My son has a Cub Original. This machine was partly in pieces when he got it. So we took it the rest of the way apart, had it blasted and painted and we have been having all kinds of paint issues. Valspar Farm and Equipment primer with (expensive) from-the-dealer Case IH Federal Yellow. I won't be buying that overpriced crap again....
The next time I do one I am gonna try an automotive urethane single stage enamel.
Next problem; He has had this thing for 6-7 years now and it was painted, put into the attic and forgotten about. He reassembled it over last winter.
It looked beautiful at first but without getting it out of the garage we have been having issue after issue with it. mostly paint peeling type stuff. Quite aggravating when his goal was to have a "show toy".
well onto the latest headache. It was running excellent one day, no fire the next. He had left the key on overnight and fried the points. Well we got new points and condenser for it ( were brand new when project was mothballed, might have 2 hours run time on it since re assembled. Maybe.)
go to start upon installing the new tuneup parts and... no fire. Engine has great compression, I verified spark, and it had 2/3 of a tank of gas. Discovered the plug was dry despite enough cranking with choke on to choke a horse. Spray Gumout in cyl and it would run on that.
I discovered that no gas was getting to the carb!
chased that down to peeling tank coating applied about 5 years ago and it sat in teh attic empty for ~5 years, first had gas put in it a couple months ago, since being coated and stored.
I do not remember which brand I used, I am thinking that was the Bill Hirsch stuff. I know it isnt Red Kote because it is whitish. I took the glass bowl off the filter and held a rag over the fill nipple with the gas cap off, opened the petcock blew air into the tank, and after a "thud" I had flow out the filter housing. so I put it all back together and tried to start it. It ran briefly but then died like it was out of gas and would not start.
Again no fuel passing into bowl ass'y. So this time I removed the tank, and unscrewed the glass filter/petcock from it and saw what first looked like teflon tape dangling in the outlet hole. I blew into it with compressed air again, this time the tank off the tractor in my hand, and then I saw the sheets of failed coating/, it was peeling off like crazy. I took a long screwdriver and scraped what I could reach bare with almost no effort.
So the question is; Other than cutting the tank in half how in the world am I gonna get that failed coating outta there, so that I can try it again? (This time I will use Red Kote, since that is what I have on hand and so far have not seen this issue on the 5-6 tanks that i have done with it this year so far.... ) but I cant recoat it unless I strip the failed crap out of it.
He wants to put it in its 1st parade over the 4th, so I have a week to solve this or to come up with another CC Original tank as a substitute by then.....
Edited by dodge trucker, June 25, 2016 - 07:20 PM.