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#16 jpswift1 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 29, 2017 - 11:37 PM

This is turning out to be a pretty up front and inexpensive project so far.  I got the steel, 2, 12" pieces of 1"x2" rectangular tube for the engine mounts and everything lines up perfectly from what I can tell so far.  I ended up going with 3/4" 4140 Chromoly (annealed) because it will work great for a shaft application and when it's pre-heated it'll take a weld just fine.  I removed the old driveshaft, and from what I can tell the drive-line angle is exactly what it was with the Kohler K532.  I'm just waiting on the stub shaft for the Command (which should be in tomorrow from epay).  At that point I can measure how long I'll need the driveshaft to be and I'll take it to my welder and have him get it just right......these guys to top notch work at great prices.  After I mount the engine and the new driveshaft is lined up with the old flanges welded onto it, the only thing left to do to get it up and running and driving will be the wiring harness.  I will be doing all of the cosmetics and getting it looking nice and clean and original with a fresh coat and any other wear parts will be replaced.


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Posted November 14, 2017 - 11:27 PM

Here are a few more updates.  I got the plastic parts all cleaned and shined up and they look like brand new.  Also, I found a brand new 1-1/8" stub shaft for the 23HP Kohler Command on ebay and I now have it on my workbench.  I should have waited rather than order the 1" stub shaft that I mentioned in my previous post, but oh well, it was cheap.  I will be getting the engine in and taking measurements for the driveshaft next once everything is in place.  After that it's time to have my new drive shaft welded up and the only thing left to do will be to wire the engine up and work on cosmetics and little wear parts that need replaced. 

 

Also, here's a 6 pack of Rustoleum Ford Blue at Home Depot for only $13.40!!!  I got 2 cases for this project.....that's 12 cans.  What a deal!

 

https://www.homedepo...ASABEgKP0PD_BwE


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Posted November 16, 2017 - 05:59 AM

That is a good price on the paint. I found a bunch of Vansickle "Ford Red" paint on sale for $1.47 one time. I wasnt even aware that ford red was a real color. I bought 6 cans, havent used any of it yet.


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Posted November 25, 2017 - 02:11 AM

I got the rear fenders/running boards/rear cover assembly off........all in one unit, which is kind of neat I must say.  I took it to my welder/sandblaster shop and he blasted and primed it and it turned out like BRAND NEW!  There are practically no flaws in the metal, so it'll be ready for a fresh coat of white paint next.  Also I got an updated set of decals.  These were for a ford 2120, but they fit the 195 PERFECTLY.  I will need to trim a bit of excess off, but the white black and red give it a nice updated look.  I will get some pics tomorrow for you guys.


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Posted November 26, 2017 - 09:01 PM

Sorry to break a promise on the pics, guys.  My old digital camera is acting up so I'll see if I can do something with the camera on the flip phone.


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Posted January 13, 2018 - 10:54 PM

Well here's a few updates for you guys, which are long overdue since I have been working on my Case 224 and finishing up some little things on my Massey Ferguson 1855.......3 projects at once. 

 

I bought a brand new pair of Carlisle Tru Power 29x12.50-15 ag tires (fromt jet.com and after all the discounts, they were pretty cheap actually).

 

I bought a pair of round LED fender lights off ebay to give it a "big tractor" look (the ones that have an amber lens facing the front and a red facing the rear like on the fenders of a semi truck).

 

I got a set of speaker 780 headlights that I put LED bulbs in since my tractor didn't have the optional front lights

 

I purchased the 3 point hitch side links and top link so I'll have a 3 point hitch for this tractor now.  And fellow GT Talk member and LGT195 owner Tom was extremely helpful and sent me a pair of Cat 0 lift arms to complete the setup.

 

I sprayed the Rustoleum Ford Blue followed by clear coat and it turned out very nice......I'll be wet sanding and buffing it next and applying the decals, which will give it a very nice fresh updated look like the newer Ford tractors (which I really like).

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Posted January 14, 2018 - 07:49 AM

That’s looking great
On the Kohler wiring, it should have a harness...
Should use
Blue-start
Red-carb solenoid
White- magneto ground
Purple-alt output

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Posted January 14, 2018 - 01:57 PM

That’s looking great
On the Kohler wiring, it should have a harness...
Should use
Blue-start
Red-carb solenoid
White- magneto ground
Purple-alt output

Spencer

 

 

Thank you.....that helps a lot.  I was going to use the wiring harness from the Cub Cadet that the Kohler Command was originally in, but it had so many ridiculous electronic safety non nonsensical items, so I figured I'd just start from scratch.


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#24 Cushman fixer ONLINE  

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Posted January 14, 2018 - 02:32 PM

Thank you.....that helps a lot. I was going to use the wiring harness from the Cub Cadet that the Kohler Command was originally in, but it had so many ridiculous electronic safety non nonsensical items, so I figured I'd just start from scratch.


Yes sir, i usually do that too, especially on the Cushman’s.
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