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#16 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted January 13, 2011 - 08:29 PM

I should be good on clearances with this one, but yes, your idea would work fine. Many GT's with diesels have the engine mounted backwards with radiator in rear, such as my Kubota G4200, but I've also seen some (engine front toward dash) that have a jackshaft from the front engine pulley to the front of the tractor, driving a fan with radiator up front as mine is. I would use an electric fan instead of all that shaft mess myself.
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Posted January 13, 2011 - 08:37 PM

I like the idea of an electric fan because of it using less horsepower but it isn't like the fans for the garden tractors are all that large either, at least not like the size of what is in a car. I know one thing though, the fans on the big trucks, you knew when it came on. You could feel it slow the truck down and rob power from it.

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Posted January 13, 2011 - 08:42 PM

I've seen the hotrodders hook up two smaller electric fans set up so one triggers at one temp and the other triggers at a couple of degrees higher. I know one guy who races a lot can shut his off completely too, so there are plenty of options with electric fans if you're worried about power loss.

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Posted January 13, 2011 - 08:45 PM

An ATV oil cooler fan or radiator fan would likely move plenty of air for these with minimal electric use.

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Posted January 13, 2011 - 08:49 PM

I just knew the temptation would be to hard to resist and Daniel would be out getting his diesel project underway! I'll wager he will be driving it before the end of March.
It looks like the engine will be a nice fit and scale out pretty well. This will be an interesting project to follow. Keep up the good work!

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Posted January 14, 2011 - 08:35 AM

That motor fits in there very well. Looks like it was meant to be.

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Posted January 14, 2011 - 02:03 PM

As long as it doesn't look like that one Case that someone posted where the hood was raised like a foot.


Yeah,I posted that one.Somehow I doubt it will look like that.

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Posted January 14, 2011 - 03:45 PM

At this rate you will have it running before I even start my engine in the MF2655 project. I am still working on getting my stupid heater going....

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Posted January 14, 2011 - 04:06 PM

Had to work most the day working with calves, but ended up with time to get the motor mount plates welded on, and the engine is sitting in there right & 2 bolt holes drilled through the firewall & tightened up. I could fire her up as she sits, but I will pull the engine tomorrow to get accurate measurements so as to machine the crankshaft to driveshaft adapter. Looks like there will be room under the hood for the air cleaner after all, just behind the engine. I figure within a couple weeks I might get the adapter built, so I might beat Mike's March "drive it timeline".
Todd, you have to remember I'm doing all this in "rough it in" fashion, where you are doing it clean as you go. Once I finish roughing stuff in, it ALL has to come apart again for finishing work.
My first test driving will be done with manual steering, but when finished, this one will have power steering. I already have an orbital & cylinder waiting. Theis manual steering will have to be modified with a long arm coming off the steering box in order for control arm to clear the oil pan.

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 02:53 PM

Pulled the engine out today, removed the flywheel, then cut a template for the flywheel bolt pattern. Machined a high grade 1" shaft on it's end down to .780" to fit the center hole of the flywheel. I still have to machine the mount ring, drill the bolt holes, then machine out a center hole in it for a tight press fit of the 1" shaft, then weld it in place. After, I put the flywheel back on & dropped the engine into place & bolted it down. I also got the air filter assembly mounted. I have a special plan for the air filter cap to stay with the hood, but seal to the air filter housing inlet when the hood is latched down. I drilled & tapped the side of the bell housing to mount the fuel filter. The original mount holes are too low to the frame to use. Here's a short video clip of it running "in frame". Got my son to do the throttle.

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 03:25 PM

Here are pics of the bell housing bolted snug against the firewall. I try hard to make things look like they came factory, and this juncture came out well.

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 03:46 PM

Daniel,

This projest is coming along fast. Guess you will be plowing snow next week with.LOL

Looks great

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 04:34 PM

Dan that is looking and sounding good.Now you have me thinking of a diesel repower to one of the bolens large frames.

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 05:03 PM

Making things look factory is the best way to go,when possibly.You're coming right a long.

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 07:53 PM

The vid got me hot and bothered! :D oh my that sounds sooooo gooood.




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