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Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Kubota Excavator - Official Work Thread
« Reply #150 on: January 23, 2016, 05:17:13 PM »
 Mike, It is great to hear of your progress on the Kubota, looking forward to the motor return. A machine over hall will always allow for the unknown problems to appear and be corrected. Thanks again for your timely updates.         Fred L. Kuhns 

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« Reply #151 on: January 23, 2016, 07:38:41 PM »
New wrist pin bushings were installed on the connecting rods this afternoon. Getting ready for installation in the block when it returns.
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« Reply #152 on: January 28, 2016, 07:48:46 PM »
Block is done. Picking it up Friday morning. The guy charged me nothing. He wants to come down for a train ride this summer. Pretty sure the 30/1000ths he took out of each sleeve is well worth it.
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« Reply #153 on: January 28, 2016, 08:29:02 PM »
Great nooz!
Now you have something to do besides swilling crunjola out of the Continental's gas tank.  ;D
2926's ancient big Clark forklift (AFAIK was a Navy plane unloader) has a Cont 6. Once we got the sixth cylinder to fire, re-wired it, rebuilt the starter, the clutch, the transmission, the carb, the steering  box, leaky hydraulics,  it runs strong, works fine.

Ya should have a Kubota-is-back party when it's running again.  :D
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« Reply #154 on: January 29, 2016, 12:31:03 AM »
Great news, Mike!

To say that you are dedicated is an understatement.  I'm glad you're around to supply the expertise to the museum that you do.  As a remote member, I just want to thank you for all your contributions to the WW&F!


Sincerely,
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« Reply #155 on: February 13, 2016, 09:41:57 PM »
Reassembly continued today, with the crank getting new bearings and 2 of the 3 pistons installed. I broke a piston ring installing, and the old ones are too worn to use, so I had to stop. I have plenty of other things I can do while awaiting the new ring set, so I am not at a stopping point.
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« Reply #156 on: February 18, 2016, 08:31:27 PM »
New rings arrived early. While I was thinking of it, I also purchased a new thermostat, and it came in the same box. So I will continue Friday where I left off on Saturday.
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« Reply #157 on: February 18, 2016, 09:57:48 PM »
Mike,

How easy has it been to get parts needed to do the repairs?

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« Reply #158 on: February 19, 2016, 08:41:22 PM »
Motor parts are easy. I have been having trouble getting exact replacements for bushings on the boom, so Jason has ordered a couple Drill Bushings that we will make what we need to and install.


Today the last piston was installed, the fuel pump, Camshaft, crank shaft gear, and idler gear were all installed and timed, and the new oil pump was also put in.

The new head arrived this week, and may be installed Saturday afternoon.
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« Reply #159 on: March 04, 2016, 02:34:21 PM »
Ready to head back to the garage Saturday, to mount back to the machine.

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« Reply #160 on: March 04, 2016, 03:57:25 PM »
I didn't know an engine could smile, but I think that one is.

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« Reply #161 on: March 04, 2016, 07:56:34 PM »
Great news. Great-looking job.
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« Reply #162 on: March 04, 2016, 09:36:12 PM »
It would look better if I had the right color blue. I am just crossing my fingers hoping that it runs flawlessly.
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Re: Kubota Excavator - Official Work Thread
« Reply #163 on: March 04, 2016, 11:45:08 PM »
Once the engine is reinstalled in the Kubota, I suggest urgent consideration be given to applying rollover protection.
SAFETY FIRST!

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Re: Kubota Excavator - Official Work Thread
« Reply #164 on: March 05, 2016, 12:03:57 AM »
And a secure seat belt.