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  1. #111
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    JM, talented might be a bit of a stretch, but thank you for the compliment lol.

    MSchwartz, I certainly hope I can have it going by this fall, I’d love to take it up to Morgan’s.

    Tonight’s plan is to get the heads aligned and torqued, get the pushrod tubes in and install the rocker arms.

    BP.
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    Well I got a head aligning fixture built and it worked great. Heads are torqued and most of the pushrod tubes are installed. I had forgot I needed a couple new springs for the tubes. I got one set of rockers on tonight before I quit.

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    Hi Bruce,
    is the actual manifold not suited to the purpose of aligning the heads?
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    Hi Neil, I’d say yes and no to your question.

    I’m sure back in the day, they used the manifold to line them up. For me, personally, I have two issues with doing that.

    First, my manifolds are in many pieces and probably wouldn’t help much.

    Second, I’m not sure I’d take the risk of putting any strain on a set of good manifolds. It would be my luck to break a pristine manifold lol.

    BP.
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    So I had a couple broken pushrod tube springs, I wasn’t able to find a good replacement in town Friday. So today whilst I was spraying summer fallow, I wondered if I could braze the broken springs.

    I’ll be the first to admit, this probably isn’t the best repair. But I was curious about how long they’ll last, and if I was able to do it.

    After cleaning, I put the broken segments on a piece of round stock. This not only aligned the spring, but acted as a heat sink too. They brazed up really pretty nice. It with be interesting to see how they hold up.

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    Hey Bruce, they will probably last as long as the tractor, you have two options, you can put the repair on the backside and forget about them or leave them out in the open and make a conversation piece out of them. When you are a geezer at 97 and handed the 60 to your great grand kids you can say,"well back in 19 when I was young whippersnapper I couldn't find the right springs so I just brazed'm and they have been working great ever since now where did I put my teeth and my hearing aids? Now, have I ever told you kids the story about how I brazed them springs back in 19 when I couldn't find the ones I needed, couldn't find'm, I looked high and low and no springs so I just brazed'm yessiree, I just brazed'm, back in 19 I think, been working great ever since, cause ya see I couldn't find the ones I needed so ZZZZZZZZ I ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ brazed'm ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ"

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    LOL!!!

    I’m certain that’s exactly how it will go!!

    BP.
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    Had a pretty good run last night. Got the rockers and pushrods done, valve covers on. Ran new throttle wire and hooked up a new governor spring from WyoCat. Plug wire loom and vac tank mount installed. Tonight I’ll get the vac tank mounted, and the upper water manifold.

    Now that the heads are covered up I can clean up the top radiator plate and get the top tank on.

    Anyone have a idea what these little doors are for in the valve covers? I’m guessing to reach in and oil the valve stem, but that’s just a guess.
    BP.

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    Vac tank installed. I’ll get the top radiator tank re installed then test the vac tank. I’ll run a vacuum hose from a pickup engine to test it. Notice the extension to make the tank higher. This tractor was on some really steep farm ground, I suspect they raised it up to keep the engine happy.

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    What's the purpose of the vacuum tank Bruce? I'm guessing for evacuating something - oil scavenging maybe?
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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