My son has a Cub Original that he bought in pieces 5-6 years ago at an auction that he has sandblasted and repainted, reassembled, and just put gas in the tank this morning for the 1st time since I have seen it all back together. We both had some running to do, and plan was to fire it up when we got back.
I got back 1st and unloaded my newest find, into the garage and noticed a spot under the front of the "O".
I investigate, and see gas dripping from the outlet side of the glass bowl filter. (shutoff was screwed in, too so it should have been off) This machine has solid line with compression fittings for a fuel line.
It was "just a drip" but it leaked enough to lift his brand new paint job right off the frame just below the carb.
I'm PO'd too knowing the work that went into that thing and knowing that he'd paid IH dealer price for that paint, too. got the OEM paint for it..... and had it sprayed on with a gun, this as no 99 cent rattle can job.
I know he's gonna want to pull it all apart again and do it over..... but not gonna be happy about it.
so what caused the paint to lift? Yeah I know, the gas leaking onto it; but we have all seen machines painted, gas spilled and NOT have this happen. I wouldnt think this to be a problem of paint prep as it was sandblasted. And the paint was applied with hardener mixed in. so where did this paint job go wrong?