With all the posts about 'repowering' these tractors, I thought I should get a thread started on this. I bought this old Ford several years back in very sad shape. The engine smoked worse than a freight train. I pulled the engine and installed new rings, hoping to do a proper rebuild at a later date. I also took out the balance gears, as I didn't want a hand grenade under the hood. It ran fine for some time, then one day while mowing it decided it had enough. After a small screech and faint clunk, the engine stopped firing as the crank shaft slowed to a stop. I parked it, as at the time I hadn't the $ to rebuild the engine. After seeing a few threads here, I came to the conclusion the piston must have separated at the oil rings.
Now, nearly 2 years later, I have a very smooth running K341S that I plan to install. The original engine is a K341AQS. I did some home work and find this engine should be a direct bolt in other than the oil pan. This I will change once both engines are pulled from their respective tractors. The engine is coming out of an Allis Chalmers 416S that I purchased for parts for my other 416S.
If weather holds, I plan to start this 'repower' soon. Of course, pics will be taken and posted.
I miss this Ford. I love the foot pedal hydro on it. Plus this will give me a tractor/tiller package, along with the snow blade and mower. Hopefully, I can have the Ford up to the shop by this weekend to start taking it apart.
There are several threads on this tractor on here as I documented most everything I have done to it. Just search for any of my threads on this tractor and implements. I still need a proper seat for it, but that may get taken care of this Spring.