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Posted June 28, 2015 - 06:06 AM

I'll guess the rear end goes with the tranny!


I was wondering the same, but I'm unsure??
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Posted June 28, 2015 - 06:11 AM

That's a really neat looking home made tractor.
Looks nimble and quick with more than a splash of power.
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Posted June 28, 2015 - 06:16 AM

Take a look at the plans for homemade tractors in the Manuals Section. It may be one of them. The rear end looks like it is two cast iron cases bolted together. That is probably before 1930. Very cool. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 05, 2015 - 12:56 PM

I worked on the old girl some yesterday. I made a batt hold down from scraps, and messed with the drive alignment. I didn't get it perfectly straight as the top bracket has a slight bend in it, but I'm happy with the results.

I pulled it under the tree in the yard, and used my come along to put light upward pressure on the upper horizontal bar. Next I removed the two bolts tieing it to the vertical bar. Then I started cranking on the winch until the drive chain tension was good, and the upper pulley looked closer than before. Finally I welded the brackets together as obviously the holes where the bolts were no longer lined up.

After I finished all of my work I took her for a spin, and She drives excellent. I do realize the proper way to have fixed the drive system would have been a complete rebuild, but I didn't choose that option for two reasons, 1. I didn't want to spend the cash on materials, cause I knew I could reuse what's there, and 2. I wanted to keep as much original steel on the tractor as possible. I'll take a video of it this afternoon with a walk around, and a little driving around, so keep an eye out!!

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Posted July 05, 2015 - 02:37 PM

Enjoy!!!


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Posted July 05, 2015 - 02:37 PM

I'm on my phone so I can't really see the pics but it appears to be a pretty cool tractor
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Posted July 05, 2015 - 02:48 PM

Thank you:)
Be sure to check out the video.

If anyone is going to the Garden Tractor Daze show next weekend, I'll have it there!

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Posted July 05, 2015 - 06:19 PM

That is a tough little machine.


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Posted July 05, 2015 - 07:18 PM

That is a tough little machine.


Yes, it aint too bad. A little light in the rear as far as traction goes, but it's neat.

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Posted July 05, 2015 - 08:06 PM

That's an awesome period piece of homebuilt ingenuity. Love it. 

 

Thanks for saving it from the scrap pile!


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Posted July 05, 2015 - 09:03 PM

I know Ford used bolt together banjo housings until the 40s. My 40 pickup is like that. I bet it's from the same truck that donated the transmission.
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Posted July 07, 2015 - 11:09 AM

You betcha, glad you enjoy it.

That's an awesome period piece of homebuilt ingenuity. Love it. 
 
Thanks for saving it from the scrap pile!



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Posted July 07, 2015 - 11:11 AM

I know Ford used bolt together banjo housings until the 40s. My 40 pickup is like that. I bet it's from the same truck that donated the transmission.


I was thinking the same along with some others here on the forums:)

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Posted July 12, 2015 - 05:56 PM

I took the Ol girl to the Garden Tractor daze show in Portage WI this weekend, and stretched her legs a little.

Soon as I got there, this was the first tractor off the trailer, and of course my buddy had to drive it, and less than 5 minutes he broke the starter drive (spring) oh well. Anyway, glad I took it cause I entered in the low idle contest, and won it with a purdy low, and steady 323 rpm. Now to clarify steady doesn't mean a peak low number and shut off, but to run at, or around that RPM. I was using a rope tied to a Cresent wrench for a handle, and wrapping the rope around the unused pulley on the engine.

Picture this, small pulley, long stroke, LOTS OF CAST IRON, can you say holy crap when you're trying to start that pig!!! Believe me, I didn't fiddle much with the idle in the contest as I didn't want to have to keep restarting that beast. I did have a blast though, and plan on fixing that spring.

I know, I know it's spring steel, but I think I can weld it too, only cause I hate being told I can't do it, so stay tuned More to come on this ol girl.... :)
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Posted July 15, 2015 - 08:53 PM

That is one totaly wicked home built tractor. Nice find.






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