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by CuttingEdge
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

Yeah it is the intake manifold...sorry, it has been a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG time since I was in Diesel Tech school (1992). It could have been on its side at one time, but it has been sitting right side up since at least 1990. If it was on its side, it would have just been the brief time it took...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Slight Cutting Edge Update
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Slight Cutting Edge Update

Just a quick update: As many of you know, I have cancer and last fall it became apparent that I could no longer farm, just because I am just not physically able too. Because of that, I was considered a Disabled Farmer, but that did not mean I could not get a different job, just not a job that was ph...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Will trade crawler for toilet paper.
Replies: 13
Views: 1230

Re: Will trade crawler for toilet paper.

I got a wife and four daughters so I need to build a toilet paper mill. At this point I am about to go raid the paper mill in Calais.

Note: The dog, the cat, the bunny, the duck and even the darn goldfish are all female too! (But most do not use toilet paper).
by CuttingEdge
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

I Am Afraid of the Answer

I have to admit, I am afraid of the answer on this, because it has been said, "If you have to ask, you already know the answer." In any case I have been getting my Perkins 4.108 diesel engine genset together, and thought everything looked good. But as I was putting on the air intake I noticed it has...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: You Would Think this was Simple...
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: You Would Think this was Simple...

I am still moving forward on this project, but slowly. It has been awhile since I updated this, so I found out a few things. It was NOT a Kubota engine at all like I was told, but a Perkins 4.108 diesel engine, so 55 brake horsepower; a lot more than I thought. Since they were made from 1958-1992, t...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)

The parts place called and said my starter was in. I would go pick it up, but there is a new issue now, and my doctor said I cannot drive. It is ridiculous because I have been driving longer than she has been alive, and never even had a fender-bender, a ticket or anything. I am fighting it, but it i...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)

I found out that the Diesel Engine I have been working on was not a Kubota after all, but rather a Perkins 4.108 diesel engine. Because a half-million were made between 1958-1992, there are plenty of parts for them. I was able to get a brand new high speed, high torque starter for this engine for $1...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)

That starter shop...Parts Alternative in Bangor, is a great place. They charge a flat fee of $65, and then whatever parts are needed to rebuild it. I told them that I knew how that worked, $65 and then everything needed new parts, but they said they worked for a dealership and they did that, so when...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)

Well I had a good thing going until the last piece. I went to put the starter back together after freeing everything up, and it snubbed up on a brush, and the 40 year old plastic busted and it is off to the starter shop. All is not bad though, one brush had long lost a spring, and a bolt was busted,...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)

I got the problem isolated: the insides of the starter look like Mar's; the red planet, with nothing but rust.... I got most of the starter freed up, including solenoid lever, the suspension of the brushes on the comm, and a few other parts. I am having a tough time getting the main bearing broke fr...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)

Hoping these things help, some may, other thoughts may not, just throwing things out and trying to be clear in what I mean; I don't want to be the cause of smoke if I can help it. lol. Have I guessed right on the type of starter, one with the solenoid mounted right on it, looks like the one your 35...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)

Were you using the old panel with some of its wiring intact? That could enter into the reason it smoked. Yes, there was two fuses left on the front panel, and that is why it smoked. That has been corrected. How many terminals on the key switch you are using? I wired it to your first picture. I used...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)

Good morning, Many, many, ignition switches get power as I described. No resistor between the switch and power source. Were you using the old panel with some of its wiring intact? That could enter into the reason it smoked. How many terminals on the key switch you are using? Does your old key switc...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)

Sorry for not getting back to you on this, considering how lengthy your description was and all. I ended up meeting Bangor's Finest on Monday, so I did not get a chance to do much until yesterday. While I was waiting for my people, to discuss things with their people, happy all the while I actually ...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)

I am having trouble getting my Cogeneration Engine to turn over. But today I grabbed the Fluke Meter and went to see where voltage was going. It should not be an issue because this start circuit is very simple. The positive lead comes off the battery and goes straight to a plunger type switch; you k...