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Re: Project: less leaks, run better

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Tue May 16, 2017 6:35 am

K, it just looked so jagged that I figured it wasn't there on purpose.

Plan is to set valves, fix hydrolics, then check compression and probably run seafoam in the oil for a bit before I drop the pan.
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Re: Project: less leaks, run better

Postby Shane Nelson » Tue May 16, 2017 6:46 am

Rjpoog1989 wrote:K, it just looked so jagged that I figured it wasn't there on purpose.

Plan is to set valves, fix hydrolics, then check compression and probably run seafoam in the oil for a bit before I drop the pan.

It's where they cast the blocks and made so many they weren't concerned over deburring the edges, once they put the valve cover on nobody saw it. I understand your concern if you've never been in a Cub block before but they all are like that.
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Re: Project: less leaks, run better

Postby JohnMihevic » Tue May 16, 2017 12:00 pm

Rjpoog1989 wrote:. . . So yay or nay on hytran in the trans? . . .


I guess I was wrong about only using 90W gear oil in the transmission since that what is recommended and I use in my '48 Cub has. I thought all the heavy gear stuff used 90W. But as Jim said it depends on when your Cub was made. I guess in later years they went to Hytran.

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Re: Project: less leaks, run better

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Thu May 18, 2017 9:03 pm

So I got the valves adjusted today, some were right in, others had no clearance what so ever. Hoping she'll run better now.

I then proceeded into the touch control block. I got it apart, but won't be able to get back to it for a few days. The filter screen was all torn to hell, and the fluid smells horrible. I started cleaning it with carb cleaner but I have a ways to go yet...

Here it sits:
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Re: Project: less leaks, run better

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Fri May 26, 2017 2:52 pm

So I finally got my hands on a compression tester. Cylinders 1,3,&4 all are between 50 and 75. Cylinder 2 is never the same, sometimes it's like 25 and other times it's above 50.

Right now the tractor doesn't seem to want to run at all. I had it running 3-4 times after adjusting the valves and it sounded better and was firing on all cylinders. I was having issues with my hudrolic job and was trying to work that out. Somewhere along the line it decided it didn't want to run anymore.

Hopefully I can get it back going, but if I can't fix this thing by the end of June I'm headed to a John Deere dealer. The plan would be to sell my car and buy a 2038 with a loader and 60 inch deck.
1948 McCormick Deering Farmall Cub:
- International L-54 blade
- Woods 59 mower
1994 Toro Wheel Horse 312-8: 42" rear discharge deck
Husqvarna 562XP chainsaw: 24" bar w/ skip tooth
Craftsman 18" chainsaw

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Re: Project: less leaks, run better

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri May 26, 2017 2:55 pm

Your compression is low. Did it smoke any when it was running? If it didn't smoke you may have your valves to tight.
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Re: Project: less leaks, run better

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Fri May 26, 2017 4:09 pm

Chipmaker wrote:Your compression is low. Did it smoke any when it was running? If it didn't smoke you may have your valves to tight.


Like black smoke? Not really that I noticed... It didn't seem to smoke before either and some of the valves had much less clearance. I think I only tightened one of them.
1948 McCormick Deering Farmall Cub:
- International L-54 blade
- Woods 59 mower
1994 Toro Wheel Horse 312-8: 42" rear discharge deck
Husqvarna 562XP chainsaw: 24" bar w/ skip tooth
Craftsman 18" chainsaw

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Re: Project: less leaks, run better

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:04 pm

So I've finally checked a few items off my to do list.

Since my last posts about compression, I poured some seafoam down the cylinders and have continually rotated the motor. Compression is around 80 on all cylinders, probably still low, but it runs.

It seems as well as low compression, I had weak spark. I converted from magneto to distributor and pertronix ignition along with 40k volt flamethrower coil. No more weak spark.

My first try at rebuilding the touch control unit did not go well. It seems I had several things misplaced when putting it back together. I tore that all apart today and put it back together the right way. Now it works!!!

I still want to change the transmission fluid.

I now need to figure out what's wrong with my starter, but it seems a full rebuild is in order. May keep hand cranking for the time being...

I don't feel like fighting with the oil pan at this time. It seems like every time I try to fix something I break 3 more things. I'll let it leak and keep checking the oil (for now at least).
1948 McCormick Deering Farmall Cub:
- International L-54 blade
- Woods 59 mower
1994 Toro Wheel Horse 312-8: 42" rear discharge deck
Husqvarna 562XP chainsaw: 24" bar w/ skip tooth
Craftsman 18" chainsaw


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