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Old 11-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #201
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The PTO and hydraulic pump has been a challenge. I had the PTO built with the teardrop down. That only left about 1/4" between the pump and lower link at full bump. I flipped the PTO and the adapter housing hit the tranny. After some head scratching I decided to grind the offending flange. Then the pump hit the tranny so some more grinding. Finally got the unit all in and proceeded to make a bracket to support the pump. First had to make some studs to replace two bolts in the pump. Here's the bracket



the tranny half



and the pump half



looking straight up




the spacer is 9/16" and welded to the tranny half and threaded. Then it was on to rebuilding the tranny cross member. I didn't paint it up nice and pretty so there's no pics
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:31 PM   #202
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And now lots of clearance at full bump

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Old 11-27-2013, 09:02 AM   #203
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Looks good Scott, I'm glad you posted a pic looking straight up, because pic # 3 makes it look super tight.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:16 PM   #204
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Looks good Scott, I'm glad you posted a pic looking straight up, because pic # 3 makes it look super tight.
Thanx. It is really tight after the cross member is in. But there is just enough room to pull the pump with its half of the bracket on. I forgot to grease the pump spline so I had to take it apart, again
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:07 PM   #205
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More progress. I feel like this has got to be the slowest build in history.

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the bigger picture. That is the hydraulic fluid tank w/expanded metal to help dissipate heat. Some folks run coolers. We'll see how this works.



at the bottom you can see the air compressor and the suction filter head. I still need to fab a cover for the air compressor. The return filter is up above the fluid level of the tank so no valve is needed in the line to change filters. The suction line has a valve between the tank and filter.


Cable operated spool valve to run the winch. I wanted to keep my right hand free when winching and be able to operate it when standing outside so this is where it landed. Tucked it in under the seat.




PTO shifter, light and air bag controls. The dang light switch in the PTO is not making a ground like it should. Frustrating to spend a couple hours on something and it not work. Unfortunately I have to drain the tranny to pull the switch. Maybe it'll start working after I've beat on it for a while.



the tach no longer works since I changed engines. I've got a flywheel pickup laying on the bench but haven't gotten around to trying to make it work with this tach.


Monday it goes to the shop to get hoses built for the hydraulics.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:13 PM   #206
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nice progress.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #207
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I've got at least 80 hours into the hydraulic winch design and build. Got all but one hose built yesterday. The last one was too short a space so I tried to hard pipe it last night. No joy. After rearranging some fittings and gaining two inches I had a hose made and installed it. Unfortunately I had to drop the suction filter head from its mount and there is no way to rebolt it with the hose on. One thing always leads to another.

I got the PTO light working




Then it was on to the big test. First attempt I found I had the lines to the pump backwards.

Second attempt I discovered that I had not reinstalled the power beyond plug in the spool valve. Five gallons of hydraulic oil wasted on the shop floor.

Three was just barely enough fluid left for a third try

It is a beautiful thing!!! (click on the pic)

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Old 12-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #208
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I've probably got another 10 hrs work building brackets to keep the hoses off the exhaust and drive lines, installing a fairlead, etc, etc
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:02 PM   #209
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Someone suggested this rig needs a name, in fact several folks did when it was at Ak Rubber and parked at Lowes yesterday. Anyone got an inspired suggestion?
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:03 AM   #210
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Time bandit - if it wasn't already taken
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:22 AM   #211
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Coming together nicely!

Name it Anteater. The front clip reminds me of one.



With your PTO setup, are you able to have line speed somewhat equal to tire travel speed? In order to winch without power to the tires do you put the T case in neutral?
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:49 AM   #212
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Nate I can winch in neutral or any of the fwd gears
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #216
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250' of winch rope arrived with a friend from L48 today. Tomorrow we start the final push for getting this thing out of the shop and on the trail.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:16 PM   #217
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You think 200' is gonna fit?
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:04 AM   #218
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No. I'm going to put half on the drum and the other half for an extension.

I'll have to take a pic of this rope. It is pretty
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Were you able to get a water pump at the part's house?
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Ya I got him one yesterday.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:10 PM   #221
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yep and it's installed.

Thanx for checking Nate.
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:55 PM   #222
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It lives and made its first voyage away home today. Only real problem was beadlock bolts backing off and actually falling out!

It must look cool cause lots of people were taking pictures as we went by :-)))

I'm pretty happy it's finally coming together
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Get in any deep snow? Are you able to get any wheel speed with that 4bt?
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Deep snow, yeah. I mean for what Knik has. Tried a few hills and turns in the deepest stuff out there. I can get some wheel speed for short bursts. The 4B spins up fast. I don't have a tach hook up and won't run it till the governor kicks in. The R4s are very stiff
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Down to the wire, I love it! Glad it came together for you.
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