I bought a Cub down in KY last weekend and I learned (I think) how to post pics tonight and thought I'd show everyone. I guess this is one Cub Rowlf didn't get. And it was in Cold Spring, Rowlf's backyard!
Although I was told it wasn't, the motor was stuck. This past week I removed the head and alternated PB Blaster, Kroil, and Marvel Mystery Oil. It slowly started moving and now it turns freely. I've read that some have towed tractors to free the motors, etc. But I don't if that is a good idea. Upon removing the head I found something like crud, probably signs of water, in one of the cylinders. I think it might have damaged the cylinder if forced to turn without removing the crud. Anyway, I cleaned the cylinders with steel wool and buttoned it back up to check compression. Compression was 55, 0, 75, 75. After adding oil to #2 it was still 0. I re-removed the head and dummy me didn't see the that the exhaust valve on #2 was open all the time. So I removed the valve and polished the crud on the stem, etal. And I put it all back together. I was then called to supper! I can be called just about anything, as long as you call me to supper! Everything will have to wait until tommorrow night.
My concerns are, will the rings free up and give me a higher PSI? and did I really unstick the valve, or just postponing the inevitable? And Rowlf, I'm really sorry. I should have called you and let you have first refusal.
I would appreciate any thoughts on the matter. Larry