Some of you older members will remember my Ford LGT165. I spent a lot of time on this tractor a while back, but the engine broke on it. I have finally found a replacement for it. I bought an AC 416S for a parts machine this last winter and found it had a good running K341 on it, though it was a wide base engine. I posted here on checking to see if it would work with the Ford oil pan (narrow pan). While I had the pan off, I found it had balance gears in it and they were loose. So yesterday I took the engine apart to remove the gears.
The first thing I found was a very clean stator and flywheel.
Here's a shot looking in from the pan.
I had to take the head off and remove the piston/rod to get the crank out. Then I could get to the snap rings for the balance gears. My snap ring pliers weren't small enough for these, so I had to get creative to remove them. Finally got those off and pulled the gears.
Here's a shot of the bore. I don't think this engine has very many hours on it as the hone marks are very visible.
Here's a couple shots after I got the piston back in. It has been bored to .030 over. The carbon was oil soaked and came off the piston easily. You can still make out the ink from the part # on it.
I got out the plate glass (almost .400 thick) and sandpaper to check the head. Good thing I did.
I put it all back together, new head gasket was installed. The front cover gasket was in great shape and stayed on the block. Before putting the flywheel back on, I cleaned the timing marks and use a tire crayon to highlight them.
Last thing for the day was to bring the Ford up so I can start dissecting it to pull the engine. All the front sheet metal and braces have to come off. I am hoping I don't have to pull the rear PTO shaft off, but we'll just have to see. That is a PITA to get realigned.
We have rain in the forecast for the weekend, so I am unsure if I will get much done. I'll have lots of pics as I get into this, so stay tuned. It's going to be nice to have this tractor running again. I miss that foot pedal hydro.