Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

New engine ordered for repower


  • Please log in to reply
69 replies to this topic

#16 Cvans ONLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 4,507 Thanks
  • 5,025 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted December 01, 2011 - 05:47 PM

Ring a ding ding ding :bigrofl:

I said 2 cylinder not 2 cycle :smile1:

I guess the 2 cylinder thing goes back many years to my A & B Poppin Johnnies.

#17 olcowhand OFFLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,650 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted December 01, 2011 - 06:16 PM

Hey, just had an idea! Put some Bel Ray 2 stroke racing oil in the diesel fuel! It'll give top end lubing, plus put out that lovely smell Bel Ray gives off!

#18 Guest_ACguy1994_*

Guest_ACguy1994_*
  • Guests
  • Member No: 0
  • 0 Thanks

Posted December 01, 2011 - 06:43 PM

how many horse is the engine you ordered? also i can attest to the 3 cylinder engines running smooth. im selling a kubota b1550 for a family friend, and she told me to drive the kubota around (which i loved) and the lil 17 horse 3 cyl in it is smooth.

#19 Cvans OFFLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 4,507 Thanks
  • 5,025 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted December 01, 2011 - 07:25 PM

Put some Bel Ray 2 stroke racing oil in the diesel fuel!

Back in the day I remember the distinct smell of Castor Oil. Haven't smelled that in years. Never ran it myself but you sure knew who was.

I think the Z600 is rated at 14.5 to 15hp. range. I know it is a little less than the Z620 at 16hp. I've never even come close to stalling it so the Z600 should be fine. I also have available a Z700 out of a Kubota CUT but it is a large block 2 cylinder. I'm going to look at it and a ZB400 as he has offered them at a very reasonable price.
Boy it's hard to say no when someone does that. I think I will take the SportTrac so I won't be tempted to bring anything else home.

#20 JDBrian ONLINE  

JDBrian

    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,574 Thanks
  • 14,136 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted December 01, 2011 - 07:52 PM

Hey, just had an idea! Put some Bel Ray 2 stroke racing oil in the diesel fuel! It'll give top end lubing, plus put out that lovely smell Bel Ray gives off!


Ahhh...I just love the smell of 2 stroke smoke in the morning!

#21 olcowhand OFFLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,650 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted December 01, 2011 - 07:56 PM

Ahhh...I just love the smell of 2 stroke smoke in the morning!


Back when I raced, I used Bel Ray MC1+ exclusively & NEVER had an engine failure! Never liked the smell of bean oil myself, but the Bel Ray smelled oh so good!

#22 olcowhand OFFLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,650 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted December 01, 2011 - 08:05 PM

Chris, check these diesel powered heaters out. Ad says gasoline powered, but look at the injector line, and the tag says diesel too. Not a big engine, but cheap if you were close enough for pickup.
Military Surplus Heater, Engine, & Shelter, Gas, Ground Type H, Used | eBay
  • Cvans said thank you

#23 Cvans OFFLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 4,507 Thanks
  • 5,025 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted December 01, 2011 - 09:11 PM

Those look like they would be fun to mess with. I'm gong to see if I can get enough info from the tag photo to track them down for more information. Would like to know who's engine is in them.

#24 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,650 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted December 01, 2011 - 09:17 PM

He has another listing for same type heater that DOES specify diesel powered, and he has 2 of them. I forgot to copy the link...sorry, as he has 16 pages!

#25 Cvans OFFLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 4,507 Thanks
  • 5,025 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted December 01, 2011 - 10:20 PM

Your trying to get my place to look like his aren't you. Ain't going to happen! Fun to dream though.

#26 skyrydr2 ONLINE  

skyrydr2

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5032
  • 3,417 Thanks
  • 3,164 posts
  • Location: Gardner, Massachusetts!

Posted December 02, 2011 - 05:08 AM

Powersteering will be a must on the Ford, as the steeringbox is not a very good ratio. The tractor with that Eaton transmission is capable of many many hard tasks, mine works its butt off! I sort of wish it had just a bit more HP, as that transmission will shut the engine off !
And if you put a loader on it, you may find it needing more.
These rigs mow really nice too, are you planning to mow with it ? If so the pto clutch will need to be mounted. The driveshaft should basically bolt right on to the crank pulley, mine did, but it was tight.

I made a cradle basically, that contains all the engine components except the radiator , that is mounted to the frame . I can undo a few wires ,2 hydraulic hoses and 6 bolts and slip the engine out complete with radiator and battery.

My biggest issue was a fuel tank, not much room left under the tin for one, so I made one out of the left fender, holds 3 gallons exactly .

#27 Cvans ONLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 4,507 Thanks
  • 5,025 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted December 02, 2011 - 10:08 AM

skyrydr2 I have an idea that I might be requesting photos down the line. Your component system sounds very desirable to me. I'm a very big fan of "simple":laughingteeth:
I also can't see the sense of re-engineering something that is already successful. With your permission of course.
I will probably try and get the PTO hooked up. It worked out well on the Bolens so I would like to do it again.
Looking forward to getting started.

#28 skyrydr2 ONLINE  

skyrydr2

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5032
  • 3,417 Thanks
  • 3,164 posts
  • Location: Gardner, Massachusetts!

Posted December 02, 2011 - 02:25 PM

Copying someone's work is the largest form of flattery :thumbs:
I think I have drawings of the mounts I made. But mine is the D 600 so there may be a few discrepancys. ? A teaser....
Posted Image
  • Utah Smitty said thank you

#29 Utah Smitty ONLINE  

Utah Smitty

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5557
  • 1,643 Thanks
  • 1,746 posts
  • Location: Northern Utah

Posted August 19, 2012 - 12:11 AM

Where can we find the thread on the diesel repower of the Ford LGTs? I remember reading it when I first started with the forum last year, but I can't seem to find it, now.

Utah Smitty

#30 Salatino OFFLINE  

Salatino

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 1100
  • 29 Thanks
  • 188 posts
  • Location: Cincinnati ohio

Posted August 19, 2012 - 09:45 AM

"On the pipe"-
Daniel I haven't heard that expression since my good old days of dirt biking back in the 1970s !

I was just thinking the same exact thing, you took the words outta my mouth as I was reasing, " On the pipe " I use to ride dirtbikes & 4-wheelers also. Me and about5 friends,we all had banshees! Man them things were so cool & fast,even stock! Use to love goin out ridin with all my buddies




Top