Steve, did those hoods in one of the pics above happen to come off that 14? If so then yes it will all fit right on, only need minor fiddlingwith the shaft center bearings. BUT BUT if it came from a gilson made LGT then only a few part's MIGHT work?
There are too many GT
14's out there to say for sure with out pics of the machine. What little of the Gilson made manuals I have show a totally different machine. When you mentioned a 'newer' open side, I thought Gilson.
The hoods came off the LGT
14 and LGT
16 I just bought to keep my tractor company ;o}
The new 14 and 16 are open sided models with the oil pan welded into the frame. My first LGT
(the one I'm swapping engines on and had to weld the pan) is a closed side model with the engine held in a frame with rubber mounts.
The frames themselves are similar--both tubular with an upsweep at the rear. I'd like to get the newer LGT16 set up with the Pto
and 3 point hitch.
I may have found a buyer for the swap in engine(from a JD300). If so, I may use the engine from the older LGT
16. They both have gear drive starters, and double sheave PTOs, so I assume they are the same block... am I right?