Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Wisconsin Aeh Repower


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 nofuntime OFFLINE  

nofuntime
  • New Member
  • Member No: 60262
  • 4 Thanks
  • 5 posts
  • Location: North Carolina

Posted July 15, 2014 - 06:56 AM

New member here. own a '40s? PK with a Wisconsin AEH engine,

problem is...engine has been sitting in the weather ingesting rain and such.

thought i would try to take it down for repair but the flywheel has become fused to the crankshaft.

I plan on using this tractor around the house so I wonder if there is a engine that would bolt up and get me going without a lot of machine work? i know this sounds vague but if you need any specifics of the tractor i will provide what i can.

thanks! Dave


  • Matthencix, Maroldarer, Clintomsata and 1 other said thanks

#2 Alc ONLINE  

Alc

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1094
  • 5,458 Thanks
  • 6,625 posts
  • Location: Bangor Pa

Posted July 15, 2014 - 07:34 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !!!   , I can't help you with your question but there are others that I'm sure can



#3 boyscout862 ONLINE  

boyscout862
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 8923
  • 9,803 Thanks
  • 7,543 posts
  • Location: N.E. Connecticut

Posted July 15, 2014 - 09:05 AM

Welcome to GTT. Be patient. Soak the flywheel connection with PB Blaster twice a week for a month and then try to take it apart. I had an impossible bolt on a truck that took 6 months of soaking that finally came off intact. You may be able to find a replacement engine on an old piece of farm equipment. Check our Manuals Section for what you need. Good Luck, Rick
  • Alc and New.Canadian.DB.Owner have said thanks

#4 EconChuck OFFLINE  

EconChuck
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 18979
  • 251 Thanks
  • 288 posts
  • Location: East Central Indiana

Posted July 15, 2014 - 09:05 AM

Hi,
You can put anything from a '50's/'60's/'70's Economy Power King tractor easily enough into an early Economy.
For a user tractor the best bet would be a Kohler 12 or 14 hp K series engine. You would gain a more modern engine, parts availability, and electric start(if the Kohler is equipped). I would recommend getting a Kohler with the Power King mounting "ring" for properly locating the bellhousing. I would stay away from a Briggs as they typically have a 1" dia crank vs the 1 1/8" dia of Wisc and Kohler. If you were closer, I have a few K's that would make good candidates for your project.
Where are you located in NC?
Good Luck.
Chuck

#5 JDBrian OFFLINE  

JDBrian

    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,574 Thanks
  • 14,136 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted July 15, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Have you checked the transmission to see if it ingested water. That could be a real problem if it was sitting a long time.



#6 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

Bolens 1000

    DR. Bolens

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7
  • 12,699 Thanks
  • 17,207 posts
  • Location: Western NY

Posted July 15, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Why not rebuild the Original engine?



#7 nofuntime OFFLINE  

nofuntime
  • New Member
  • Member No: 60262
  • 4 Thanks
  • 5 posts
  • Location: North Carolina

Posted July 18, 2014 - 09:23 AM

well...thank you all for your replies!

i tried soaking it for an entire winter..i would spray it while i had the puller attached with some tension on it. every few weeks i would apply a little heat to it and soak it some more...this went on until i had gone thru 3 pullers,either the jaws would snap,or the center bolt would bend from the torque it had on it.

at this point I would like to mate a running engine with it until i get the rest of the tractor sorted out.

the trans is a question mark i haven't dived into yet..was gonna get into it and the clutch when i have the engine off the frame to correct the sloppy steering arrangement that was bubble-gummed on many moons ago..

i was thinking of getting a rack and pinion unit out of the salvage yard and mate it to the shortened Ford axle and spindles that are on it. 

the Kohler sounds doable if i will be able to bolt the clutch housing to it.

i am in Clayton,NC

Thanks again!

David



#8 EconChuck OFFLINE  

EconChuck
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 18979
  • 251 Thanks
  • 288 posts
  • Location: East Central Indiana

Posted July 18, 2014 - 01:22 PM

Hi,

Tell us a little more about your tractor. Is it a chain steer tractor or does it have a Ross steering box?

The sn from the tag on the bellhousing will help id the year made. Also post some pics.

Chuckor


  • nofuntime said thank you

#9 nofuntime OFFLINE  

nofuntime
  • New Member
  • Member No: 60262
  • 4 Thanks
  • 5 posts
  • Location: North Carolina

Posted July 19, 2014 - 05:56 PM

7-20-14 181.jpg

just posted some pics in the economy/pk section.



#10 EconChuck OFFLINE  

EconChuck
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 18979
  • 251 Thanks
  • 288 posts
  • Location: East Central Indiana

Posted July 20, 2014 - 06:34 PM

Hi,
It looks like you have a Chain Steer Economy that has been "modified".
What does the plate on the bellhousing have for a sn?
The front axle and steering parts are not original.
The AEH should have a magneto but this looks to have an automotive coil installed and would need a battery to run.
What size are the rear wheels and tires? 22" or 24"
Are the rear axles splines or have a keyway?.
Chuck

Edited by EconChuck, July 20, 2014 - 06:38 PM.


#11 nofuntime OFFLINE  

nofuntime
  • New Member
  • Member No: 60262
  • 4 Thanks
  • 5 posts
  • Location: North Carolina

Posted July 21, 2014 - 03:18 PM

serial #1089

 

7-20-14 235.jpg

 

 

 

mag is there...stuck flywheel blocking it

 

7-20-14 236.jpg

 

 

keyway axles,24" tires

7-20-14 237.jpg

 

new tires that came with tractor  

 

 

7-20-14 238.jpg



#12 David Brown OFFLINE  

David Brown

    I said I work on them. I never said I fix them!

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8570
  • 4,219 Thanks
  • 2,316 posts

Posted July 21, 2014 - 03:40 PM

serial #1089

 

attachicon.gif7-20-14 235.jpg

 

 

 

mag is there...stuck flywheel blocking it

 

attachicon.gif7-20-14 236.jpg

 

 

keyway axles,24" tires

attachicon.gif7-20-14 237.jpg

 

new tires that came with tractor  

 

 

attachicon.gif7-20-14 238.jpg

That's a 1948 and it most certainly began life as a chain steer.  Wow, you have a lot of work ahead of you.


  • nofuntime said thank you




Top