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Ol' Rex '48 will not be receiving the refurbished crankshaft that served it so well. It was cleaned and magna-fluxed to find it's cracked in 3 places near the badly worn journals. The machine shop advises this happens when heat is generated from improper alignment due to wear not being corrected to proper tolerances before it's to late. Thanks to a member of this forum, I have a used original condition crank on order from a 1948 Cub.
Happy New Year.
Hi Everyone - Happy Winter.
Here's a brief update.
Ol' Rex 48's crankshaft when magna-fluxed was cracked in 3 places. I was advised that this was most likely caused by side play at the connecting rods. I was lucky enough to obtain a 1948 crank from a member of this forum (TST) that measured in at only 0.001 under factory original. As soon as I can make the time to contact the engine shop with the details the work on the block will begin. My new job, the holidays and the temperature in my shop has slowed my progress. I can admit that w/o the help of this forum I'd not even be this far.
Special thanks to Cecil for his personal efforts on this project. All of you herein deserve accolades for the help and guidance provided.
Best regards, Ken
Wow, back at it finally. The shop finally warm enough to sandblast. These rims came with the Goodyear Diamond tires I purchased from Boss Hog. It sure is good to be back doing something. Now all I need is for a bit more time in my home office to speak with Cecil and get my engine sorted.
These rims and tires will be the pretty show wheels for Rex....At least I say that now and then I really need to do some farm work and I'll end up using them. In the background of this picture is cultivator shields I'm restoring also.
Oh Happy Day - Ken
On the rings, End gap is what is important. The rings are sized to the cylinder diameter, and contact the cylinder wall to seal, and the end gap is there to keep them from getting too tight when the get hot and expand.
Rear Rims - Howdy there - Well guess what - I actually got a chance to do something on Rex' 48 this evening after work. I tried all different kinds of mechanical tools to clean the oxide off the rear rims. Wouldn't you know a sponge sanding pad used for sheet rock sanding did a nice job. I'm gonna add to my other post on the rear rims with some questions for ya'll.
The pix aren't all that exciting but it shows I will finish ol'Rex'48 at some point.
Firestone rims. Wonder date of manufacture? Check inside rim when tires come off.
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." -Epictetus
252646 & 221525. 195897 (Gone but not forgotten!)
These rims are off of Princess '55 because I needed to put the Ag Tires on her that were on Rex '48. I will check when I get them off. Thanks for the post.
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