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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: TO-30 engine refurbish Reply to specific post Reply with quote

To check rod and crank bearing clearences
just some Plasitgauge at a local auto parts
store. It's cheap Maybe $3 for a strip of
palstigauge. EXTREMELY simple to use.
-PV8

PS. Last ime i tried to buy some
Plastigauge at a local Napa there was only
one kid in there that knew what i was
talking about. The grey haired brush cuts
didn't have a clue. The kid ran to back
of store where it was on a shelf and
brought it out to me.

So if ask for Plastigauge at a
autoparts store u mite have to explain to
them what it's for or try to find maybe ONE
person working in the sstore that has a
clue.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: TO-30 engine refurbish Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Shop time the last couple of days has revolved around installing the Sherman while I thought about and did some research on the Z-129 engine and how to proceed.

The machine shop I liked closed, my second choice has several employees out sick and wanted nothing to do with my project at this point and tried to send me 50 miles away - I visited a local firm today that restores tractors and they may be able to help me.

I had the block bare except for the sleeves - I read about sleeves falling out of these engines, but in this case they were quite tight. I had planned on the machine shop removing them for me, but now I was on my own - eBay has a seller than provides a nice serviceable puller for $113 w/shipping, but for me it would likely be a one-use item and that's about half the price of new sleeves and pistons. I sorted thru my scrap pile and found a hunk of 1" bar stock, spent a couple hours cutting and grinding a block that fit the outside of the cylinders, turned the engine upside down and supported the loose end and started with a 2# crosspein, moved up to a 6# sledge, and finally to a 12# sledge and finally got the sleeves out of the block. A good decision as the coolant jacket had a lot of scale and debris - #4 cylinder was particularly obstructed.





I guess I'll haul the block and maybe some other pieces off to the car wash when the weather moderates a bit (middle of next week according to the forecast) to start the cleaning process. I will get my parts orders ready over the weekend.


 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: TO-30 engine refurbish Reply to specific post Reply with quote

BTW, I am in the market for a crankshaft washer 1750149M1 http://www.agcopartsbooks.com/PartsBooksN/Viewer/book.aspx?book=AGCO/693041 if anyone has one in a bin/box/jar somewhere - I'm guessing procuring this item will be the biggest PITA of the project -
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: TO-30 engine refurbish Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello
I may be able to find a new washer. E-mail is open. bottom right....Classic view.
Wayne
 
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