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A buddy gave me an old 1056 Wheel Horse. I'm putting a Lombardini diesel in it for just putt'n around. What was the original engine pulley size? I'd like to keep the gearing/speed close to original.


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Sorry, I don't know....:(,

Just wanted to say these builds and conversions are fascinating to me!

I think you may want to consider the Lombardini puts out 2800 RPM (at what I assume) is normal operating speed and you may need to run an undersized pulley to make the RPM match the original engine.

For sure, you'll have a rock crushin', mountain climbing and unstopable tractor...so be safe and be careful.

I anxiously await progress and updates. Thanks for sharing and the pictures too.

Mark
 

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1056 diesel a little more progress

Well I found a belt that works and made a belt guard. The clutch works great now. Still needs paint. Been using it for yard work (pulling a cart and spreader) chugs along nicely.

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Good Job that Horse will be like the energizer bunny just keep on going.:trink39:
 

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Nice project.

Those little arrow sign motors will run a l-o-n-g time on a tank of fuel. And they last nearly forever. They are only 4.5 hp, but feel stronger.

Is yours a fixed speed model, or does it have a variable governor?

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I only fill mine up every two years and use it around the house and at shows as a ride tractor even pulled with it three weeks
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Sorry for the delay, haven't been in here for a while. Thanx for all the great complements. I filled the tank back in July and have taken it to 4 shows since and used it around the house. Still running on the same tank of fuel. I don't plan on putting a mower on it, there's no pto clutch. Does anyone know how the original clutch/drive pulley attached to the engine? I assume the crank would need to be drilled for a bolt. The drive pulley I have on it now is 2-1/2 inches and is held on with a set screw the crank isn't drilled. The speed is fine, the engine is governed at 2800 rpm's. I've got an old 4000 watt homelite generator that I might paint and hang on it and it would be nice to have a clutch pulley otherwise I'll have to rig up a belt tensioner. As for the install I wanted it to look like it semi belonged in there, didn't want to cut the hood so I raised the front an inch, the hood latch still works fine. Oh yeah I forgot to add it has a throttle, idles at 1000 to revs 2800.

Thanx again

M.D.
 
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