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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 05:00 PM

I think this one will be modified. My 72 is original. This one is engineless. I've got the 16hp I was going to use in my tractor build. I'm putting that project on hold for the time being.

Will the hubs from a 520h work on this? I think they both are 1 1/8" axles.

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 05:50 PM

That plastic gas tank was always a bad idea. Maybe you could put one somewhere else?



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Posted November 22, 2014 - 06:11 PM

Maybe. Something to think about...it's been there for 40 years and is ok. Why should I move it? I do plan on putting some type of grill guard on it. I'll do some thinking on it it'll will most probably be after the first of the year before I mess with it. Either way I can't believe they didn't put some type of guard on it from the factory.

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Also on tank, many times the sheetmetal shield on Back side of tank is taken out. It keeps exhaust and engine heat away from the tank. That seemed more important to me when fixing mine. I had to buy a tank and shield for mine. Far as moving, there just isn't much room for anything under tin of this tractor, pretty compacted with internals and that is big engine too. I painted mine MM yellow and red and had silver on the tank out front.  Sold it to a Horse collector that just didn't understand why I would paint like that! The hydro rear is a little diff than the smaller units, even tho they look similar. Why change hubs??  Have four bolt wheels and want 5? That will reduce from 15" tires to 12 or ? then?   The 15's are harder to find, and ags  I think are no longer made in that size.

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Posted November 23, 2014 - 11:07 AM

I put a solid grill from a newer GT-14 on mine (1969 model)  to protect the fuel tank.


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 03:46 PM

I've got these tires I'd like to use. The 16hp is in and the tractor has pretty much been rewired. It's tight by the solenoid and coil. I have a 5" pulley but would like a 5.5" like what should be on it. This 16 only has a 1" crank.

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Posted November 24, 2014 - 12:42 PM

David, you might consider moving the coil and condensor up to the top of the heat shield like it is on the '72... actually that is how I had it so the bolt holes are already there.



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Posted November 24, 2014 - 07:11 PM

I will if something rubs or interferes. I'm so close to driving this around it's killing me lol. It'll be Wednesday before I get to work on it again.

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Posted November 26, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Of course the tank it's leaking. I know it's a common problem but it doesn't matter. I cab get the damn thing to turn over. I'm getting real tired real quick of nothing ever going right with gts. I'm real close to saying the hell with everything.

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Posted November 26, 2014 - 08:47 PM

Are you f'in kidding me. The wind tossed the hood across the yard the other day. I didn't realize it and caught it with the truck tire. Unbelievable.

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Posted November 26, 2014 - 11:19 PM

What a pos. This tractor it's dead to me. This engine came from a jd 316 if memory serves me. I used it in my Massey 1650. It's been sitting for months now with no oil in it. I was thinking maybe everything had dried out. I took the spark plug out to lube the cylinder. I put a screw driver in the cylinder hole and cranked it over. How much travel should be in the piston? There was very little up and down movement with the screw driver.

I'm tired of pushing these in and out of the shop. For whatever reason the ramps seem to be getting steeper. I think this may be a better parts machine than a tractor.

Edited by BairleaFarm, November 26, 2014 - 11:21 PM.





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