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Old 08-11-2011, 05:25 PM   #211
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A few pics of the motor. I traced the fuel lines. I will point them out later.










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Old 08-11-2011, 05:27 PM   #212
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The rubber on the inside of the dog house is falling apart. I removed the loose stuff when I finished the fuel pump project. What is left on that surface is the fiberglass.


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Old 08-11-2011, 05:29 PM   #213
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More to come.

Special thanks got to my friends Chuckles and Dennis for daily phone calls and support.

Extra Special Thanks go to Chuckles who, through a series of phone calls around the US, found a fuel pump in Detroit. It was only $25 dollars. The pump, although 38 years old, was new in the box.

The box is cool. It is a CAT original part. I have a pic of the box.
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:36 PM   #214
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Now I will point out the flow chart of the fuel lines. I am using a screwdriver as a pointer. Look at where the tip of the screwdriver is touching.

The first pic shows the lines that come from the fuel tank and returning to the fuel tank.








In this pic you will see the screwdriver pointing to the fuel return line back to the fuel tank. Follow it up a little and you will see where it connects to a short rubber hose. That is where the passenger side cylinder sends fuel back to the tank.

Notice to the left of the screwdriver handle, you see a tee fitting where the two fuel return lines that come from the heads (one from each side) and meet.








This photo shows the return line from the driver's side of the engine to the tank. Follow the line up and to the left. You will see where it connects to the cylinder head.








This pic shows that the screwdriver tip is pointing to the line that comes from the fuel pump (lifter pump) that I just replaced. It goes to the fuel filter and then goes to a 12 volt valve attached to the injector pump.

The 12 volt valve shuts fuel feed to the injector pump when you turn the ignition key off.







Here is that valve.


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Old 08-11-2011, 05:39 PM   #215
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Here is a pic of the (new) fuel pump.

Actually it has been in this box for 38 years.


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There are a few more pics from the fuel pump project which I will post.
I hope you have enjoyed this technical show and tell.
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I was under the bus yesterday. I noticed that one of the bolts on the donut gasket flange for the exhaust was missing.

I just so happened to have the perfect bolt, washer, and nut.

I put it on then I started the motor to check for exhaust leak. No leak. Another successful task completion.

While I was under there, I discovered something cool (actually warm). It is a heating unit. It is on the side of the oil pan.

In this photo, notice the electrical plug.







The wire is attached to a box on the side of the oil pan.

I haven't tried it out yet. I hope it works. I wish I had known about it this winter.


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This is known as the injector pump. The pump I replaced is known as a lifter pump. I'm glad I did not have to replace the injector pump. These pics were sent to me by Chuckles. They are from a craigslist ad.




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Here you can see the injector pump on the left. It gets fed by the fuel pump that I replaced. Then the injector pump meters fuel to each cylinder. I presume it is driven by a cam or a gear in the motor.


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My friend, Mark, confirmed that this unit is indeed the reservoir for the power steering. The reason that there is only one hose attached to it is because it is not a pressurized system. Mark suggested that I not fill the reservoir all the way up because it will overflow.


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