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#1 the toy maker OFFLINE  

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 02:38 PM

Here is a project I need to finish.
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Posted January 29, 2012 - 02:58 PM

WELCOME to GTtalk, glad you joined us. This is a great project, I would love to see and hear it running. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Again Welcome.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 04:16 PM

:wave: the toy maker Welcome to GTTalk! We're really glad to have you on board with us. That is an amazing project! What astounds me is that you've managed to squeeze it all under the hood! Looks like you've remade the whole frame too. I for one would like to see some progress pictures of the build if they're available.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 04:29 PM

Welcome Toy maker. That's a sweet looking project. Is it 4wd? The big fronts make it look like it is.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 05:25 PM

incredable and clean looking repower. Lookin good.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 05:37 PM

It looks like he had to lower the engine mount area to get the engine under the hood. Hope he has some more pictures of how he did it.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 07:26 PM

That is definitely a shoehorn and a half's worth of work there, congratz to making it fit. Glad to have someone with your skills join GTTalk, welcome aboard.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 08:04 PM

Thanks guys, it's just two wheel drive, the frt axle is from a Jacobsen golfcourse machine. And it was a real "B" getting it to fit. I don't know why, but I just can't get motavated on it once the hard part was done.
That and I used the front wheels on a WH charger. If any one has some 6X12's for sale I'm game
I'll post some better pictures of the engine mount, these little two cylinders are about 7" taller than the Kohlers.
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Posted January 29, 2012 - 10:12 PM

:welcome: To the forum!

Very nice work. Looks great. I just love diesel conversions.
If you don't mind me asking, where did you purchase your engine at? I would love to spend some time with a small Perkins.

Just as a side note, I did a WH diesel conversion and the rear end couldn't deal with the high torque loads. Worked fine until I really started pushing it. Was one of my favorite garden tractors though.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 11:29 PM

Wow, that looks like it was made for that tractor. Very nice build, can't wait to see the progress on it when you get back into it.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 05:51 AM

the toy maker,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.
That is quite the "toy" you are building.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 06:59 AM

wow great project I too would like to here it run.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 10:13 AM

Whoa! Another diesel conversion rock star! Nice work Toy Maker. Will you be my Santa?

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 07:42 PM

I somehow missed this thread! VERY nice work fitting this Perkins into the Wheel Horse! Looks so good being the hood/dash/grill are left in original configuration. Very slick! How about a video of her running? .........Please!

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 07:59 PM

Wow, can't say i have ever seen a convertion like this one before, please get motivated and finish it, you did a great job so far, now get going !




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