. I should've typed lower not less. : - ) Friday night, I put a helper ground cable on (2 gauge for this 12 Volt system-I don't even like saying the word SYSTEM anymore. My dad had a good "crew" when he was alive and building. Nowadays we are supposed to have a TEAM and all things are a SYSTEM. F that.). Ehh Hem. The ground cable should help the starter. I made a cable to go between a starter bolt and the ground on the heel plate of this Galion motor grader that has the braided negative ground mounted on a 3/8" bolt on that heel plate.
  8. Oh. That blender is VERY neat! Is it that Cummins knew a little oil helped and enticed their customers to mix it up a bit? On wheels and ready to go to work. Thanks Rawleigh! If you ever take some WD-40 on a rag and clean that housing, show us a pic would you? :-)
  9. Reach over the intake manifold with your fingers. You'll find that butterfly shaft. Just a bit away from the center section you should find this: Left finger should find the V/Y shaped part that allows the whole spring loaded butterfly shaft to "flip" back and forth and the flat finger from the rod from the bellcrank below. The right finger should find the clamp that hooks the 2 shafts together. Should be spring loaded in both directions when either in gas or Diesel cycles. It's fingertip precision. Flip flip with your index finger ends. I checked my UD-16 502 a week or 3 ago to see and it's still all good. Get some spray into the 4 spots in the manifold that the shaft rotates in. 2 on the inside/center section and two towards the ends. Should rotate easily. Also look IN and UP just to the left of the top of the carb, right above the Y shaped bellcrank with the hex nut pivot. That bellcrank does the butterfly shaft switching business. That butterfly shaft should have a bit of spring loaded play in both directions. Gas or Diesel. :-) Hey. Look for this just for fun: Look just to the right of the carb, is there an upright spring in that mess of mechanisms on the block? That's the gas cycle latch mechanism. Mine's filthy but works good! There is a fella here that found his spring missing and it would not latch in gasoline cycle. He went to the store and is happy now. :-) Hahaha! No one got hurt and nothing was wrecked? Ahhh. I bet THAT unloading incident felt like IF my 20,00 pound Galion motor grader with the UD-16 got loose on my hill driveway. Yikes! One Irishman to another, we get lucky sometimes! :-) Maybe a lot! : - ) Bart, I have more smarting off to do but that'll wait till the morrow. Have a great day!
  10. I did take the injection pump, scavenger intake air filter apart tonight. Two slabs of felt sandwiched between two steel "screens". I get it now, replace the felt filters and clean the screens. It all looked pretty nice inside for 65 years and came off and apart really nice. If I had tee'd a vacuum gauge in to test the draw thru the filters, I would not have registered a vacuum reading. It tasted like gasoline. Virtually no vacuum sucking on the outlet fitting. I put it back together. A little dark Kendall grease on the threads since my anti-seize is MIA. Back on it went.
  11. I like that conversion Mike! That's fantastic! An adjusto/timing bolt and a grease Zerk. I bet it works like a charm. A delight? Oh yes! Thank you! Hahaha! Similar to an old Honda car distributor (running backwards/anti-clockwise) I first had on a model T engine in the 90's! Loosen the bolt with the washer welded on top, on a piece of pipe and a bent strap to hold the dizzy, retard the spark, start it, re-loosen and adjust the timing. Making do. : - ) A buddy comes out once in awhile and comments that my place is like a museum but says most of it starts and runs! : - ) Yep. More to come back and running here. "had actually lost that first flush of youth" Hahaha! Me too! Worn out but still going. Goll I laughed at your post! Made my day. : - ) Rawleigh, I sure would like to see that Cummins "mixer". Very cool. I have a work mate that has a brush hog on a beautiful 766 or 786. I'll hint at that grease but he's a stubborn old bohemian so we'll see how that goes. : - ) In the rollers on an old Cat? That sounds like the right thing to use. : - ) Well I guess I have 10 more gallons of fuel for my mud bottomed fuel tank! I'll add some two cycle or marvel, oh about 5% or more and see how he behaves. A little at a time. Hey! Last evening, I was studying/putzing in the books and on the engine. Found the white painted water pump on this yellow under orange engine has a drool hole for the water end of the water pump fan shaft. I took a stick and invade the drool hole and what do I find? Nice soft Mobil grease! Very nice. : - ) I do need to positively charge the fan shaft assy with grease so I'm CERTAIN the fan end bearing of the shaft is getting fresh grease. I need to know. The idler shaft/generator mount shaft has been pretty shy so far about letting grease out so perhaps he'll get the most attention after getting fresh grease out of both ends of the fan/ water pump shaft. Injection pump scavenger intake air filter over on the intake manifold (have you found and serviced yours yet?) is on the short list. Not much mention I can find but remove it, take it apart, clean the screen and replace the filter. What? Oh. re-install the screen... Found this in the Galion manual but I swear I've seen it once in IH manuals. We'll see how clean it is. Blah blah-put the filter housing back.
  12. Just saw your TD-15 pics! Nice looking crawler! And you have a radiator coming! Yesss! On the gas starting side; it looks like you have ONE thermostat housing (with a bleeder for 4, 5 & 6) compared to my old 2 thermostat 502 UD-16 engine. Like. What is that oil soaked mess between cylinders 2 and 3 with a wire and terminal leading to the bottom of the carburetor? Does the 554 have an electric main gas valve solenoid on the carb? The bottom of the 554 carb is way different than the old 502! If so, perhaps you could jump 12 Volts to it to open that solenoid and allow gasoline for the carb????? Pull the gas line, the "Gasoline Strainer" screen just inside and a screwdriver will (should) let you pull the bottom of the carb and clean/check it. ?? A nylon zip tie would be a nice touch on the right side UP blade hose so the track doesn't eat that hose. :-) B style injector pump with the "potty" hose for the internal drippings. I've been itching to see one. Like! When you're ready for Diesel cycle, drain the injector pump oil and remove that bottom cover on the injector pump and clean the snot out of the sump! :-) That's a bear on the 2 inside-row bolts next to the " pump support"... Perhaps the side cover too. There's crud in there waiting. Piece of cake actually. Look to see IF anything is out of place. I want to spend a few days out west and help you get that sweety humming! Interesting Cat blade... A single stack engine. I want to hear that one run! My older 502 UD-16 is a twin stacker. And they have a "sound"... Ahhh. Don't forget about the fan shaft housing and generator mount grease. I'm still learning HOW to be certain the bearings are getting grease that isn't ancient. Grease gets too hard to do anything any good after this long. : - )
  13. Uh huh! On the Marvel Oil thought! It does work very good to loosen sticky plungers. Note to self. OLD fuel sticks them right back again. :-) Hmmm. John Deere corn head HG 0 grease. I like what you type about it Rawleigh! I sure don't mind some leakage, lets me know it's in the bearings. Did you try that grease in the fan and idler housings on your TD 9 or is that a newer thought? Those housings are gear-less... :-) The fan shaft bearings are just a trifle loose so I watch that. :-) What in the Sam Hill did they do to ATF? Hey, can I sneak a gallon of OLD fuel every now and then into the fresh fuel? Thoughts? One major point I've learned and you guys helped in the teaching. If it runs, run it. I gotta get the oil changed so I can run it some more. Heck, even my 2 daughters still like smelling that ol' sweet guy run. :-)
  14. Keep working at it Bart.You'll get it. 86 here in MN and I wait for shade. Have you seen this book yet? M Diesel was kind enough to scan and post this. I downloaded the pages and put them in a file. If you're on your phone, the pages would be right there when out working on it. Wade thru the specifications pages and then look at the linkage adjustments. I've never had the need to adjust the linkage but I do give the pins some lube every so often. Perhaps some PB Blaster or WD-40 on the joints. It does help. :-) I'm a UD-16 fella and am not familiar with the 554, it was a newer model of the 502 UD-16 and UD525 but with a bigger bore so probably the same or very similar...Keep us up to speed. :-) I don't know if it would be of help but perhaps see this thread. https://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/topic/115178-type-a-fuel-system-with-ud-16-care-and-feeding-notions/
  15. Dug into the 3 magneto oil caps today. Cleaned the dirt out and but one did I find any hint of wick still in place. The others were dirt all the way down. Yuck. Oh! I opened the generator mount/idler pulley/shaft and water pump plugs and found the clean Mobil grease I put in many years ago. It still smelled like Mobil grease so I know I need to take them both apart to be certain the bearings will have newer grease. Unless you guys have tips about making certain. Hah, prob'ly suck as much grease out as possible then dump some Kerosene in, install the plugs and fire it up for 20 minutes or so. Then suck the Kero out and do it again and again until clean and dry. Then put in fresh grease. ??? Will the grease find its way? I'll probably have to take them apart. I had opened up a new, 35 year old N scale RivaRossi steam engine's gearbox this spring and found the old grease was SO hardened, it wouldn't let the little motor turn. So I don't like old grease much right now. :-)