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Cub Engine Kit

Postby schmibm » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:43 pm

I am helping my son with his '49 Cub full restoration for his 4H project this year. We are taking the engine to the machine shop to get hot tanked, bored, and the crank turned. We will bring it home to install the valve guides, then take it back for a valve job.

My question is, where is the best place to order the rebuild kit? I see several places and want to get everyones input to select the best quality parts.

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Re: Cub Engine Kit

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:58 pm

My preference is to get it from the machine shop. the one I deal with has very reasonable prices, and will go ahead and gap rings and install pistons, rod and crank bearings, for a pretty small fee.
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Re: Cub Engine Kit

Postby Eugene » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:26 pm

Either the machine shop, as recommended by John or your local auto parts store.

You local auto parts stores can obtain quality Cub engine overhaul parts.

Make a list of all parts needed for the overhaul. Price the parts at the various suppliers. You will find that there is a considerable price difference for the same part, item.
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Re: Cub Engine Kit

Postby schmibm » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:45 pm

I will do some shopping as well as compare the machine shop price. Thanks guys.

Here is a pic of our project ad we drug it out of the shed to begin.

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Re: Cub Engine Kit

Postby Shane Nelson » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:52 am

I think it's awesome you are helping your son do this, he will remember it for a really long time!
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Re: Cub Engine Kit

Postby Jackman » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:21 pm

I bought my rebuild/re-ring kit from NAPA , it worked out well, convenient and reasonably priced :D

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Re: Cub Engine Kit

Postby ricky racer » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:07 pm

Get the kit before you take it to the machine shop if you don't buy it from the shop. You want to have the pistons there so they can properly bore the cylinders to match the pistons.
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Re: Cub Engine Kit

Postby Stevetractor » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:21 pm

As Ricky said take kit with you to machine shop before they begin work. That being said they will need to give you what size oversize pistons and undersize crank bearings engine will need. I have gotten two complete engine kits with new valves as well from Restoration Supply in Massachusetts and have had good luck with them. Great to see kids involved in these projects as well :tractor:

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Re: Cub Engine Kit

Postby tst » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:04 pm

you do not know what size bearings and pistons you need until its at least been measured 1st, you should bore it and cut the crank 1st then you know what the correct size is needed

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Re: Cub Engine Kit

Postby schmibm » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:09 pm

Hello guys, thanks for all the recent replies. But I had asked this question back in April as we were working on the project for the 4H fair in July.

Here is a photo on where we ended up at the fair. We didn't get the decals on because the summer was so rainy, we were literally painting in the shed on a rainy day. So it looks good from afar, but close up it needs to be repainted. We didn't want to waste the expensive decals on it.

We had gotten much appreciated help from members here with many different aspects of the full rebuild.

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We took the engine to the machine shop completely disassembled. They did the machine work and ordered the kit for us. We brought it back home in all the pieces and put it back together. We likely paid too much for the kit from them. But in the time we had to complete it, that was the right decision.
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Re: Cub Engine Kit

Postby Jackman » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:31 am

Opps the revise of old thread my fault ,,,,,,,, anyway the project came out nice the kid will remember that one for sure, Congrats!

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Re: Cub Engine Kit

Postby Stanton » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:41 am

Other than an odd colored tractor on your son's shirt, it looks like everything turned out great (just kiddin' about the shirt). So great you and your son got to do this project together. My dad was not mechanically inclined at all, so we never did stuff like that.

Thanks for updating us on this post. :coffee:
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