New project

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by AKBill, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. AKBill

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    Hi, thought I would share a new project I'm working on. Rebuild of an underground loader. Mining silver, lead, zinc, and gold. 7 yard bucket on loader, engine is 300 hp.
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    Spring Ford Pre-takeoff checklist

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    It'll never fly.
     
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    Well, it’ll need more horsepower.
     
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    It looks a mess, like a bunch of heavy rocks fell on it.
     
  5. AKBill

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    Removing boom/lifting arm
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    Operators run the equipment hard...:(
     
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    Bill, is that shop underground?
     
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    Uh oh. :eek:
    I predict another "Thinking about..." thread from The @Ted. After all, the shop is ready now. :cool:
     
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  9. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    Nah. I need to:

    - finish the shop
    - finish the cobra
    - get the rx7 running’s and racing
    - fix the rx7 after I break it racing (x100)
    - do an engine swap in the Land Rover
    - rebuild the engine on the 1947 C4 dozer
    - make the electric front AC work on the Rv

    I’m sure I’m forgetting some things
     
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    Zeldman Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I can't see that, the operators aren't paying rent on the equipment....:lol:
     
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    So what were you planning to do after Thursday? :D
     
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    He knows better. He'd buy a yellow one.
     
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    @Timbeck2 , that shop is in town. They barged the loader to town for the rebuild. We are working 12 hour shifts, 3 on days and 3 on nights. Job should take around 4 weeks. 6 people X 12 hours a day X 30 days to completion. About 2160 man hours, is an approximant number of manhours for the rebuild. ...:rolleyes:

    This is a picture of a bolter in the Underground shop
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    This is a pic of the planetary for the wheel end. The brakes are spring applied, hydraulic released. The springs exert an amazingly strong amount of force on the brake friction discs.
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    I am beyond impressed. I can barely change a lightbulb. Genuinely impressed with you folks giving new life to old machines.