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Everything posted by Rawleigh99

  1. With one clutch stuck I will probably just wind up going in circles!!! LOL! The good news is I am cleaning up tornado damage in the woods at one of my farms, so it is not a money making job.
  2. This is why you need the locking ones. I agree that the ones that freely swivel are useless. These in metric and standard: https://www.gearwrench.com/gearwrench-85698-12-pc-12-point-xl-locking-flex-head-ratcheting-combination-metric-wrench-set.html
  3. But we are also always glad to have younger people participate in the forum. There is lots of collective knowledge here and you can learn a lot by listening in. Don't let us scare you off! LOL!~
  4. Thanks for the info guys. I will keep you up to date on it.
  5. I think the suction hose comes out of the transmission on the lower right front and there is a removable screen behind that. It is a possible leak spot that would be cheap to fix.
  6. My Godfather who was in the Navy in WWII loved those GM diesels. He ran a landing craft in the Pacific that had twin 6-71 Gray Marines in it. He had one story of being hung up on the beach and not being able to back off. He put both GM's wide open in reverse and he and his two crew members got down between the motors to shield them from the bullets. He said they had time to smoke two cigarettes' before she started bumping and moving backwards. When she came off there were two piles of sand on either side that had fun through the cooling system pumps. Needless to say the engines had to be
  7. Yea, it is a low deck head. Two valve. Buddy is a Detroit mechanic so I should be OK there. I really don't want to wrestle those tracks if I can help it. What is the downside of running them as is?
  8. It amazes me how versatile those engines were. For all their faults, they were like the Swiss Army knife of engines! Kind of like legos. Build them on either side, rotation, bolt them end to end! Amazing ingenuity! A lot of them were used in the commercial fishing fleets here, up to the 16 cylinders. I can still remember those fish boats going out of the creek in the early hours with the dry stack Detroit's screaming!
  9. Surplus center has a bunch of tanks for sale.
  10. Definitely. My AC manual talks about flushing the steering clutches with mineral spirits if they get oily.
  11. Parts source: https://dieselpro.com/detroit-diesel-parts/271-engine.html
  12. I am thinking about trying vinegar in the steering clutch on an AC HD9 I just acquired. It will remove rust from tools, so it might work in that. Anyone see any harm in trying that?
  13. Buddy and I went and woke up a 1955 AC HD9 with a 4-71 yesterday after it had a long nap. He replaced one injector and we got her fired up! The left clutch is stuck, but the undercarriage is in excellent shape. She motors along pretty well for being older than I am!
  14. I have had good luck with the cheap replacements.
  15. There are some 150 manuals way down the page here that you can download and print: http://www.steeringclutch.com/transmissiondiscsIHHOUGHKOMATSU.htm
  16. Yes, manila envelopes or file folders depending on thickness needed.
  17. Not if someone is coming after you with a machete and you had a gun!
  18. General Gear may have used parts. That also have manuals for download on their website. http://www.steeringclutch.com/transmissiondiscsIHHOUGHKOMATSU.htm
  19. General gear has a bunch of Hough and other manuals available on their website for download free. I will try to link it but if I am unsuccessful you'll have to find it yourself. http://www.steeringclutch.com/transmissiondiscsIHHOUGHKOMATSU.htm
  20. On boat stuffing boxes you cut rings that fit around the shafts snugly. You don't coil it. I don't know if those on hydraulic cylinders are different, but on boats you offset the cuts like you do with piston rings and lay them in one on top of the other. Boat places also have the graphite braided packing.
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