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#1 Delmar OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Brought home a well used Ford LGT 145.  Motor is toast, seems to have a broken connecting rod at the very least. Previous owner was mowing with it when it locked up. Had a shop look at it and they said it was not worth fixing.   He kept the tractor for 10 more years, planning to restore it someday, but never did.

 I saw the ad online, saw it came with a mower deck and a tiller, and was lucky enough to be the first one to call.

 

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 03:41 AM

Nice find.  PTO and deck looks like it's in good shape! Have fun!


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 04:18 AM

Cool. What's that next to the left rear wheel on the concrete?


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 04:57 AM

Cool. What's that next to the left rear wheel on the concrete?

Looks like a 2x4.....Tire was flat?

 

Good find


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 05:38 AM

yep, 2x4.  that tire is rotted, I was trying to keep the tractor level.  Had a solution of acetone/tranny fluid sitting on top of the piston to free up the rings.  the p o had taken the head off of the motor 10 years ago to see what the problem was and never put it back.  After I vacuumed out the mouse nest in the cylinder I tried freeing up the piston to see what the motor was like.  That's how I found out the connecting rod was broke.


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 05:48 AM

Got it! The rust stains on it had me wondering. Still a good save!


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