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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 09:33 PM

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This had a steering column off a Ford model-T.
The steering shaft went under the engine and came out in front of the axle.
This put the steering wheel down really low.

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The front of the steering shaft had a piece of metal welded to it with a rod that went out to one of the wheels.

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The new front axle has a steering arm that sits up over the wheel and rotates forward and backward to steer the tractor.

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This is a 1 to 1 right angle gear box off a mower deck.
It has a splined collar that fits on one of the shafts.
I'm going to use it to bring the steering shaft out the side of the frame.

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A section of 3/4 inch steel rod is welded to the splined collar and a bracket is machined out to mount the gear box to the frame.

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The gear box and steering shaft are mounted in place.

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The steering shaft is supported on the frame rail by a pillow block bearing.

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This is one of the legs off a round metal table.
I'm going to make the steering column support out of this.

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The table leg is trimmed to size and one end is welded to a steel plate.

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This is then bolted to the side of the frame rail.

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The upper end of the support is trimmed out to fit the model-T steering column.
The support is then welded to the steering column.

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The steering column and support are mounted.

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his is the new steering arm that will mount on the steering shaft.

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The steering arm and steering rod are mounted.

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The front wheels turn fully in both directions.

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Edited by MH81, August 28, 2016 - 09:05 AM.

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#2 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 09:34 PM

The model-T steering column has two levers mounted under the steering wheel.
These levers operated the spark advance and the throttle on the Ford car.
I'm going to use them to operate the choke and the throttle.

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The levers control two rods that stick out at the bottom of the column.

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I fastened a lever on each of the rods.
Each lever has a brass fitting to hold a control cable.

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Two cable clamps are welded to a piece of steel.
This will be bolted to the underside of the engine mounting bracket.

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This is how it looks with the cables mounted.

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 09:45 PM

Looking great Ray, you can now drive it around right?
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Posted September 30, 2011 - 11:46 PM

Looking good, Ray! I like the steering column.
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Posted October 01, 2011 - 05:51 AM

Very cool looking machine. Now would this be concidered a doodlebug tractor? It at least has one ford part in it.
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Posted October 01, 2011 - 06:25 AM

Still being amazed by your fabrications Ray. I was going to ask you what you were going to leave the throttle and spark levers on there,but I see you are,good thinking.:thumbs:

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 07:21 AM

Now would this be considered a doodlebug tractor? It at least has one ford part in it.

I don't think it would be considered a "doodlebug".
The doodlebugs were cars or trucks that were cut down to make a tractor out of them.
This is a walk behind garden tractor that is stretched out to make a riding tractor.

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 07:27 AM

That is rather neat how you have the throttle and choke set up. I wouldn't have thought about that. Does it turn fairly easily when sitting still? Lots of neat ideas in your builds. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted October 01, 2011 - 07:47 AM

Wow it is really looking better then before, the throttle lever and cable set up you made is great, loving it,
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Posted October 01, 2011 - 01:21 PM

Does it turn fairly easily when sitting still?

Actually they might turn too freely.
I think this will have the same problem that the Ford model-T had in that when the front wheels hit a rut it would try to turn the front wheels and jerk the steering wheel out of your hands.

However I don't think that is going to be much of a problem on the tractor.
This doesn't go very fast and it will only be driven around tractor shows where the ground is most often smooth.

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 01:38 PM

I agree with you Ray,I don't think you will be going fast enough to worry about that.

Did I mention that you're doing a great job.:D:D
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Posted October 01, 2011 - 07:53 PM

I just love the built basically from scratch steering system! Your skills are top notch Ray! Thanks again for sharing with us!
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Posted October 01, 2011 - 08:01 PM

Looks like some great work. Thanks for sharing the pics and the update. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Posted October 05, 2011 - 09:54 AM

First off, that is an AWESOME job with the steering column! I love the use of the hand controls. As for the steering, you could look into a small steering damper to help smooth it out.

Actually they might turn too freely.
I think this will have the same problem that the Ford model-T had in that when the front wheels hit a rut it would try to turn the front wheels and jerk the steering wheel out of your hands.

However I don't think that is going to be much of a problem on the tractor.
This doesn't go very fast and it will only be driven around tractor shows where the ground is most often smooth.


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 08:56 AM

Next phase of the project can be found here
http://gardentractor...shaw-du-all-10/




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