• FIRST AND LAST NAMES ARE REQUIRED WHEN REGISTERING

Upgrade

Help Support IH Cub Cadet Forum:

Neil Mullins

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 5, 2021
Messages
205
Location
WV
Found the time today to degrease & clean up the sheet metal & external parts to finish assembling the 12 HP. The cylinder head had a pretty good head gasket “fire ring” groove wore into it. So out comes my set of hand stones that I use to keep milling machine tables flat & true. Took about an hour but achieved a surface within .0005” using a precision straight edge & feeler gauge. Then I realized I didn’t have any sort of gasket sealer for oil pan, valve cover box, etc. So stalled out there. Pics later
 

Neil Mullins

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 5, 2021
Messages
205
Location
WV
4E143388-5A73-4A8C-84F3-EBC0796775F1.jpeg

Had to repair a bolt hole in upper heat shield. The broken part was missing, so I had to improvise. Patch is from 1/4” steel. It is all I had to work with.
C3D3F1AF-3D72-4D24-85EE-84E515D70787.jpeg
 

mgwin

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 3, 2009
Messages
2,740
Location
Reidsville, NC
displayname
Marty A. Gwin
Shouldn't the plate be solid with no notch, and only the round holes? Like the ones on the 1x8/1x9 series.
 

Neil Mullins

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 5, 2021
Messages
205
Location
WV
Now to find a helper & a day to Swap the 12HP 301 into the tractor . as I said i9n the beginning somewhere wanting to swap engine & install a creeper drive at same time.
 

dfrisk

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 12, 2001
Messages
6,317
displayname
Dennis Frisk
Neil - You mentioned not having gasket sealant or dressing. I've used HYLOMAR Universal BLUE gasket dressing on my last 2 Kohlers, and it's been used on a 302 & 351 Ford, and an IH 7.3L PSD, haven't used any on a FARMALL yet but that day is coming.
If you check Hylomar's website they list the companies that use and recommend Hylomar for sealing gaskets. I used to use Permatex in several different flavors, but I kept having vacuum leaks on 1/10th and 1/5th cubic inch 2-stroke glow plug engines burning alcohol & Nitro-Methane fuel with a few percent different types of oil, including castor bean oil. The Hylomar Blue sealed them up forever, Permatex about 2-3 weekends of racing, they were 1/10 and 1/8th scale RC race cars & trucks. My Kohlers don't leak either.
I used to be able to buy it at Blain's Farm & Fleet when Permatex packaged it for Hylomar, but I have to buy it on-line now. The thin shim gaskets in a Kohler engine, a thin swipe on both sides keeps those gaskets sealing and the die casting will be easy to remove, Hylomar doesn't harden. And the gaskets in the valve spring compartment, same deal, ditto the oil pan.
 
Top