Author Topic: Hauling frieght to the cabin via Bombardier  (Read 1310 times)

Offline Swamp Dawg

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
    • View Profile
Hauling frieght to the cabin via Bombardier
« on: March 26, 2009, 08:13:24 pm »
Cletus and I spent almost a week going to and from the cabin. First getting the trail put in with snow machines.  Then taking in the bombardier to pack the trail.  Once the trail was in good enough shape, we hauled in 2 loads of building supplies and kitchen cupboards that Cam Mclean made for us.  Cletus will be trying to get a steel dock up before spring hits as well.

You may notice that the blue trailer is in fact a sleigh as well.  Cletus built it with multipurpose in mind. Pull it behind your truck then throw the ski's on and pull it behind your bombardier.  Perfect for hauling ice shacks or something like that.

Here are some pictures of us in action.



















« Last Edit: March 26, 2009, 08:17:39 pm by Swamp Dawg »

Offline the old trucker

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1461
    • View Profile
Re: Hauling frieght to the cabin via Bombardier
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 05:28:04 am »

  Swamp Dawg how is the ford engine working in the old bomber ?? Are you having any overheating problems with it.
  I hope you & cletus are going to cover up that green steel post with a bit of wood. Four pieces of log siding should make it look like a log. Nice looking cabin!!!
after covering a few acres of prime real estate.

Offline Swamp Dawg

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
    • View Profile
Re: Hauling frieght to the cabin via Bombardier
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 02:24:13 pm »
The green teleposts are the least of our worries.  Besides it matches the roof.

The 300 6cyl did a mighty fine job getting us there and back.  Our temp gauge was on the fritz so most of the time we couldn't tell what it was reading.  But we did overheat a bit on some parts of our trail.  Still unsure why, it was hot out though.  Hot weather, sticky deep snow, and pulling a sleigh up hills must have something to do with it. 

Offline the old trucker

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1461
    • View Profile
Re: Hauling frieght to the cabin via Bombardier
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 05:37:52 pm »

  Think it would have overheated if the fan was on continuously ? Any idea why the gauge didn't work ?? I'm not trying to give you the third degree or anything, just trying to pinpoint the problem.
after covering a few acres of prime real estate.

Offline Swamp Dawg

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
    • View Profile
Re: Hauling frieght to the cabin via Bombardier
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 06:57:25 am »
Well we are trying to figure it out.  Its a brand new SW gauge and it shows temp, then shuts off then springs back up again.  We assume a bad sending unit ground or sender.

Offline chopperguy

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
    • View Profile
Re: Hauling frieght to the cabin via Bombardier
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009, 07:49:03 pm »
I have the same problem and so far we figured it out to be the new sending unit we replaced does not match with the Hastings gauge.

Offline the old trucker

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1461
    • View Profile
Re: Hauling frieght to the cabin via Bombardier
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 08:52:53 pm »

   I sent an email to Swamp Dawg talking about the same thing. A mechanic told me the sending unit was probably made for the light instead of the gauge. Maybe Swamp Dawg could put the email on here for the boys to read.
   When the sending unit is screwed into the engine it is grounded.
after covering a few acres of prime real estate.

Offline Swamp Dawg

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
    • View Profile
Re: Hauling frieght to the cabin via Bombardier
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 10:32:20 pm »
"hello claude  you are correct about the engine being the ground.most all electrical units used in vehicles the ground for them go direct or indirect to the engine.with swamp dawgs temp gauge ,he didn't say if the sending unit is the one that came with the gauge.if he is using the original that came with the engine ,it may not match.

Some of those sending units were set up to operate a light instead of a gauge .what it would do is if the engine overheated the sending unit would switch to ground and the light would come on and go out when the engine cooled.

The only other thing is there may be a small circuit breaker in the system that is clicking off.to test his gauge he could ground it to the engine using a variable resister or a pot as they are called that he can adjust by hand to control the ground to the gauge,or he should be able to use a test light between the wire to the gauge and somewhere on the engine block but not the sending unit to test the gauge.it should show a reading but it wouldn't be variable.he should be able to get a pot from any tv or radio repair place.
 hope this helps. " Copied from OT's email

Offline Swamp Dawg

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
    • View Profile
Re: Hauling frieght to the cabin via Bombardier
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 10:38:34 pm »
I'm not positive but since this motor came from mid 80's to 90's ford truck.  I would think it should have a sending unit that displays temperature not just a light.  We will chase it down soon, had no time to try diagnose the problem seeing as we were in the bush for over a week. 

Another thing is that when it does work, it shows the temperature going up past 185 then back down to 180.  So its functioning perfectly in that respect.  It just shuts off intermittently.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2009, 10:40:56 pm by Swamp Dawg »

Offline Cranman

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 151
    • View Profile
Re: Hauling frieght to the cabin via Bombardier
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2009, 07:40:00 am »
Bob(older Bob) at Scorpio Bearing was quite helpful setting me up with a SW sender to existing oil pressure guage so he may be helpful on temp too.