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V8 Engines / Mechanical or Electric Fuel Pump
« Last post by Snowbusman on November 25, 2022, 09:19:38 am »
Hello All, I own a 1963 R 12 with a 313 V8.
When I did the 313 rebuild I installed an 12Volt electric fuel pump. I can not get them to last, I am replacing my second one with only about 4 hours on it.
Has anyone had experience with the electric modification. The reason I did this was that I heard that the mechanical system was prone to vapour locking.
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General Discussion / Re: Wheels for a R Model Ski
« Last post by NDFARMER on October 26, 2022, 06:55:45 am »
I have a factory set I will get pics after we get done combineing
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General Discussion / Wheels for a R Model Ski
« Last post by Snowbusman on October 21, 2022, 02:31:01 pm »
Hello All, I feel like I am reinventing the wheel but has anyone designed a removal wheel assy for the R model ski. I have been mucking around with a wheel from set from a snow blower and they are too light. The shafts bend and the wheel hubs break out of the hub. I am now looking at a axel/bearing hub 4 bolt from Princess and mount two 8" trailer tires and rims. Has anyone have  a better idea. Sure would like some help.
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V8 Engines / Radiator Rebuild
« Last post by Snowbusman on September 25, 2022, 08:53:23 am »
Hello, Has anyone found a reasonable recorer of the Bombardier brass rads. I got a quote last spring here in Sault Ste Marie for $1400.  This is totally not reasonable. Amazon ca has an aluminum unit which is very close to a match available for less than $300
with free shipping if you are a Prime member.  Bob
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General Discussion / Re: BRASS ID TAG
« Last post by NDFARMER on May 30, 2022, 06:31:59 pm »
Found one.
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Drivetrain / Re: Only One track driving 1963 R12
« Last post by Snowbusman on April 12, 2022, 03:14:15 pm »
Thank you for the advice Ford F-150 . Finding a diff nshop here in the Sault might be difficult. I am going to take your advice and do the upgrade.Take care and have a safe and healthy summer. Bob
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Drivetrain / Re: Only One track driving 1963 R12
« Last post by FORD F-150 on April 11, 2022, 03:26:29 pm »
Yes, most bombers came in a Dana 44 and Dana 60. The one I have came with a Dana 60 semi floating diff, I plan on getting a full floating diff with maybe a 4.10 or 3.90 gear ratio limited slip (posi). If you can upgrade your diff to a posi track, I advise you to do so just to improve traction when you need it as opposed to an open diff where you can get stuck on nothing (happened to me before) when towing a sled with a load.

Best of luck

Ford F-150
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Drivetrain / Re: Only One track driving 1963 R12
« Last post by Snowbusman on April 11, 2022, 02:18:47 pm »
Hello Followers, I have been doing a lot of research into the differential in my 63 R 12. JUst to inform you that it is a Dana/Spicer 44 as stamped in the casting web.
They were used in a lot of vehicles including Dodge Trucks and even farm combines. All makes including GM and Ford and was being used up until recently.
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Drivetrain / Re: Only One track driving 1963 R12
« Last post by Snowbusman on April 02, 2022, 07:56:01 am »
Thank you Ford F-150 for your reply. That explains it then. Only the right track when slipping is being is being driven but on good going the diff is providing equal traction.
Thanks again for the confirmation.  A very good tutorial on You Tube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOgoejxzF8c

Bob
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Drivetrain / Re: Only One track driving 1963 R12
« Last post by FORD F-150 on April 01, 2022, 06:43:57 pm »
The diff may be an open diff, which is a problem with getting stuck. Another thing to look for is the diff movement from shifting into gear from foreword to reverse and vise versa. If that's the case, your ubolts for the diff may be worn out, hope this helps
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