Ford 80 Tie Rod Ends
Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:34 PM
The tie rod ends are larger than the ones Tractor Supply had for MTD, which also fit my IH Cub Cadets.
I ordered a pair from Fastenall, but I don't have faith in the counter guy. If they are wrong, does anyone have a source for tie rod ends for a Ford 80 or Jacobsen Chief?
Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:48 PM
Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:11 PM
The ball feel out of the socket. From wear no doubt.
I used a cold chisel. And just re-staked it.
That may work for you.
Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:21 PM
Have you downloaded the parts manual for this? It shows the nuts that go on it as 1/2-20. Good luck!
Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:32 PM
Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:48 PM
I was thinking about restaking, its good it worked for you. I might try that tonight.
I'm sure there is a Deere dealer around here if all else fails, thanks.
- Rock farmer said thank you
Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:51 PM
- bja105 said thank you
Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:18 PM
Thanks for the generous offer, Chris M, I think I'll be ok for now.
I also don't believe it will snow next week. Unless I am tractorless, then we'll get a foot.
Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:29 PM
Posted October 26, 2012 - 04:13 AM
Posted October 26, 2012 - 05:22 AM
Posted October 30, 2012 - 07:57 PM
Posted October 31, 2012 - 08:09 PM
I haven't seen my house in daylight since Sunday. Heating season is busy for me.
Posted November 01, 2012 - 06:06 PM
Here is a link to the part.
I got them in in no time. Then I re-connected my front blade. Then I broke the engine!
The tractor was a little hard to start, the battery was weak. I got it running, then ran out of gas. I fueled it, then changed the battery with one that was charged. It still seemed to miss a little at full throttle. I was pushing gravel into potholes in the driveway, when it made a sharp crack and quit. It feels funny when trying to turn it over by hand, like metal on metal. This engine had a knock, which I think was the rod or wrist pin. It also smoked when I changed the load on it, or the rpm. I imagine I broke the rod. Now I have two tractors with broken K-181's.
The good news, I have a second tractor with a front blade, if I can get my Cub Cadet 147 home from the farm. I also have a friend with an automotive machine shop who thinks he can bore a Kohler engine with his equipment. I think I'll be learning engine repair this winter.
Edited by bja105, November 01, 2012 - 06:07 PM.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted November 01, 2012 - 08:16 PM