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“ it’s alive “ ( again )

Finally  got some spare time and to rearrange the fuel system, new fuel lift pump now fitted to the block and the blanking plate swapped over. 
 

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Decided to fit a new fuel filter as well only to find out the previous owner had stripped the threads on the bleed screw and bodged it up with a ton of ptfe tape!!

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Quick repair, cut down a 3/8 unc bolt and tap a new thread. 
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Lastly refitted the down pipe and kept with the tractor theme by fitting an exhaust box from a Fordson dexter, perfect fit and was used for these engines. 
 

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Connected a temporary battery and fired it up, these engines may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it started on the button and didn’t blow any smoke. 
 

Question time!!!

While it was running I noticed air bubbles being drawn into the fuel lift pump so I shut it down assuming it was running out of fuel, there’s no gauges on these trucks so I dipped the drivers side tank and it was full ( result ) but it has a sweet smell, has anyone got any ideas ?
 

So now assuming it is drawing air in from the fuel pipe, I dipped the passenger tank and was also full but smelt normal, switched over to the passenger tank and no air bubbles. 

Also while it was idling it sounded like there was a pinking noise from the exhaust , does anyone have any ideas on this? 

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Looking good, these engines were always good starters, but were not used in Fordson Dextas, that's a Perkins derivative.

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1 hour ago, super6 said:

Looking good, these engines were always good starters, but were not used in Fordson Dextas, that's a Perkins derivative.

My mistake, I thought I read somewhere that both engines had been used, either way the exhaust was a nice fit. 

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On 7/29/2020 at 8:57 PM, 67burwood said:

“ it’s alive “ ( again )

Also while it was idling it sounded like there was a pinking noise from the exhaust , does anyone have any ideas on this? 

Possibly an exhaust valve not seating properly or sticking in the guide,

One crude check is to use a strip of paper held at the tail pipe while on tick over, it should stream out evenly.   If it repeatedly sucks back to the pipe and then blows out again it can indicate an exhaust valve issue which could be seat, valve, guide or spring related or a combination of all those things, did I mention it was crude test ?

Pete

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33 minutes ago, Pete Ashby said:

Possibly an exhaust valve not seating properly or sticking in the guide,

One crude check is to use a strip of paper held at the tail pipe while on tick over, it should stream out evenly.   If it repeatedly sucks back to the pipe and then blows out again it can indicate an exhaust valve issue which could be seat, valve, guide or spring related or a combination of all those things, did I mention it was crude test ?

Pete

Not heard of that one before but definitely worth checking, the idle was smooth and it didn’t sound like it was missing, it might just be a tinny exhaust box but I will be investigating. 

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On 7/29/2020 at 8:57 PM, 67burwood said:

but it has a sweet smell, has anyone got any ideas ?

Could the diesel have been contaminated with antifreeze? 

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5 minutes ago, MatchFuzee said:

Could the diesel have been contaminated with antifreeze? 

Don’t know, it’s a similar smell and colour is slightly darker than usual, could have been mixed with oil or some cheap alternative to diesel. 

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“ it was a momentous moment “

The crowds had come from miles...well my neighbour Simon had popped over.

The moment had come to reunite the lower cab with the chassis!!

You could feel the tension, the sweat was pouring down our faces.... well some doughnut decided to fit the cab on the hottest day!!

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The cab was pushed out and sat in the shade while final preparations were made

 

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The moment had come, we lifted it, sat it on its mountings ( thank god all the new mountings lined up ) and 2 minutes later it was all over!!

 “ We grabbed a smoke sat back and admired our work  “

30 seconds later “ bloodily hell its hot, I am going in “

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little and large 

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