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Posted May 18, 2015 - 10:12 PM

I'm back to this project a couple years ago I pulled the head and had it milled plus new valves and guides. Last year I was rolling a field with it and the temp gauge pegged over I stopped and let it cool down and started again this time water sprayed out of the over flow tube I took the rad cap off and the water coming from the upper hose was bubbling. I thought I had a cracked head I started pulling it apart Saturday and found that the head gasket was blown between cylinders 2 and 3 today I pulled the engine and completely disassembled it it and the head are ready to go to the machine shop to be checked over. As usual I was to busy and didn't take any pics today but I have a couple from what I found Saturday.uploadfromtaptalk1432005116927.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1432005133664.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1432005147012.jpg
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Posted May 18, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Did you use copper sealer when you reassembled the tractor?

 

That was always my trick for keeping head gaskets together.

 

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Posted May 18, 2015 - 10:49 PM

I usually find myself grabbing the copper spray gasket too.
I know it's not supposed to be needed, but I think of it as insurance.
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Posted May 19, 2015 - 12:26 AM

Yes I used cooper coat when I put it together I think most of the wear to the block was done before but since I didn't remove it and have it surfaced I was on borrowed time to begin with
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Posted May 19, 2015 - 12:27 AM

I've found teflon paste works pretty good on securing head bolts, some head bolts need to be retorqued after a running for a bit, good luck


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Posted May 19, 2015 - 08:31 AM

I had a SBC 350 in my C 30. It always ran hot. When I rebuilt it 15 years ago, I found that the water jackets were 1/3 full of casting sand. It had not been cleanned properly at the factory. A full cleanning and rebuild and it ran fine. Atleast pull you freeze out plugs and flush the block real good. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted May 19, 2015 - 09:46 AM

Prep of the 2 surfaces is really critical. A lot of the early gasket failures on a rebuild can be attributed to not getting the surfaces as clean and flat as possible before assembly. If the head is going to the machine shop they should sort that half of the equation for you.


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Posted May 21, 2015 - 04:50 PM

This is where I finished on Monday I did get the head and block to the machine shop Tues but have yet to hear back uploadfromtaptalk1432244776076.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1432244802412.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1432244827954.jpg




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