So the build begins. My first cub was for a quick refurbish, but didnt quite work out that way. The cub was a purchase from a friend whom purchased from an auction about 2 years ago. It is a non-runner; the engine was free in 2011. I purchased the cub with a Servis BM60 belly mower about a mont ago. And the build begins.......
Now the motor is stuck, no big deal right? Well it's stuck good..
I started with a normal disassembly and things got worse. Stuck pistons, stuck valves, water and pitting damage on the valve seats and combustion chambers; Almost like the cub is saying "let me rest, Im done".
Every bolt is stuck, nothing wants to break loose or disassemble smoothly. Mr. Cub just wants to be left alone. What do you do? Honor his wishes? Keep on working? Scrap pile? Push him off the Preverbal cliff?
Here, we are just keep on working and wearing him down because deep down we all know the cub wants to return to service just as bad as i want him to.
So here we go; I soak the motor down with PB Blaster in the spark plug holes expecting to break him loose in a day or so ….. not so much, I had to weld bolts to the valves just to be able to pull them out. A month later the motor is upside down on the engine stand still stuck.
With a newly discovered and heartbreakingly cracked block I turn to the forum for knowledge; with the help of the well known forum member Bizerk I do have a new set of engine braces on order witch is great, if I can ever get the crankshaft pulley off. Again I turn to the wealth of knowledge here at Farmallcub.com and find all the info that I need. With the Method#2 setup from the cub book of knowledge I was off and running or so I thought. Pulley still stuck. Heat, still stuck.
What do you do, cracked block, stuck crank pulley, overall bad attitude?? Ahhhhh I’ll keep working.
Here I am today, cracked block with crank pulley still stuck. Maybe it will break loose maybe not, I don’t know yet, But for some reason this cub is here in my garage; why?
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