After hanging around here for a while, and reading all the discussions, I convinced myself that I needed a tractor with loader.
I picked up a 1973 140H3, with a newly built PF Engineering loader, for what I think is a good price.
It starts and runs good, engine had new starter, coil, plug, points, and rectifier.
Loader works smoothly.
I'm going over it, and doing a few minor repairs/improvements, adjusting brakes, adding weight, etc.
I'm planning to do the "poor man's power steering" adding thrust bearings on the front spindles.
Then, the other day, I ran across a discussion, that mentioned bronze bushings, in the front axle, where the spindles pass.
I figured, as long as I have the front end apart, I would replace them, as well. Given the age, they are probably worn.
I looked in my parts book, and found part number, a bit of looking, found dimensions, and ordered the bushings.
or so I thought...........
then I noticed, my tractor has 1" spindles, but the bushings are 3/4"ID, x 1 1/8" OD.
A little digging, found that, indeed, they made a change to 1", on later models.
So, back to looking for bushings, to fit, before I take it all apart.
That's where I got stuck-I'm coming up blank on information on the larger bushings.
One discussion I read, left me with the impression that maybe the bushing was eliminated?
Where do I go from here?
Thanks for any info.