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    B6100 engine condition, all the usual questions

    Update. I soaked the pistons and the injector tips in ATF overnight to clean some of the carbon off. On startup, it smoked like a banshee, but that’s to be expected with so much oil in the cylinders. After idling for 5 minutes it seemed to smoke less, but still some white smoke. I did my best...
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    B6100 engine condition, all the usual questions

    Th Thanks for the feedback. The smoke is white, but the tractor doesn’t seem to burn any oil and the coolant level doesn’t drop. The smoke is also very thick and pungent. Doesn’t seem like coolant. I haven’t really loaded it up though. So far it has just been used for moving trailers and...
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    B6100 engine condition, all the usual questions

    Good evening OTT, I recently picked up a 1980 B6100. So far I have fitted a 5’ snow plow and done some basic maintenance. Details are here https://www.orangetractortalks.com/forums/threads/b6100-snow-plow.60313/ Quick version, is there a difference between cheap eBay or Amazon injectors, and...
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    B6100 snow plow

    One more data point. I’m fairly certain it did not smoke this bad when I brought it home. The only maintenance items I’ve done are change fluids, flush the cooling system, and change the fuel filter. The fuel filter was completely clogged. Could that have been limiting fuel flow and masking a...
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    B6100 snow plow

    It seems like it has good power, but I haven’t really worked it yet. This winter will be the test when I can really load it up with the snow plow.
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    B6100 snow plow

    I just hooked up an oil pressure gauge as well. Only did a cold test. 45psi at idle, 60 at 1/4 throttle, maxed out at 65psi at full throttle. I’ll be working it this week, so I can see what it is warm.
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    B6100 snow plow

    I actually got to use this bad boy today. I needed to knock down a path to get behind our chicken run. I mounted up the dirt scoop off my old tractor and used it to cut away a small berm full of rocks and roots. A FEL would have been nice, but this is way better than a shovel. Low gear is...
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    B6100 snow plow

    It’s mounted to the subframe on double shear tabs with 5/8 hitch pins. And the magnet is an adjustable angle welding magnet. It’s great for holding things in position for mock-up. I have a dozen in various sizes.
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    B6100 snow plow

    Paint covers a lot of sins. I was using a lot of recycled steel and didn’t clean it as well as I should have. There’s a lot of ugly in there.
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    B6100 snow plow

    Dan, it looks like we have a similar taste in old truck plows. I finished up my mount today. I went with a doubling acting cylinder for the tilt. Easier to package. I have a 2nd cylinder, same as the tilt on order for the lift. We’ll see how the da cylinder works with a float position valve.
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    B6100 snow plow

    Thanks Dan. Does that mount in front of the front wheels? I think I would have pretty bad tire rub with mid mounts. Om a separate note, I assume you use the TOH handle over on yesterdays tractors. You helped me figure out the hydraulic front blade on my 8n about a decade ago.
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    B6100 snow plow

    Wow is this thing narrow. The subframe is done and the blade is cut down to 60”. Now I have to figure out how to connect the 2 and fit tilt cylinders in there. Anyone have detailed pictures of the stock blade? I’m looking for inspiration.
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    B6100 snow plow

    We’ll it took most of the evening, a lot of heat and hammering but I got this thing broken down. It is stupid heavy. Way heavier than the truck plow I put on my 8n or my dads cj7. Luckily it was only $50 and I have a plasma. I think I’m going to flip the blade over. This will let me cut the...
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    B6100 snow plow

    Wow. I thought this little beast would handle a bit more, but I might have overestimated. I think I’ll split the difference and go 5’6”. Of course, I’ll get everything mounted up with the 7’6” plow to verify any take some pictures.
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    B6100 snow plow

    My loader frame is coming along. Just have to finish a couple plates to pick up the engine block mounts I picked up a 7.5 ft meyers plow today. What should I cut it down to? I’m thinking 6ft. Can anyone tell me what the stock blade measures at?
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    B6100 loader pickup points

    Thanks for the pointer on the mounts under the floorboards. My tractor had rubber plugs in these mount holes. I thought they were casting holes until I pulled the plugs out and found the threaded insert. I’ll pick up the 2 in front of the floorboards. From the B219 manual it looks like that’s...
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    B6100 loader pickup points

    Good evening group, I’m building a subframe to mount a snow plow, and will use the same frame for a loader in the future. I’ve done a ton of reading and need to confirm my pickup points will be strong enough. I plan to grab 2 rear axle bolts and 3 motor mount bolts. A picture with the points...