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post #166 of 328 Old 07-07-2014, 06:50 AM
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Found a LI in a barn with a broken intake. Thinking late 50's?
The tank that was on it leaked, so I through a spare on until I get something done with it.
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post #167 of 328 Old 07-07-2014, 09:21 AM
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Sweet! Can you tell us the serial number from the gas tank label? That can place its age pretty closely. It looks in beautiful original condition, and the gear reduction wheels are choice.

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Here are some more pics....
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Here are some more pics....

Based off of the serial number it is a 1962, but based off of the protruding intake camshaft the engine is much older, also the small oil bath air filter dates it earlier than 1962. My concern is that I've noticed that the oil filter is plumbed as if the engine has a high pressure oil pump when that crankcase originally came as a low pressure oiling system. Some more close up photos of the tractor can help further identify, such as how many bolts are holding on the advance casting, a photo between the lower pulley and the engine case, this will show the oil pump. I must say you scored a very nice looking well preserved L, I love how the hood decals are I. Such good shape.

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It looks like you have two different L's, the serial number that indicates a 1962 I suspect is from the L with the duel wheels and sickle bar, while I thought it was for the one with the gear reduction wheels. Any chance the older L with the gear reduction wheels still has a serial plate still attached? Still nice pair if L's


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Based off of the serial number it is a 1962, but based off of the protruding intake camshaft the engine is much older, also the small oil bath air filter dates it earlier than 1962. My concern is that I've noticed that the oil filter is plumbed as if the engine has a high pressure oil pump when that crankcase originally came as a low pressure oiling system. Some more close up photos of the tractor can help further identify, such as how many bolts are holding on the advance casting, a photo between the lower pulley and the engine case, this will show the oil pump. I must say you scored a very nice looking well preserved L, I love how the hood decals are I. Such good shape.


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I changed the oil lines to the low pressure system yesterday after is was brought to my attention that there was a difference between high and low.
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It looks like you have two different L's, the serial number that indicates a 1962 I suspect is from the L with the duel wheels and sickle bar, while I thought it was for the one with the gear reduction wheels. Any chance the older L with the gear reduction wheels still has a serial plate still attached? Still nice pair if L's


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Same tractor...different look.

I don't think its a 60's tractor either...but it is an LI.
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Same tractor...different look.



I don't think its a 60's tractor either...but it is an LI.

Oh, okay, the fan housing was probably replaced along with the serial plate. Really you should figure out what oil pump is installed, if it is a low pressure pump you should correct the plumbing otherwise you risk starving the engine of oil. That crankcase is defiantly pre high pressure oil pump, though.....it's not totally uncommon to see an early crankcase converted to the newer high pressure oil pump.


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post #173 of 328 Old 07-31-2014, 09:28 PM
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Not much to show but here are my few goodies
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A couple of shots of my forlorn LI:

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[QUOTE=maxmetal;6050706]A couple of shots of my forlorn LI:

Whats forlorn??

It looks ready to work!!

This is forlorn!!



BUT, even that forlorn Gravely is running today (under new ownership,, LOL)

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yeah CAD it should look familiar. its the machine i use alot with the trencher and stump grinder mostly. it all works nicely.
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Hi all, figured I would join in. My 5665 that I got from my dad (original owner) and my '54 (Not sure of model) that I picked up Saturday. Got the multi-mode on the 5665 and the '54 is going to be my main brush machine. May have to hunt down an old 106 deck for the '54, as the new style 30" doesn't sit quite flush with the ground when hooked up. May not be a huge deal.






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Not much but they are all still working!!!!!Click image for larger version

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I was re-arranging my projects for the week and had all of the Gravely tractors out.


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Just starting my project of adapting a gravely power broom/brush to work on the back of my Kubota. Tore it down, ready to change the drive from 1 side to the other. This should make it spin correctly. Adapting a 3pt hitch to it, eventually

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