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Restoring My Splitter ( Pic Heavy )

Post in 'The Gear' started by Pallet Pete, May 19, 2013.

  1. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Well hell, why stop there?

    ::-)
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  2. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    I think the 16gpm is the bare minimum with a 4" cylinder. Anything smaller will make for a SLOW splitter!
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  3. Pallet Pete

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    Anything is far faster than the single speed that was on it. Besides the push plate stops wherever I want so it will be pretty zippy. At $80 bucks on eBay I won't complain for a new pump.

    Pete
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  4. Pallet Pete

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    Todays progress !

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  5. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I vote green as well!
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  6. tekguy

    tekguy Feeling the Heat

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    those old 'low riders' always look like it would be a lot more bending over to use, having never used anything but the 22t huskee I got, is it more stress on the old back? if so since you have it apart, might be a good time to weld up some drop brackets to lower the axle and raise the height if you get what i mean, I could be totally off though
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  7. Pallet Pete

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    No need its a good height and would actually be harder to use if it where taller. That said I am going to install a winch powered lift table later this fall when I have more time to do it as well as a catch tray on the end. All in good time I suppose! It's actually built from a Mazda rear end but I have not been able to determine what model. Tomorrow I am replacing the bearings assuming I can remove the drums lol.

    Pete
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    The Mean Green Machine :)
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  9. Pallet Pete

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    I bought semi gloss black for the tank, cylinder and lever as well as the hose pipes. She gonna be one sexy beast !

    Pete
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    You take good care of your equipment,
    It'll take good care of you ;)

    Looking good.
    Will last another 20+ years :)
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  11. HDRock

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    That will ! look sharp.:cool:
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  12. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I am Mclovin' it. Gonna be a sharp beastie.
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  13. Pallet Pete

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    Thanks for all the advice too Jags it has been a tremendous help getting it all together.

    Pete
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    That is what this place is all about, Pete. I just want to see the plan come together and make big pieces into little pieces.;)
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  15. Pallet Pete

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    I have been working on the lift table its looking pretty good ill try to show it off tonight for you guys.

    Pete
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    I was hoping for pink zebra-stripe like David Lee Roth's tights, but green is good too
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  17. Pallet Pete

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    I prefer to be bland in the event of a theft ::-) I also have etched in a few spots a serial # so if it is stolen I can I'd it. I have even gone so far as to take pics along the way and photo book it all just in case. Three of my neighbors / friends have had splitter thefts in the last few years. Only one was recovered. Sorry not trying to get all serious on ya AP old buddy but ......

    Pete the paranoid
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  18. Pallet Pete

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    I am feeling a bit under the weather today and need some air so I pulled out the splitter to show you how it turned out. The modifications have a long way to go yet but that's a winter project catch tray on the end a winch powered lift table on the side. She looks sexy ! Thanks to Jags and a few others for sharing their advice and knowledge on this. It's my first full splitter overhaul !

    Pete

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  19. bioman

    bioman Burning Hunk

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    Looks real good !
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  20. Jags

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    Looking good, Pete.
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  21. Pallet Pete

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    Nate at the speed it goes now any faster and the bar would catch fire lol. I want to see that sooo in a few years maybe ill spring for the 16gpm. Just saying who needs fingers.......

    Pete
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    Looking good.
    "The Green Machine" :)
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  23. NE WOOD BURNER

    NE WOOD BURNER Minister of Fire

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    Looks nice!
    I think when I do mine over I am going to preserve the old patina and just clear coat it. A rat splitter! Rat Fink sticker
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  24. Pallet Pete

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    I figured all the green would make HDRock happy lol. That and it matches the woods so I will lose it all the time...

    Pete
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  25. ScotO

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    Looking great, Pete! Maybe name it the Lean, Green, Woodsplittin' Machine!!
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