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valve cover removal

Postby SONNY » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:18 pm

I cant find a thread that answers my question,---so here goes.
need to check/reset the valves on my cultivator cub. --question is: does the side cover come off without having to take the manifold/carb/etc off? --- I'm sure it been answered before but I cant find it! Thanks!

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Re: valve cover removal

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:33 pm

Yes.
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Re: valve cover removal

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:45 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Yes.

I've found the space to be pretty tight especially at the rear end next to the TC lines but as Bob said it can be done. I've resorted to a small wedge between the lines and the block to get just a wee bit more room to slide the cover forward (toward the radiator). When the gasket has to be replaced it's easier to get it to stay in place if a thin bead of sealer (I like Permatex) is used and allowed to "set" before re-installing the cover. This positions the gasket in the proper position and keeps it from falling off when working in the tight space. This is the way I did it a few months ago when I replaced the leaking gasket on my '57 LoBoy. JMHO

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Re: valve cover removal

Postby Frozenstate » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:27 pm

I have used weatherstrip adhesive to hold cork gaskets in place for years. Dries quick, holds tight.

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Re: valve cover removal

Postby NJ Farmer » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:30 am

3M Yellow WeatherStrip Adhesive is the best.

Apply coat on both surfaces and let dry....then apply a thin coat and put gasket on cover. It will bind for a very long time!

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Re: valve cover removal

Postby SONNY » Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:59 pm

Figured it would be tight IF even possible! Thanks guys! I need to see if the re-setting will even do the job---might end up having to grind the valves --- it sounds like plug missing but pull the wires off and all 4 make a difference, ---- so gotta be a intake valve too tight/burned/warped. ---- this tractor was sitting in the shed untouched for 6 years, so figured I would have problems.
Mike put all new plugs, and complete ignition stuff in it along with new 6-v battery for me,---cub starts fine right off the bat , runs good, just sounds like an intake valve too tight.
A job for stiff fingers that I dont look forward to! LOL! Thanks guys!


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