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 01-22-2004, 19:50 Post: 74757
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Hello everybody,

Does anybody have or know where I could find a crank or engine for a Ford 1720?

Mine has spun a rod bearing and ate the crank.

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 01-23-2004, 07:51 Post: 74790
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That is unfortunate and it sounds very expensive unless a used one can be found. It might be easier to find an entire used engine but that might be pretty pricey too. The web link below goes to a list of salvage yards that might be useful. The good thing is that 1720's are popular tractors and there may be a fair number of used parts around.

I guess the journal was eaten beyond what turning it to an undersized bearing insert could repair. I have vague recollections of hearing that journals can sometimes be 'built up' and returned but I don't know if that's a realistic idea or how successful it might be.






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 01-23-2004, 15:05 Post: 74863
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TomG, Thanks for the reply.

Yes it is unfortunate and expensive. I called a few salvage yards and they basically told me that tractor salvage yards don't usually mess with small compact tractors. If anyone knows of salvage yards that do, I would appreciate finding out about them.

I have found couple of places that claim to be able to weld up the crank and turn it back down again. I am a little sceptable (spelling) about how well this would work and/or hold up.

I was hoping somebody on here would know where I might find a good used crank or engine.

Thanks, Dave






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 02-05-2004, 08:22 Post: 76009
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Try a good engine machine shop, cranks can be reground and oversized bearings can than be used to save the crank, that is if you didn't spin a main bearing.






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 02-05-2004, 20:39 Post: 76084
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I spun a rod bearing and it ate up the journal beyond what can be turned.

It looks like I am going to get the crank welded up and then turned back down. I am a little skeptical of welding a crank but for $150 - $200 it sure beats $1000+ for a new one.

That is why I was asking if anyone had a used crank or engine.

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 02-06-2004, 07:10 Post: 76106
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There was a comment here awhile back that Mahindra bought some rights to the Ford compacts. That might be an alternative source of parts. I don't know much about it but I keep thinking I should track it down since I have a 1710 and rumors abound that more and more parts are being 'obsoleted' by NH.






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 02-06-2004, 08:00 Post: 76114
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 Need Ford 1720 crank or engine

I'd recommend taking the crank to a shop that does truck/farm engine rebuilding and get an opinion. If the crank isn't junk they should be able to recondition it. You might wish to grind all the journals to a standard undersize if there is appreciable wear. I'm thinking a new crank would be big$, and a used engine might be 'used-up'






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 02-06-2004, 17:17 Post: 76178
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 Need Ford 1720 crank or engine

My Detroit-area NH dealer keeps a lot of old parts and tractors, and implements around. Ask for the owner, Bill. He's at 734 -241-3232. If he doesn't know he might know someone who does.






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 02-06-2004, 17:57 Post: 76182
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Thanks earthwrks, I will call him in the morning.

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