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#1 nbent OFFLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:25 PM

last Saturday me and my cousin took a trip down to Utah Smitty's and picked up his jd 317 with a loader on it and a little massey 7, i will be going back down for 3 more soon though. so far i have taken part of the loader off and removed the hood plus the engine. it had a kholer k321 with a cracked block and a k301 is going into it. for future reference a fly wheel form a 321 and a 301 will interchange so will the stators. i will need a new drive shaft a new front coupler for the loaders pump and i will make a new plate to weld in for the engine to bolt to. when i get time this fall i will start redoing the loader im going to make it a half scale of a jd 840 loader we have on one of our big tractors. heres some pics

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:35 PM

Congrats on the new additions! That will keep you busy for a little while. Good luck :thumbs:



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Posted August 05, 2013 - 01:14 AM

That will be a nice unit when you get it back together again--- a loader is an awfully handy thing to have. Another addition to my bucket list, if you'll pardon the pun  lol.


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 09:12 AM

That will teach you to go visiting Smitty!  Looks like you made a good haul.



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Posted August 05, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Smitty and his city both thank you!!! :thumbs:  :smilewink:



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Posted August 14, 2013 - 01:43 PM

time for an update so far after searching high and low for a better drive shaft i found one i could use after a little modification and i have the plate that the engine will sit on welded together, pics to come. now to get it driving i have to drill mounting holes for the engine, weld nuts to the bottom of the holes to bolt the engine in, then weld the plate in the frame. and im trying to do it all by Friday night 


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Posted August 14, 2013 - 11:41 PM

alright after some modification and re-modification i now have the plate im bolting the engine to welded in and a better drive-line connection to the fly wheel.

since i cant get hyperlinks in any of my post this is going to be a little more challenging, 1 its the plate welded into the frame, 2 is where i drilled out the old rivets and slid the shaft out and redrilled one of the holes to make it bigger in order to get the shaft length i wanted, 3 is a pic of the full shaft, 4 is showing the strap i used to make the plate is 1/2 thick steel so i can drill and  tap the holes for the engine, 5 is the 2 13 3/4 by 6 by 1/2 straps welded together, 6 is how the drive line goes onto the input shaft on the hydro, 7 is the shaft from where the flt wheel will go, 8 is my first failed attempt at the drive shaft, and lastly 9 is the strap before i cut any off for the engine plate.

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Posted August 15, 2013 - 06:58 AM

Thanks for the pics and explanations.
Plate looks like it'll hold (wondered about the wrench for a second until I read again... Thought "it'll never bend with that" LOL)

As for the driveshaft, maybe someone could correct me but, I think the two flex joints may give you issues and cause to much slopping around. Also, in my limited experience with stuff like that, they used corded rubber to help with longevity and stability.

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Posted August 15, 2013 - 03:31 PM

on the drive shaft at first i was going to use the 2 flex joints on one end and the ball and socket on the other, but after some issues with steering i lengthened the shaft so i only have 1 flex joint, the rubber i am using is VERY stiff and thick, i think its 3/8 or so, but if it does fail i have some thinner irrigation hose that has cords in it.



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Posted August 17, 2013 - 01:42 PM

I like those tractors, Congrats



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 11:32 PM

well its been a few months since i even looked at this let alone worked on it till tonight. Tonight i have the drive shaft bolted up and the motor bolted in. now for the wiring and fuel, plus getting the pump for the loader hooked up.


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 05:44 AM

I know what you mean want to get a lot more done myself, but no time this fall it seems.

Glad the shaft is finally in. Now the to do list is one shorter.

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 08:00 AM

It looks like I need to go visit Utah Smitty also.  I noticed that you are from Amalga.  My wife is from Smithfield.



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Posted October 25, 2013 - 06:33 PM

i have visited him ang i got this a mf 7 and a case 195

 

It looks like I need to go visit Utah Smitty also.  I noticed that you are from Amalga.  My wife is from Smithfield.



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Posted October 25, 2013 - 07:21 PM

i have visited him ang i got this a mf 7 and a case 195


I tried to buy the case. You had already made the deal with him. How are you going to find a hood for that?




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