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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2010, 02:51:00 pm »

  I have to agree with you KPM. She's definitely looking 100% better already...

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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2010, 12:12:42 pm »
Well, parts for the steering and brake never showed up, so I spent my time re-skinning the doors.  I only had 18ga sheet to work with, so after I cut the pannels out about 1/2" wider on the straight to about 1/4" wider on the curves, I bent the straight parts to a 90 deg in my brake.  I used a ball peen hammer to fold the sheet over the angle frame.  The last door only took about 1 hr.  I went on a lot better than I had anticipated.
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2010, 06:44:24 am »
very nice job..
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2010, 06:07:24 pm »
This weekend I reskinned the cargo door, install the hydraullic cylinders for the power steering,  fabricated the brake peddle set up and installed. and installed the rotor and caliper setup.  The brake peddle and master cylinder were salvage from on old electric fork lift.

These are the cylinders for the steering

This is the hand pump I'm using to control the hydraullic fluid.
It is salvage from an old Massy combine
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2010, 06:22:52 pm »
I have to apologise for the poor pictures, I need to get a new camera.
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2010, 08:02:11 pm »

  What diameter & length are those cylinders & where did you get them ??
               
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2010, 08:31:47 pm »
Those cylinders are from princess auto 1 1/2 Dia X 12" stroke. I don't know what PSI the power steering pump puts out, but I beleive that cylinders are big enought as the leaverage from the ski pivot to the ball joint is large.  I needed to use 2 cylinders to keep the volume of oil the same for turning left or right.  The big side of one cyl is plumbed to the small side of the other cyl then to one side of the hand pump.  Also, my bombardier is a wide guage steel so I have enough room up front.
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2010, 04:25:33 pm »
very good fabricating....excellant ideas.....when can i bring one of mine for some upgrades..???
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2010, 05:29:23 pm »
I think you should wait to see if I make it to the Cranberry rally. ;D ;D    You know, I can talk the talk, but can I walk the walk?
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2010, 10:48:28 am »

  Please correct me if I'm wrong, but could you tie those cylinders into your power steering pump ? Wouldn"t it look after turning those cylinders ?
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2010, 12:43:33 pm »
I called it a hand pump because it is known in these parts as a hand pump.  It really should be called a steering control valve.  This control valve is connected to the power steering pump also.  I have it hooked up now.  There is 5 3/4 turns of the steering wheel to go from extreme left to extreme right.  It can turn the skis while the machine is at rest while it is sitting on concrete floor.  I don't know if it can do the same in snow where the ski runners are dug into the snow, but it should work fine while moving.
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2010, 06:30:32 pm »

  Thanks for the learning experience. I know I'm never too old to learn.
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2010, 11:20:21 am »
my good friend Pete has installed a power steering set up on one of his wide gauge metals....it works excellant!!...I was able to turn the ski's either way on gravel with one finger!
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2010, 01:39:00 pm »

    Kpm you didn't take any pics for this ol' trucker now did ya ??
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Re: 51 R18 Rebuild
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2010, 06:38:03 pm »
no  I did.nt.....I hate to ask him....as it is a VERY unique system,which will fit either a wide or narrow guage...and i'm not sure of his plans of as yet....i'll see what I can do..
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  he owns 6 bombardiers,so once he's done his and my 2,i'm sure i'll be able to get some pictures.