Engine Work - Update

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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby Clemsonfor » Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:43 pm

tst wrote:watch out for the import gaskets, seen a lot of problems, I would only use fel pro or the victor/mahle brand

I second this opinion not from cub experience but what I have seen on the automotive side. Don't assume all rubber gaskets are the same. I have used some of the cheapo as cheap as you can get rubber gaskets for valve covers only to have them leak a year or two later. I am a fan of felpro gaskets always been quality and probably as good as you can get for many applications these days if OEM doesn't exist. They have many new gaskets as well that are upgrades. Huge fan of the one piece gasket for the oil pan of small block Chevys. Way better than the 4 piece OE deal.

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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby Stanton » Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:57 am

The auto parts store (O'Reilly's) I shop at offers a Fel-Pro full engine gasket set for the Cub. So, that's the way I'll go. I can even get reward points for it. :wink:

I've contacted Hamilton Bob's about the piston/rings set; yet to hear back.
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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby CharlieK » Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:34 am

Stanton wrote:The auto parts store (O'Reilly's) I shop at offers a Fel-Pro full engine gasket set for the Cub. So, that's the way I'll go. I can even get reward points for it. :wink:

I've contacted Hamilton Bob's about the piston/rings set; yet to hear back.


thanks for that info Stanton................. :D

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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby tst » Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:01 am

Fel pro # FS 7560S
Victor FS1879X
victor gives a few more that fel pro does not
victor was OEM for IH

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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby ricky racer » Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:11 pm

If you have the time and inclination, post pictures of your rebuild progress. I really enjoy the assembly of an engine, making sure everything is a perfect fit before moving on to the next thing.
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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby Stanton » Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:49 pm

Heard from Hamilton Bob. They have the .030 rings, but not the pistons.

Have any of you ordered a piston set from Steiner? I know they have a good reputation, but just seeing if anyone has actually ordered pistons from them before and how they were. Thanks.
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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby Stanton » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:27 am

A couple questions before I order parts:
  • Is Reliance a decent name brand for piston manufacturer?
  • Site stated that their domed pistons were a replacement/upgrade to the traditional flat and other domed pistons. Any knowledge on domed pistons?

Site here: https://www.agkits.com/international-60-1-0l-cub-inframe-overhaul-engine-rebuild-kit.aspx
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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby tst » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:51 am

have used their pistons, they are good, kinda pricey but good dome can replace flat but have seen a few that the head needed to be ground a little for clearance on the early ones, late 60's cub pistons became domed style pistons
agkits I have bought from and they are decent, part of a old fashion machine shop

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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby ricky racer » Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:57 pm

I don't know anything about them but I've seen these guys advertising in Antique Tractor Magazine. They advertise engine kits for JD, IH and Case tractors.

http://www.carrsrepairvintageparts.com/index.html
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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby Stanton » Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:10 pm

I'm seeing some places selling aluminum pistons, while others offer cast iron. Is there a problem with aluminum pistons and original cast iron connecting rods? Not sure that's a good idea to mix/match.

So far, I'm seeing Yesterday's Tractors, Jensales and Steiner as having most of the engine parts needed. Hamilton Bobs doesn't carry .030 over pistons, just rings.

Any other places I need to check?
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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:41 am

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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:21 am

There’s no problem with aluminum pistons, just modernized. I haven’t looked but I’m surprised anyone is offering cast iron pistons.

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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby Stanton » Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:07 am

outdoors4evr wrote:https://www.agkits.com/international-60-1-0l-cub-inframe-overhaul-engine-rebuild-kit.aspx#.YWVmINrMKUk


I considered agkits. Saw that Reliance (good) was their parts mfgr, but didn't know who made their gaskets in the set, Reliance or someone else. Was wanting a good brand for gaskets like Victor or Fel-Pro. Will probably support TM Tractor and get Victor gaskets through them.

Gary Dotson wrote:There’s no problem with aluminum pistons, just modernized. I haven’t looked but I’m surprised anyone is offering cast iron pistons.


Thanks, Gary. No one had responded here when I logged on this morning, so went ahead and ordered cast iron flat tops. Ignorance isn't always bliss, sometimes it costs you. But, the trigger's been pulled and parts are on their way.
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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby Stanton » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:49 pm

A day after I ordered the cast iron flat tops, Jensales contacted me that they were discontinued. I ordered the aluminum ones at a reduced cost. Parts should be here by next week.

Will keep you posted…
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Re: Engine Work - Update

Postby ricky racer » Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:52 pm

At least you were able to get something and you're not dead in the water. I've got a John Deere 425 with a Kawasaki twin cylinder water cooled engine I need to rebuild for a friend. I'm afraid that I may have a hard time finding the parts I need to get-r-done.
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