But the pump/lovejoy is all fitted solid to the engine with the bell shaped pump mount, so no way to alter their positions with changes in the motor/frame mounts.
That's quite true but the pump is being fed oil via an expensive ($50.00) molded J-hose that is a pre-determined length and it is feeding high pressure hose of a pre-determined length. If you raise the engine off the frame, can also run into clearance issues.. After all, Case cut a section out of the frames so that the Onan engines would fit under the hood. There is also PTO actuation geometry at stake along with the length of belts used to power attachments. The entire tractor was engineered with the centerline of the crank at a specified height. The Onan powered tractors were introduced in 1972 and continued until 1988. For sixteen years, Case put the rubber pucks under the frame.
Do you guys think that they would build thousands of tractors over those years if that method did not work? :confuse:
George....... here's the standard saying used by the building trades. "Not my house. Build it however you want." In this instance, Not my tractor George. But when the problems, such as broken mounting ears on the oil pan show up, don't say you were not told.
Lastly George. old buddy, old friend , old pal:worshippy1:........ there is no reason for you to not join the new site that Jack, Charles and I created. We are not in competition with your site. Jack and I look in here to try and help as often as time permits. However, you are now a Case owner and you are taking on a restoration. Do you not think it prudent to join and avail yourself of the 350 members there who own similar tractors? You know how to find us. I'm not going to post a link on your site because that's plain rude. And everyone knows I'm a pussycat at heart.:D:D:D:D:D