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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 05:44 AM

Here are a bunch of pics of the LGT165 I scooped up the other day. These are all pre bath shoots.
It cleaned up good, and appears to be all there. (except a starter)
Engine is free, and feels good. Wiring is intact enough to try it out. Fiberglass grill is busted.
Front bearing, for rear PTO is toasted. (I'll replace both) Seat is dicey.
Tiller hasn't had much use judging by the edge on the tines. It's well lubed, and turns freely.
Haven't looked at the deck yet. Choke cable rusted out.Wee bit of play in throttle shaft. Decals are
all faded, so I'll have to explore a bit to figure out the controls.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 05:52 AM

The start of another project, Good Stuff.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:23 AM

Will,that is a good ,solid looking Ford.Are you going to restore,or just clean it up ,and get it running?

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:28 AM

Cool! Just a diamond in the rough, Will!
On the console controls, the right one is High (forward), Neutral, Low (back). Has to be in neutral to start, might have to wiggle it some to find the right spot for the safety switch. Left knob is forward to lower, back to raise implement. Other round knob is Parking brake. Pull up when you push brake pedal.
Did you get the other piece for the tiller PTO shaft. How about the rest of the blade that goes under the tractor?
Here's an operators manual, shows the closed side, but gives a lot of pertinent info for you:
http://gardentractor...5-165-operator/
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:29 AM

Looks like you will be ready to go with all the attachments! Knowing your skills, this will turn out to be one nice looking GT!
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:59 AM

Cool, these are great tractors...you're gonna love it! Beautiful when restored!!! You have a plow, deck and tiller...an all season worker...should provide you lots of fun doing a restore, as far as the grille being broken, almost all of em are. Don 't forget to us it is more, but to most people it was a 'lawnmower'...

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 07:21 AM

Nice looking Ford you've gotten yourself.
I studied the pics for a minute, most of the important stuff looks to be there :thumbs:
I know you got this one mainly for tiller duty, so
How does the right angle drive on the tiller feel?
Are the tines something still available?

I see you had it tied in well, good idea, never know when there might be a panic stop on the trip home.
You should be a pro at figuring out knobs by now. Heck, even another language couldn't slow you down.
BTW, love the dealer stickers.
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 07:25 AM

Oh, & what is the tractor with the green loader? Is that a David Brown?

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 02:19 PM

Where do you guys find all of these older Fords? I have never seen one around here.
I'll bet your tractor is going to look real nice when it's finished.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 02:42 PM

We pry back the woodwork and they just pop out!

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 05:39 PM

Is that a David Brown I see??? Ohhh how I miss my old 950 :( the ford looks pretty complete and that tiller and blade will come in handy :)

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 11:36 PM

She will look good as new I know when it's finished.

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 05:16 PM

Yes, that's our David Brown. It gets a LOT of use, spring and fall, shuttling boats on trailers.

I don't plan on doing a total resto on this, but knowing how anal I am, enough, is just never
good enough. I want to just make sure it's a good worker.Right angle gear box on tiller feels
good. I have the PTO adaptor, Kenny.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 06:44 PM

You'll sure love the rear tiller! Can't live without mine! What kind of GT's ya have stored back in the boat rack building?

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 06:44 PM

Looks good Will....
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