'74 Jacobsen Gt12 Progress Thread
Posted February 20, 2012 - 10:56 PM
- tractorgarden said thank you
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Posted April 20, 2012 - 12:55 AM
- Bodywork and paint done on the orange parts....white parts and the dash are in progress at my buddy's shop. The wheels should be on the tractor along with the body pan/tool box/seat before school lets out for the summer.
- Chassis is complete w/ possible exception of needing a new RF spindle and/or wheel bearings...more on that later. Just finished wiring harness repairs today.
- The tractor is a actually a '73 model...confirmed by the early '73 Kohler serial and a '72-3 only front belt tensioner setup. The serial sticker for the tractor was supposed to be on the body pan below the dash, but it was long gone. The original deck was also equipped with a similar decal, but my deck was a generic NOS replacement from a warehouse after the original rotted out.
- Kohler K301AS is completely apart and undergoing measurements/cleaning. Engine was badly overheated due to debris packed in the cooling fins under the shroud and generally worn out from 30+ years of use. Major components needing replaced are the head, piston, and rod....rest of the parts to replace are typical rebuild items.
- 42" mower deck is to be painted white after the tractor is done and spindles will be gone through as needed. Still after a belt cover and chute...
- All the decals have been documented from other tractors and will be fabricated by two shops; half the decals I already had were wrong.
- Deck lift handle assembly out for chrome in PA
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 06:56 PM
The grille assembly and hood are ready to install after the engine goes in. The cowling support will still need work and paint; the deck lift lever assembly has been chromed and only needs paint at the bottom. Gas tank is good to go w/ new gauge; only a carb rebuild and some fresh lines are needed to complete the fuel system. Wiring harness is repaired and only needing battery/cables for completion. I got a line on a FREE battery and I'll get the cables discounted where I work.
All four original Goodyear tires got German tubes installed and the local tire shop did a nice job not scraping up the wheels putting the tires on. Front wheel bearings were sourced from Fastenal....identical to originals. I've had to spend significant resources getting all the little hardware bits in place, especially to adapt the generic seat, but it's been worth it.
Hopefully the tractor itself will be done by mid December and then I can start on the 42" deck.
Sidenote: If anyone has the speed nut that goes on the hood to secure the battery cover, I need one. The paint shop lost mine.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted September 23, 2012 - 07:07 AM
- relic7680 said thank you