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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted July 21, 2015 - 06:21 AM

Yesterday I brought up the remnants of a Ford LGT 165 I have sitting out back. I hope to use the Hydro on a project that is in the works, so I needed to get it torn apart. I plan to use the foot pedal for travel so that will stay with it. I had already taken some things off, now it is getting into the rest of it.

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First off was the deck lift mechanism. May be able to use some of these pieces on the Ford.

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Next is the front axle. The roll pin came out easily, but the pin itself needed a BFH to drive it out. Seems to be in decent shape otherwise.

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Now I am deciding where to cut the frame as I want to keep the rear section attached for now. Hopefully, I will have the tractor home this goes into so I will be able to see what I need.

 

I guess I will go ahead and spill the beans! The tractor I hope to put this into is an AC 716 6-speed. It had been used as a puller and they cut the front frame to accept a Kohler Magnum Twin, which I happen to have one of those. I plan to take everything from the BGB back off it and install this Eaton/Peerless in there. I will have a different seat/rear fender arraignment also. Should keep me busy for a while.

As I get going, I will need some help figuring some things out. It will be next month before I bring the AC home, so stay tuned.


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 06:44 AM

Kenny would that be known as an Allis Ford or a Ford Chalmers. Sounds like an interesting build. It will be interesting to see how you put the 2 different frame styles together. 


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 06:53 AM

It's going to be fun, Brian! The tubes from the Ford frame may go away, but I want to leave them for now. I need the other 'half' to see what stays and what goes. I have never taken either type tractor apart this far so have no idea what I am looking at. I would like to see if it is feasible to lengthen the wheelbase a few inches, Plus I plan to have the rear wheels out wider (install the Ford wheels inside out). Plus I will use the 2-valve hydraulics so I can have separate front and rear hyds. I need to find another handle for that set of spools.



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Posted July 21, 2015 - 08:32 AM

Kenny would that be known as an Allis Ford or a Ford Chalmers. Sounds like an interesting build. It will be interesting to see how you put the 2 different frame styles together. 

Been thinking about that, Brian, and came up with Alford!



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Posted July 21, 2015 - 08:43 AM

Kenny, your projects always turn out so nice; I'll be :watch_over_fence:  following along on this one.


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 09:02 AM

I would stick with the tube frame if it was me. Not sure what you had planned, but the tube frame jakes are probably the strongest and easiest to modify


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 03:37 PM

:watch_over_fence:


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 03:57 PM

Great to see you working on another project. If that's the tractor I brought up to you, it was a LGT 145. But that doesn't change anything as they were the same.
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Posted July 21, 2015 - 04:07 PM

I'm watching, I want to see the result. And I like stuff like this


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 06:00 PM

Great to see you working on another project. If that's the tractor I brought up to you, it was a LGT 145. But that doesn't change anything as they were the same.

Yes it is Brian! I could not see getting it back running again as there was too many things wrong!

 

I got it cut in 2, but having second thoughts as I am not sure if what is left will work. Gotta get the 716 home so I know what I am working towards!



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Posted July 21, 2015 - 06:40 PM

What little I ran that tractor, the hydro was tight. Should make a good rearend for the All is.
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Posted July 21, 2015 - 06:48 PM

What little I ran that tractor, the hydro was tight. Should make a good rearend for the All is.

That's good to hear!

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Posted July 27, 2015 - 05:16 PM

I took the rest of the frame off it today! Also gave it a bath! Drained the fluid, too! Just waiting for the 716 to get here now!

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not sure what is going on with the brake, it wobbles badly! But I have pics on how things go.


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Posted July 29, 2015 - 05:19 PM

Got some of the rear things sorted out and a basic frame made today!

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I threw in a Sears Craftsman II fuel tank to see what it looked like on there!

 


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Posted July 31, 2015 - 05:19 AM

Been fooling with this some more! I have the brake mechanism set up. I want to make a couple spacers for the pin to keep the band more centered. I also reworked the arm for the 3-point lift as it was too close to the brake. You can see it in the third pic of post 14. I'll get some pics today.

I did shoot a couple as I was cutting the new piece for the lift arm. I wanted to cut a 45° angle, but didn't want to spend the time moving the fence for the band saw. so I came up with this.

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I think I did okay as the 2 cut off pieces are nearly the same.

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Today, I'll be working on the cylinder mount for the rear lift. I don't plan to have a center lift right now. I think I have just enough room to get the cylinder between the brake and side. We'll see.






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