This may be well known to some on the forum, but I found it very interesting!
Does it use a smaller water pump? Scott
Thanks Bud for the engine show, that is a sweet little guy. Joe
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Now that is sweet! Do you plan to put it in a car?
If anyone has a desire for one, I have one that's been cut in two also, and is chain driven to a narrowed Buick rear end , they made a garden tractor out of it, presently stuck and the wheels are down to the hubs firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you convert yours or buy it that way? Is it a smooth runner?
I'm curious as to how he extended the crank to mount the flywheel.
My grandpa cut it in half in the late 1930's to use as a 2 wheeled garden tiller, then in the mid 40's, my dad and my uncle made it into a tractor/doodlebug. It has sat on my uncles/grandpas farm until my uncle gave it to me last year. I rebuilt the engine, but the crank broke shortly after I got it finished. I'm going to fix it this winter. The crank was cut off in front of the center main, a hole was then drilled in the end of the center main. Then he cut off the front main at the back and turned the main bearing surface down and pressed the 2 halves together. NO, it does not run smooth, it sounds just like a John Deere B! and it hops up and down a little. it is on a shortened T frame, and the engine is coupled to a model A transmission and the to a TT rear axle. The steering shaft has been shortened, and it has a wooden a buggy seat on it.
I guess it would be considered a true depression era tractor. Although I don't know how much power it has. I have a ruxstell rear end and a Aluminum warford that I may put in this winter.
Thanks for the info Brian. Amazing what people did during the depression! Nowadays if you can't buy it ready to go, most people won't fool with it.