Hello all! Another update coming at you from the Suicide Awareness memorial H restoration project. Pushed myself another step beyond my comfort zone last night and disassembled the Lift-All pump. I know that the pump was working prior to, but for the sake of creating a how-
to video I decided to jump right in. Everything looks to be in good shape. One of the check valve springs could probably be replaced. Everything else (bushings, gears, pump body and plate) all seem to be in great shape. Heck, there was still oil in the reservoir! (I was not aware of that). I bought this as a working take-out pump for the tractor, as the tractor was missing the pump when purchased.
So, the teardown video is officially on YouTube. I hope that it helps some people out along with all of the other videos that I have put out there on this process..
From here, all I have to do is disassemble the shift rails from the top cover, clean parts, and send everything off for sandblasting. Then it is time for reassembly, primer, and paint! She is going to be one slick unit, and will be a great and unique piece to display at shows to help raise awareness for suicide and mental health. This will be a working restore as well. It will see plow days, and people will be able to CLIMB on it. DRIVE it (under supervision), and have fun with it. This is EVERYONE'S project!
Any quick tips on shift rail removal will be greatly appreciated, otherwise I will do like I always do and 'wing it'.