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    NICE pair of 3 wheelers there.....Retroboat!

    dk

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    Willie,
    That was my thoughts on the grease in the pan.
    I used to race back in the late 60's and still have lots of cam lube left from then.
    I'll use it and then I can say that the unit was rebuilt in a period-accurate fashion.

    Supposedly got a bunch of parts on order and even received some.
    There are a bunch more coming from Europe, Will probably take at least a month to get everything assembled if I'm lucky.
    Still haven't gotten the HE 50 out of the guys backyard either.

    Also, anyone have any ideas for the parts in post 51? the material appears to be similar to piston rings.
    So far I haven't located a source for them and they may have to be made.

    On the good side the wife seems to be responding to treatment but is now balder than I am and pretty weak.

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    I am glad she is responding to the treatment. Hopefully she doesn't have to endure prolonged treatments.

    What, exactly does that spacer do? I ask, because you may be able to improve upon it by material selection. I have seen spacers like you mention, in other equipment I have worked on, and It may be crystalline, or it may be another material with lots of metal embedded into it from the carnage in some of your pictures...

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    That unit is a ring seal (unit #1 in post 46)
    It looks like it is used to seal the end of the shaft and route the oil into the gears in the other half of the case.

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    What if you made them out of something like UHMW. They would be a lot stronger, and likely not allow too much embedding. Teflon would be another choice, but it would be sacraficial, as it will embed pretty easily. If they are not hard to get to for service, either would work. If there is an actual mechanical load on them, which I highly doubt, UHMW would stand up to quite a bit. Not sure any kind of metal would act as a seal...

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    They require the whole unit to be torn down to get to them so that's out.

    Judging from their position and use I don't think a little leakage would be bad but I don't know what kind of pressure they are under.
    Don't think plastic could handle it.

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    Then see what the actual opening is, and the possible heat/pressure that could be put on it, and machine it out of steel or aluminum. I would think UHMW, if you are not familiar, would handle as much as any "cast" piece, but that is opinion, not supported directly by fact. You might even see if what you have is magnetic, and clean it really well to see if it isn't some impregnated material. I have seen graphite rope seal become "solid" after years of use as a water pump seal. It may be that you have some sort of graphite impregnated seal that has dried out....

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    Ordered a shop manual for a YE 40 from the link below. Don't have it yet. Anyway it might help someone else with one of these forklifts. - Hyster YE40 Forklift G and D Hyster Tractor Service Manual

    Someone loving on an old Toyota forklift - http://www.workshopaddict.com/forum/...-old-Fork-Lift

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    Doing a brake job on the YE40. A bit of a science project getting to the brakes. A bit of a surprise they seem well designed and easy to work on. Emergency brake cables are frozen need to get new ones made.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails hysterye40-c.jpg  

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    Been a while. Thought I would update before I got a wrustle award.
    I have been severely slowed down with the wife and ol' moms health problems. Also dealing with a paying job.

    After running around in circles looking for parts, I located a donor machine. It is an HE-50 with a taller boom and side shift.



    The bad news: its in a soft backyard buried to the frame.



    It's only supposed to get to 95 deg today so we went down to pick it up. Managed to clean the area and get it turned around.
    Had to lay boards for the lift and for the truck


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    Turned and ready for moving




    The original intent was to winch it up onto the trailer. That did not work.

    Note to self: A 5000 lb Hyster will laugh at an 8000 lb winch.




    A quick call and we went to plan B


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    Safe at home. Now to pull the trans.


    The trans appears to be identical.




    We found a 2" X ~3/4" dia chunk of broken spline in the differential but other than a few good nicks on the housing so far it looks good.




    Got in most of the available parts so there is some progress being made.
    It's 112 in the shade and there is no shade so the union is calling for a slowdown.
    There will be another gap here while the new trans is being torn down and parts evaluated.

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    Had the rear bearings go out on the rear wheels of my YE40. It was a little tricky getting the rear axle out. The previous owner somehere down the line had used pneumatic style split rims held together with carriage bolts....kind of scary. It rounded out the holes. Found the newer solid tire rim from and Hyster XL50 worked.





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    Had another setback so my project is still on hold. Hope to get back to it next month.
    I was considering solid tires, what did those set you back?

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    Most forklift dealers would prefer that you call them for any service, but they don't have an exclusive on service. Forklifts were built with standard parts - the propane regulator can be tracked down from a large propane dealer, the electrical parts are standard off the shelf, the hydraulics can be rebuilt -- it's all totally repairable.

    The forklift manufacturers handled the ballast castings, and the heavy bent steel frame sections - none of which will really deteriorate in use.

    Track down a brake rebuilder and you can get your shoes relined. The same supplier can cross over and get you wheel cylinders and master cylinders.

    The only OFFICIAL Hyster part I've ever bought is a couple of spare ignition keys.

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    The tires were something like $115 an piece and the used rims were $100. It seems to steer better with solid tires.

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    It's been what......almost 11 months??

    Any progress on this forklift project?


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    Time to bring this thread to a close.

    Because of the wife's cancer the work on the Hysters was being done by a helper who determined
    that it was more important to paint everything than to get something going.

    I told him not to paint it, just get it going and when it was obvious he was going to paint it anyway I got some good
    CAT paint for it. Not good enuf, he went out and bought paint and then built a building to paint it in.

    I told him I wasn't going to pay for that and we parted ways.
    Meanwhile I had a quadruple bypass and both my mom and the wife passed causing a major reshuffle.

    I've only got about $500 bucks in this project so it's going way back on the shelf.
    Ended up with a bad 4000 lb body and a good 5000 lb body
    good 4000 lb mast and a twisted 5000 lb mast
    the engine looks good and there should be enough trans parts for a good trans, minus the torque converter
    I've got most of the gaskets and small stuff purchased new.

    $100 takes the whole works and I'll load it for you.

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    Very sorry to hear of all your life and health issues......
    If you were only closer, OR if they made really large
    flat rate boxes...

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    Unhappy I know...

    That this is a very old thread, but just wanted to make public statement:

    I enjoyed every bit of this thread, until Kim's last posting.

    It saddens me incredibly...
    But I appreciate that the description, scenario, and photos are still here.
    Much time has passed, I hope that someone has been able to pick up his project and take it forward to fruition.

    I found this posting because I saw a similar model not far from my home, and may have an opportunity to snag it as a project... the insight here is priceless.


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