So what did you do with your truck today?

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I got my truck started this morning in about 20*F weather and used it to jump start the skid steer to move some materials around on the house project...

Went and got a new battery for the skid steer...put it on trickle charge because you can't expect a new battery to be fully charged...

I'll get 'er in the machine in the morning...

I should'a plugged in the block heater on the truck last night...didn't think that I would need it...hopefully I won't need it in the morning...

I have yet to find any block heater on the skid steer...but I should look right now...gotta go...
 

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I got my truck started this morning in about 20*F weather and used it to jump start the skid steer to move some materials around on the house project...

Went and got a new battery for the skid steer...put it on trickle charge because you can't expect a new battery to be fully charged...

I'll get 'er in the machine in the morning...

I should'a plugged in the block heater on the truck last night...didn't think that I would need it...hopefully I won't need it in the morning...

I have yet to find any block heater on the skid steer...but I should look right now...gotta go...
Park the skid steer up close to Ole one ton and let them cuddle with each other tonight. Maybe put a Barry manilow tape in, that'll warm em up.
 

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Park the skid steer up close to Ole one ton and let them cuddle with each other tonight. Maybe put a Barry manilow tape in, that'll warm em up.
Dude...what kind of baby-making are you trying to encourage over there!? :rotflmao
It'll either be a skid-250 that can't drive highway speeds, or a 250der that's the fastest skid in the East! And even has side-view mirrors and a cupholder!
 

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Dude...what kind of baby-making are you trying to encourage over there!? :rotflmao
It'll either be a skid-250 that can't drive highway speeds, or a 250der that's the fastest skid in the East! And even has side-view mirrors and a cupholder!
Either way, hopefully it'll come out with a diesel engine that makes power at a decent RPM, and makes @XOLATEM and Ole'one ton proud.
 

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Uh...seeing as the 'Ol One-Ton is 38 years old...and the skid steer is...uh...13 years old...that just might make the tabloids...not to mention the county docket...

even if they tied the knot...

This reminds me...there was a guy that used to work with me...years ago...that his ex-wife dragged him into court on a regular basis...to up his child support...that the local deputies nick-named him 'Jim Docket'...because it seemed that he was a regular on the docket...

So far...'Ol One-Ton has been a perfect gentleman...He is keeping the skid steer company...but no funny business...

I got a trail cam on them to make sure...so far, so good...

Come to think of it...the skid steer was a rental at one time...before it went to auction...no telling how many people used her...

'Ol One-Ton probably had at least...oh...maybe three owners before I lucked into him...well used but should have a new lease on life with a doting adoptive father...

By the way...to stay on the main topic...I used the skid steer to pick up my 4 ft. bush hog so I could take off the blades and sharpen them...

I used the air compressor on 'Ol One-Ton and a 1 inch impact gun to get the nuts off the bolts...no problem...and then popped the bolts out with an air chisel with a blunt tip...clamped each blade in the vise and used a 7 inch angle grinder to shape 'em...got it back together and had a drink of coffee...

It just don't get any better than that....

I could use a stump jumper pan for the thing...anyone got a pan for a 4 ft bush hog...pan only...that has a center-of-bolt measurement of 16 inches...? Blade bolt to blade bolt 16 inch on center...

By the way...I checked the cupholder in the skid steer...made sure it still has the rag in it...
 

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No, driving slow on an icy highway… rolled up to a roundabout and heard a bang and my truck wouldn’t move until I unlocked the front hubs and disengaged the transfer case
You sure it's blown up or just bound up from the turn in a round about?
 

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Haven`t been documenting what I have been doing with the old girl. But she has been down too long doing a simple Clutch R&R.
Decided to R&R the Rear main Seal, then remove the old Speedie Ring and install the new one on the Crank.
Messed up a couple seals...(OK Iam a DA) but finally got er done.
Bought one Felpro that has the plastic piece to help slide the Seal over the Crank. Read some use a plastic Drink cup.
Not much of a rubber lip in this one for the Crank to ride on, looked kind on chincy

Open the box a little piece of paper falls out and says, this seal won`t fit if a Speedie is used. Once box is opened, can not return, that`s special. :frustrate

There is that paper gasket for the rear plate to seal against the engine, this is not available any where I have searched except with one of the Felpro seal kits.
I used a Manilla Folder, and traced it on both sides of it, so if I need another one down the road, I can use it to trace onto a piece of Gasket material.

Got the FW installed, Pressure plate and Disk.
used new FW Bolts from www.russrepair.com come with red loc-tite on them.
Replaced the PP Bolts with new ARP bolts, and Blue Lock-tite.

Had my Wife help me with the Floor Jack. Rolled it under the truck, set FW on it and she raised it up.
Placed an alignment bolt at 12 O`clock position on Crank. One blank spot on Crank not drilled and one hole on FW that is smaller than the other 8. When you figure out where it will line up, circle the FW hole with a sharpie, and set it at 12 position and raise up.
Get a long bolt at the HW store, cut off head and grind a slot for the alignment pin.
Put in a couple bolt to hold it so it wont fall off onto you. remove Jack.

Same with PP, use Jack. Just a little more finagling around to hold it in place, get 2 bolts started and keep the spline tool centered.

Bell Housing, once I got the 2 alignment pins lined up it went right on. 6 bolts hold it on, 2 short one`s at the bottom.

Stabbing the trans. (T-19).
be sure to install Throw out bearing, grease up shaft and splines. not too much on splines.
I could get the trans about inch n half or so from the BH. Picked up a piece of All Thread, cut 4 pieces 3" long, cut slot in end for a Screw Driver. Screw then in, place a washer and your Nut. Slowly tighten ea one and she came right together.
Remove one alignment pin at a time and replace bolts with Blue Lock-tite.

Then it is a matter to get the trans X mount in place, and the Transmission rubber mount. Bolt it to the X mount, get all your bolt in, leave them loose till you get the trans aligned up with the rubber mount, and get the 2 bolts threaded into the trans.

The 2 curved pieces of the X Mount that bolt to the top of the Frame, the bolts are metric, so it seems. 15mm for bolt head and 19mm socket for the nut.
Pass side not much room between cab floor and bolt, Guess the cab mounts are trashed out. Drivers side bit more room.
Looks like that is another project down the road.

Picked up new bolts yesterday for the X Mount, other people been working on this truck the 28 years before I bought it 10 yrs ago. different nuts, bent washers etc... so time to just replace them.

Have the DL reconnected, and now get the Slave and Fork installed.
Bought www.russrepair.com new clutch braded steel line, suppose to make it simpler to bleed the air out. We`ll see.

The Slave and MC are metal I picked up from O`Really`s. Most are Plastic.

Once this storm settles down I can get back to finishing up with this simple long drawn out project.


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