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Lgt 165 Repower **Updated with crawler conversion**


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Posted November 24, 2015 - 06:12 PM

Hang in there! Give the muscles a break and go at it again!


Yup, I'm on it
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Posted November 24, 2015 - 06:35 PM

Yup!! And I need to do the same ,DOH!!


disconnect the brake rod at the brake pedal shaft while you have it out. It's tricky to get back in correctly. It needs to be arranged on the brake wheel before you drop the frame back on. In a correction to a previous post, if you can disconnect before hand and take pictures after the frame comes off, it will save you much misery. I now have to lift the frame to correct.
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Posted November 24, 2015 - 06:53 PM

Pictures are very helpfull. So I have found out. And now that most of us carry a thing with a camera built in, it's easy to get pictures, but one has to remember to do that. Remembering is a problem for me. Noel.

A lot of work to get out and in, but you'll get it.
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Posted November 24, 2015 - 08:09 PM

Pictures are very helpfull. So I have found out. And now that most of us carry a thing with a camera built in, it's easy to get pictures, but one has to remember to do that.
A lot of work to get out and in, but you'll get it.


I'm one of the people that doesn't need a phone to make me smart So, I don't have a smart phone, I'm still taking pics with a cheap arse digital camera I picked up.

That said, I'm stuck between tearing it all apart again just to fix the parking brake, or just using the steering brakes and parking on level surfaces.
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Posted November 24, 2015 - 08:18 PM

Parking brakes are a good thing.

I'm not sure what kind of phone I got , iPad, iPhone, smart phone or what ever. The camera is handy. Noel.
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Posted November 25, 2015 - 08:18 AM

I think I know what you did wrong, put the pin in the wrong hole of the band?



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Posted November 25, 2015 - 11:13 AM

I think I know what you did wrong, put the pin in the wrong hole of the band?

I didn't get the free end of the band in the right position to engage the pin. The free end is on the wrong side of the cast bolt hole.


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 12:22 PM

I didn't get the free end of the band in the right position to engage the pin. The free end is on the wrong side of the cast bolt hole.


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Sorry to hear it, been there on other stuff... That cliff edge where you fix it or say eff it.

Hope the repair isn't to bad.
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Posted November 25, 2015 - 03:05 PM

I didn't get the free end of the band in the right position to engage the pin. The free end is on the wrong side of the cast bolt hole.

Thought so! I did that on Alice, but had more room to work with!


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 04:08 PM

It's fixed now, just connecting linkages, and tubing, and tightening the front frame mount.

I did manage to get it done without disconnecting the brake rod, although I did have to back it off a long way.

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 06:58 PM

I have all the above mentioned stuff done.

I'm thinking of a few mods.

Filling the trans with all the body work on is a PITA so I'm looking at a remote setup with a sight tube for the oil level. Depends on if I have the parts I need.. I need to build or buy a new fuel tank. I'm also thinking of indicator lights for blade centered and level.

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 07:06 PM

I have all the above mentioned stuff done.

I'm thinking of a few mods.

Filling the trans with all the body work on is a PITA so I'm looking at a remote setup with a sight tube for the oil level. Depends on if I have the parts I need.. I need to build or buy a new fuel tank. I'm also thinking of indicator lights for blade centered and level.

I added a remote to Alice similar to the Sears FF tractors. I used a flexible line for the Ford vent above that. Seems to work okay and I have less tranny whine what Fords are known for.


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 07:24 PM

I added a remote to Alice similar to the Sears FF tractors. I used a flexible line for the Ford vent above that. Seems to work okay and I have less tranny whine what Fords are known for.


I discovered the hard way that filling through the vent with the oil level plug out leads to oil puking out the hole. I want a clear site tube with a drain plug on the bottom, and I'll use a vented fill plug. I just need to dig up the parts.
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Posted November 30, 2015 - 04:50 PM

I added a remote to Alice similar to the Sears FF tractors. I used a flexible line for the Ford vent above that. Seems to work okay and I have less tranny whine what Fords are known for.


Do you have any pictures?

I never did like not having stops and spring return on the steering brakes, so I picked up a pair of storm door springs, and welded in some stops.

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Posted December 15, 2015 - 08:20 PM

It's all back together. I came up with a simple remote fill system to get oil into it.
I'm just waiting for it to warm up a bit, before I open the door and let out all my heat.
I'm also hoping for more snow (shoot me if you must) so I can get it all packed down and give the dozer a decent test.

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