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#1 dropped82 ONLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 08:16 PM

I have come across a Lombardini 12hp diesel. I was thinking of picking it up. I have never owned a diesel tractor and was wondering if its possible to wedge this thing in my JD 112. I'm hoping to check it out tomorrow. Can anyone help me? I'm lost when it comes to diesel tractor engines.

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 09:17 PM

There are quite a few of us here that have done the gas to diesel conversions. I'm not familiar with the engine you are considering.
Air cooled? Twin or three cylinder? What all comes with the engine? The answers to these questions will help us provide information. If you can run the engine check for blow by as this is an easy way to check the condition of the rings.
Good luck with your purchase.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 05:05 AM

Sounds like an interesting project. Have you done some basic measurements on the 112 so you can measure up the diesel and get a rough idea if it will fit without modifying the tractor?

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 07:28 AM

Can anyone help me? I'm lost when it comes to diesel tractor engines.


Me, too! But I guess we'll learn together.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 02:52 PM

i just found this motor. The thought has crossed my mind considering I could possibly pick it up for cheap. Not sure on the measurements yet. I have wedged a 440 in a 1987 Chrysler Lebaron so I'm sure i could make it fit. Would this be a good engine? I have never heard of them. I have heard they could sometimes be found in Simplicity's. I just don't want to invest in this if its a cheap or junk engine.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 03:04 PM

I don't think the 440 would fit in any Simplicity! :rofl2: Seriously though, I think your biggest problem with the Lombardini is the engine height.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 05:44 PM

If its the single cylinder then it should fit. It looks no bigger than a standard engine but I thought i read somewhere that kohler bought them out? Not sure on that but i;d do some research on prices so that way your not getting ripped off :smile1:

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 06:08 PM

I would also check on after market support. If they've been bought out parts availability might be a nightmare.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 04:04 PM

I chickened out on the repower. I have too much going already to adventure into that yet. The engine sold also. I may check it on down the road. Thanks everyone for their advice.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Thanks for the follow up.

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 06:48 PM

Well its too bad because those Lomardini engines are sweethearts!They run like a Ferrari looks! :)

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 06:02 PM

ya unless you try to find a cam for a 3 cyl air cooled the last one i found was almost 800.00 and we only paid 200 for the engine so it sets patiently waiting for a more reasonably priced part




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