Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:45 pm
My Dad and I overhauled the motor on Miss B ('45 B Farmall) earlier this year. I am not planning on starting it until after Winter. All internal parts (pistons and rings included) were coated with oil before re-assembly. What are the chances of the rings sticking to the sleeves and/or the pistons
Would it be a good idea to assemble Miss B enough to get the motor started or should I occasionally give her a few turns with the hand crank just to keep her loose
Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:50 pm
Bud, I think a few revolutions every now and then would do it.
Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:03 pm
Like BD, I' squirt a little oil on top of the pistons and turn it every week or two.
Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:27 pm
If the oil pump is in and there is a way to put some in like you can on a cub I would do that too.
Last edited by beaconlight on Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:17 pm
They are best preserved if never started after an overhaul. I good coating of oil will still be in place next spring. Spend your time on some other project!
If you want, it can't hurt to squirt a little oil into each cylinder next spring, before you start it.
Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:55 pm
Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:05 pm
How long do Homdas go from the time of manufacture till the first start?
Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:06 pm
do turn the engine over by hand once a week.. After I rebuilt my father's cub, it sat quite some time without being run, and it did stick. If the engine was left in the same position for more than a week, it would start to become difficult to turn over (even though oil was regularly squirted on top of the pistons). This is just one of the quirks of a freshly overhauled engine, and this will not happen once the tractor has a couple of hours on it.
Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:10 pm
I know this is an older post but I just had a thought also. Marine fogger oil that comes in pressurized cans might work good to preserve an engine for long term storage. I did my boat this year for storage. Easy to use.
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