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Reliving OT Funk
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Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-12-2004 at 02:49:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Doing nothing funky anymore. Got enough troubles putting a 1850D conventionally back together. Soís to get some honest work out of it.
Next closest thing to funk around here is a D17 engine overpowering WD45. Darenít not take your foot off the clutch. Have been on broncos that didnít rear that high.
Shortage of tractors during early to mid 40ís saw the imaginative assembly of some fine looking and working doodle-bugs. Model `Aí engines and frames were popular those days with two transmissions and a model `Bí or `Cí rear end. They were quite remarkable considering few folks had welders nor knew how to use them. Those machines all drilled plates and angles bolted together. Wish I had some pics.
Later, when I was a displaced kid in the city; about the time I was dupped into taking a wife; I used to put 364ci. Bruick engines in `50>`54 Chebby pickups. Could buy the Bruick engines all week for $40.00. The last ones were the 401ís. Them motors teamed with them Dymoslush (Dynoflow) transmissions never seemed to wear. And once installed, made an old Chebby pickup a hauling sleeper. Solid front axel configuration made that old pickup something to hang onto at 125+ MPH. Although, still made for some snappy off the line backroads country draggers though and pursed a few coin with them stock engines. Only slightly better stock oval track engines those days came out of Hudsons. Oiled clutches most likely helped their longevity.
However: there have been some pics posted of late over on that talers board depicting some Dorfs with V8ís. Been more than one displayed. Nice looking conversions from my `puter seat.

mud with question    Posted 10-12-2004 at 06:30:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
what is wrong with the 1850D? have you had any water pump problems? i got to replace the dampener on mine. well, that is what perkins calls a harmonic balancer anyway- it has worn to the point that it weakens the water pump, wallers it bad.

i'd be interested in you reply.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-12-2004 at 11:01:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Involved with overhaul since last fall when after purchase found water in oil, oil in the water, etc. Needing more than a tune-up we commenced to rebuild her. Found it reasonable to purchase short block. On assembly, we could not tighten the head down on a couple sleeves installed to high. Been a yo-yo project that block in and out of the frame: but sure weíre going to get it down this time. Meanwhile just about everything else has been looked into, over, and about. Radiatorís recored, brakes cleaned and redisced, new wiring, lighting, some sheet metal cleaned, welded, primed and painted, pressure and cooling hydraulic lines replaced or repaired where necessary (that was all the lines), remotes added to the tractor, new front tires, tie rods and ends new, and other incidentals.
Now, Iím just hoping Iím not too old to drive it when we finally get it running!

mud    Posted 10-12-2004 at 11:34:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks fern. i was curious. that 1850 is the best of the late olivers i think. ours is ugly, but it dont seem to matter any.

MUD?    Posted 10-12-2004 at 11:39:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's all ya got to say after I wrote all that out for ya? LMAO!

well    Posted 10-12-2004 at 13:13:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
sorry friend. i was nearly wore out just reading what all you done to that tractor. you get right after stuff.

no troubles with your water pump? must just be my dumb luck.

do you intend to plow with it? if so do you have an oliver 6 bottom to match up to it? most fellers here want to chisel everything.

take care-

mud (the other ollie owner)

James(Ga)    Posted 10-12-2004 at 04:56:13       [Reply]  [No Email]

Morning Fern, is it posable to get your email addy. i would like to talk to you about someting. Thanks James

Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-12-2004 at 05:02:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Give me a try now James. If it works? Fine! If not? We'll figure out something!

Dave Smith    Posted 10-12-2004 at 04:50:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a 37 Ford Doodle Bug. It is a truck that was cut down for farm use. I added the seat, a milk carton was too hard on the but.
Dave <*)))><

deadcarp-bug?    Posted 10-12-2004 at 06:54:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
i like those things. my mechanic cousin & i started drinking beer in 1990 and ended up with this - it contains everything from a snowmobile engine, bronco frame, manure spreader wheels, vw front, john deere gas tank, wheelchair ramp roll bars. lotsa fun towing kids across the ice on sleds & going to the fish house. :)

Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-12-2004 at 10:49:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like a classic to me!!!!! Worthy a tune-up when you get home!!!

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