Quick update got some primer on the pasquali yesterday. Gary wanted to talk to the paint store before starting on the motor as it is aluminum.
That is the loader frame and bulk of all the parts which will be orange. There are a few other parts but it is getting modified to a new seat and some other changes so we need to work out just how the seat and new hydraulics will be mounted. Anyway got a break in the hay weather so I am making a little progress on the tractor restoration.
I also took appart the hydraulics cylinders the first photos are the 4 cylinders that make up the loader. Those are pretty straight forward I just need to get the end fixed where someone stripped out the threads and then bolted it on one cylinder. It fits loose now and breaks the bolt. I think I can put the seals on from the other end and will just get it welded on tight.
The other two cylinders are something I have never seen before. They are single ended cylinders which dont really have a seal just a larger metal end on the rod. No real piston. Someone has welded the ends on them and the o rings leak so I need to get that apart. But to be honest I don’t really understand how those steering cylinders work with one end sealed and the piston not really sealed to the cylinder. Seems like they wouldn’t work at all. I am by no means a hydraulic cylinder expert but those have me scratching my head.
Oh the one orange thing hanging was a test to see how the primer would cover as it is an odd green. Looks ok to me.