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engine block paint

Postby pett3227b » Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:25 pm

Hi, I have found a thread that says I can use regular paint on the engine block. I wanted to check with the experts on the forum to see if that is true and that i can use the same paint that I'm using on the rest of my cub instead of high heat paint. It did say that the exaust manifold would need high heat paint. Also wondering if I can paint the head with regular paint. Thanks for the advice

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Re: engine block paint

Postby Bill V in Md » Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:18 pm

Yes, you can use the same paint on the engine block and head that you are using on the cub sheet metal and casting. Hi-Temp paint not required.
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Re: engine block paint

Postby ricky racer » Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:50 pm

Use whatever you're painting the rest of the tractor with. That's what I do...

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Re: engine block paint

Postby Glen » Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:30 am

If you have the block out of the Cub, don't paint the rear of it where it contacts the clutch housing, or the front where the front end bolts onto it.
The areas should be bare metal so the electrical system will ground through the tractor.

Also don't paint where the generator or alternator bracket bolts to the engine, where the magneto or Battery Ignition unit bolt on, and where the starter bolts on.
You probably need to mask some of the areas before painting, if you are spray painting the engine.

Where all the other castings touch together should be bare metal also, the front of the transmission, and right side extension, if you are grounding the battery the original way, on the side of the battery box.
It should be bare metal under the battery box, around the 4 holes that hold the battery box on, and the surface where the box sits.

If you painted the areas that should be bare metal, I would remove the paint before putting the Cub together. :)

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Re: engine block paint

Postby NJ Farmer » Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:56 am

Beautiful block Rick! Looks almost too good to put in service….

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