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Re: Ever made a homemade tractor?


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Posted by husker44a on December 21, 2012 at 19:26:10 from (199.47.66.61):

In Reply to: Ever made a homemade tractor? posted by Lanse on December 21, 2012 at 10:16:32:

Lanse...
Let me say this.....The easiest and most simple gas carburetorted engine to run is the Chevrolet small block. 305,350. All of these have a HEI distributor. One wire alternator. One hot wire from a switched hot wire WILL start these. This is what we run in the demo cars. Very simple to wire. As the coil is under the distributor cap. 12 volt from the battery. Hot wire from battery to the starter on a push button switch. As for trannys, I would look for a older Chevy farm truck with the parking brake on the tranny. To run hydraulics use a power steering pump from a Chevy car or truck. I would look for a 3/4 ton pickup with the lockout style hubs. Get some center pivot tires with wheels. Make them work by cutting the Chevy wheel centers and weld them to the pivot wheels. Good tractor style lug tires. Should be a fun winter project.


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