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#1 WoodyChuck OFFLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2016 - 06:35 PM

I made a post last May about a 1200 cub cadet I got off my uncle which wasn't running correctly. I finally got some spare time and I am looking to rebuild the engine and need some advice on how to pull the engine. This is my first project so and advice is helpful thanks!

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Posted November 25, 2016 - 06:38 PM

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Posted November 25, 2016 - 07:07 PM

I have a 1200 too with an engine that has to come off, go onto the bench and be opened up, it gas a governor gear issue, hoping to be able to *just* fix that and reassemble. wont know til I get into it....



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Posted November 25, 2016 - 07:40 PM

First thing I do when I get  "new to me" is get the manual for it if I don't have it on hand already.


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Posted November 25, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Got to this point but I'm unsure about how to disconnect the drive from the engine all bolts are undone from under the engine 1125162247.jpg

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Posted November 26, 2016 - 07:46 AM

Maybe you should check out the manual section and download the service manual for that tractor. Pretty sure it will walk you through the engine removal procedure. 



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Posted November 26, 2016 - 08:11 AM

Here is the SM for the 1200. Page 7 starts the engine removal procedure.


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Posted November 26, 2016 - 01:57 PM

Pulled motor out the motor mount was rubbing. I've seen a couple fixes for this but what works the best? Should I get new motor mounts or get some solid ones?

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Posted November 27, 2016 - 01:32 AM

Pulled motor out the motor mount was rubbing. I've seen a couple fixes for this but what works the best? Should I get new motor mounts or get some solid ones?

i would go with solid mounts, all the older cubs were solid mounted and ran with little vibration. there's a guy here in pa that makes them, if you want i can p.m you his contact info.


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Posted November 30, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Got head off lots of carbon build up on head and valves

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Posted November 30, 2016 - 05:15 PM

i would go with solid mounts, all the older cubs were solid mounted and ran with little vibration. there's a guy here in pa that makes them, if you want i can p.m you his contact info.

Not wanting to steal the post, but can you elaborate a little on this. I agree the older ones were mounted direct and I have had very little trouble with that arrangement. Then comes along the "Quiet-line" series...the regular factory mounts wear pretty quick especially on larger Hp engines. And any used ones you find now are about old as me and ain't in the best of condition even if they look O.K. going in they deteriorate pretty quick...So do the solid mounts you mention tie to the QL cradle or replace it altogether to mount directly from the engine block over to frame rails (like an engine swap in a car) or whats happening?  Thanks !


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Posted November 30, 2016 - 10:36 PM

The solid mounts replace the rubber mounts.
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Posted December 09, 2016 - 06:17 PM

I have solid motor mounts and am working on rebuilding the engine but I only have a few hours at a time to play with it I got the new piston and rings installed and am going to finish getting the motor back together soon

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Posted December 09, 2016 - 06:28 PM

My 1450 did that.  I did the cradle mod, solid mounts from Jeff (the guy Olds455 is talking about) and found a cast iron pan on ebay.  I never wanted to have to fix it again so I heavy-dutied it up.  Turns out my rubber mounts were ok but the bolts backed out of the pan and fell out, ruining the pan.  I have less vibration than before the mods.  I think my truck vibrates more than my tractor does.


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Posted December 10, 2016 - 03:12 PM

I did solid mounts on a friend's 1200 and couldn't hardly stand the vibration. I still have that set of mounts here. It didn't make sense as so many of the Cub cadets run a solid mounted engine. I wound up getting a sway bar link for a Rwd GM car and used the bushings out of it. The heavier duty urethane version. That made it tolerable at least. I think there is something up within that engine but it continues to run OK and no smoke so the owner is putting up with it for now.
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