B Farmall Timing Question

Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:46 pm

I awoke this morning thinking about the timing on my B Farmall I recently re-assembled and remember reading this in the service manual.

The compression stroke can be determined by removing the no. 1 spark plug, placing thumb over the opening, and slowly cranking the engine until an outward pressure is felt. Continue cranking slowly until the D.C. no. 1 mark on the flywheel is in line with the timing pointer as seen from the opening in the bottom of the flywheel housing."

So, I go out and look in the opening and see the D.C. no. 1 mark on the flywheel but, I see no timing pointer. :oops: What am I looking for :?: :oops: I am missing something :?: :oops:

Re: B Farmall Timing Question

Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:25 pm

Cub-Bud wrote: I am missing something :?: :oops:

Yeah, a timing pointer! :P Sorry, I just couldn't resist.

Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:54 pm

The pointer is on the clutch housing cover that is bolted to the front bottom of the bell housing. If you have the cast cover (likely) it is just a rib cast into the cover.

Fri Apr 02, 2004 4:16 pm

Thanks Jim. The cover you speak of is not on the tractor but, is laying in the "parts pile" waiting to be primed and painted. :roll: I'll take a close look at it later, tonight. :wink:

Fri Apr 02, 2004 4:31 pm

That makes it pretty hard to get the marks lined up.

Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:45 pm

I guess you just turn it until the mark lines up with the pile?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:07 pm

AAAAHHHH, there it is :!:


I could push the pile under the tractor until it lines up with the mark. :roll:

Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:35 pm

Hey Bud,

How does that hardwood floor hold up in the shop :?: :?: :lol: :lol:

Finally made it home last night...Oh boy parts were waiting on me instead of the other way around :!: :!: :!:

Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:07 pm

Hey Donny, that is the top of a table, not the shop floor. My shop is the carport/garage and my workbench is the tailgate of my pick-up.

Glad you made it home safely. What kind of cub work will you be doing the next few days :?:

Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:27 pm

Well, today I finished the transmission (was waiting on 2 bearings) and mounted the finals to it. Have it supported for now with some axel stands and a 2x4. Going to have to re-think the 2x4.
I'll take some pictures and post later.

As far as your shop goes I would think the place you work needs some RED other than Honda :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:20 pm

Hey Donny, I don't mix business with pleasure :!: :lol:

Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:31 pm

That was the whole point :wink: :wink: :wink:

Sat Apr 03, 2004 7:33 am

Hey Bud,

Think about this!!! :idea: :idea: :idea:

If you point your tractor east and west then all you have to do is point the
timeing marks "North". AHHH, just forget about the magnetic declination.

John got you on some good ones. Ha :lol: :lol: :lol: