jeff r, got the engine tore down sun am, the head gasket was startin to blow, theres a pretty bad scratch on the cylinder wall but it's still std bore so i'll over size to .030. the gov gear was of course shot. so all in all not to bad. think i'll install the k361 cam and clean up the ports some. also got the frame, diff, and front axle painted sunday.
Have any of you gotten a email fron "ebay" saying that your accound has been suspended, or something of that nature?? I remember hearing something about that a few weeks ago. I just got that email, but everything seems to be working alright. Kinda' p---es me off, I'm a squuare as can be on there.
Now that I am getting my cubs ready for plow day #6, I am in need of a grass cutter so!
WANTED: lawnmover for 2plus acres must be GREEN in color, for its only job will to cut grass for a day than rust away the rest of the time, will not recive any maintaince of any kind other than air in tires, gas and oil in motor as needed. Will have to sit out in the open year round for there is only room for Cubs in the shed.
Doug, Glad to hear that the 14hp came apart smoothly. FWIW, I'd really hate to punch an engine out .030 over. I have a 10HP right now that was punched .030 and it is no longer rebuildable as a 10HP. IMHO, I'd just go .010 and see if it cleans up so you can rebuild it again if needed. Granted, since you are getting so old, you may not have to ever rebuild it again....
The Ford picked a good night to try and get the best of me.....started right up when I moved it to begin a tire rotation......went to pull it back into the garage and NOTHING...no juice at all, but 12 volts on the battery. Dome light would just barely come on.
Turns out that the 2nd attempt to start it must have melted an internal buss in the battery, I had voltage, but no current!!!!!
Nothing a quick trip to Wally World couldn't fix...I've had very good luck with their "Extreme" series of batteries, more CCA and 3 year unconditional return.
Anyway, tires are rotated, battery is installed and it didn't happen on the tomorrow's trip to Springfield, MO, or on the trip to Travis's this weekend!!!!! At least when the battery went it was in the garage!!!!!!!