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Looking GREAT Brian!

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Thanks for posting your progress. Great job. :thumbs2:

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Got the starter generator sand blasted and tore apart .The bearing was bad

on the pulley end

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So I cleaned out the carbon dust and checked all the contections and

brushes also cleaned the commutator with a scotch-brite pad replaced both bearings and painted

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Very nice and complete job you're doing. I love write-up's like these, they're so great to read.

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WOW... your doing a fantastic job there Brian :thumbs2:

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Thank you all for your kind comments

I'am hoping all the motor parts arrive soon looking forward to hearing her run

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the hardest thing about painting,is just do it!! the body work is the hard part!! painting candy,or multi stage is a little more complicated.if this is your first go? it looks good!!

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I got my new 3" ball flex hone the other day so I honed the cylinder :thumbs2:

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still have not recieved all the motor parts yet

new clutch brake rod and front axle pivot pin out of stainless

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now thats a complete rebuild :thumbs2:

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Really nice job, Brian. :thumbs2:

One question about the stainless pivot pin... I've pulled about 6 front axles out of Wheelhorse tractors, and on all but one, the pin has been badly worn, but the bore in the axle has been ok. I figure that the soft mild steel pin is kind of sacrificial to save the bore in the axle. Do you think the stainless might be a little hard? :thumbs:

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Really nice job, Brian. :thumbs2:

One question about the stainless pivot pin... I've pulled about 6 front axles out of Wheelhorse tractors, and on all but one, the pin has been badly worn, but the bore in the axle has been ok. I figure that the soft mild steel pin is kind of sacrificial to save the bore in the axle. Do you think the stainless might be a little hard? :thumbs:

Yes it might be but as this tractor going to be a trailer queen

it should not be a problem as long as it's greased well

If I was going to use this tractor I would install bronze bushing's in the axle pivot point with the stainless pin :ychain:

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Motor parts came in saturday so I started reassembly this week

lapping in the new valve's. Both seats were in great shape and didn't need cutting

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Both valve's lapped

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checking piston ring end clearance

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governor, camshaft , lifter tappit's new crank bearing's ,crankshaft and side plate

installed. Crankshaft was adjusted for side clearance with gasket and one shim

ready to install new piston and rod

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Piston and rod in needs end cap installed and torqued

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grinding valve stem for end clearance

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Installing valve's

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Engine ready to prep for paint

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All Primed :thumbs:

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Excellent work, Brian.

You did remember to lube the heck out of the cam pin, didn't you?

(I'm just reminiscing about a guy I know who assembled the cam dry in a big block K and about 45 seconds into the first run the cam seized on the pin, stuff broke, and lots of pieces ended up in the oil pan. :thumbs2: )

Although not quite as elaborate as your overhaul, I had a post going over a year ago when my son & I were "freshening up" a K-161. Funny thing is - it's still sitting on the workbench and it's still not finished. :thumbs:

LINK to my old post.

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Excellent work, Brian.

You did remember to lube the heck out of the cam pin, didn't you?

(I'm just reminiscing about a guy I know who assembled the cam dry in a big block K and about 45 seconds into the first run the cam seized on the pin, stuff broke, and lots of pieces ended up in the oil pan. :thumbs2: )

Although not quite as elaborate as your overhaul, I had a post going over a year ago when my son & I were "freshening up" a K-161. Funny thing is - it's still sitting on the workbench and it's still not finished. :thumbs:

LINK to my old post.

Hey TT

yes I did I filled a new glue syringe with 10-30 and injected it in the oil holes

on the cam until it came out the ends

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Since I'am going to use a stainless steel steering shaft and tie rods

I thought a stainless lower steering shaft would be cool too :hide:

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SWEET! :scratchead:

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Brian,

You're doing a fantastic job. I just finished doing a C161 Automatic last year that I took to a similar level. I worked on it after hours at work and even drew about 80% of it into my 3D CAD system. It's fun to use the tools that you have access to.

Dennis :scratchead:

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Brian Looks as though you arent messing around on this rebuild. cant wait to see the finished prodect.

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Finally got the engine painted and reassembled all I'm lacking

is the decal for the air cleaner which is on back order

I fabricated some new parts out of stainless :ychain:

throttle rod, fuel line , generator bracket , dipstick

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Can't wait to see it all finished. :hide: Wish I could have spent more time talking horses at the NAMA show on Saturday but I had somewhere I had to be. Maybe next time. :scratchead:

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Brian,

That is a good looking engine.

Dennis :scratchead:

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WOW!!!!

LOVE the attention to detail! :scratchead:

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