Hello all. I am looking for suggestions on adapting the pto from my C series tractor to a harbor freight predator 420 13hp engine. I know the predator motors are a controversial topic however it is the route I have chosen for this particular machine. The intent was to mostly use it for plowing so no PTO required but it would be handy to have. Looking to hear from someone that has successfully done the swap that may offer any advice before I attempt to transfer it over. Just looking for any general pointers that will help me along the way to make it go as smoothly as possible.
This started out as mostly a "can we do it?" project, but I believe that some of you here might be interested in buying some of these. My daughter's boyfriend is an engineering student and has a 3-D printer. He modeled the bezel shape, and we did a few test runs which I tried out on several tractors here. These are NOT NOS, but I bought a pair of those a while back for $40 plus shipping and was not happy about spending that much. And, I like this new plastic quality better. I think the NOS bezels were so old they had warped some anyway. The texture is "line-y" or striated, but they could probably be sanded and painted with a good plastic paint to look more like the originals. But personally, I don't care. Maybe the show-tractor purists do, but that's okay - don't buy them if you want perfection.
The only challenge so far has been that most used hoods have bumped into a tree, fence post, or something over the years and are not in perfect shape. These bezels fit my tractors pretty well, but I was told by someone I sent a sample to that they were a bit of a loose fit on a NOS hood. But that's okay too. If you have an unblemished hood, give me the exact Width/Height measurements of your headlight holes, and we can adjust the size of the bezel for a tighter fit if necessary.
I'm looking to get $25 per pair, plus shipping (USPS Priority is about $9.50). Discount on multiple pairs, and I should be able to ship at least 5 pairs in one box if you want a bunch. Also, these could be done in just about any color by request. The first tests were in white and silver, since that was what was handy at the time. All later ones already made are in black. This is PLA material, not ABS, which is more brittle. In my opinion, these are probably more durable than the originals, but that's just a feeling. I have several pairs available, but as soon as those are sold there will be at least a few days lead time before I can get more made and shipped.
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1979 c-101 nice project tractor just needs a few odds and ends, steering wheel, coil, carburetor bowl, the wiring was redone by previous owner....all 4 tires are good and hold air it goes into all gears no problem, transmission fluid has been changed, 10hp Kohler, message me or call or txt with any questions, it does run and runs well, it’s been kept inside since I’ve had it, I would also trade for a mid mount grader blade thanks