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Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Of course there were some stuck bolts in the exhaust manifold, so I made a repair that has worked excellent for me in the past.

Cut the bolts off flat:



Drilled the holes to accept a 1/2-20 tap:





Then I buy these brass fittings which have a 1/2-20 straight thread, and Loctite them in:





Then I drill and tap the inside of the fitting for a 3/8-16 bolt:



Then grind off the heads and make sure its all flat:



Works very good Smile



Cut off a piece of stainless, I'm gonna straight pipe it!



Then I painted the manifold with POR 15 manifold paint and baked it in the oven, which my wife wasn't happy about that at all. Sad(




 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running... Reply to specific post Reply with quote




Neat stuff. You know there's a difference between "get this... running" and restoration???? Ha Ha.... Looks great.

Pro tip on the oven baking: Find a free used commercial oven on Craigslist and keep it in garage for such purposes. Happy wife...
something or other...
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

scootergmc wrote:
(quoted from post at 09:42:44 12/18/1Cool


Neat stuff. You know there's a difference between "get this... running" and restoration???? Ha Ha.... Looks great.

Pro tip on the oven baking: Find a free used commercial oven on Craigslist and keep it in garage for such purposes. Happy wife...
something or other...


Sure turning into a resto! I think I found a free oven on Craigslist. Smile

Today was an excellent day though. I finished lapping the valves, my father is helping me here.



I replaced 2 valve guides and 2 exhaust valves.





We got everything cleaned up and finished the valve adjustment:



Bolted on the head:



And exhaust manifold:





We got it started! Man it sounds really good! I don't want to run it too long without coolant, but I'll post a video soon! I need to finish the radiator and install new freeze plugs, but I have to remove the water pump and the starter, a couple freeze plugs sit right under there.[/QUOTE]
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running... Reply to specific post Reply with quote



Good to hear!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

[quote="mopardude318"](reply to post at 12:24:43 11/14/18) [/quote]

I noticed the freeze plugs are busted
It either froze at one time or they rusted out
Better check those
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running... Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I noticed the freeze plugs are busted
It either froze at one time or they rusted out
Better check those


Yes thank you. I pulled the starter, water pump, distributor housing, and oil filter housing so I can replace all 6 of those on the side of the block.

I ordered a rebuilt water pump/distributor housing,drive gear all from Zimmerman's as mine was all complete toast. lol. more pics to come.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:19 am    Post subject: Re: Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Great quality photos. My BGSH has pretty much the same issues yours did. Where did you end up getting new engine gaskets - Zimmermans? How
about the radiator gaskets? Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:55 am    Post subject: Re: Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

[quote="mopardude318"](reply to post at 11:24:00 12/18/18) [/quote]

It always makes you feel good when you hear
The dead come alive after some hard work and
Busted knuckles
Good luck
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Allan B. wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:19:47 01/08/19) Great quality photos. My BGSH has pretty much the same issues yours did. Where did you end up getting new engine gaskets - Zimmermans? How
about the radiator gaskets? Thanks


Yes, I got all the gaskets I needed from Zimmermans. Same for the radiator gasket, which is just a peel and stick, you punch your own holes. Very easy.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

So I got some more work done today. I was stuck on the water pump for a month, had to look for one, and save my pennies for a while, they sure are not cheap, I got a rebuilt unit from Landis Zimmerman.

Mine was all seized up, looks like it was previously worked on years ago, they brazed the impeller all back together, the housing was all cracked and welded back. The distributor/water pump drive shaft was chewed all to ****. Luckily I found a whole new unit.



I tried to get it apart to save it, but it was too far gone. I used a lot of heat too.









rebuilt unit, very nice! $$$





Got the rusted out freeze plugs replaced with some brass ones. Smile





Kept on going and got the water pump bolted on, then the oil filter housing. That's enough for a days work. I'll clean up the block where the starter goes, I got that rebuilt too. You can see when I started, the cylinder head is a different orange, then I special ordered a case of Cletrac orange and painted everything else with it. I'm leavin the head that other orange, I don't care. LOL. Just an old dozer.










 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:26 am    Post subject: Re: Doubt I can get this BGS-H Cletrac running... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice work

Rich
 
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