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#1 bja105 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:34 PM

I broke a tie rod end on my Ford 80. It might snow next week, and its the only tractor I have at home with a blade.

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?

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:48 PM

I think it is just an 80, I'm not aware of any other model number. Is there somewhere I can look for a different model number?

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:11 PM

I broke a tie rod on my wheel horse.
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.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:21 PM

Sorry! I was stressed a bit and I apologize. Do you have a JD dealer nearby? The tie rods for this are 1/2-20 threads. I think JD used these a lot. Might be the quickest way to get one if Fastenal doesn't work out.
Have you downloaded the parts manual for this? It shows the nuts that go on it as 1/2-20. Good luck!

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:32 PM

When mine broke on my 68 Sears, I needed something ina hurry like your situation. I went to the local hardware store and bought a piece of straight stock. I measured to right length and threaded them and Just put new ends on. Most hardware stores stock the ends. Turned out they were stronger than the originals and I liked the fact I could have more adjustment from the amount of threads I put on. Just a thought if you run out of options.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Ok, that is good stuff, guys. The parts I ordered are 1/2-20, I just don't know that the threads will be male on one end, female on the other.

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.
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 07:51 PM

If you send me a pm with your address I will take them off the Ford 100 I am restoring and ship them to you tomorrow. This way you won't be with out the Tractor if it snows.
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:18 PM

I put it in the vise and banged on it with a heavy punch and cold chisel, and it is back together. Who knows how long it will last? hopefully long enough to find the right parts. The other side must have broken on a prior owner, it has some flat steel stock hose clamped on.

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.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:29 PM

No problem. Also if you go on Ebay. One of our site sponsors (Joe's Outdoor Power) has both steering rods with ends for $30. If you go on Ebay just search Ford 120 Tractor. Remember these are also the same as Jacobsen Chief tractors. A lot of the parts for the ford 80, 100,120 and the Jacobsen Chief 800. 1000 and 1200 are the same. So it helps to search all of them when in need of parts. Good Luck :thumbs:

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 04:13 AM

Graingers and McMaster-Carr have the ends to make your own...Usually, parts are in stock and arrive in 1-2 days.

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 05:22 AM

Just check your threads and make sure you get the correct type. Some have one LH thread and one RH like a turnbuckle. Some use 2 conventional RH thread. I can get the 1/2-20 RH ones locally but need to get the LH ones from JD. The difference in cost was about 5$ ea. if memory serves.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 07:57 PM

How about an update?

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 08:09 PM

I have been working long days, so I have not even made it to Fastenal to pick up my parts. I start my day near there tomorrow, so I should see if I ordered right.

I haven't seen my house in daylight since Sunday. Heating season is busy for me.

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Posted November 01, 2012 - 06:06 PM

I got my tie rod ends, and they were right.
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Here is a link to the part.
http://www.fastenal.....ex?sku=0412060

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.

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Posted November 01, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Man-O-Man,, sorry to hear that after fixin one thing then something like that happen,, Sure hope ya can get er fix,,,




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