Re: Options for a Tired Cub

Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:50 am

jball, check out the classifieds on this site. I just saw an engine there for ($900.00), a reasonable price. No mention of a core exchange. This might be a solution if you need an overhaul. Good Luck, Papa.

Re: Options for a Tired Cub

Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:28 pm

Papa's Cub wrote:jball, check out the classifieds on this site. I just saw an engine there for ($900.00), a reasonable price. No mention of a core exchange. This might be a solution if you need an overhaul. Good Luck, Papa.


I agree that sometimes a new engine is the way to go. The only caveat in that situation is that you have no way of knowing what the TRUE condition of the new engine is going to be. You may get that new engine in and realize that it is a smoker, or one with low oil pressure or low on power, etc. Then you will be out the cost of the engine AND the cost of a rebuild.

Just my $0.02 worth (which is probably worth about that, anyhow!)

Mike

Re: Options for a Tired Cub

Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:00 pm

The engine in the classified was rebuilt by Art Chester. You can be assured it was done correctly and you'll have as close to a new engine as can be had. In fact, since it's from a 154 it will have a little higher horsepower. No core charge.

Bob

Re: Options for a Tired Cub

Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:47 pm

Buzzard Wing wrote:EJP, is that rebuild guy still alive?? I would guess the parts cost close to that, it sure adds up quick, especially these days.
As of about 4 months ago when Scrivet and I picked up an H head from him yes. He is well past retirement age, and is training a younger man to take over the business. People around here do not usually charge near as high prices as closer to the cities.

Re: Options for a Tired Cub

Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:08 pm

You might try Hamilton Bob for an engine. He is a advertiser on this web page

Re: Options for a Tired Cub

Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:09 pm

John, If it were my Cub and I was looking for a rebuilt engine I would be dropping a PM to Art right now for that engine he has. If you are in no hurry to get it, perhaps a Cub express from the east coast to Florida and up to the Buckeye state would work in February.

Re: Options for a Tired Cub

Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:58 am

JBall,
Hengy wrote:I'd love to get together again sometime and share a beer and possibly lay hands on "Fred" sometime...
Hengy wrote:John, one other place to look is at the governor control system. Any slop in that system will also result in a lack of power because the engine won't "spool up" like it used to when the governor calls for it


Hengy may be on to something. I am literally just down the road from you in Ravenna and Hengy is willing to come up from Pittsburgh. If you like, maybe we and others that are nearby could do a mini-fest and perhaps figure out what's going on with Fred.

Re: Options for a Tired Cub

Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:07 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:The engine in the classified was rebuilt by Art Chester. You can be assured it was done correctly and you'll have as close to a new engine as can be had. In fact, since it's from a 154 it will have a little higher horsepower. No core charge.

Bob


I'm really sorry if my reply seemed as though I was doubting the specific classified ad by ArtC. I didn't even know that it was there. My post was a general comment about buying a used engine without the disclaimer of "rebuilt" such as in Art's ad.

Sorry for any confusion.

As to a Mini Fest... I'm up for it any time!!!

Re: Options for a Tired Cub

Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:07 pm

I took inventory today of what Fred probably needs to get better performance. Here's the list:
Replace leaking rear seal
Fix leaking carb
Tune up - plugs, points, cap ,rotor and wires
Valve adjustment
Governor adjustment

Mike & Ray: a mini fest sounds like a great idea.

Clark: have I met you before at red power or at George Willer's house?

Re: Options for a Tired Cub

Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:16 pm

If you get one from Art, I guarantee it will be as is should. No flies on an engine from him.