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Making Parts in an emergency....pics

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by TJS, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    Ok, So I had my Fenner pump apart a while ago and put need O rings and such as well as upgraded to a 3.1cc/rev pump. Worked good. However I failed to tighten one of the nuts that cover the cross over relief adjustment screw. So the Dec 14 storm I lost it and it started leaking fluid. I tried to find this part everywhere. I was wasting time for today's storm Dec. 17th. I went to 5 places and the last hyd. hose fitting place had a nut with the right thread but it was some sort of an adapter. I got it with O rings for 5bucks. Went home and machined the part I did not need off, welded the hole up and then had to machine a grove for the O ring. Took all of half hour. It took longer going to places and trying to find the part.

    The orig. cap on the left. There are 2 for this pump. Good thing I had this to measure off of. The adapter nut on the right.

    After machining the nut and making a landing for the weld.

    TIG welded hole shut.

    Machined for the O ring.
  2. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    Done. That is not a leak. It was just residue from the leak that I had.
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,080

    It sure is handy having a Mill, Lathe and Tig to fix/build stuff.
    I have no idea how guys work without them.
  4. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    I agree , I have the only 24 hr shop around here. I also have a mill, lathe and welder.