My 1952 Oliver OC-3 updated 5-04-10
Welcome to my website that shows my oliver oc-3. This is a picture of what it looked like when i got it before i started tinkering.
Well after running the Oliver OC-3 a bit. I found that as everybody knows it is too high geared. the hercules IXB3 was rated about 20 hp. The hydraulic pump is 1000 psi at 12 gpm. I wanted to install a second transmission to gear it down. Also wanted to replace the hydraulic pump. i choose a pump rated 2500 psi at 15 gpm at 3000 rpm. This pump needs 30 hp at full speed so the IXB3 would not work. So i found a 1979 datsun 510 with a l20b engine and 4 speed manual transmission. The l20b is rated right around 100 hp. So the fabrication begins.
Picture after the nissan conversion
i installed a nissan l20b ohc engine. used the stock 4 speed tranny to slow it down. runs good. next is radiator guarding and tin.