Bought this HD-12 from member sascr (Scott) with intent to put in a Perkins/Shibaura twin cylinder 13.7hp diesel. Had the tractor since 9/21 and hadn't gotten to start on anything till I took a little time for it yesterday. Below is a pic while still at Scott's place. Seat pan is off in the pic.
I have the motor mounts built in 2 pieces for each side to help align everything for a good fit. When I get the time, I'll roll it to the shop & weld the 2 haves together on each side.
I will use this fuel tank behind the engine. It should run it a long time on a fill up for sure! Tank came from my Massey 1655 when I repowered it & wasn't room for this large tank.
I may also have to make a cutout in the frame side to allow oil filter changes. I haven't checked, but there "may" be room for the filter to screw off without making the cut.
There is plenty room for the radiator. Not made up my mind if I will use a fan on the engine, or the electric unit that came with the new radiator. If I go with fan, I'll have to fit another to the engine, as the fans that come with these engines are "pusher" fans, and I'll need a "puller". If I used my current fan, then there's a danger of the fan sending something into the easy to damage aluminum radiator. Plus I couldn't add a screen to keep crud out of the radiator cores. If I go electric, I may have it pull from the front, helping keep heat off the driver. I would have plenty room for a screen between the radiator & engine.
Below is a copy of Scott's post when he first bought this HD-12. True to his word, he gave me first dibs! Thanks buddy!
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Posted May 18, 2013 - 05:22 PM