Here is a shot of the whole thing....I realized I never posted a picture of the complete Doodlebug.
Radiator I bought from the seller that I am going to use. It is from an International F-12.....for those who don't know the tank on the front is the air cleaner.....I didn't know until I asked :) I'm planning on using this air cleaner in place of the one already on the Doodlebug.
Here is a shot showing the 8-16 transmission better. The whole thing attached to the small sprocket is the transmission, it extends down into the frame as well, with the input between the frame rails. The splined shaft on the top is where the belt drive pulley was. I don't know that I would ever have a use for a belt drive, but if I find one to put on at a reasonable price I will get one. The previous owner kept the one off of this.
From left to right: 2 tall shift arms are to shift the 8-16 transmission. The left foot pedal is left brake, the middle is clutch on the model A, and the right pedal is right brake. The tall arm with the lock is to apply both brakes. To shift the model A you have to reach up over the 8-16 trans.
Looking at some of the pictures that Tony posted makes me think that perhaps the frame is from the 8-16 tractor, it seems to have similar bends in it. The only thing that doesnt have me convinced is that the frame is one large U-shape and the 8-16 tractors were square at the front. The rounded front was cut down shorter, but I do not see any other welds or cuts on the frame rails. Perhaps the frame is from another piece of equipment or tractor, It fits the transmission well though. I do not doubt that the Doodlebug is home built, it was done really well, but not well enough to be factory. The big selling point for me was that it is quite unusual as it is a lot heavier than most that were made.
46 Chevy OS 1.5 ton, 48 & 49 IH KBS-8-1, 51 IH L195 Wrecker, 60 IH RF195, 64 F250 16ft flatbed, 65 Datsun 320, 72 IH Travelall