E15 Repair and Upgrade

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Re: E15 Repair and Upgrade

Postby DH1 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:54 am

Thanks guys, I want to try to do this right the first time.
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Re: E15 Repair and Upgrade

Postby roberttroll » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:38 pm

Those instructions have you mount it in such a way so the dash plate will not hit the main solenoid. If you notice on mine the solenoid is mounted separately. One idea you might consider is making a template of the rear dash plate out of wood so you can test fit different pieces.
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Re: E15 Repair and Upgrade

Postby DH1 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:27 am

Update

It's being a while so I figured time for an update.
I cleared out a corner in the shop and gave the E15 a new home for a while and it gives me a spot to work on this thing without always having to move a bunch of stuff around.
I did some more disassemble and this one is in the best condition, in terms of rust, out of all the GE tractors I have. Good solid Frame. I was even able to get the rear battery box with fenders off in 1 piece without wrecking it.
It's now at the point where I can start to locate and install all the new, modern parts.
Present state.
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Re: E15 Repair and Upgrade

Postby DH1 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:21 am

I Spent some time on this thing today trying to figure out where to mount the new components.
Following the instructions that come with the controller makes it easy, how every the foot throttle that I bought for it is going to be a problem.
When I did my Massey MF10 conversion the foot throttle fit perfect but the GE tractors have different foot boards on them and there is not enough room to put it where I want it. ???
Going to have do some thinking on this one.
Pictures to come.
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Re: E15 Repair and Upgrade

Postby roberttroll » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:14 pm

Yes.... A funny thing happened on the way to installing a controller. The foot controller that you use is probably the easiest, most robust, and cheapest throttle for the conversion. The standard hand throttles i find ridiculously priced for what you get. I got lucky and scored a spare that Mark had that was made for a forklift. But the throttle was really the hardest part.

In any case if i had the foot throttle, i would consider making a custom foot-board to fit. Cut the old ones off and see if you can find a place where the throttle and your foot would sit naturally. Mock up something around that. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: E15 Repair and Upgrade

Postby DH1 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:48 pm

Worked on it this afternoon and got the controller mounted with it's contactor. Checked the motor for shorts to ground and between the Field coils to Armature coils. It test good and turns nice and smooth.
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Re: E15 Repair and Upgrade

Postby DH1 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:54 pm

Then I finished stripping it down to a bare frame, the motor and trany.
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The frame is in real good shape not needing any repair or welding from rust damage.
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Re: E15 Repair and Upgrade

Postby Jeff Antonucci » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:24 pm

Looks like good progress. FYI - I tried one of those E-15 shunts on my E-20 and it did not work at all. I ended up bypassing it and using a normal E-20 number 2 wire for the shunt.
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Re: E15 Repair and Upgrade

Postby roberttroll » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:55 pm

Umm yes the story of the shunts escapes me atm. I do know that they are not a standard shunt per say but rather just a calculated resistance level matched to the meter.

On my rebuild i bought a standard 75mV shunt. But i am not using the stock amp meter.
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Re: E15 Repair and Upgrade

Postby DH1 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:13 am

Update

The forgotten project is not forgotten, being working on this thing lately and getting stuff done.
Panting, reassembly and rewiring it. I use Cat yellow and Tremclad black for the paint.
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