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Downeaster's Tractor Overhaul Thread.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Downeaster, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Thanks for trying!

    I contacted the place in Kentucky about a ring and pinion and he replied "front or rear?" which makes me wonder 1)If he knows much about Shibauras as the SD1400 is 2WD, but; 2) that may indicate that he has at least some Ford/Shibaura parts. I told him I needed the rear parts, he hasn't gotten back to me yet.

    I actually re-activated my FarceBook account to contact him. I'm so ashamed...

    Still thinking I may part it out and keep the engine for a power unit. No need to make any firm decisions yet tho.
     
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  2. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Turns out he does have the parts. Quoted me "$850-$1000, plus shipping."

    Nope. Nope nope nope. On the Nope Train to Screwthatville!
     
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  3. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Maybe he wants to buy the tractor from you for parts.... LOL
     
  4. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    I'd make him a heckuva deal...
     
  5. mikesim

    mikesim XS650 Enthusiast

    Don't give up. Seek and ye shall find...

    Mike
     
  6. 2XSive

    2XSive At least one screw loose behind the handle bars XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  7. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Thanks, mate! I sent them an email, we'll see what comes of it. Fully expect it to be more than I'm willing to spend, but you never know.
     
  8. Jan_P

    Jan_P XS650 Addict

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    I saw the quotation

    Turns out he does have the parts. Quoted me "$850-$1000, plus shipping."

    4 times the machine price .Something is wrong there .. I doubt anyone would pay $ 1000 dollars for parts for that tractor
    Not even $ 100
    Not knowing the prices in the US or interest ..I know there are enthusiast for tractors to
    And sometimes things are more expensive than one could think but a $ 1000 ???
    We are not talking a vintage Ferrari automobile in mint Condition here ..
     
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  9. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Exactly. I'd go $200-$300 plus reasonable shipping as the rest of the tractor is in good shape and I could re-sell it and make a couple of bucks on it. The more I look at it, I'd kind of like to have it around here as well.
     
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  10. mikesim

    mikesim XS650 Enthusiast

  11. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Pretty sure they'd have to machine new gears from scratch. For sure the pinion, probably the ring gear.
    Insanely expensive.
     
  12. mikesim

    mikesim XS650 Enthusiast

    I believe they can be repaired. At what cost? I dunno.

    Mike
     
  13. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    The ring gear maybe. Built up with hardface welds and machined back to spec. Spray welding maybe, dunno.

    The pinion is so far gone I can't imagine it being salvageable.

    The setup and machining costs would probably make new parts (if available) look cheap.

    Still holding out faint hope for used parts at a reasonable price.
     
  14. mikesim

    mikesim XS650 Enthusiast

    Send in yer pix and ask for a ballpark estimate.

    Mike
     
  15. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Second possible parts source struck out. Had one, but sold it.

    Hauled the hulk down to the barn to store until I decide what to do next.
     
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  16. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    0 for 3 on parts. :sick:
     
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  17. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Might look abroad for parts? I did some more looking 'round, also struck out. What ford was the equivalent?
     
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  18. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    I had heard the "1300" gggGary, but I can't confirm that.
     
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  19. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Have you looked here?
    Up in your part of the country. Maybe you can compare parts in person.
     
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  20. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    From that link.

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