Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby Urbish » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:29 am

It's always fun to play archaeologist at your own place! Great thread and video. When was the video shot?
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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:38 am

Next years forecast now includes a shortage of blackberries.
That is quite an iron mine you have in your foliage!
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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:51 am

Urbish wrote:It's always fun to play archaeologist at your own place! Great thread and video. When was the video shot?


I'm thinking the video was shot in the early to mid 80's.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:11 pm

Put a starter on it today and cranked it over several times and suddenly it locked up. I pulled the starter to see if that was is but it wasn't. I put a pry bar on the ring gear and it backed up and turned 180* and locked again. I figured I should pull the head and look to see if something got in one of the cylinders. All I found were carbon chucks mainly on #3 cylinder and the engine rotated freely without the head on. Must have loosened it up while cranking. I'll get the carbon cleaned up and get the head bolted back on. I suppose this would be a good time to make sure the valves are working and sealing properly.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:20 pm

With that much buildup, you might also want to remove a couple of valves and see what the valves and seats look like.
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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:46 pm

Got a break between rain showers so I went for startup. It teased me for a while with sputters and smoke and then a cough here and there. Finally it came to life and picked up all the cylinders. It was just a short run as there isn't coolant in it yet, but long enough to determine the carb needs some attention. I'll get the carb and coolant addressed and then maybe shoot a short video.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:28 pm

A short vid of the power unit running.


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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:20 am

Nice Video! Pretty cool to see the blackberry treasure come to life!
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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby Slim140 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:26 am

That engine runs better than some rebuilt tractors :lol:

Glad you dug it out and got it running, that's awesome!
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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:40 pm

Another short video after it was warmed up. The exhaust smoke cleared up.


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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:30 pm

Did a compression check today. They were 20, 45,40, and 60. After shooting oil in the cylinders they were 100, 80, 85, and 90. Its still tough to start and I think the low compression is the problem. I think it could use a re-ring and touch up the valves.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:53 pm

Watching the vi8deo of combining I was noticing the tread patter on the rear tractor tires. I haven't seen that pattern in a lot of years.
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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby mozer71 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:14 am

The first batch of pics showed a lot of cleaning and scraping to be done. Pic #5 shows a naked intake valve seat. It looks like an exhaust valve is in there. --but it is larger. Time for a new seat.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby v w » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:34 am

The video brought back some memories. Dad had an H (1939) and a 52R combine. His would have been an older combine since the engine was a Continental and the grain bin was round. The 52R had many types. PTO power and a bagger instead of a grain bin but I've never seen one with a bagger. Dad said nothing ever thrashed clover seed as clean as a 52R. Thanks for the post. :D Vern


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