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Title:
How to rebuild & restore farm tractor engines.
Author:
Yost, Spencer, 1961-
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Publication Information:
St. Paul, MN. : Motorbooks, 2000.
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780760306611
Format :
Book

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Summary

From removing your engine to painting and installation, this guide describes how to determine what needs to be rebuilt or replaced, how to rebuild or replace it, and offers recommendations on whether the task should be done by you or by a professional. Yost focuses on the most popular gas-burning 2, 4 and 6-cylinder engines, and includes coverage of diesels, plus a sidebar on LPG-powered tractors. Introduction contains tips on setting-up shop, and suggested tools and equipment. Appendix lists parts suppliers, reference materials, and restoration shops.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 5
Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Setting Goalsp. 7
Outline of a Typical Rebuildp. 7
Rebuilding: What Does it Mean?p. 8
Safetyp. 8
Organizationp. 8
Finding Partsp. 9
Skillsp. 10
Subcontracting Workp. 12
Necessary Toolsp. 12
Cribbing and Shuttling Equipmentp. 17
Shop Spacesp. 18
Chapter 2 Engine Removal
Shop Organizationp. 20
How Much of a Rebuild is Needed?p. 21
Exterior Engine Components and Accessoriesp. 21
Radiatorp. 22
Engine Accessp. 22
Pulling the Enginep. 25
Engine Stand Installationp. 29
Chapter 3 Engine Disassembly
Removing Flywheels and Clutchesp. 31
Removing Crankshaft Pulleysp. 36
Clutch Reconditioningp. 37
Removing Auxiliary Systemsp. 40
Reassemblyp. 41
A Word on Gasketsp. 43
Chapter 4 The Cylinder Head
Cylinder Head Removalp. 44
Inspecting the Cylinder Headp. 46
Machiningp. 48
Chapter 5 The Valve Train
Valve Train Designsp. 51
Valve Train Disassemblyp. 52
Valve Spring Removalp. 54
Inspecting Valve Train Componentsp. 58
Valve Train Measurementsp. 59
Tappets and Followersp. 60
Camshaft-Driven Systemsp. 61
Camshaft and Camshaft Bearingsp. 62
Valve Lappingp. 65
Camshaft Installationp. 66
Valve Train Installationp. 67
Initial Valve Train Adjustmentsp. 67
Oil Distributionp. 67
Push Rod Sleevesp. 67
Chapter 6 The Cylinders
Bore Inspectionp. 69
Cylinder Measurementsp. 69
Ridge Reamingp. 71
Bore Restorationp. 71
Chapter 7 The Engine Block
Block Inspection and Measurementp. 81
Manifold Mating Surfacep. 82
Block Cleaningp. 83
Removing Freeze Plugsp. 85
Oil Pressure Relief Valves and Pop-Up Gaugesp. 87
Chapter 8 Pistons and Reciprocating Parts
Pistonsp. 89
Piston Ringsp. 92
Wrist Pinsp. 92
Connecting Rodsp. 93
Journal Bearingsp. 94
Assembling and Installing Piston Assembliesp. 97
Chapter 9 The Crankshaft
Initial Assessmentp. 100
Parts Orientationp. 100
Thrust Bearing Location and Measurementp. 101
Main Journal Clearancep. 102
Measuring Main Journalsp. 102
Crank Removalp. 103
Damage Inspectionp. 104
Inspecting Crankshaft Alignmentp. 104
Oil Galleysp. 105
Common Crankshaft Problemsp. 105
Assessing Crankshaft Journals and Main Bearingsp. 106
If Your Crankshaft Needs Machiningp. 107
Finding Bearingsp. 107
Consulting With a Machine Shopp. 108
Good Machinist Practicesp. 108
Bearing Installationp. 109
Crankshaft Installationp. 111
Crankshaft Oil Sealsp. 113
Chapter 10 The Fuel System
Removing Linkages and Fuel Linesp. 114
Rebuilding Carburetorsp. 115
Diesel Fuel Injectionp. 122
Intake Manifoldsp. 123
Air Intake Warmersp. 125
Fuel Tankp. 126
Chapter 11 Auxiliary Systems
Oil Pumpp. 129
Magnetop. 131
Distributorp. 135
Hydraulic Pumpsp. 136
Cooling Systemp. 136
Chapter 12 Assembly, Installation and Testing
Balancing the Flywheelp. 138
Final Checklistp. 138
Installing the Enginep. 139
Testing and the Moment of Truthp. 140
Initial Break-Inp. 142
Extended Break-Inp. 143
What's Next?p. 143
Appendix 1p. 144
Appendix 2 Restoration, Parts and Servicep. 145
Indexp. 159