M1009 Little Red Riding Hood.

cucvrus

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Today I was off early to help a family friend split some wood. I always knew why I bought the towing package. P1000686.JPG It spilt a lot of wood. Mainly I run the lever. Then I came home and repaired my little wood hauler. I removed a used starter from a parts tractor and fixed all my issues. P1000687.JPG Something is not right with the starter that I just had rebuilt. The drive comes up and engages but slips in the clutch of the starter drive. I tested it with the flywheel removed and it comes out every time and spins and sounds great. The flywheel in place it is not happening. I think the starter drive has a sealed clutch. It's well built it's a Honda. This was the donor tractor. I have 4 stored in an M1010 body. I love tinkering and figuring things out. Besides you meet the nicest people on a Honda.
Have a great week and Be Safe.
 

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Today I was off early to help a family friend split some wood. I always knew why I bought the towing package. View attachment 823230 It spilt a lot of wood. Mainly I run the lever. Then I came home and repaired my little wood hauler. I removed a used starter from a parts tractor and fixed all my issues. View attachment 823231 Something is not right with the starter that I just had rebuilt. The drive comes up and engages but slips in the clutch of the starter drive. I tested it with the flywheel removed and it comes out every time and spins and sounds great. The flywheel in place it is not happening. I think the starter drive has a sealed clutch. It's well built it's a Honda. This was the donor tractor. I have 4 stored in an M1010 body. I love tinkering and figuring things out. Besides you meet the nicest people on a Honda.
Have a great week and Be Safe.
I see your wife had her hair done again.
 

cucvrus

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I received a call from the transmission shop. the transmission is good to go. They said it had slight wear on the 3rd gear clutches. But he also said it could be that it is that old and they were getting old and slipping slightly. I had it up the road a few times over the years. Just to blow the dust out. I will get down to get it I hope soon. Working 10 hours at my day job has me beat for now. Take Care. I will report as it happens.
 

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My thread slipped to the second page. I must be a slacker. I worked a full 9 hour day and came home with a small amount of energy left. Enough to remove the rear fiberglass top and slide it back for close examination of the pinch weld area and examine the seals. I very much dislike the M1009 rear roof seals. I only ever did 2 replacements and they were both Genuine GM seals. They fit poorly as do the LMC seals. Not sure where I am going wrong. I clean the seals and examine them. If they look good and are pliable I reassemble. I only replace what seals are cracked or torn on the roofs. I have learned I must remove the seals on the steel cab and dig deeper into that pinch weld area. As much as I hate picking scabs and digging for problems it must be done. This M1009 has nice seals and they are pliable. I do not know what is under the seal or behind the steel panel. I guess I am going to find out. P1000698.JPGP1000699.JPGP1000700.JPGP1000701.JPGP1000690.JPGP1000691.JPGP1000692.JPGP1000693.JPGP1000694.JPGP1000698.JPGP1000699.JPGP1000700.JPGP1000701.JPGP1000690.JPGP1000691.JPGP1000692.JPGP1000693.JPGP1000694.JPGP1000695.JPG
 

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I am going to remove the 4WD shifter so I can undercoat the underside and clean and lube the shifter mechanism. I also will move the 4WD light wiring to the outside so it does not have to travel on the topside of the floor. P1000688.JPG I have the body mounts, motor mounts and rear transmission mounts. I bought 2 sets so I have all the parts for my final build. P1000689.JPGCheck out the roof and seal area and let me know if I should begin digging into the seals and roof. P1000690.JPGP1000691.JPGP1000692.JPGP1000693.JPGP1000694.JPGP1000695.JPGP1000696.JPGP1000700.JPGI am going back to the barn and tear into the 4 WD shifter removal. Easy since the transmission and transfer case are already out of the vehicle. Thank you for looking.
 
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cucvrus

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As I was down in the barn working I decided I wanted to clean and undercoat the under side of the floor tunnel where the transmission area is. P1000717.JPGI removed the 4WD shifter and disassembled it. I know how easy they are supposed to work and this one was a bit tight. P1000708.JPGP1000709.JPGP1000710.JPGP1000711.JPGP1000712.JPGP1000713.JPG The floor area above the transmission is in great shape. I used a 3M scratch pad to clean it up. P1000714.JPGP1000715.JPGP1000716.JPG I washed down the entire area thoroughly with DX330 wax and grease remover. I wash everything I am going to paint. I painted this area and was painted myself in the face when I was done. You gotta love undercoating over your head.
 

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I cleaned up the 4WD shifter housing and undercoated the bottom side and the lever. I will grease and oil everything and reassemble it before I install it. It is a little more complex that just a lever. it has a spring and bushings and will shift nice when everything is cleaned , greased and oiled. I will let the undercoating dry thoroughlyP1000719.JPG before I reassemble it.
 

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I was highly motivated this AM. I finished my Honda wood hauler, filled the bird feeders and emptied my shop of all other pieces of equipment but the M1009. And look at 1000 the windshield is out and I have completed my goal. If only I were strong enough to carry the fiberglass roof. The windshield is marked with wipers and scratches. It was not the factory glass. I removed it and scrapped it right away. It came out easily and the pinch weld is relatively clean and rust-free. Minor rust and an easy fix. Now onto the rear roof seal on the cab. P1000720.JPGP1000721.JPGP1000722.JPGP1000723.JPGP1000725.JPGP1000728.JPGP1000727.JPGP1000726.JPG
 

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And just like that the rear cab roof seal was off and I see nothing bad This is an area I have overlooked in the past. I have been challenged installing these seals and I have tried every trick in the book. Seems that nothing fits like the original. I may just clean up the original and reinstall it. Maybe. Maybe NOT. Have a Great DayP1000729.JPGP1000730.JPGP1000731.JPGP1000732.JPGP1000733.JPG Be Safe. I think the big difference was that this was inside my dusty barn in the dry for the past 20+ years and the others were out in the weather. Live and Learn.
 

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I am hoping in 2021. I should work faster but I hate sanding and bodywork in the cold. Working in a 115 year old barn with an electric heater just don't cut it when it is below freezing. Insulation is needed.
I received a 180,00 to 220,000 btu “cannon” heater for Christmas. It goes through a 5 gallon container of diesel about every other day. It’ll burn diesel, kerosene, and some other types. It was a bit expensive but it keeps my 2,400 sf barn warm. I too hate working in the cold.
 
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