Adajen wrote:The oil looks like not much water if any. Any luck the lower might not be as bad. That is a lot of loose rust/sludge your looking at. After blowing everything off with air hose it looked a good bit better. I'd say 75% was gone after air hose . As far as a new motor. Not so interested unless absolutely necessary. The whole purpose was for a project. Only TIME, MONEY AND MEMORIES in the future haha.
Off on kind of another topic but about a year ago I purchased some barn metal from a man about 2.5 hours from me. Took a while to find this place but when I got there the metal was just like advertised along with a lot of tractors and other farm equipment. Man and his farm hand helped us load everything. I had glanced over and seen a pretty cub sitting in grass that had been mowed. I'd say great/excellent condition, good paint, Anyways I asked the man, are you selling everything out here? He responded something on the lines of. Everything's for sale for the right price, Not exactly sure about that part. So I asked. How about that cub? He said nope that's not for sale. Go over there and take a look at the serial number. So I did of course. S#507. I said "nice its one of he first ones and he just said yep and we went on about our business. Wasn't till later that I got home and done some looking up I found out the serial numbers as far as I could see started at 501. So if all that was the case and the serial number on that cub was original then that's a pretty cool find. .
If it cleaned up like you say it did, then you may very well have a keeper for an engine. But like Willy said, Kroil is you friend in this scenario. It made my restoration possible! It's high dollar stuff ($15.00 a can in my neighborhood), but it is worth it.