Hello-- I recently uncovered a problem with one of my 10 hp LGT Ford tractors 1980 era close side,. The right angle gear box between the engine and transaxle is heating up after running for about an hour then the engine starts losing power. If you have worked on these jacobsen built tractors , the clearance is tight, and it would seem at this time, there may not be enough clearance in the rag joint couplings between engine and gear box. Im going to start by emptying all grease out of gear box. Note that there is no breather on these boxes. The gear box drives a belt between peerless 2300 manual 4 speed transaxel.
Hoping someone that has gone down this road can offer good advice. Rebob