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PostSubject: Another Ford in the stable.......   Wed 10 Jun 2009, 4:59 pm

Picked this up this morning....Ford LGT145....They wanted $100, I gave them $75........14.5 Kohler, Hydrastatic......Tires are good, but otherwise looks "purdy ruff"........Will se if I can get it going, see how it runs....maybe restore this one. If not, parts for my LGT100

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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Wed 10 Jun 2009, 5:36 pm

If that's "purdy ruff". then most of mine must have been recycle material . Looks to be in pretty decent shape . Nice little machine . Wouldn't mind having one myself .
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Wed 10 Jun 2009, 5:52 pm

Looks like its in decent shape to me.. Ps when looking for parts I think you will find its a K321 which is a 14 hp kohler nice engines.. heres some data I hope it helps 1983

http://www.tractordata.com/lawn-tractors/000/6/1/617-ford-lgt-145.html
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Wed 10 Jun 2009, 6:08 pm

the rope holdin up the deck looks like somethin I would rig lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Wed 10 Jun 2009, 7:43 pm

I agree on the ruff comment, no way would I restore it if it was in that condition, but I have ones in way worse condition that look good to me. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Wed 10 Jun 2009, 8:52 pm

Well.....It is ruff......compared to the other Ford that I got for $50 a while back....with deck, blade and tiller.........that ran.......

This one has some parts missing.....handle to raise deck, battery....wiring looks chopped up......steering is loose.......muffler is broke....part of hood missing .......yada, yada, yada........

.....I hooked booster cables to it today and it cranks over and seems to have compression......

Will tear into it tomorrow....gotta wait for the wife to go to work........I am hiding it from her today.....she said the other day I was getting too much junk around.....she is right, but I can't help it........you would think after 34 years, she would be used to it.......LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Wed 10 Jun 2009, 10:05 pm

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Will tear into it tomorrow....gotta wait for the wife to go to work........I am hiding it from her today.....she said the other day I was getting too much junk around.....she is right, but I can't help it........you would think after 34 years, she would be used to it.......LOL
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Lol , my wife has started to think my intention is to open up a junkyard . I just hide my new ones amongst the herd and hope for the best . Lucky for me we work opposite days . Gives me ample time for the "hiding" , lol .
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Wed 10 Jun 2009, 10:10 pm

I know the feeling between tractors cars trucks boat golf carts rototillers I have ove 40 pieces of equipment in the yard .
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Thu 11 Jun 2009, 1:35 am

Nice lookin' find! I have the toy version of it as seen below. But I am curious about something in the picture. Does that have an upright air intake, or am I just seeing something else in the background?

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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Thu 11 Jun 2009, 8:28 am

Somebody just added a pipe to the air cleaner....muffler sticks up too..........guess he figured he may have to drive it under water sometime..... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Thu 11 Jun 2009, 10:23 am

Looks good I have seen other people do that they say it keeps the intake air cooler it doesn't take in engine heat.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Thu 11 Jun 2009, 6:08 pm

went out today, put a battery in it and
it fired right up....it is smoking quite a bit though........maybe
running it longer will cure that. You can see in the picture how bad
its smoking.

Have some questions, if any of you know your Ford....and Kohlers.

Anyways, the hydro is low on fluid and is not pulling it well.....What
fluid do I use in these?.....Should I change it or just add?

Also, what spark plug?....My LGT100 has a Champion H10C in it....This one has a J19LM.......

One last thing.....Here are the numbers off the Kohler.......Serial# 6017651.....Model# K321AS.....Spec# 60248D

Will those tell me the Year?....I know its from 72-76 somewhere.








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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Thu 11 Jun 2009, 6:48 pm

the engine comes out as a 1974 the first 2 digits of a 7 number serial number 60-69 make it a 1974 And I always run sea-foam through an engine when I first get it to clean out the carb piston and valves give it a try..
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Thu 11 Jun 2009, 7:30 pm

Thanks for the date....means both my Fords are 74s......

I don't know if I can get that SeaFoam stuff up here....have never seen it anyways........
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Thu 11 Jun 2009, 8:05 pm

napa,auto zone ,pepboys any car parts place should have it. Wheres up here?? You aren't rally up there are you


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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Thu 11 Jun 2009, 8:47 pm

I thought i seen seafoam at wal-mart before.......
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Thu 11 Jun 2009, 8:59 pm

Might have it up here (Canada)....never looked for it.......
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Thu 11 Jun 2009, 10:11 pm

we put seafoam in our tractors stuff works good
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Fri 12 Jun 2009, 10:58 am

Yea they sell seafoam at wal mart and a lot of the farm supply stores TSC, Rural kling etc.Poncho nice find buddy well worth $75 even if the motor never quits smoking they never do for me hope it does for you lol.You can check out the website I did post a lot of stuff on kohlers and there should be some info on fords to.I'm trying to find all the sites I can on garden tractors and link them to motomow.com,hopefully one day any info we want we can just go there and look up the list.It is kinda stalled for now tho,I'll get real busy on it again when ther snow fly's Smile KW
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Fri 12 Jun 2009, 11:50 am

HEY Watch the dirty language especially the four letter words you can't get away with saying (snow) on this site.........
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Sun 21 Jun 2009, 10:13 pm

Can't find that seafoam stuff anywhere.....Any other Canadian members with an idea if its available here?.....

Anyways, put 1/4 bottle of STP oil treatment in it....seems to get better the more I run it.......smokes some on startup and when I idle it for a bit......at running speed, you hardly notice the smoke.....I'm thinking valve seals....Are these hard to replace in these Kohlers?
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Sun 21 Jun 2009, 11:26 pm

If it were me I would do the whole engine if I was tearing it apart anyways they are fairly cheap to do..



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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Fri 26 Jun 2009, 1:58 pm

snake oil! rip off at 9.99 a can to sorry just my opinion caused more harm than good for me ran it through the crankcase and fuel system it starting clattering and leaking oil i would rather use diesel to flush the internals and run lucas fuel injector cleaner in my equipment
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PostSubject: Re: Another Ford in the stable.......   Fri 26 Jun 2009, 6:43 pm

I use it all the time and have only good to say about it I don't have any equipment with injectors to use injector cleaner on..
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