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When thinking of modifications I could make to the B10 I am fixing up the a loader tractor I got kind of carried away and that made me think of a tractor I built in the early 60's when I was a teenager. I got this Crosley 4cyl engine and transmission and the Crosley front axle. I coupled the Crosley transmission to a Dodge truck transmission with granny low and this was direct coupled to a Dodge rearend that had been narrowed to match the 48" tread of the Crosley front axle. This was all mounted on Ford Model T side rails spaced about 24" apart. I had a metal seat off a horse drawn hay mower . The steering box was Dodge and I got a grill, hood, and gas tank from an old Farmall. The tractor had 12" front wheels and 16" rears with mud grip tires. For it to run at tractor speeds the Crosley transmission was left in low gear and I shifted the Dodge truck transmission. If I wanted to go faster on the road I could put the Crosley transmission in a higher gear. If I remember right the Crosley 4 was rated at 26HP and geared down through 2 transmissions was quit powerful. I never built any attachments for it and it had no PTO or lift. It would pull a 14" trailer plow and 4 foot disc. I sold it when I joined the Navy.
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Hi Tim, Sounds as though you should build another one. I bet it was not only fun to build but self rewarding also. Ok here's the big one-when are you building me one? Thanks for your story and if you think of anything more about it I would love to here it. Your friend -->jackl-happyjack<--
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