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#1 Delmar ONLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 07:54 PM

Had some time to work on a gt, so I have been working on the ford .  It is a lgt 145.  I got it running, barely, a couple of weeks ago when I brought it home.  I have put some time into it for about the past week or so, cleaning out what was behind the tin on the motor, new fluids, going thru the electrical, greasing, oiling,etc.  The seat has long been split out,the muffler was rotted out too.  This thing sat idle for a long while before it found me.

 

I cut what was left of the old muffler off, used my air hammer to get the threaded end out of the motor, and looked online for a replacement and found out even a bad muffler was way too expensive.  I got a generic muffler  and the 1" black iron pipe and fittings I needed at the hardware store.  I had a good seat out in the shed, so I drilled a couple of new holes in the seat bracket on the tractor and put the new seat on it.(I know, it is wrong! but it is what I had)  and I fooled around with the carburator some too,  and now she looks good and runs good too!

 

I apologize if my video makes you a little dizzy......

 

 

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 08:05 PM

Great video. I'll let ya slide on the seat, mine's worse than your old one, Glad she runs sweet and your tranny doesn't have the whine mine does.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 08:15 PM

That was a grat video, you know sometimes you got to do what you got to do with what you have at hand-the seat doesn't look all that bad. and it sounds as though it runs good and no smoke.

 

 

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 09:19 PM

Your tractor sounds real good and I sure as heck wouldn't worry about the seat, When your pickup was new I thought that paint scheme was one of the nicest ones out there. I really like that color combination.


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Posted March 13, 2013 - 12:40 AM

I have a sleeve hitch that I fabricated to work on another gt I used to own.  I am going to make a pick up lever for it so I can use it on the ford.  When the ground dries up some I got some plowing to do in the garden. March 17 is the time to plant potatoes here, but it might still be too wet by then.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:37 PM

I hooked up my sleeve hitch last night to see how it was going to work.  I have a lift arm for my JD 33 tiller, I hooked it up to it to see how it looks.

 

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I think it will work fine.  It does hold the plow up off the ground about 2 or 3 inches as is. 

 

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I took a pass at the garden brfore dark  to see how the Ford does, and the first pass, even with no weight front or back, it did great!  100_9152.jpg

 

I came around to where I started and the front wheels dropped in the first cut and I suddenly lost steering....long story short I found a weak spot on the Ford...that would be the steering arm!  My welder, a couple of rods, and a 6 inch piece of 2x1/4 inch bar stock and the steering arm is fixed!

 

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If we don't get a bunch of rain tonight, tomorrow I will put the ag tires on, add some weight front and back, and try round 2 on the garden.

 

 


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Posted March 17, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Well, the rain finally got here this afternoon.  I did not get to go and plow the garden.  But, maybe, in a couple of days........



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Posted March 18, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Well, I got the Ford all set up.  Ag tires, wheel weights on the back, weight on the front to hold it down when plowing.  Finally found the right pick up lever for the sleeve hitch.  It was on a JD 110 I had.  I works just fine with the Ford's sleeve hitch.  The wheel weights and the ag tires are JD too.  The weight on the front sort of matches the seat!   The tractor did a good job plowing today.....and the welded/repaired steering arm did fine too!

 

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Posted March 18, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Looks like it's doing a great job.!


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 09:33 PM

Coming along great there!


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Posted May 22, 2013 - 05:47 PM

Well, got busy with the Ford again.  It came with this huge 50" mower deck that was locked up tight when I brought it home.  Started taking it apart a couple days ago, discovered the only real problem was a froze idler pulley and a broken spring in the inside.  I took care of those, added about 20 shots of grease to each spindle, sharpened up the blades, and remounted the deck to the tractor.  Put on a new (to the tractor) deck drive belt and it mows pretty good now.

 

 

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Posted May 22, 2013 - 06:18 PM

Glad it was a simple fix for you!


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