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Splitting front portion off the engine

Postby ShawnAgne » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:57 am

Starting to get stuff setup for splitting the cub. Question is it better to pull the front end and engine off as one unit or should I pull the front end off then the engine?

I will be replacing the block.

Also when the front end is separated from the engine what is the best way to support it? I will have wedges in the front wheels.
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Re: Splitting front portion off the engine

Postby LRiddle » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:31 am

The answer lies in what you have available to do the work safely. I split my tractor by blocking the rear half and removing the engine and axle as one unit using an engine hoist. This was to do work on the clutch, so your needs may vary.
My opinion, if you want to replace the block, remove the front half as a unit and then put the front half with the block on an engine stand. You can then remove the attached parts like the axle and bolster from there as Chipmaker has done in this photo.
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Re: Splitting front portion off the engine

Postby randallc » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:12 am

Either way will work. If you have a cherry picker or hoist it is pretty easy. I usually pull the bolster and front off first. Hold the engine with the cherry picker and attach to motor stand. Be sure to block up the rear part of the tractor, preferably with a stand. Be safe.
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Re: Splitting front portion off the engine

Postby Eugene » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:52 am

ShawnAgne wrote:Also when the front end is separated from the engine what is the best way to support it? I will have wedges in the front wheels.
Could wheel the front end/bolster to a shop wall, block the wheels, tip toward the wall.

1 1/4" wood or steel in tool bar holder, angle a supporting brace from wood or steel so that the brace ends up about 6" from the bolster and reaches the floor.
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