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#1 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 03:58 PM

Well, a neighbor down the road a way has had a Ford LGT165 garden tractor sitting now for 3 years. Tried buying it the other day but not for sale. THEN while we were socializing, I mentioned my old Troybilt tiller. Suddenly the Ford is available. Loaded the tiller & headed to his place today & we made the trade. The tiller just needed some carb work and other minor things done, but looked kinda rough. The Ford looks even rougher, but the engine was running a while back & still turns free. So I swapped & brought it home. Got my jump box out & cranked her over & got her to fire...well, pop some. Put my hand over the exhaust & it sucks as well as pushes. So either a sticky or burned valve, but I believe it's a good engine otherwise. Probably pull the head tomorrow evening & get a good look inside. Tractor is complete, minus a mower deck, & he said the former owners may still have it & he'll check with them. I could put another deck under it, but I don't have the mule drive. Rough as she looks, I'll likely hang onto it & restore her (sorry Chuck), but if I decide not to, I may let Chuck have 1st chance.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 04:27 PM

Congratulations you lucky dog,I have been trying to find one for quite some time.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 04:31 PM

Hey olcowhand, is there enough red in the name, or will the whole thing have a different paint scheme? LOL

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 04:31 PM

:ditto: Looks like you might of done better than me.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 04:34 PM

Hey olcowhand, is there enough red in the name, or will the whole thing have a different paint scheme? LOL


You make a good point! I think all red, with the white decal stripe, with the "Ford" being blue.........yeah, that would look sweet!:bigrofl:

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 04:54 PM

:thumbs: looks like there is plenty there to work with Dan, We'll just have to wait and see where you go with it won't we????????
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Posted July 18, 2010 - 05:09 PM

It's a burned exhaust valve...seat looks fine. Used to have plenty Kohler parts, but getting low. May have to spring for a new valve. I'll go ahead & check the intake while I'm in there, clean the carb & all fuel areas. The bore looks perfect, no scratches, and NO ring groove even!

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 05:15 PM

Looks like a pretty good tractor even the rust don't hurt a thing nothing a little paint wont hide.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 05:19 PM

The seat is completely toast, as is the dash & driveshaft tunnel plastic. I may have a black vinyl seat to go on it, and either find better plastic, or make my own covers from sheet metal.
If she runs out good, I'll go the restore route when I can get to it, and likely at least a year from now minimum. I'd also like to build a simple sleeve lift for the back too. Would be easy to do & I could tap into the belly deck hydraulic lines. I have a cylinder to power it.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 06:38 PM

Forgot to mention...got a great Freebie today too. When I mentioned having Massey's, he gave me what's left of an MF16. All sheet metal is gone, as well as the engine, which was why it was parked. But it has a complete hydro/differential, so I'll have a backup hydro when I need it!
Just ordered new set of valves for the Ford, plus there was a perfect driveshaft tunnel cover on ebay, so I snagged it. I'll gather parts & lay them back until restore time comes.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 07:03 PM

As I always say,free is always good.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 07:31 PM

:thumbs:Looks like a good deal Daniel!

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 08:46 PM

Nice trade. I might have traded a tiller for the ags alone. That tractor has a lot of potential. Kohler 16's are great engines.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 09:08 PM

You lucky puppy What a great find

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 09:08 PM

Nice trade. I might have traded a tiller for the ags alone. That tractor has a lot of potential. Kohler 16's are great engines.


The ags are in really good condition...not very old. He said they were nearly new when he got the tractor 3 years ago.




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