Hoping For a Diesel Conversion Project
Posted January 03, 2011 - 09:57 PM
Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:02 PM
I went solo last trip, but she's going this time.
Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:03 PM
Congratulations, Dan! Your wife must REALLY love you!!!
She truly does! And it's mutual!
Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:04 PM
That will be an awesome deal if you can get it running without too much expense? Nice Score!
Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:08 PM
Same guy I bought the T-63 Bush Hog tractor from.
Maybe you'd better have a look around while you're there...
may save yourself a road trip in another week
Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:10 PM
Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:14 PM
Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:15 PM
He "said" all the engine components are at his place, but I expect to find at least something missing, & looks like the water pump/fan might be that part. Hope he has it, but if that's all I have to buy, then no problem. All else appears to be there. Heck, a running engine like this will start no less than $800. If I have $500 invested after the trip, then have to buy $100 in parts, then that's just $600 before selling excess parts off the asphalt rig. I doubt I'll end up with more than $300 in the engine, if indeed the engine is in running condition. And I can fire it up without the water pump if one is not included, just can't run over 30 seconds or so.
No doubt, for that price it is hard to go wrong.....
Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:18 PM
And yes, it surely has electric brakes. Hope they are in working order. Not sure what I'll do with the trailer. I may end up redoing it & either keeping it or selling as a flatbed trailer. I could use electric brakes on our 16' trailer.
Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:37 PM
In one ebay pic, it appears to me that the fan blade & pulley are lying under the radiator fan shroud.
In this one...?
Posted January 04, 2011 - 08:41 AM
Posted January 04, 2011 - 10:01 AM
Posted January 04, 2011 - 10:10 AM
Posted January 04, 2011 - 10:46 AM
You could fill it with nacho cheese and open a stand at the county fair or rent it out for large outdoor fondue parties. Or fill it with dirt and plant it with flowers. The important thing is the engine. That is going to make one serious powerplant for your project. We'll grant you time off to look after your dad and we all wish him well. But....! Once your dad is back up and getting around you need to break ground on your diesel project. We will not let you rest until that thing rattles out of your shop under it's own power! You have set the ball in motion and now you have to follow through.
Not sure what I'll do with the trailer.
I'm looking forward to following your progress. Remember, lots of pictures!
Posted January 04, 2011 - 10:49 AM
And the top news........he has the water pump, fan, & pulley! Nothing missing from the engine, just taken off. Not sure why, as it was off when he got it. Guess I'll find out, & hopefully not the hard way! All I have to do now is find someone with a 2" receiver pintle hitch. I'll buy one only if I have to, as they are $100+!