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#1 stiemmy OFFLINE  

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Posted April 04, 2015 - 06:06 PM

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....

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Edited by stiemmy, April 04, 2015 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted April 04, 2015 - 06:23 PM

That is a very neat looking little tractor. Wonder if the engine is a Crosley?


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 06:33 PM

Weren't there Crosley tractors for awhile? Seems some were shown on here in past. That hood looks familiar from past posting. Maybe was ebay link?

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Posted April 04, 2015 - 06:40 PM

That is a very neat looking little tractor. Wonder if the engine is a Crosley?

I agree, it's very mechanical, seems like it takes 4 or more parts for one operation. LOL

 

Nope! Click on the link above. 

 

Weren't there Crosley tractors for awhile? Seems some were shown on here in past. That hood looks familiar from past posting. Maybe was ebay link?

Maybe someone here knows that one?

 

You are correct, it WAS on FEEbay!!!;)


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 06:44 PM

Apparently it is from a Ford Anglia.


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 06:50 PM

Apparently it is from a Ford Anglia.

BINGO!

Didn't Crosley only come as OHV?


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 07:00 PM

The master cylinder looks to be 40 ford ----if it has 3 bolts to hold it on.


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 07:07 PM

Were Ford Anglias common in America? It seems an odd choice.


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 07:42 PM

I like it, looks beefy.
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Posted April 04, 2015 - 08:09 PM

drag racer like the Ford Anglias back in the late 60s and early 70s


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 09:31 PM

Very cool machine for sure. If you clean up the PAT. #, you might be able to check out the rearend that way. Well built if not factory, someone really did a nice job re using parts from other pieces.


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Posted April 05, 2015 - 05:35 AM

Looks like a machine with real potential. A nice set of rear AG tires would look real nice. 



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Posted April 05, 2015 - 05:47 AM

I had an Anglia back in the day. But it was set up for a small block Chevy!


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Posted April 05, 2015 - 07:30 AM

The master cylinder looks to be 40 ford ----if it has 3 bolts to hold it on.

I haven't looked real close at it, but I do believe it has a 3 bolt flange?

The cap on the top is broken, so I will have to give it some attention sooner, or later.

 

Were Ford Anglias common in America? It seems an odd choice.

I do not believe so, it is in fact an odd choice, but it fits oh so well in that tractor.

 

I like it, looks beefy.

I know its heavy, I could really tell it was on my trailer when I towed it. I have an 06 GMC Yukon Denali

Maybe I should scale it sometime to see what it does weight out at?

 

Very cool machine for sure. If you clean up the PAT. #, you might be able to check out the rearend that way. Well built if not factory, someone really did a nice job re using parts from other pieces.

I agree, The time that the original builder had in it must have been huge.

I'll look into the rear when I get started on it whenever that is? If we move, space, and time will bottleneck my toy time. Heck, I still have 2 Panzers that need finished yet!!! :tapping_fingers:

 

Looks like a machine with real potential. A nice set of rear AG tires would look real nice. 

I couldn't agree more! They dont make a 4.50 x 12 in anything but car/trailer tires, but I think a 5.00 x 12 might fit?

Of coarse Coker tire has them, and you can get them in white walls. Those would be cool if it was a RatRod tractor project, who knows maybe it will be?

 

I had an Anglia back in the day. But it was set up for a small block Chevy!

:thumbs: I bet it hauled the mail!!!! :thumbs:


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Posted April 05, 2015 - 07:54 AM

I ended up selling it before I stuffed an engine in it. Steering was just a bit freaky with the extra weight up there!






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