Installing new rings.

Farmall Cub Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your Cub related issues.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.
User avatar
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 1088
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2003 6:33 pm
Zip Code: P0M1Z0
Tractors Owned: 49 Cub
67 International Cub Loboy
57 Farmall 130
Location: Northern Ontario

Installing new rings.

Postby EZ » Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:27 pm

Just got a new set of rings for the '67 Loboy.

These rings are from Case/IH dealer. The oil control ring is one piece, as opposed to alot of them you see as 3 pieces. This is not including the expander spring which is installed in the groove first. I used a set of Hastings rings in my '49, they were easy to install, as there were 3 pieces and the thin metal was easy to manipulate.

I am afraid of breaking the oil control ring during installation with these IH rings though as they are quite stiff. I broke 2 of the old ones trying to get them off.

Anybody have any tips for installing the oil control ring. I have a ring spreader, but have been told to "spiral" the rings on.
Just Do It !

User avatar
parts man
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 619
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2003 9:41 pm
Location: Sussex N.B. Can.

Postby parts man » Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:15 pm

EZ, it is my experience that spiraling rings on is a great way to break them!! New rings shouldn't be as brittle as the old ones were. Use the ring expander to expand the ring so it JUST fits over the piston, and carefully slide it down to the groove. (my 2C)
V.P. of T.S.A. (taking stuff apart)

  • Similar Topics
    Last post

Return to “Farmall Cub”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bob Triplett, Flemmingth, Jim Becker, tomcat, Waif and 5 guests