Old Photo - Tractor Conversion

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Old Photo - Tractor Conversion
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Saturday, March 08, 2014 - 10:00 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Saturday, March 08, 2014 - 11:59 pm:

Looks like a Fond Du Lac conversion.
Has the internal bull gear inside the rear wheels.
I have one like it.
An old farmer told me...looks like the bull gear jumped the heifer shaft.
I think that happened to mine!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 05:23 pm:

Sheeesh,.....some guys just hafta' get sex into everything!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 07:48 pm:

I'm not too old!
How about you, Harold?
Missed you at the meeting a week ago.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Lyon, PDX, OR. on Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 10:58 pm:

I've never seen a tractor conversion and was wondering how they got the front suspension up so high? Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 11:44 pm:

Don,
Mine has the front axle narrowed and some pieces of 1/2" plate bolted from the front crossmember to the axle with a pivot for uneven ground.
No spring and it's a little higher than original.
I can post a pic if it would help.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren W. Mortensen on Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 11:50 pm:

Some turned the front axle up-side-down.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 12:40 am:

You can see the front axle in this shot.



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 07:06 am:

Don,

Narrowing the axle was one method of raising (see my profile pick - that's my '25 Shaw conversion kit - and you'll see what I mean about narrowing/raising). I have'21/'27 doodlebug I am currently working on that has a single-point, pivot front end mount (no leaf springs). The pivot point was made especially tall to increase clearance.

Bob,

Have emailed you about yours and I know you and your grandkids have plans for her - BUT, should those plans ever change.....


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