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PostSubject: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:04 pm

I have been working on this for some time but have not said anything about it. 40ci opposed twin, peerless 700 5 speed with 18" atv tires from the murray, along with the rear rack.





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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:51 pm

This looks like a fun build if you do anything please keep us up to date cause I love older tractors and love to see what people do to them but just one recommendation:bumper
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:32 pm

Nice exhaust system.
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:41 pm

Looks very nice, Nice opposed cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:27 am

thanks guys, the original 8 hp caught fire and burned the hood so I decided to do this. it needs a bumper for the front. I love the exhaust, but my buddies think that it is too loud. it sounds like a very loud harley davidson.
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:05 pm

Yep, a very loud harley davidson that has something wrong in the carb.. LOL... i think you need to redo your exhaust as tight to the frame as possible, bennens hit his front tire, but we fixed that.
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:04 pm

I just got tubing to redo it today, and I scored a $20 hf winch from the store because I had gift cards and a coupon. so it is getting a strong bumper tomorrow and new exhaust. Z is sounds like a bad carb because when you heard it it had starting problems and I thought it was the carb so I was playing with the mixture. I will put the exhaust on my 6211 dozer.
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:16 pm

aww but the 6211 looks so good! and i would run the pipe as close to the frame as possible at all times for clearance and it will look more trick.
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:42 am

All ready for zsmachines and brennen to come over for a romp today! i will get lots of pics
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:04 pm

The new and improved Montgomery Wards Dependable Power Plus 8 4 Speed. It is no longer 8, but 18 horse power. If I open the throttle in 5th (I added 5th gear) I do a wheel stand. Luckily I have the rear rack which keeps me from falling over, although it feels like you are straight up in the air when it goes. Anyways, I have a 2 into 1 exhaust, and I got it to idle without having to open the throttle at all. Winch is attached and ready. Now I am waiting for Zsmachines and Brennen to get here so we can go on a ride. We shouldn't have a problem getting stuck since the mud is frozen solid so it is like concrete.

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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:11 pm

Do you have all the tin work removed from the engine except the shroud? I was thinking of removing most of it on an opposed twin I am going to build. I planned on extending the tin down on the lower of the two cylinders though since I saw a picture of one and there was a decent gap. I guess you haven't had any overheating issues?
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:21 pm

I have not had problems, but I have the tins if I need them. Rode it today, till the chain broke, then the belt broke. Ran it for some time though, and it works great! It has tons of power, so awesome! I will rebuild the tranny but I need the countershaft and I can't find one.(splines for reverse sprocket are stripped, and I want the two outputs so I can put on breaks.) I am thinking of getting a straight axle and getting a break disk on that.
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:55 pm



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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:33 pm

i would put the brakes on your axle so that you still have brakes even if your chain breaks.
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:03 pm

@ZSmachines wrote:
i would put the brakes on your axle so that you still have brakes even if your chain breaks.

good point.
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:49 pm

I finally got a chain and belt for it, and it probably goes 20 mph. I will try to get a vid of it today.

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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:26 am

Looks good! Always wanted a front engined rider with a 700. Pretty hard to come by. Good work mate, keep it up!!
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:30 am

@MatthewD wrote:
Looks good! Always wanted a front engined rider with a 700. Pretty hard to come by. Good work mate, keep it up!!
well if you buy parts you could always make one
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:09 pm

Yeah I have not seen many of these around. sears had a 8hp craftsman with the same setup. Anyways, I made a stronger tie rod that is 2x as thick as the original, since the old one bent in my hand. this is a shortened mtd rod with adjustable ends.

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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:45 am

rode it around the other day, flipped it, and the rear pulley fell off. off to fix that... I think the setscrews backed out.
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:56 am

That stinks!
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:59 am

Ya know... I think that a quad it dirtbike motor would be cool in this... You could hear it down to where 1st gear would be at like 2 mph and high would be like 45...
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PostSubject: Re: My montgomery ward off-road tractor.   Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:46 pm

No. Z that's a bad idea. Traded this to Zsmachines, he sold it to his buddy, and they screwed it all up lol. on the lookout for another!

one last pic of it:
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