Newbie here! So be nice. :)
I just got a 1975 Ford LGT 165. I am working on cleaning it up. I need help with the front bucket. When I bought the tractor, it worked great, just rough looking. I putted around the yard, playing with dirt and rocks. Then I put the front bucket down and it never went back up. Needless to say, we have now ripped the whole thing apart and are cleaning everything up.
Meanwhile I need help with the following things:
1 - I need to replace all of the hydraulic hoses. I don't know anything about specifications for replacing these hoses. I did notice that one hose has super strong, with metal braids in it. The other hose was a regular rubber hose. There are 4 hoses total. They are all cracked and ugly, so I'm looking to replace them all. Where can I get these hoses? I want to order them, but I don't know where to, or how to.
2 - When I replace the hoses, do I need to replace the fittings that connect the hoses to their respective parts? if yes, where do I get these?
3 - What are the possible points of failure for the bucket not lifting?
Thanks in advance.
PS - I uploaded some picures into my gallery. :)