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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Sun Apr 02, 2023 7:48 pm

Started installing the valves in the head and noticed some wear in a couple pairs of keepers. Need to get some new or good used one's which I will talk over with my cousin. Cleaned up the head gasket surface on the block and ran the rocker shaft parts thru the solvent tank and sonic cleaner.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Thu Apr 06, 2023 9:22 pm

Drilled out a broken bolt for the crankcase cover and the used keepers arrived today. I ran them through the sonic cleaner so they are ready to install.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby Gary Dotson » Fri Apr 07, 2023 7:21 am

That must be the optional 5 valve motor!

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Fri Apr 07, 2023 12:10 pm

Gary Dotson wrote:That must be the optional 5 valve motor!

:lol: Yes, extremely rare. My thinking was to get some extra's since they are used and chose the best one's. They all look to be in good condition and this will give me spares if I need them in the future.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Sat Apr 08, 2023 8:24 pm

Assembled the rockershaft yesterday. Installed the valves, and installed the head today with my brothers help.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby ricky racer » Sat Apr 08, 2023 10:52 pm

It looks like the 60 is still using the lead washers under the head bolts...
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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Sun Apr 09, 2023 2:05 pm

ricky racer wrote:It looks like the 60 is still using the lead washers under the head bolts...

Yes, it does use lead washers. By the time your done torquing the nuts, most of the lead is squeezed out.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby ricky racer » Sun Apr 09, 2023 4:44 pm

cjet69 wrote:
ricky racer wrote:It looks like the 60 is still using the lead washers under the head bolts...

Yes, it does use lead washers. By the time your done torquing the nuts, most of the lead is squeezed out.

Yep, that sounds about right. :lol:
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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Wed Apr 19, 2023 7:19 pm

Started the repair on the radiator tanks. The flange area's had some rust eat into the gasket surface so I filled it in with Devcon plastic steel. I then placed it on a piece of plexiglass with wax paper on it to try to keep it as smooth as possible. Looks like it worked pretty good. This stuff gets really hard so I'm not sure if I can sand, file, or have to mill it.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Thu Apr 20, 2023 2:45 pm

I was able to use one of my air sanders with some 80 grit paper to knock down the Devcon filler. I finished it up with some Emory paper on a flat file. There are a couple small voids still, but the sealer will take care of that when I assemble it. This will give me a nice flat flange surface to get a good seal on now.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Mon Apr 24, 2023 8:39 pm

Prepped the top of the crankcase and shot some epoxy primer on it. I plan on shooting green on it and the radiator parts tomorrow and then I should be able to start bolting everything back on the tractor.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Tue Apr 25, 2023 6:37 pm

Sprayed green on the crankcase and radiator parts.


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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Wed Apr 26, 2023 10:34 pm

I almost forgot about this water outlet that has the temp sensor in it. The sensor was stuck so I set back on the shifter to deal with later. Managed to get the sensor pulled and got it cleaned up. Also some pics of the old and new tires. I now have some front wheels to clean up and paint.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby ajhbike » Thu Apr 27, 2023 1:00 am

That sensor plug and the radiator drain plug were absolute nightmares on mine...I ended up drilling and gently chiseling retapping. I am enjoying following along a lot.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Thu Apr 27, 2023 12:07 pm

ajhbike wrote:That sensor plug and the radiator drain plug were absolute nightmares on mine...I ended up drilling and gently chiseling retapping. I am enjoying following along a lot.


The temp gage still works so I didn't want to destroy it just trying to get it apart. I used a propane torch on the reducer bushing and finally got it to break free without overheating it. I got about 1/4 turn and then it would get really tight again but with some ATF/Acetone mix sprayed on it from both sides it loosened up so I could pull the sensor out.


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