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dave#1    Posted 01-17-2019 at 10:40:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • My live hydraulics
  • I got a email asking about my home made live hydraulics 0n my early 1950 8n.
    I used a automotive power steering pump, It's a Saginaw pump used on most GM cars and some Chrysler cars, I used the style that has a remote reservoir, The biggest problem with using this pump 99% use a serpentine belt and the pulley is pressed on so it's hard to find a V belt pulley, I ended up finding a v belt pulley off a 90's Dodge Shadow with a 2.2 engine, I then had to make a pressure line that would fit the power steering pump and the test port on the bottom of the tractor hydraulic pump then I replaced the 1/2" drain plug with a 1/2" street elbow with a 1/2" barb and ran the return line from the pump to the tractor.
    It works great but wouldn't recommend doing it this way.

    I believe fellows like TheOldHokie and others know more about adding live hydraulic to our N tractors .

    HTH

    later,dave

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-18-2019 at 06:24:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: My live hydraulics
  • #1, didn't you have to add a check-valve to the return or I am thinking of something else?

    dave#1    Posted 01-18-2019 at 10:28:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: My live hydraulics
  • No I didn't, I should have, I found out once when my drive belt broke that I lost all hydraulic pressure to the 3 point , The oil was now going back through the power steering pump instead of the tractors 3 point, My pump setup uses a Vane style pump maybe other type pumps like maybe a piston pump wouldn't feed back ?? Don't know?

    At the time I sent a email to Zane and he said his system used a check valve, I need to put one in my setup someday.......Ya, "Someday"
    LOL

    HTH

    later,dave

    TheOldHokie    Posted 01-18-2019 at 11:07:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: My live hydraulics
  • It goes in the pressure side.

    TOH

    carlintexas    Posted 01-17-2019 at 22:35:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: My live hydraulics
  • That is a well done modification but how do you charge your battery ?

    dave#1    Posted 01-18-2019 at 00:20:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: My live hydraulics
  • my Alternator is on the other side, My
    8n is a front mount dist

    carlintexas    Posted 01-18-2019 at 12:27:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: My live hydraulics
  • Doh that makes sense I was thinking side mount dist.
    Mine is front mount also I have TOH kit on it works great.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 01-17-2019 at 12:28:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: My live hydraulics
  • Nice and clean - I like it.

    TOH

    dave#1    Posted 01-21-2019 at 23:13:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: My live hydraulics
  • Thanks !
    Hey are you still selling the front mount pump kit for live hydraulics? Or maybe give me some ideas? Thanks
    Email is open.

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