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#1 nycub122 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 02:57 AM

I recently bought a 1976 Ford LGT 165 in pretty good shape, but need some help adjusting the hydro tansmission.
When the tractor is running and the speed control is in either the low or high range, the tractor will creep forward on its own.
There must be a way to adjust this, but the owner/service manual I have is for the later series of LGT 165, and I can't find the adjustment for the older(open side) tractor.
Any help would be appreciated.
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GEL

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 03:32 AM

:welcometogttalk:I think there is not much difference between the open side versus closed side tractors. The fwd/rev should have two springs connected to it, one going fwd w/adjustment and one (smaller) going to the rear. If yours has both springs on it, the front spring needs adjusted where it attaches on the forward end. Mine was missing the rear spring when I got it and would creep fwd.
Ford fwdrev2.jpg
This is from the parts manual for the 3335 tractor which yours should be.
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Posted August 01, 2011 - 06:52 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk.

Sounds like Kenny has the information you need. Glad you're getting help so quickly.

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 03:35 PM

Welcome GEL to GTT! Glad to have you aboard. Kenny has you heading in the right area. Don't be slow to ask more questions if you need/want to. That's what we're here for, to help one another & just enjoy our hobby.

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Easiest way is to jack the rear end off the ground and have it running while adjusting

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 08:14 PM

Mike, that takes all the fun out of it! Yeah, it is the safest way. I'm just having a good evening, so don't mind me.
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Posted August 08, 2011 - 06:31 PM

I am new here and have had my Jacobsen 1450 for about two weeks. Have no idea what I am doing but have enough tools and want to make me dangerous! So take it as you want, but I just fixed this problem tonight on mine! Mine was creeping in reverse and if you look at Kenny's pic, I took part 66 and 67 off and cranked it in a few turns. It fixed the problem. Worked for me! Good luck!

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 06:49 PM

You can also loosen the nut (59) and turn 58 so the spring (60) loosens/tightens. Glad the pic helped, Buck.
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Posted August 08, 2011 - 07:30 PM

Kenny, Mine is still doing it a little bit. Not as bad so I cut the lawn tonight. But I am going to try your way tomorrow. Ran out of daylight LOL! I got a funny feeling this new to me tractor is going to be addictive!

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 03:31 AM

Thanks to all for the help/information.
Found the adjustment nut and made the adjustment as was suggested.
Now there is no creep in either direction, so I think I've solved the problem.
Thanks again, this is really a great forum.
GEL




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