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Old 06-26-2017, 08:30 AM
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yes, the engine will never start because it is seized and the bar starter just breaks it free. you will never break a tooth off the flywheel or bendix because the small diameter armature will break before that will happen. in 30 years of use, i have never had a problem that is why i built it in the first place.

the grader engine is back together and a week from now when the gasket goo is dry i can try starting the engine with a real electric starter hooked to the batterys, lol.

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I think it's a great idea, and back when I had to break seized engines free, I sure wish I had thought of it.
I used to use a pry bar on the teeth of the flywheel, after filling the engine to the tits with diesel for a week.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:06 AM
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when i saw the first bar starter years ago that Joey posted i thought it was smart as hell,and i still do.
Good job Joey
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:19 PM
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...Good job Joey...
I like that--sounds like he just passed a grade 2 reading test...

And yeah, I think the bar starter is a great idea too. Been a couple times in the past when it would have made my life easier...
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Old 06-27-2017, 01:17 PM
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Joey, I'm not saying I don't believe your an 'old school soul', as well I'm not saying your not resourceful and due to extreme location your not equally adept at thinking out of the box, what I am saying is yup, all of the above. lol

My Grandfather was a poor farmer, local Smithy, mechanic extreme etc etc.

I was about 15 the first time I saw him do this on an old industrial engine freeing the stuck engine.

I'd also imagine that in your travels and works that you may have been given good insite as to what it takes to maintain 'Cat Trains' in the great white North.

Kudo's Joey, well done.
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Old 06-27-2017, 03:41 PM
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thansk guys, i took a day off and didn't open the gates or answering the numerous phone calls from telemarketers today. i figured a day off to do nothing is in order because it was 30 years ago today on june 27 that i said "i do". plus 10 years ago today that southern belle left with the first white suburban and flat screen TV. as i sit here and reflect back that 10 years ago a flat screen TV was about $3200.00 and now better models are only $500.00 at walmart in canada.
plus digging out and using the bar starter that i made as a 20 year old kid that was freshly married and 2 kids. then 30 years later i still have the bar starter and everything else i owned at the time is long gone. i look back and think i was pretty smart back then and was able to figure out a better way of doing things. once again i was even smarter in getting rid of her too, lol.

on my website there is a page on the bar starter being used.

http://kingofobsolete.ca/KING'S_BAR_...R_WEBPAGE.html

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Old 06-30-2017, 12:19 PM
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Joey, is there any word on when your web site will be back on line, been almost a year now.
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the lawyer has been working on the website, hope to have it back in my control soon, lol.

the bar starter saved another one last night. the td-6 known as 920 because it is a 1941 and the serial number is 920.

took a few good jiggles and the motor broke free. as i turned the motor i use the blow pipe to clean the cylinders through the cylinder head ports, lol

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the engine is salvagable and i spent the weekend making the parts cat fit the parts shelves. once in to the gear oil you can't stop and my clothes are on the deck of the house due to the smell.

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the engine is salvagable and i spent the weekend making the parts cat fit the parts shelves. once in to the gear oil you can't stop and my clothes are on the deck of the house due to the smell.

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Old 07-17-2017, 07:58 AM
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yes and it fits nicely on the shelves too, lol.

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