Super Dexta Nose Cone Repair

  1. brewdexta

    brewdexta Forum Supporter

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    Blue rope, luxury! Mine wasn't held down at all and it was far too big. The bonnet wouldn't shut properly.

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    Here's the page out of the parts manual, the bottom half is the single 12v battery, the top seems to be twin 6v and mentions the US.

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    Although it ran when I got it, the wiring was proper goosed.

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    Cheers
    Andy
     
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  2. Dcal

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    Thanks Paul, that’s just what I was after.
    Does seem shorter than the other side which is good, I’ll knock something up.

    What’s the hole under the 5/16 bolt and spring washer for?
    Mine doesn’t seem to have it.
    Is it for the headlights?
    Is that where they are on some models?

    I'm starting to worry I'm getting into serious anorak mode and need to get a life.
     
  3. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep headlights. Mine had been taken off as it had a loader when I got it. I had managed to get hold of a good original set that I refurbed a couple of years ago.
     
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  4. Dcal

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    Andy, yet again thanks for the info.

    This one looks like the bottom option, but I can't see what to fix to so I'll just put a bit of flat bar under the battery tray and clamp it down to that.
    The wiring on this is toast as well but I'm not getting involved.
    Looms are cheap so I can understand why it was wired up with bits of bell wire.
    A battery kill switch would seem like a worthwhile addition.

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    Made the bracket for the otherside of the radiator.
    Cut and bent the shape I needed, then welded some pipe cut in half to get the look.
    Then just cut and ground away the bits I didn't need.

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    A quick blast and a lick of paint and it will do for where it's going on the tractor.

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  5. brewdexta

    brewdexta Forum Supporter

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    I love this forum, look what I just got in the post! Thanks @Dcal :hug:

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    That's going to help with the bottom part of the nose cone no end.

    I bumped into my mechanic mate who is helping with the engine rebuild. I've been working on kitchens and he's been busy, he's on the wagon at the moment and I'm doing sober for October so we are regrouping in November so we can celebrate finishing the engine rebuild with a few home brews :drunk:
     
  6. Dcal

    Dcal Forum Supporter

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    @brewdexta I hope it helps your nose cone repairs half as much as you have helped me with this one.
    This forum is a really helpful place and this would not have turned out as it has without your help.

    Just to finish up the repairs for now.
    I brush painted the radiator bracket and installed it.
    It looks fine as its well in out of the way.

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    Then on to the battery.
    I just went for a quick fix to secure the battery.
    Hacked a hole in the battery base plate to take a bit of flat bar with a couple of 6mm tapped holes.

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    That gave me somewhere to fit some 6mm thread bar

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    To clamp the battery down.

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    I used some sticky backed foam to cushion the battery clamp.

    That will do me for now on this and it can go back to the owner who might do a few more repairs.
    Maybe now I can get back to some of my own projects.
     
  7. arther dailey

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    nothing wrong with brushing paint ,gives a thicker protective coating on some bits its better.
     
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  8. Dcal

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    I've been really surprised how well 2K paint goes on with a brush.Perfect for the wee jobs where you don't want or need to get the spray gun out.
     
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