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  1. Brand new nos head getting ready for the hot tank. Brand new CNH clutch, throw out, and pilot bearing. IH dealer had one governor bearing but not the large front bearing so I'll have to wait till next week. I was disappointed when I looked at the parts. The clutch was made in China, one bearing was from Bulgaria and another from Argentina. And yes, I know, it is an International company, and I'm sure the quality of the parts are just fine. I was just a little bummed out.
  2. A few progress pictures from this last weekend. Had a pretty good weather over the weekend and no work, a rare combination this time of year. This last picture is of the rear bearing race in the governor. Wow! Those bearings were not cheap!
  3. After picking up a new oil float I was a little disappointed, the 'float' portion of the pickup has been deleted from the part, which is not to my surprise. I'm thinking that I could have just drained the mineral spirits out of it and reused it. It would work in the same manner as the new one. Well, I know better now.
  4. Dad got a little progress done the last few weeks, managed to get the rear main seal installed and ready to go. The rear main seal material is not to my satisfaction as far as material goes, the CNH seal looked far more compacted and tight compared to the one that came with my engine kit. Hum.... Any how, the oil pump spring has been replaced and the cover bolted back on. Just got a call from the IH dealer to let me know that the oil pickup float was in and ready so hopefully I can get some work done this weekend. Oh, the reason the float is being replaced is that the pickup was dented and cracked the seal around the intake tube allowing fluid to enter the float.
  5. Looks better than my H that I'm working on! Looks doable to me. Good luck and enjoy!
  6. Here is what Fel-Pro gasket has to say about the felt rear main seal. So, take it for what it's worth and tell me what you guys think about this: Hi Brian,After some searching (we don't have a service manual for this application on-hand) we have determined it would be best to treat this seal like a rope RMB seal. Install the RMB seal into the block after soaking it in oil. Rope seals have graphite in them for lubricity while felt does not, so that’s why we suggest soaking the felt in oil. Install the seal into the block cavity first and use a large socket (3/4” or larger) to roll the seal into the groove. Install the crankshaft & carefully trim the seal so it sticks up past the block edge about 1/16”. Install the RMB seal into the RMB cap in the same fashion. Since the felt is oil soaked, no RTV can be applied to the ends of the seal as it will not cure properly. We would apply a thin coat of RTV along the sides of the RMB cap where it joins the block to seal it. Like a rope seal, this type of seal will likely seep some over time.
  7. I've heard both stories now and I can see logic in both ways and here is my thought on the issue as this point. It would stand to reason that the the ends of the seal that stick out of the upper and lower half of the holder should not combine in length to be any longer than the amount of sticking out of the middle of the holder. So, for instance if there is a quarter of an inch sticking up in the middle of the holder than I would expect there to be an eighth of an inch sticking out of the ends of the holder, right? That would give me a quarter of an inch all the way around it would seem. I will keep researching the issue but as of yet I have found no references in the book to lead me in any direction which makes me think that this was or used to be common engine 101 back in the day.
  8. Sorry Doug in NY, no updates just yet. My work schedule is rough to say the least so things have been at a bit of a stand still. I have a week off after I get out on Friday so hopefully I can get a day in some where. There is a pile of parts at the farm so I really need to get some work done if the weather permits. I will try and get some more progress pics if I get out there to it, I have a few short video's but nothing that is really that exciting.
  9. Jason, This is a first for me as well. The one thought that comes to my mind is if it was done for the Mennonite or Amish I wouldn't expect the front wheels to still be rubber. The Mennonite in my area will build steel wheels all the way around and the Amish will remove the wheels and drag it around with horses or use it as a stationary engine. A parts book will list the part numbers for the wheels if they ever existed and I wouldn't rule it out completely as the war had every thing out of sorts. It would be fascinating to know for sure, either way I love the look! Great find!
  10. OK, been thinking about the items left on the list to get my motor buttoned up for the H and I keep staring at the oil pump. I plan on getting a new relief spring and check ball(if available) checking the run out on the bearings and giving the body a bath in mineral spirits to start but is there any thing else? I saw one guy that milled or ground the cover plate flat for better seal or pressure? Any one have some thoughts or experience on this?
  11. Wow! Love the craftsmanship. Looks like it's going to be a sweet ride when its done.
  12. New Valves and springs are on order! Finally!!
  13. Thank you Tom H! I'm hoping they restock the intake as well in the near future as I am missing both. Never thought of looking at Bates to be honest, total forgot about those guys.
  14. I'm looking for valves for a distillate head. Any suggestions on where to go? I'm not finding my old valves as of yet and was beginning to wonder if I should start looking for replacements.
  15. CIHTech- Copy that. We're working on a plan to make that happen. We had soaked the felts in assembly lube to begin with but I think we just ran into some bad luck with the seal holder. We plan on finding a way to get help hold the assembly together while bolting back into place because the aluminum/zinc or what ever its made out of, is not meant to be drawn up on, by the two bolts. We had the seal completely seated in the bottom of the holder but it looks like it needs to be compressed a little bit to fit around the crank. tony in ca- Thank you!
  16. Thank You MTO! Smoker 1: I hear what your saying but too late I've already broken the original holder. I have one on order and should be here by Thursday to try again. We oiled the felt right off the bat but clearly could not get it all squeezed in there resulting in the broken holder. I really have no idea how to get all that extra felt crammed into holder so if you or any one else has tips or suggestions please let me know. Thanks for your help! Will try again.
  17. Na, I think I'll donate it the scrap pile on this one.
  18. Ran into a snag on the rear main seal. I'm guessing that the felt needs to be trimmed accordingly to obtain a fit that is tight but not damaging to the casting that holds the seal. We ended up cracking the lower portion of the rear main housing and after looking things over figured that there should only be about a 1/16 or less material sticking out to compress against the other seal half. Please feel free to chime in on this as I would like to make sure that it goes back in correctly.
  19. Wow! This build must be a snoozer, no bumps at all over the weekend. Guess I need to work on a more interesting tractor, . Here's a few shots from the weekend.
  20. Howdy FarmallFan,

    Here is a link to my restoration thread on my H.  Please include it in the progress thread if its ok.

    http://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/topic/103053-1941-farmall-h/

    Thank you for your help!

    Brian

    1. fbh31118

      fbh31118

      Pardon me I posted this in the incorrect location.  Please delete as you see fit.  Thank you.

  21. Got the brass polished in the middle photo. Don't ask why, I really don't know why I did that. LOL!
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