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#1 nbent OFFLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 11:47 PM

this started out as a 318 but now it is going to be a monster. well so far this is my third thread on this thing but it is finally coming together, from my last thread on it i have given up on the continental and have an engine from a 1979 chevy luv for the project. now with the fun part I have pulled both motors getting ready to extend the frame some 15 inches for the new motor. Since i don't want to mess with the hydro i am putting the engine in backwards from how it was in the truck. i cut the frame just before the trans cooler and after the fire wall. i plan on changing the steel lines to hoses that go to the front quick couplers. the next time i get to work on it i am going to put the engine in the spot where it will go to make sure i am making it the right length. enough babbling on here are the pics of the progress so far. 

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 05:50 AM

:watch_over_fence:


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 05:55 AM

This is and Awsome project! Sounds like something I might do, I have a JD 318 I bought last year and I love to make changes that are not conventional also! I don't like to be subject to getting parts that relegate you to their prices and specs. You obviously have the vision, equipment and the knowhow to tackle this project I'll be watching with great interest. Good luck, as you continue to be inventive.


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 06:06 AM

:watching_you: :watching_you:


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 06:53 AM

Just be careful that the engine doesn't bend or twist the frame. I would also be worried about that much weight on that front end. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 01:50 AM

well got the frame tacked in have to remove some stuff to finish welding, and drill a hole for the oil pan drain plug.


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 05:46 AM

Looks like it's going to be a really neat tractor   when your done :thumbs: Have you thought of how the cooling system will be designed ?


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 05:52 AM

Holy Horsepower Batman :D .  This should be a neat build to watch, keep us updated.


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 07:52 AM

:watch_over_fence: :watching_you:  This should be different!


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 08:21 PM

for the cooling system i am going to get an electric fan and run the radiator and hydro cooler to the front of the tractor. I hope to either make  a new grill and hood for it. So far today i finished most of the welding on the frame, and i made an x member that goes from corner to corner, tomorrow if i get time i will take pics of the frame and set the engine in to give you guys an idea of what it will look like.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:52 AM

What will be the ultimate use for this? Towing your corporate jet???


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 11:54 AM

well i got all of the hydraulic lines made now to remember how they go. so far i have the drive line hocked up and i have 1 motor mount most of the way done the other is about half way done. 

 

as for uses for this thing i am planing on making more attachments for it like a log spliter for it and use it to move snow during  the winter. 


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 04:22 PM

IT LIVES late last night i had it idling, it still need a lot of work but it did move. right now im going to work on getting it to idle better.


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 05:02 PM

I bought a 318 in the fall of 2011. I could never and would never do what you are doing, but am facinated by it. And as lots of others would also say, more pictures would be great, video even better.

 

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 12:25 AM

this thing is camera shy every time i have he camera to film it running it wont, but when i dont have the camera t starts right up






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