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I took the shaft over to a friend that has a lathe and we were able to turn it as long as a small cut was taken. It is still a little large but I did not have the bearing so we will finish it another day. The surface was nasty and it still did not clean up completely but it is plenty good enough for the sealed bearing.
I was concerned that the induction hardened surface was too hard to turn and that was why George recommended a tool post grinder. I don't think a machine shop around here would touch it for $40. That was a good deal.
Finally starting on the engine. Had to crank up the Way-Back machine to find this post.
I finished taking apart the block last night and early this morning I took the piston off the 1976 rods I will be using.
I have a set of NOS .020 pistons that I hope to be able to use. I bought them several years ago cheap and put them away. Trent McPeak tipped me off to those when a set of 4 were on eBay for around $100. No pins, but I found those on eBay a year or 2 later, also NOS, for $15.
The plan is:
Use the later rods (and bearings) and the pop up pistons.
Use the 1976 camshaft
Install hardened seats
Use one of the later governors given away by Tom M when they were moving to Florida.
The transmission gears came from Art C's son
The paint I am using was the result of advice from Rob in NH
Jim Foose fixed me up with some DOT head bolts
Boss Hog fixed me up with some DOT heads and some other parts, like the correct breather (mine was rusted solid).
anyone see a pattern here?
Yeah, every three years you start on another component. Sounds a lot like me.
'60 FH Lo-Boy
'57 FH Cub "Rusty"
'56 FH Cub
(2) '48 Cubs
'75 IH 140 w/1000 loader
C-3 mower, FH Woods 42F, 22 sickle (2), 54A blade, L-54 blade, 194 plow, FH L-38 disk, FH LB disk, 144 cultivators, FH platform carrier
and all the boys were going to do was sell it for the parts!
Looking forward to seeing another of your stellar restorations.
Would have been nice parts. All the castings are mint. That is why I decided to take it on.
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