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New Member With A Ford Lgt 145


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#1 CASENUT OFFLINE  

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 08:06 PM

ok, ok ok, so I am not new but the tractor is new to me :-). Anyway any of you guys with Ford experience, I was looking at my tractor today....what if the motor needs a rebuild? With the oil pan welded in place... Mine is ok, but it appears it'd take an act of congress to remove the motor...do people throw em away when the motor goes kaput?

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Nope, just unbolt from the pan and rebuild it. Not much different, except the pan stays with the tractor.

Makes it a bit hard to start it on the bench, though.

Edited by KennyP, February 16, 2012 - 08:17 PM.
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#3 CASENUT OFFLINE  

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 08:27 PM

thanks Kenny I knew you'd have the answer...I just didn't see the bolts...

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 08:58 PM

Jim, before long you are going to have to change your name to FordNut :D
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Posted February 16, 2012 - 09:18 PM

I was thinking someone actually welded the pan to the engine. sorry I miss understood

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 09:37 PM

Or Gravelynut!

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 10:53 PM

Jim, you had me confused for a second when I read the title.

Congrats on another addition. I think I know your master plan tho...
You are planning to own one or more of every manufacturer of GT.
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Posted February 16, 2012 - 11:25 PM

Jim, you had me confused for a second when I read the title.

Congrats on another addition. I think I know your master plan tho...
You are planning to own one or more of every manufacturer of GT.
:thumbs: :D :thumbs:


Own one of every manufacturer? YEA! :dancingbanana:

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 12:29 AM

Jim, you had me confused for a second when I read the title.

Congrats on another addition. I think I know your master plan tho...
You are planning to own one or more of every manufacturer of GT.
:thumbs: :D :thumbs:


Ok, so I will go look at that Bolens I've been eyein....you guys are quick, but how many manufacturers are there...LOL I don't even wanna know...

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 12:33 AM

I know I know, there are ALL of them. :bigrofl:

I like that Ford LGT 145, such an awesome machine.
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 12:46 AM

I know I know, there are ALL of them. :bigrofl:

I like that Ford LGT 145, such an awesome machine.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:00 AM

Anyone know where I can get one of these...my front grille is pretty 'cracked up' and buyin one in decent shape 'may' be easier than fixin the one i Got...
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:02 AM

Not sure where you get them, other than on ebay... I need to look for one of those Ford LGT's, I like their style.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:37 AM

Anyone know where I can get one of these...my front grille is pretty 'cracked up' and buyin one in decent shape 'may' be easier than fixin the one i Got...
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Might give the sponsors a holler, especially Patton Acres. Otherwise, I haven't a clue. Course, you can get some plastic epoxy and try to glue it back together.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 05:12 AM

It's fiberglass like a boat, glass and resin , reinforce the sides with "lite ply" from a hobby store and use a stainless mesh at the bottom for the strength . On mine the entire bottom was gone, I made a partial mold out of styro-foam and layered up cloth and resin until I had something close. Took a few days but was worth the effort.
Now I'm off on a decal quest to get the exact dash decals or have them made !

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