I picked this up this weekend, and I only bought it cause I thought it was really cool.I'm kinda old skool for the fact that I like mechanical crap, engines, and obviously tractors, so I couldn't resist.
The guy I bought it from owned it with his brother. They got it at auction 4 years ago, and apparently the guy who built it passed, so hence the auction. Unfortunately that's all the info I have on it. I have figured out what some parts are, but not all of them.
Just a little synopsis,
The engine is a tiny flattie 4 popper, (head is about 12" long) http://flycorvair.ne...rsue-happiness/
that does not currently run, but I dont see any problems there other than some small stuff. I love the tiny 2 blade fan it's sporting!! :) The tractor has hydros with an AllisChalmers belt driven pump on the side of the engine. The oil tank is vertically mounted under the hood, and the gas tank is the one mounted on the rear. The gear box looks like the 3spd ford in the above link that runs to a chain to the rear axle. The rear axle looks close to a dana 44, but the hubs are 4 bolt, so I'm not sure what it is, and I'll have to look again, but I thought I counted 11 bolts? The steering gear, and hydraulic hand brake are unknown as well, but cool none the less. Left foot clutch peddle, and the right foot is the gas, hand choke, and the good ol 6 volt start/charge system. I am not sure if the tins came from something, or were fabricated, but they are heavy as all heck. The radiator cap (stamped Ford) is brass as is the neck, so im thinking the whole thing maybe brass? The wheels in the rear are 4.50 x 12, and have the Crosley moons on them, so im almost sure the wheels are Crosley too. (notice the right tire is bald!!) The fronts are definitely something I have not seen before. They appear to be a 2 piece aluminium wheel with a good sized hub. I have seen wheels like this before, but only in steel.
I dont plan on changing much on it, (cleaning some welds, filling in some holes for now, maybe more) but can't wait to get started on it once it warms up here, IF it ever warms up? LOL
Maybe swap the right rear for the left once she's runnin!!! ;) Ill post as soon as I get going on her, so check back, and by all means ask any questions you may have, enjoy the pics, more to come....
Edited by stiemmy, April 04, 2015 - 06:51 PM.