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Engine block is not sleeved. Do not purchase a kit until the engine has been measured to determine needed machine work and parts.pferguson1962 wrote:I have seen some in-frame rebuild kits.
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Fireman Bob wrote:Definitely recommend pulling it even though I agree its a lot more work.
I was a diesel and heavy equipment mechanic for 15 years and the partial rebuilds didnt work out well too many times.
While occasionaly you can get away with a ring job to "get by" usually by the time the rings have worn down you will have critical dimensions wrong such as cylinder taper,out of round, scoring and a top cylinder ridge that can break your new rings/piston if not removed.
Also without a proper cylinder crosshatch your new rings may not seat in causing a lot of the problems you now have.
Add to this not being able to clean/hot tank the block well and not being able to repalace oil seals that may fail soon.
If done right the first time you will have a solid base to build and restore the rest of the Cub.
Good luck and enjoy the time spent on this fun hobby