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Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

Timing the Pony Motor of a Cat D2

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jdabg

12-11-2004 17:25:42
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How do I set up the timing of a pony motor on a D2 Cat? It has a Wico XH magnito with the rotor having different position depending on where the gear is set. It has a window in the distributor cap for timing. Is there a timing mark on the crankshaft somewhere? Should the mag snap over like on my John Deeres? Have any articles been written on this subject?




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hector gemme

02-11-2005 05:49:24
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 Re: Timing the Pony Motor of a Cat D2 in reply to jdabg, 12-11-2004 17:25:42  
HI I HAVE SOME D2 USE PARTS



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John Lee

02-23-2005 16:23:47
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 Re: Timing the Pony Motor of a Cat D2 in reply to hector gemme, 02-11-2005 05:49:24  
what parts for the D2 do you have?



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hector gemme

02-23-2005 17:20:58
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 Re: Timing the Pony Motor of a Cat D2 in reply to John Lee, 02-23-2005 16:23:47  
HI I have final drive,motor big,transmission parts,1 pressure plate cluch,1 flywel,2 idler ,8roller 2 poney motor ,2magneto,stering cluch partsbut no drum. hector



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John Lee

03-06-2005 19:16:15
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 Re: Timing the Pony Motor of a Cat D2 in reply to hector gemme, 02-23-2005 17:20:58  
I could use a good pony motor and wico magneto. I was looking for a head gasket for the diesel but had no luck finding one so I put it back together with the old one. thanks for the response



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John Lee

12-11-2004 18:21:24
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 Re: Timing the Pony Motor of a Cat D2 in reply to jdabg, 12-11-2004 17:25:42  
Thats funny Iam working on the same thing. I think Iam going to crank it assumming that number 1 cylinder is on the right side with a compression gage determine when it is on the compression stroke, check where the timing mark is in the window on the mag and because we know the rotor is set correctly to the points I willpull the mag and rotate it as necessary to match the compression stroke.



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Kelly/1

12-12-2004 13:45:39
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 Re: Timing the Pony Motor of a Cat D2 in reply to John Lee, 12-11-2004 18:21:24  
Jdabg/JohnLee:
Timing the starting engine is as follows. To do this, rotate the flywheel until No.1 cylinder (located nearer the flywheel) is on the compression stroke an the timing mark on the magneto distributor gear lines up with the mark on the magneto housing. Remove the plug and check that the camshaft gear and magneto drive gear timing marks are aligned. Then check that the MAG mark on the flywheel is aligned with the mark on the bearing flange. If these timing gear marks are lined up. The engine is properly timed. Note: Be sure the timing marks on the crankshaft gear also lines up with the timing mark on the end of the crankshaft. Due to the two keys which prevent the crankshaft gear from rotating on the crankshaft, it is possible to install the crankshaft gear 180 out-of-time with the crankshaft and flywheel.

I hope this is of some help.

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