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A. Zenner
Posted 3/8/2011 11:58 (#1657809)
Subject: My V8 Farmall F 20



The Raymond Ranch
Hi all, I'm new to posting here, but Ive been reading posts for quite awhile. I thought I'd show you my latest project that I've been working on for almost a year now. I bought a 1936 F 20 to restore, but the engine was pretty far gone, so I had the crazy idea to put a V8 in it as I have seen countless F 20/V8 combinations at tractor pulls. The engine is a 1967 283 with a saginaw 3 speed bolted on it.

the condition I bought it in:
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stretched the frame 16"
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Made the hood longer and start of pods for water and oil gauges
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The part that makes it all happen; a flange welded onto a yoke that slips into the saginaw tranny
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I made a mounting box for my ignition panel out of a recipe box
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Engine rebuilt and put in for the last time
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As of today I have to redo a little bit of the wiring and buy radiator hose and antifreeze, and then it'll be ready to start for the first time.
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BSchroeder
Posted 3/8/2011 12:18 (#1657846 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20


Devils Lake, ND
Why a 283? You can fit an LSX-based 454 in the same envelope. Make some real power; 283's are a joke.

Edited by BSchroeder 3/8/2011 12:19
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Jon Hagen
Posted 3/8/2011 12:26 (#1657857 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20



Hagen Brothers farms,Goodrich ND
Fun project, thanks for sharing. Is the tractor built for a specific use, or just a fun toy ?
A fun custom project done for minimum $$$. Good Job. :-)

Edited by Jon Hagen 3/8/2011 12:57
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John SD
Posted 3/8/2011 12:30 (#1657864 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20



Cool project! What about the exhaust? Headers with straight up pipes or glass packs?

At the SD State Fair back in the '80s I saw a Regular or F20 with a Chevy straight 6 and granny 4 speed manual added.

Edited by John SD 3/8/2011 12:32
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MJ1657
Posted 3/8/2011 12:31 (#1657865 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20


East Central MN
Looks like a real fun project. You do nice work.
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A. Zenner
Posted 3/8/2011 13:08 (#1657929 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20



The Raymond Ranch
when I bought the engine, I was dumb enough to believe the guy when he told me it was a 350, and I dont have the money right now to buy and rebuild a big block. I'm building it just as a toy for now, I may do some upgrades in the future and put it in a couple of tractor pulls, not sure yet. I'm going to put headers going straight up, 4 into 1.
thanks!
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MJ1657
Posted 3/8/2011 13:13 (#1657941 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20


East Central MN
I think the 283 is a great engine for your tractor.
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BSchroeder
Posted 3/8/2011 13:29 (#1657962 - in reply to #1657929)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20


Devils Lake, ND
It's a small block (Gen IV) actually, and the parts would set you back $5k or so. Add on machine work and assembly. Realistically, that 283 can make all the power the rear end can handle.
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E718
Posted 3/8/2011 14:11 (#1658035 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20


Nice work. Have fun with it.
I bet you learned some things doing that. (Even what doesn't work.)
We did of those about 1967. With a flathead Ford engine.
It is just a gateway to other things. Pretty soon you will be buying $400 semis and welding it to an $800 one. Then, sell that for $5000 and buy something really neat to work on. You will need a big lathe, DC welder, milling machine, 30 ton press, lots of tools, inventory of new steel, donor units. Never ending.

This is from somebody that would rather go to a junkyard than a casino.
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muddyjoe23
Posted 3/8/2011 15:42 (#1658193 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: RE: My V8 Farmall F 20


Friedensburg, PA
Looks great, brings back memories of when my dad and his cousins put a 396 in a F30. It was what they had lying around and it was cheap. It later went through stages, including fuel injection, and before being sold had a 427 with blower and running on alky, was one of the best single engine modified pulling tractors in the area.
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tomram486
Posted 3/8/2011 17:15 (#1658323 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20


I agree the 283 is all you need. You will have fun on the cheap.
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cementhead
Posted 3/8/2011 18:15 (#1658427 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20



Ontario
very neat project. That will be a lot of fun for you!!
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Essman
Posted 3/8/2011 18:21 (#1658433 - in reply to #1658427)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20


NE AR
I have been wanting to put a 353 Detroit in one we have, got the parts tractor and have some aluminum block Gama Goat motors. Gonna have to widen the frame to squeeze it in. Love to hear it with a straight pipe.
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pellfarms86
Posted 3/8/2011 19:17 (#1658556 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20


Reelsville, IN
NICE
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A. Zenner
Posted 3/9/2011 08:58 (#1659739 - in reply to #1658035)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20



The Raymond Ranch
E718 - 3/8/2011 13:11

Nice work. Have fun with it.
I bet you learned some things doing that. (Even what doesn't work.)
We did of those about 1967. With a flathead Ford engine.
It is just a gateway to other things. Pretty soon you will be buying $400 semis and welding it to an $800 one. Then, sell that for $5000 and buy something really neat to work on. You will need a big lathe, DC welder, milling machine, 30 ton press, lots of tools, inventory of new steel, donor units. Never ending.

This is from somebody that would rather go to a junkyard than a casino.


oh yeah, I've learned TONS from doing it, number 1 being, dont sell your old F20 engine to the junkyard for $50 when its worth $500 in parts lol. I already have lots of plans in my head for upgrading engines or dropping in a cummins 4 or 6bt if something happens to this engine
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A. Zenner
Posted 3/9/2011 09:01 (#1659749 - in reply to #1657962)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20



The Raymond Ranch
BSchroeder - 3/8/2011 12:29

It's a small block (Gen IV) actually, and the parts would set you back $5k or so. Add on machine work and assembly. Realistically, that 283 can make all the power the rear end can handle.


I'm only 19 and in college, so I dont have all the money in the world to spend on my toys or else I would. I agree, the 283 is plenty powerful enough for the tractor and my purposes, I dont really want die on it going down the road at 50 mph
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BSchroeder
Posted 3/9/2011 12:15 (#1660105 - in reply to #1659749)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20


Devils Lake, ND
A. Zenner - 3/9/2011 09:01
I'm only 19...dont really want die on it going down the road at 50 mph


Come on. Live a little.
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dutch
Posted 6/9/2011 20:24 (#1811558 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20



West Texas
Cool!!!!
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gr ecks
Posted 6/10/2011 08:31 (#1812249 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: RE: My V8 Farmall F 20


I did that back in the early 70's with an F-30. I used a small block Mopar and 4 speed. I still have the tractor minus the engine and tranny.
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heyal
Posted 6/10/2011 08:49 (#1812291 - in reply to #1657809)
Subject: Re: My V8 Farmall F 20


Very neat job. I had a F-30 with a mercury 312 and 4 speed. Plenty of engine and lots of fun.
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