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We got ourselves a Ford LGT145 over the summer.

Hello everyone! For personnel reasons I had to step away from the forum but have been wanting to come back for a while. I was happy to have some help from Austen on getting my password changed so here I am! For those who don't know me, my dad and I were quite big on getting tractors and fixing them up for resale or to keep years ago. Life and issues followed, we find ourselves on a different path now. Thank God we are all here just not what we used to be heath and otherwise.
We happened on this Ford LGT145 back a couple months ago. My neighbor went to a sellers home to buy a cap for his truck. My neighbor saw this tractor sinking into the ground behind the barn, he asked about it and guy was going to junk it! My neighbor said don't I will ask my neighbors if they want it! So we got in contact and went next day to get it. The machine was his fathers and he never got it running and it sat for years at his dad's and then at his house. Was banged up from moves and showing age but the guys FEL made it easy to load. Got it home to see if is plenty heavy! The plow was only attachment. After some looking over we found a new carb and battery were needed, then found gas tank was left to perish with cap vent hole allowing water inside to corrode it. We fabbed a snow blower tank in its place. Dad had to replace front tires and get back tire back onto bead, so far the back tire held air and is good!
We got the new parts on and kept tackling the issues as we found them till it was time to try to fire it. It fired and ran quite well!! The Ebay carb is now best so idle is not very good, will stall and mixture screw little affect. The hydro works good and the high/low splitter works great as well. Hydraulic lift works and we mounted plow to try it out. We had to find a seat and only one we had is a MTD one so we used that one and it works good. The missing angle parts gave us a challenge! We wound up making a angle plate as the notches were wiped out and those pieces long gone as well. Dad welded the plate onto plow and made a heavy pin to go into angle slot to lock it in place.
That's were we stand as of now. I went to our friends mower shop yesterday for new keyswitch, air cleaner element and he actually told me he had factory taillights for it!!! SWEET! I got them and will install them soon for now to use them. Hoping to stripe it in summer and paint it up nice and install new decals!
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Welcome back Eric, glad to see you and Dad are still tinkering. I miss seeing all the refurbished tractors you used to do. God Bless and good health in the coming new year.
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Welcome back Eric, glad to see you and Dad are still tinkering. I miss seeing all the refurbished tractors you used to do. God Bless and good health in the coming new year.


Thanks man! We slowed a ton but the itch is still there! God bless you as well!!


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Well we got the lights on and new parts. Looking better!


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Nice GT, Eric, you know I like the old ones like this. Hope it becomes a keeper for you, would be a good addition to your other oldies. Thanks for the pics!

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good to see you back ...you guys do some great work on those machines, God Bless
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good to see you back ...you guys do some great work on those machines, God Bless
Thanks man! Glad to be back! God bless you as well!


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Nice GT, Eric, you know I like the old ones like this. Hope it becomes a keeper for you, would be a good addition to your other oldies. Thanks for the pics!
It's looking promising. We are planning on full strip down and repaint in better weather.


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Craftsman 9HP snow blower
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So is that one of the Jacobsen built Fords? It has a Jacobsen look to it.


Edit: Ah, Jacobsen GT14 I bet.

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So is that one of the Jacobsen built Fords? It has a Jacobsen look to it.


Edit: Ah, Jacobsen GT14 I bet.

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It is Mark! Real tough machines! Got some weird features like a welded into frame engine!! You unbolt the oil pan to get engine out!?


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John Deere 180
1997 John Deere 345
1967 Sears Suburban SS10
1971 Bolens 1256
1972 Ford LGT145 plow tractor
1972 Sears Custom 8M Tow tractor
Craftsman 9HP snow blower
Honda HRB215SDA mower
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