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by CuttingEdge
Fri May 15, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Staying Busy
Replies: 0
Views: 1048

Staying Busy

We were just told we would be off work for another 60 days. I told Katie yesterday that we minds well buy some paint and paint the house so that I have something to do. I am not really one to stand around and do nothing, so in the last 2 months of elevated toilet paper pricing, I have: Redid my mast...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

Wow, I did not realize I had not updated everyone for awhile. I tried to pull the oil pan in place, but there was not enough room in the frame, so I had to remove everything, put the unit on pipes and roll it down to the main part of my barn where I could get at it to lift it. Then I had to lift the...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

Cost wise, I got about $400 in this genset as of right now, probably another $200 to go without the injection pump and rebuilt injectors; but a new 20 KW generator is $10,000... That is not a bad deal, all in at around $2100 for 20 KW's... For $2700 shipped to the house, I can get a 40 KW pto genera...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

$1100 seems a little high, but maybe Perkins is higher. I can likely get you an exchange pump if need be. Lavoy Hey thanks. If you could get me a price on that it would be nice. All I know is that it is a C.A.V pump, so it is pretty basic, and used in a lot of engines. This one is the Perkins 4.108...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Feathering Ye Ole Nest
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Feathering Ye Ole Nest

Regarding pictures...you might notice the picture over the headboard. That is actually of Katie and I. We dressed up like the 1940's one day, and went to the local railroad station that has been used in a lot of films because it still looks like the 1940's. Using a cheap camera believe it or not, on...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Feathering Ye Ole Nest
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Feathering Ye Ole Nest

Beautiful and just exactly what is needed. i cannot see paying thousands to someone else when whatever a person has available to work with will do the job and last a lifetime and longer as well as being beautiful. Good Job! Thanks... One thing you might notice, or at least now that I mention it, is...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Feathering Ye Ole Nest
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Feathering Ye Ole Nest

Katie and I figured, since we can no longer add to the nest, and with four daughters already (6, 13, 14 and 15) we minds well feather ye olde nest instead. The biggest issue was our master bedroom, it was completely utilitarian, and while functional...very boring too. So I made a new closet for me (...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

Hey thanks, this is why I asked...I will order them then. I can wait a few days for FedEx to bring them. I have building my frame for this engine, and really need to get that done so I can drop the engine back into place after I get the oil pan buttoned up. Then I can put on the head, and the other ...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

With the power being out now, and for 3-1/2 days, I am convinced this is a worthy project, even if it is to get the hours off my ole tractor since it has been powering my home. I got the top end gasket for the Perkins Engine this week, so I can put the head back on. I also took the oil pan off and g...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Virus help if anyone needs it, what do you guys think?
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Virus help if anyone needs it, what do you guys think?

Can anyone send me up a truckload of electricity? (LOL) We had a blizzard on Thursday night and lost power, and still have yet to get it back. They say MAYBE at 10 PM tonight, so about 3-1/2 days without power. Well grid power. I have my tractor hooked up to my 20 KW PTO generator, and am making ele...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Will trade crawler for toilet paper.
Replies: 13
Views: 1262

Re: Will trade crawler for toilet paper.

This has been around a very long time. If you read the back of a Lysol bottle, even one you bought years ago, it lists Covid as a specific illness it kills.

They are just trying to keep the hospitals from being flooded at once.

It really is not a big deal...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

When I was in Diesel Tech School the instructor was a former owner of a Massey Ferguson dealership, so he knew Perkins well. He really liked them, and we worked on our share. If I remember right, David Brown used Perkins Engines too. But you are right on ordering the right parts, it gets confusing, ...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

Hey thanks Jim...I came to the same conclusion. I even went up in my other shop and looked long and hard at that 6 cylinder White Diesel Engine sitting on the engine stand. It is freshly rebuilt, but it really is entirely too big. I have no idea where to put it! As is, I would have to tow it to the ...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

I am getting nowhere fast on this. I tore into it this morning, and I thought I determined the problem: a stuck exhaust valve on #4 cylinder. It just did not act the way the others acted. But then when I tried rolling it over by hand, the valve was moving. I get to a certain point though, and the en...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Will trade crawler for toilet paper.
Replies: 13
Views: 1262

Re: Will trade crawler for toilet paper.

I saw my cousin in the store the other day...wearing a mask, so I started to make fun of her. She said it was because she could not afford to get sick...then she walked around the store, picking up this and that. The whole time I am thinking, 'and 10,000 people had their nasty hands all over some of...