Adding a SECOND Way to Start the OLD Cat TraxCavator!!! ~ Part 17 ~ 1950s Caterpillar TraxCavator
So the Pony Motor is AWESOME, but can be a HUGE pain to deal with, AS WE'VE LEARNED. Maybe it's time to change something to make using this machine EASIER!
I LOVE the old school way this machine is started with the Pony Motor, and as much as I don't want to eliminate it!
I found a way to ADD a direct starter to the Diesel Engine AND keep the Pony Motor so it can also start the Diesel!
HOW COOL is that!! TWO ways start this old Cat Track Loader!!
Join me, and I'll show you how I did it! I got pretty lucky with the way my machine was already setup!
For help doing this on your machine, check out George at Auto-Lec Rebuilders... He is awesome and he helped me a ton figuring out everything I needed to complete this Starter Add on for "Old Red"! auto-lec.com/crawler-tractors/
0:00 - Highlights of the Project So Far
1:06 - Back in the Cat Showing Where a Direct Starter Will Go
2:30 - Removing the Starter Cover Plate
3:12 - IT HAS ARRIVED!
4:43 - Introducing the SECOND Way to Start the DIESEL Engine!
6:20 - HOW To Add a Direct Starter to Most Old Cat's
8:26 - ANY Ideas on WIRING BOTH Starters?!?
10:08 - Testing the Starter
11:26 - WHICH Starter will Work?
12:34 - Removing the Starter Nose Cone
13:49 - Making Cooper Wire Lugs
18:22 - Changing the Bendix / Drive Gear on the Starter
26:45 - WHY add a Starter in ADDITION to the Pony Motor?!?
30:48 - Let's talk about Storing / Organizing Parts for FUTURE Use
35:31 - Test Fitting & Trimming the Starter Nose Cone
40:31 - Making a Gasket for the Starter
41:42 - ReInstalling the Starter's Nose Cone
42:26 - INSTALLING the NEW STARTER!
45:41 - I Had to Adjust the Starter & Trim part of the Engine Block
48:01 - Final Walk Around
48:54 - SHOULD I DO THE DIESEL HEAD GASKET?!?
52:52 - Would You Watch me Fix the Tahoe?!?
53:41 - Want to Come to the MONSTER BonFire?!?
Click Below for the FULL Video playlist that contains ALL of the videos and the ENTIRE Journey Bringing this OLD Caterpillar 955 TraxCavator named "Old Red" BACK to life!
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I'll show you that OLD machines CAN be a LOT of work, EXTREMELY frustrating at times, but once running properly, an INCREDIBLE amount of fun!!
I recently discovered this 60+ year old Caterpillar TraxCavator at an old chicken farm, and the owners have honored me with the privilege of bringing it back to life, and then putting it BACK TO WORK!
Join me as I take you along on my journey through the many ups and downs of this project! I feel honored to be taking on this project, and I truly hope you enjoy the process and progress as we get this OLD CAT to ROAR once again
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