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Rebuild Preferred Order

Postby fantwk » Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:16 pm

Has anyone developed a preferred order for a rebuild. I have torn down a '69 154 for repair and painting. The tear down to the frame went well with the expected issues along the way. Trying to avoid extra work. Not sure if anyone has taken the time to develop a preferred rebuild order. Especially with regard to wiring and the dash area. There is a lot going on under the hood in a small space.

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Re: Rebuild Preferred Order

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:26 am

I haven't attempted what you are doing, but most people do this order: Mechanical, Paint, then Electrical.
Mechanically, I would want to make sure it is as perfect as possible before paint. Put any leaking gaskets or seals on the list.

Read the first few pages of this thread about what to do with a cub you just brought home. Most items are applicable to a 154.
https://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91765
HamiltonBobsCubs put together a nice list of tips and tricks for the 154.
https://www.hamiltonbobscubs.com/previoustips.txt

Since you are working on a 154, there are a few areas of "typical maintenance" or "improvement needed".
Do the Crankshaft Rear Main Seal Upgrade.
https://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=223&t=112275
The clutch brake buttons would be high on my list to replace prior to paint.
https://hamiltonbobs.com/cart/product/clutch-brake-buttons-2-p5518/drive-train-c63/ih-m13/154-cub-lo-boy-mm4
PTO Drive belts would also be on the list.
https://hamiltonbobs.com/cart/product/pto-drive-belts-2-p5569/pto-c65/ih-m13/154-cub-lo-boy-mm4
I would also highly recommend welding a frame support into the rear frame (double the thickness of the frame) where the frame crosses the rear axle. The 184 had this improvement from the factory.
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Re: Rebuild Preferred Order

Postby john2189 » Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:57 am

“I would also highly recommend welding a frame support into the rear frame (double the thickness of the frame) where the frame crosses the rear axle. The 184 had this improvement from the factory.”

Hi where and how is this done? Do you have a pic of it? I have a 154 and it seems like the frame will twist on uneven ground. Would this solve this problem?

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Re: Rebuild Preferred Order

Postby Eugene » Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:48 am

Check the brake bands - - if you slide the differential/rear end out of the frame.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Rebuild Preferred Order

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:08 am

john2189 wrote:Hi where and how is this done? Do you have a pic of it? I have a 154 and it seems like the frame will twist on uneven ground. Would this solve this problem?
John


The parts manual TC-131 Frame section 9 page C12 shows the part #7 as a bolt on part for the 154 that is no longer shown on the next page for the 184. On the 184 it is welded, longer, and part of the frame.

I don't think this will help with any twisting. The twisting is usually "loose" bolts holding the final drives to the frame. The holes seem to wallow out wider allowing more and more movement.
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Re: Rebuild Preferred Order

Postby john2189 » Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:46 pm

outdoors4evr wrote:
john2189 wrote:Hi where and how is this done? Do you have a pic of it? I have a 154 and it seems like the frame will twist on uneven ground. Would this solve this problem?
John


The parts manual TC-131 Frame section 9 page C12 shows the part #7 as a bolt on part for the 154 that is no longer shown on the next page for the 184. On the 184 it is welded, longer, and part of the frame.

I don't think this will help with any twisting. The twisting is usually "loose" bolts holding the final drives to the frame. The holes seem to wallow out wider allowing more and more movement.


Thanks I’ll check the bolts for tightness
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Re: Rebuild Preferred Order

Postby SONNY » Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:02 pm

While you have the frame bare----TRIPLE that sucker! lol! especially if you have a 3-pt. on it!


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