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Since there is a "NO MORE TRACTORS" ban issued at my house I picked up this ford 172 motor that's attached to an old chuck & duck asplundh wood chipper. The engine is stuck. I picked it up for less than scrap so I can't really get hurt. Plenty of good parts on it. I was hoping in was a 192 so I could use it for pulling but no such luck.
 

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Power units are definitely a good source of spare engines. I passed up a Ford powered generator last year that I shouldn't have. Motor good, generator bad. Couldn't tell for sure what motor it was and didn't know where to look.

Looks like you are doing a good job sticking to the 'no more tractors' order....good thinking.... :D :D
 

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nice!

I also missed a good 172 a while back in an industrial setup.. wish I would have went and got it after seeing that one!
 
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Nope, not a tractor..........Your'e safe :lol: :lol: I could sure use a large chipper as well as I'm sure you could too. With all the trees we cut down just through the chips back in the woods.
Nice find ;)
 

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Although this one isn't a tractor I did mistakenly think I could sneak another one home yesterday. Since my wife was going to be out for the day so I slipped out and bought another cub, a 1975 standard offset square nose cub. I figured I could hide it behind the barn, throw a tarp on in and she wouldn't notice for a while. The trip took longer then exspected and when I pull up the drive I seen the garage door open with her jeep in the bay. Not good at my house last night. The stuff hit the fan. I'll have to lay low for a while until thing smooth over.

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Kirk-NJ said:
Although this one isn't a tractor I did mistakenly think I could sneak another one home yesterday. Since my wife was going to be out for the day so I slipped out and bought another cub, a 1975 standard offset square nose cub. I figured I could hide it behind the barn, throw a tarp on in and she wouldn't notice for a while. The trip took longer then exspected and when I pull up the drive I seen the garage door open with her jeep in the bay. Not good at my house last night. The stuff hit the fan. I'll have to lay low for a while until thing smooth over.

Kirk

so.. you are fixing it for a friend right? :)
 

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soundguy said:
Kirk-NJ said:
Although this one isn't a tractor I did mistakenly think I could sneak another one home yesterday. Since my wife was going to be out for the day so I slipped out and bought another cub, a 1975 standard offset square nose cub. I figured I could hide it behind the barn, throw a tarp on in and she wouldn't notice for a while. The trip took longer then exspected and when I pull up the drive I seen the garage door open with her jeep in the bay. Not good at my house last night. The stuff hit the fan. I'll have to lay low for a while until thing smooth over.

Kirk

so.. you are fixing it for a friend right? :)

Ive had that happen!!!! Funny thing the friend never comes to pick it up :lol: :lol: :lol:
I have to get more creative now
 

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yep.. no pickup.. darn have to keep it.

or.. just hauling it for a fireind.. oops.. he can't have it now.. etc.

I was working on an 8n a long while back and had it apart in the garage.. saw a killer deal on a bet but good and cheap naa.. I drug it home and tarped it behind the shed.

widfe sees it one day and asks if it was a parts machine to fix the other one... i knda mumbled a fib and tried to keep looking down while working.. :)

soon enough when there were 2 shiney tractors in the barn she figured it out.. ;)
 

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Tore the head off the 172 and the cylinders had water in them as a result of an up exhaust that had no clapper and was not covered. Have it soaking now. The block doesn't appear to be cracked but we will see once I get a chance to tear down the rest. A few of the rods were bent. I paid less than scrap price for it so I can't really get hurt on this one.

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someone may have tried to roll it over with water in the cyl and hydrolocked it.. or the exhaust that were open letting the water in rusted tight, thus popping the push rods.

i just redid the head on a 4000 4 cyl that made sphagetti art out of it's push rods. had to use acetone and atf fluid in a spray mix and soak it for a few days, then beat the valves out of the head with a dead blow hammer!!!! all the valves survived...
 

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I suppose that's what probably happen someone tried to break it free and since those rods are the weak link they're the first to go. Heck I've even bent valve's in the flathead tring to unstick them so I know the deal and don't force it if it don't want to go.

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Kirk, I tried to hide a '47 chevy pick-up behind the garage one time when my wife was out for the day. It did not stay hid for long and I had to get rid of it! Everytime I get a project and then get rid of it my wife say's "no more projects". So my latest project I just bought is a 1967 Mustang and my wife is excited about this one! It's a keeper!
 
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