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#1 Gorchino OFFLINE  

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Posted August 01, 2016 - 02:24 PM

Just wanted to introduce myself. My neighbors brother gave me a 1969 ford 120 that had been sitting under his deck for 25years. He said he parked it and never used it again. I actually went to my neighbors brothers house to cut his yard since he had not cut in in awhile due to having a hard time getting around because of his age. He asked if I would get most of the junk out from underneath his deck. Which is when I saw the 120. He told me I could scrap it if I wanted to. I said thanks but I'd rather keep it. I'd never seen a lawn mower like that and I instantly thought is was very unique. I brought it home and started looking on line to see what kind of info I could find on it. There is plenty of info but seems like parts are somewhat scarce. Some more than others. I've since taken it apart, repainted it and have it running and driving. Waiting for some parts to come in to finish it up. Next thing is to start to work on the 42" mower deck. I took it off and didn't take any pictures of it mounted. So I will be looking for some kind of diagram of the mower deck belt assembly. I need to have certain amount of post to download manuals etc. So I will start with this one. I took plenty of pics before taking the 120 apart except of the mowing deck. Let the 2nd part of my adventure/project begin.
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Posted August 01, 2016 - 02:38 PM

    There are a bunch of ford guys hear, and I think most like pictures. I know I do. Welcome   Don 



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Posted August 01, 2016 - 02:47 PM

Yes as do I. I was trying to figure that out. Thanks

 

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Edited by KennyP, August 01, 2016 - 02:54 PM.
Adjusted Gravity in the pics

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Posted August 01, 2016 - 02:50 PM

:wave: Welcome to the Forum! Plenty of Ford/Jacobsen nutcases here to help you along. I'll fix your pics in a bit. Is the deck Aluminum?


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Posted August 01, 2016 - 02:50 PM

Welcome to the forum. I don't know anything about fords but from the pictures I've seen they look like well built machines. It won't take long and you will be hooked like the rest of us.


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Posted August 01, 2016 - 02:57 PM

From the pics it looks like the aluminum deck. Even got the hubcaps and electric clutch. This is the manual for it. A few more posts and you can get any manual you need.


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Posted August 01, 2016 - 03:12 PM

Thanks for the pictures, that should keep you entertained for a considerable amount of time. After 25 years being parked it looks amazingly good. I hope you replaced all the old fluids and lubricants. I am always just more concerned with mechanics than cosmetics. Don   


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Posted August 01, 2016 - 03:34 PM

Welcome to GTTALK. That's a nice machine.

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Posted August 01, 2016 - 03:40 PM

That's a nice machine you got there. As secondtry said, replace all the fluids to ensure longevity.

Keep us posted; I have a Ford 100 myself.

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Posted August 01, 2016 - 05:02 PM

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Posted August 01, 2016 - 07:12 PM

Welcome to this site. Bunch of old iron types here....looks like you fit in nicely! That is a great tractor!

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Posted August 01, 2016 - 08:25 PM

Yes the deck is aluminum and thanks for fixing the pictures.I was able to get it running before I took it apart. The belt to the generator/starter was in decent condition. The other two were not. I read that is was probably better to change fluids prior to running so I did all fluids. I took plenty of pictures on the hydro fluid change. If anyone needs help with that I can let you know how I did that. I don't know if I should start another thread on that topic? Thanks everyone for the welcome!

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Posted August 01, 2016 - 08:49 PM

Man, its got all 4 hubcaps!  Good price on that also.



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Posted August 02, 2016 - 06:14 AM

Yes the deck is aluminum and thanks for fixing the pictures.I was able to get it running before I took it apart. The belt to the generator/starter was in decent condition. The other two were not. I read that is was probably better to change fluids prior to running so I did all fluids. I took plenty of pictures on the hydro fluid change. If anyone needs help with that I can let you know how I did that. I don't know if I should start another thread on that topic? Thanks everyone for the welcome!

You can just add to this thread if you want. Easier for you to find things again.


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 08:46 AM

I read about the hydro fluid change from another member on this site. I will look it up again, so I can give him credit. I just wanted to post some pictures incase someone else is thinking about doing this and is a bit uncertain. It's fairly easy. A bit messy but nothing that can't be cleaned up. I could not find the the hydro filter at all. Messicks said they didn't carry it any longer. I just soaked the old filter in kerosene and then blew it out with compressed air. Put it back in place, don't forget the spring that goes in front of the filter. I re used the old gasket that it had since it was still intact. So far its not leaking and hopefully it doesnt. If it doess well looks like I'll be doing this again. I also jacked up the front of the Ford 120 to get as much of the old fluid out. I put type A transmission fliud. The auto parts stores didn't have any, but I noticed that the local gas stations carried it. The brand is saxon gold. Put the the cover back on with all the screws and than take the plug off that is screwed on the cover and fill through that hole. I filled it up right below the fill hole. Now that I've driven it some I will recheck the fluid level.

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