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Re: Mystery of the Valve Keepers

Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:00 am

Ok, so I very carefully finished installing "all" the valve keepers, adjusted the valves, set the timing with the head off to be sure I had exactly TDC, systematically reinstalled all the components, checked the points, plug everthing back in, put the temporay fuel tank on, charged the battery and tried to fire it up. :( Wouldn't start. Fuel dripping out of the carb. Disappointed, I left for the night. :(
First thing this morning I did a search on leaking Carbs and found a post that said "that's why there is a weep hole in the carb." and another suggesting "check the suction at the carb.".
Back to the shop. K I S S Keep It Simple Stupid.
Compression perfect all cylinders. Timing perfect. Suction at carb. perfect. Points perfect. Firing Order NOT SO GOOD.
:D Runs fine once I put the spark plug wires in the correct order. Govoner linkage sticky and carb and linkage need adusting, but what a sweet sound to have it back running on all 4 cylinders again. :D

Thank you for your help on the keepers but more inportantly for such a great resource at farmallcub.com.

Re: Mystery of the Valve Keepers

Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:47 am

makes you feel good when it is your first time doing a major repair and it fires up, don't it. Sometimes it is even a surprise. :lol:

Re: Mystery of the Valve Keepers

Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:36 pm

I popped out the valves the other night and had the same thing happen to me. Found only one keeper on a few stems and I was confused as if one even had a keeper till I saw it was stuck in the spring. I plugged all gaps with paper towels so I would loose any through.

Good thing I keep all parts, I have extras from a previous rebuild.

Glad to hear you got it started.

Re: Mystery of the Valve Keepers

Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:48 pm

I still have 4 extra keepers if you have a need.

You're right, it was was a great feeling to it come to life.

Re: Mystery of the Valve Keepers

Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:26 am

At least you didn't have to travel halfway across Missouri to a Cubfest to find out your spark plug wires were in the wrong firing order!!! :lol: :lol:

Wasn't the first time; won't be the last. :wink: Glad to hear you're hearing it run!

Re: Mystery of the Valve Keepers

Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:26 am

At least you didn't have to travel halfway across Missouri to a Cubfest to find out your spark plug wires were in the wrong firing order!!! :lol: :lol:

Wasn't the first time; won't be the last. :wink: Glad to hear you're hearing it run!
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