Re: Would anyone be Interested in my Chinese Tractor Experience
There is a place in Foxboro MA that has tons of used engines for industrial applications and trucks,generators,etc..once you determine what the bell housing pattern is,you may be able to come up with something suitable from a place like that..
Shipping costs would be a deal killer though probably,especially with a border crossing involved..
I've seen quite a few tractors re-powered with old school small block chevy engines around here..one of those would be much cheaper to get,and have a custom bell housing adapter made for it..you'd probably have to adapt a belt driven govenor to it to make it like it was with the original engine..
A few old front end loaders I've seen with the engines in the rear,had a 350 chevy with a 4 speed manual transmission out of a 2wd truck mounted where the original diesel was,and they used a short u-joint coupling to attach the transmission output shaft to the existing torque converter on the loaders transmission..a local salvage yard uses it,and its been around a long long time..