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Posted October 30, 2011 - 02:31 PM

Just purchased an LGT 165 with a bad engine for $200.00. Everything else is suppose to be in good working order. Never owned a Ford before so this should be interesting. I have always had a hankering to try one of the Chinese diesels so this might be a good opportunity to give one a try. I'm very please that this model has the hydraulic lift and 2 speed differential. Appears to be in decent shape but photos can do that. Will know more Tuesday afternoon.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 02:39 PM

Good looking Ford! Looks like he's been touching up the fender pan. Seems the paint always leaves those pans.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 03:56 PM

Looks a lot better than mine did. Good luck with the repower.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 03:56 PM

Looks good....The trouble with retrofitting another engine in those, is that the crank extends out the front and rear. Accessories are driven off the front and tractor drive from rear.....Might take some fancy machine work.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 04:01 PM

Nice looking Ford. There was one year that Ford made a diesel version. It was 1987 - 14hp 3cyl. Shibauru LC diesel.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 04:06 PM

.Might take some fancy machine work

Fortunately I'm set up for that. I kind of enjoy the challenge of it anyway.

Looks like he's been touching up the fender pan

I noticed that. I'm wondering what the pictures don't show?:confuse:

Good luck with the repower.

Depending on how the frame is built, I'm kind of thinking of building a utility truck with a dumping bed or box. I'll have to look things over before proceeding though.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 05:29 PM

Chris, I hope that the Ford is everything you hope it is and that whatever you repower it with drops in without too much cutting, welding, and refabrication work.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 06:04 PM

Thanks Casey. I'll post more photos when I get it home Tuesday. Sounds like the engine is in bad shape. Lots of smoke and quit running. No mention of holes though. everything else is suppose to be in good working order. We'll see.
From the photos I've seen on the net, these have an unusual frame it that's what you can call it.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 06:05 PM

Depending on how the frame is built, I'm kind of thinking of building a utility truck with a dumping bed or box. I'll have to look things over before proceeding though.

Here's what the frame looks like. Rear is on the left.
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Posted October 30, 2011 - 06:29 PM

Is it just me or do any of you hit the "reply to thread" button above and loose everything when your done typing? I keep doing it! :wallbanging:

Yep that is an unusual frame. Kenny was your tractor all blue originally? I have always liked that color. I painted many of our ammonia compressors that color over the years.
Who did your decals? They look nice. I figure that by Tuesday night I will be grease from ear to ear trying to figure out what makes a Ford work :smile1:

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 06:35 PM

Is it just me or do any of you hit the "reply to thread" button above and loose everything when your done typing? I keep doing it! :wallbanging:


Not having that heppen, but maybe you should copy your reply before hitting the button. Just take a second & save the headache of trying to remember what you just typed. ....my memory can be that short! LOL

Who did your decals? They look nice.


Those are my decals Chris. I only make the hood sides, front stripes, and rear fender decals though.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 06:54 PM

That's close Kenny, but for the standard transmission , the hydro frame rear is different.
These are nice rigs and will suck up a decent 3 cylinder diesel with ease . I am looking for another engine so I can do one for my father . Good luck Chris , I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 06:57 PM

When you are talking about the funny frame, I believe you are talking about the earlier 72-76 LGTs that have the oil pan welded to the frame.....The one you are looking at is not like that, but has a separate pan and motor mounts.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Good Looking Ford. I'm still working on rebuilding a LGT145

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 09:24 PM

I guess what I'm referring to is it that all of the tractors up to this one that I have worked on (no tube framed Bolens) have had either channel or formed metal frames. This appears to be a combination of formed tube and formed metal. Not real common. Please keep in mind that I have had no exposure to these Fords yet. None of what I have said is meant as ridicule only conjecture. From what I've seen in photos this tractor has rubber motor mounts like my CC 1450 or Bolens GT2000.
I'm looking forward to getting into this tractor but until then I am in the guessing mode as to what I'm gong to be dealing with. :smile1:
Thanks for the information.




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