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  1. ChrisUK

    Caterpillar D7 3T

    @epirbalex yes the condenser is still in the mag. The wiring job is a very temporary measure and was just to see if we could get it to run, will no doubt get a better mag in the future, Chris
  2. ChrisUK

    Caterpillar D7 3T

    @Costnsg These stories and memories are good and what it’s all about, thanks, Chris
  3. ChrisUK

    Caterpillar D7 3T

    Bit of a D73T update. Have been slowly getting bits together to get it all going. Fuel tank has been cut open, cleaned out and welded back up with a new bottom. Carb has been made up from a total of three. I have so far been supplied with 2 magnetos that do not like producing a spark. Before...
  4. ChrisUK

    D7 3T brake lining thickness spec please

    Thankyou @Old Magnet
  5. ChrisUK

    D7 3T brake lining thickness spec please

    Hello all, today I have dropped off the D7 brake bands for re lining at the local clutch and brake place, can anyone give me a thickness dimension for the lining material ? That is all they have asked for, other than that they say no problem ! Thanks Chris D73T11352
  6. ChrisUK

    Caterpillar D7 3T

    Starting engine re fitted, it’s a tight squeeze with the Bray dozer equipment fitted. Thought I had the job sussed, the idea was to get it into place then feed the gasket down between the two faces but not so, I hadn’t taken into consideration how far the flywheel sticks out of the back of the...
  7. ChrisUK

    Caterpillar D7 3T

    A bit more cleaning up and chasing threads out, proper gasket too ! Some donated spark plugs are on their way. Starting engine petrol tank has some “extra” holes, I will have a go at repair before adding to the shopping list. I know of a fine gentleman that has a small selection of items...
  8. ChrisUK

    Caterpillar D7 3T

    Thanks @OzDozer, this one is staying in it’s working clothes, we will see how we get on with the engines and brakes first though Cheers
  9. ChrisUK

    Caterpillar D7 3T

    A while since there was a D7 update. Starting engine clutch freed off and new plates riveted on. Still waiting on a head gasket for the starting engine. Would anyone have a part number for the large rubber o ring that goes in the flange that holds the water line from the starting engine to the...
  10. ChrisUK

    Cat 977L

    Thanks @DMiller, your comments are always appreciated, cheers Chris
  11. ChrisUK

    Cat 977L

    A few pics from warmer weather ! Still finding a few jobs to do on the 977, they are slowly being ticked off the list. Hoping to get the engine bay side screens done over the winter, I’m missing one top one and one bottom one. Cheers Chris.
  12. ChrisUK

    Cat 977L

    Thanks ! Still a few jobs to go at but useable now Cheers Chris
  13. ChrisUK

    Cat 977L

    Sun was out so 977 was out, bit of clay shifting for the future tractor pulling track. Cheers Chris.
  14. ChrisUK

    Cat 977L

    Bit more to report on the 977, first of the two lift cylinders have been re sealed, this one was weeping excessively, too much to ignore. The biggest job is getting the nut undone, ended up welding the socket to some heavy plate and using hydraulic help to get it moving. Thanks must go to...
  15. ChrisUK

    Bolt spacing dimensions rear casing D8 please

    Would anyone have the bolt spacing or dimensions / drawing of the rear case vertical face (where a winch would be bolted) of a D8H 22A , 8R and 2U ? Cheers Chris.
  16. ChrisUK

    Caterpillar D7 3T

    Thanks @tctractors I will be in touch over the coming days when my voice starts working again
  17. ChrisUK

    Caterpillar D7 3T

    Well not much to update with, but at least something ! I have found some second hand brake bands and also a good used donkey engine block, just awaiting delivery. Plenty of cleaning up going and chasing out the threads. Chris.
  18. ChrisUK

    What else? 977L head gasket replacement

    Make sure to take pics Shawn, for the benefit of us all in the future ! Cheers and good luck Chris
  19. ChrisUK

    Hyster “yarder” winches info please

    @D6 Merv thankyou
  20. ChrisUK

    Cat 977L Fuel Leak

    @DMiller that last sentence has hit the nail squarely on the head !
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