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u oh.. saw a wd45 for sale locally.. gotta stop bty and smell it. been wantying one for a while now!
 

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Be sure to check the S/N. lots of WD's have gotten the 45 decals over the years. Both good tractors, but I think I would prefer a WD45.
 

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Most obvious quick look would be a curved shifter handle on the 45 vs a straight shifter on the WD. SN is the best check due to some parts being used up during model change.
 

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cool deal on both clues.

what sn break should I look for.

also.. will a 45 engine set in a wd.. I assume yes.. so i need to look at the shifter AND the sn right?
 

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146607 and up for WD45. And yes the 201 and 226 engines can be swapped. I think the SN will have the model as a prefix.
 

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Most WD's have a straight shift lever but some 53's are curved (The year Allis switched from WD's to 45's) BUT all 45's have curved shift levers. Also the 201 WD engines have a plate bolted to the right side of the block (behind the mag/dist. and oil filter). The 226 WD45 engines DO NOT have this plate they are a solid casting on the right side of the block.
Hope this helps.
 

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This is a WD motor, you can see the plate thats on the side.
Its also got a 3 inch tall head where the 45 has a 4 inch
 

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Soundguy,
Did you add a orange machine to the family:)
Regards,
Chris
 

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guy never would call back.

so far inth last month.. had 3 non responsive craigslist sellers???
 
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