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PostSubject: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:39 pm

Here is my first tractor build, a lot to do. Here is a intro to what I am starting with and my ideas
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:46 pm





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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:33 pm

I'd love to see one of these old MTDs built as a resto mod off roader like Ol' Red.  I'd find an old flathead to put in there before a predator.  I don't think the slanted jug on the predator would look right under the hood because the crank is inline with the tractor.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:15 pm

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I'd love to see one of these old MTDs built as a resto mod off roader like Ol' Red.  I'd find an old flathead to put in there before a predator.  I don't think the slanted jug on the predator would look right under the hood because the crank is inline with the tractor.
The predator would be only for moving the tractor around, it wouldn't stay in there.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:41 pm

Nice tractor there. Just curious why you aren't using the white Briggs flathead that's in there in the photos? I haven't watched the video yet.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:51 pm

the reason why is I am diesel nut, and as you can see in the video the engine is not in the best of shape.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:29 pm

Yeah, while I like the idea, I would be careful with swapping the diesel into it.  You have a 2317, I have a 2372, and at least on the 2372 each forward gear comes in as counterclockwise, but leaves as clockwise (forward).  My diesel turns clockwise, which would effectively give me 4 reverses and 1 forward.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:33 pm

interesting
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:04 pm

Nah a diesel clone spins the same way as almost all small engines. You'll be fine, hundreds of people have put those diesels in tractors without issues.

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:05 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Nah a diesel clone spins the same way as almost all small engines. You'll be fine, hundreds of people have put those diesels in tractors without issues.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:08 pm

that tractor is sweet looking man
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:10 pm

@SteamNut247 wrote:
@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Nah a diesel clone spins the same way as almost all small engines. You'll be fine, hundreds of people have put those diesels in tractors without issues.
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No problemo! Looking forward to seeing the build, these old MTD GT's are pretty neat old tractors. Don't see too many of them being modded either so it should be cool to see.

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:12 pm

I fell in love with this tractor about 5 years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:10 pm

Cool tractor, sounds like a good build plan. What trans does it have? Looks to have the same shift pattern as a peerless 2300...
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:20 pm

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
Cool tractor, sounds like a good build plan. What trans does it have? Looks to have the same shift pattern as a peerless 2300...
Yes it does.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:25 pm

Looks like I am going to have to change diesel engines, the one I wanted is not for sale anymore. I am still thinking Winsun http://wsdieselpower.com/1-1-single-cylinder-diesel-engine/ I am thinking the WS188FB or the WS162FB. I am also thinking: https://sailing-intl.en.alibaba.com/product/60255624307-803036984/WS188FB_Diesel_Engine.html?spm=a2700.icbuShop.prewdfa4cf.26.6e4c112b9ks9vA
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:26 pm

IDk about getting one from Alibaba. The one has a 20 minimum order. I’d hunt around on ebay.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:35 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
IDk about getting one from Alibaba.  The one has a 20 minimum order.  I’d hunt around on ebay.
I did find some on ebay, but they don't have electric start, what I need electric start.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:42 pm

@Crazy_Carl yes they are, btw I am not going to go with that one, due it doesn't have the right governor linkage.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:43 pm

Yeah that's yet another obstacle is finding one with the right governor linkage.  Once you find the right one I would get it before it's gone.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:48 pm

@Crazy_Carl there is a way you can get a diesel engine from china without the USA EPA cert.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 MTD 960 Diesel build   Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:52 pm

With all of the import laws these days I highly doubt it.
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