My Cousin dropped by with an engine from a Cub Cadet Original. He's always finding junk since he does clean outs on a regular basis. The engine is complete and looks to have been sitting for some time. I'm not up on the Cub Originals, so I did a little research and realized that this engine is from one. I can't pin down the exact year, but the starter generator date code is August 14th 1962. I could see that both valves were moving, so I removed the head to see what was going on. Right away, I could see that the exhaust valve has a chip out of it and this is the cause of the lack of compression. I removed the valves and the valve seats look good, so I will cut the seats and install new valves. The piston is marked Standard and the bore looks very good. My buddy has NOS
rings and valves for this engine, so I'll just pick up a gasket set and do a minor rebuild on it. I might as well rebuild the carb and replace the points, condenser, and spark plug. Luckily the gas tank is clean as a whistle inside and the air cleaner is in nice shape. I don't have a Cub Original yet, but I'll keep my eyes peeled for one with a shot engine or no engine at all.
My Cousin also said that there were a pair of ag tires with rims with the engine, so he brought them by, too. They are old Carlisle Super-lug 6-12 tires on rims with an IH
part number. They must have come off of the Cub, I'm guessing. Does anyone know what vintage the tires are from? I don't remember ever seeing Indian heads on Carlisle tires before.
Edited by classic, August 13, 2016 - 09:36 PM.