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Posted September 05, 2012 - 06:52 PM

Your lucky to have one Will.Those old fords are really dependable and tough. Very rarely do i come across one and when i do it's gone.Been wanting one for years. :thumbs:
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 06:53 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?


Good eyes Dan.
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Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:56 AM

Once you get started on it , Will, I'm sure several of us Ford folk will be watching and ready to help you along the way. I am really happy I pulled the trigger on mine. It still needs a few small things, but does a great job.
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 08:02 PM

I got this girl running this afternoon. I put on new ignition switch, new condensor, new spark plug, and good used coil.
I got spark, so I removed the gas tank, cleaned it, installed new shut off valve w/screen, new fuel line/filter.Changed
engine oil.
Removed carb, and cleaned it. The old gas in the bowl was green, and stank real bad. New float, needle and seat.
She fired up, so I topped up fluid in rear end, and took it for a ride. I like it. Still needs a lot of tweaking/fixin, but at
least now I know what I've got.
The fiberglass grill on this one is all busted up, and from what I understand, they all are. Has anyone ever made a reasonable
facsimile out of steel?

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 09:38 PM

The fiberglass grill on this one is all busted up, and from what I understand, they all are. Has anyone ever made a reasonable
facsimile out of steel?


Not that I know of...a friend of mine is supposed to help me make a 'form' for them with his CNC machine, I will update when I can...he is currently on Vacation in Switzerland...so when he gets back I 'll let ya know...but never have I heard of one out of 'steel' the front ends are pretty intricate so it'd most likely be expensive...
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:12 AM

Check with the site sponsors, maybe there is a better grille out there just waiting for you. Is this grille plastic or fiberglass?

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:14 AM

Your lucky to have one Will.Those old fords are really dependable and tough. Very rarely do i come across one and when i do it's gone.Been wanting one for years. :thumbs:



Yeah,I too have been looking for one of those,and there are not a lot that are available here either.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 09:33 PM

Yesterday, As I took it for it's maiden voyage, I noticed some campfire type odours.
So I parked it outside the shop, and watched smoke waft out from under the gas tank
for about 15 minutes. I had a fire extinguisher handy, but decided to let it smolder itself out.

Today I took all the motor tins off, and cleaned up the mouse nest, and other crud hidden
back there
Once I got that done, I tested the deck. It's turning free, and not making any ungodly sounds.
I'm starting to like this machine more and more. It's easy to work on. I also like the ride, and the nice steering.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 09:58 PM

Glad you're liking it, and that the smolder never grew flames.
Stupid mice.
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Posted September 10, 2012 - 01:41 AM

Nothing like the smell of burning mouse habitat. Glad you didn't have a gas leak.
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Posted September 10, 2012 - 05:29 AM

Nothing like the smell of burning mouse habitat. Glad you didn't have a gas leak.


I had just put new gas tank valve/line/filter on, so I was sure there wasn't a leak. Didn't want
to take a chance at cracking the hot block, by spraying water on it. (which I didn't have handy)
I had wrenches in hand to remove the gas tank, but thought I might spill gas in doing so.

When I first tried to raise and lower the deck, it would only go up, and I'd have to stand on it, as
I pushed the lever forward, to lower the deck. Thought I had a hydraulic issue to deal with, but
as it turns out, it's just a bit of looseness in the lever linkage, and the fact that the footrest hold down
bolts are broken, which is allowing the whole fender pan to float up. That is limiting the travel of
the valve lever. That'll be an easy fix, and then on to the rear PTO. I'll have to source the bearings
for that. One of these is completely distroyed, and the other seized.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 05:43 AM

Just happy there wasn't a tractor BBQ! Glad you figured out the lift issue. Some where Keith and I were talking about the PTO bearings. I found mine in town, don't have the #'s handy. I'd have to look back through this forum to find it.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 05:45 AM

Nothing like the smell of burning mouse habitat. G



:bigrofl: :bigrofl:
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Posted September 10, 2012 - 05:51 AM

From the PTO manual, it looks like both bearings are the same. I should be able to get #s off the
rear one, or at least measurements, and source it that way.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 06:58 AM

Here's a link to the interior bearings:
http://www.princessa...roduct/8180978/

You can also use the bearings out of these in the front/rear flanges. Took a while to track this down. Depending on which PTO this has, it is supposed to have either 3 or 4 bearings. Here's a pic of mine, 09JC9847:
Ford Rear PTO 09JC9847.jpg
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