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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted June 04, 2014 - 09:52 PM

This afternoon after work, I went for a ride to pick up this Ford 120.

Seems to be all there, except for the start gen guard, but I don't

know enough about these to be sure. The deck is in great shape.

No rust. :D  I'm not sure what year it is. maybe someone can point

me in the right direction to figure that out. The guy I got it from took

it as payment for something, and story has it, that it's been sitting

for 15 years.

 

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I'm pretty happy about this old girl. Half an our after I got it in the shop tonight

she started up for me. The hydra lever is rusted stuck, so I couldn't test drive

it, but the Kohler sounds real good.

 

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Posted June 04, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Another project for ya, good stuff.

Are the mower decks Aluminum?



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Posted June 04, 2014 - 10:04 PM

Yes Doug, aluminum. And thick too. Almost 1/2"



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Posted June 05, 2014 - 03:41 AM

Electric pto 69-71.  Sticking lever may be linkage left side under seat is a ball joint connects to input shaft.  Deck and belt guards getting hard to find.  looks good


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Posted June 05, 2014 - 03:49 AM

Nice find. Engine sounds good too. Tom
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Posted June 05, 2014 - 04:04 AM

Nice find. I would say. Built between 1965/1970. I never had one of those , but are some in my area.

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Posted June 05, 2014 - 05:07 AM

Nice Ford, Will. Is the Drive/No Drive knob turned? Clockwise is Drive.


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Posted June 05, 2014 - 05:17 AM

I didn't know Ford put aluminum  decks on their tractors , pretty cool . 


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Posted June 05, 2014 - 05:30 AM

Nice find, I got one recently, havent even looked at it yet, hydro pump is in pieces in a box ;(


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Posted June 05, 2014 - 05:32 AM

Nice Ford, Will. Is the Drive/No Drive knob turned? Clockwise is Drive.

 

That knob does turn. I had it clockwise, and when I let the clutch out it creeped in reverse.

I'm going to pull the seat/fender off tonight, so I can get at the shift linkage.

Also going to have to pull the carb and clean it. It was running nice (like in the vid) and then

as I started rocking it a bit while trying to free the shift lever, it started coughing and sputtering.

That rocking must have shook up the crap in the bottom of the float bowl. Suddenly it went

Phlaterphizzzpuff and quit.


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Posted June 05, 2014 - 05:35 AM

Electric pto 69-71.  Sticking lever may be linkage left side under seat is a ball joint connects to input shaft.  Deck and belt guards getting hard to find.  looks good

 

Thanks. One thing that concerns me, is that the leads to the electric PTO are disconnected.

Are they available at a less than first born price?



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Posted June 05, 2014 - 06:04 AM

Take the seat out and the little panel at the front of it (over the Drive/No Drive knob). That should get you to the linkage. Mine was a little stiff on the Jake 1450 I bought. Took it out and soaked with Acetone/ATF. Loosened right up. Here's some pics of the area.

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Here's my PTO wiring.

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Posted June 05, 2014 - 06:12 AM

Thanks Kenny.

I sprayed it good last night with PB.

I'll see how it is shortly.

 

I got readings of 14.9-15.02 volts at the battery leads. That's too high, isn't

it?



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Posted June 05, 2014 - 06:24 AM

Thanks Kenny.

I sprayed it good last night with PB.

I'll see how it is shortly.

 

I got readings of 14.9-15.02 volts at the battery leads. That's too high, isn't

it?

Sounds a little high to me, but was this right after you got it started? Or had it ran for a bit?



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Posted June 05, 2014 - 06:34 AM

After running for 15 minutes. I'll deal with the other issues first. I do have

a spare reg.


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