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No sign of overheating, it has had a number of different care takers, etc. over the years. It is not obvious in the picture, but the springs are not made from as thick a coils as the original I have. I am assuming that sometime in the last 50+ years someone did a valve job and replaced the springs.JackF wrote:That engine must of been overheated at one time.Cylinder walls,pistons,crankshaft and crankshaft bearings show signs of overheating?
I thought about ordering from TM, and do order from them quite a bit, but the locla IH dealer does an extremely good job when I need something, and I like to give them some of my business also.Don McCombs wrote:http://www.tmtractor.com/new/en/816-2fp.htm
thiggy wrote:Just out of curiosity, why does the Lions Club own a Cub?
Compressing them by hand, the ones in the cub are noticeably weaker than my original. I suspect I now know why the valves and seats had quite a bit of serious pitting, especially the exhaust valves
About 15 acres to mow for the Lions Park and Fairgrounds. The Cub was bought used in the early 1950's and was in use until around 1980 when it was retired in favor of a Ford 3200 (??? 3something00) with a three point finish mower. The Cub saw less and less use to the point of not being ran at all the last couple years. Since the president of the Lions Club (that would be me by the way ) hates to see a Cub neglected, came up with a plan to get it back to running shape for use as a backup to the Ford. Which is turning out to be a very fortuitous plan since the Ford has taken to chugging five gallons cans of gas and leaking hydraulic fluid and oil like the Exon Valdez and may not be ready for spring mowing. The Cub may have to be called out of retirement for the mowing duties.Mike in Louisiana wrote:My guess is they have a lot of grass to cut.thiggy wrote:Just out of curiosity, why does the Lions Club own a Cub?
If you count the coils of the spring, the one on the left has one more that the other two.
Our local Lions Club provides facilities for many private and public uses, frequently at a minimal or no cost. They host the county fair, and let their grounds be used for both practice and games for PeeWee football, little league softball, etc., in addition to local estate auctions that need a large indoor facility, reunions, wedding receptions. etc. All of the things they do charge for are done at a very low cost to the user, and I do not mind helping them out.Scrivet wrote:.......About 15 acres to mow for the Lions Park and Fairgrounds......;....
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