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JR in AR    Posted 04-21-2020 at 18:15:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ford Jubilee Motor Rebuild Update
  • So here is an update on where I am on the rebuild for the Jubilee motor.. My 15 year old son and I have torn it all the way down, and have determined that the valves do leak, so head will need a rebuild, bearings looked fair, but we should probably have the crank shaft turned. I also will need the sleeves to be pressed out and replaced. If I have a shop do these three jobs, what do you guys think would be a reasonable price? We would do the rest of the assembly. Also, should we order the parts ourselves and take them with us?

    JR in AR    Posted 04-22-2020 at 20:16:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thank you guys. I certainly do not want to cut corners, and I want to build the best motor I can. As a public school math teacher with four kids at home, there are some things I have learned through the years:
    1. Buy quality parts.
    2. Do your homework.
    3. Do all of the work/maintenance that you can yourself.
    4. Know when the tools you need are to expensive to do the job yourself, especially if it is a job that only needs to be done once.
    5. Read the instructions/manuals multiple times.
    6. Take your time to do it right the first time and make do until it is done.

    I don’t want to be cheap, but I do most of my own work, and am usually better satisfied with my own results than my friends are who hire “professionals”.

    So far, we are only in a couple of hundred dollars since the tractor was a gift from a family friend, but we have invested some time.

    Bruce, who would you suggest ordering engine kits/parts from?

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 04-22-2020 at 22:45:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Bruce. Is that Bruce(OR) Bruce(VA) or Bruce in Cnada?
    I suspect it's Bruce(OR).
    If not, please pardon my interruption.
    I redid a Fergy engine a few years ago and started looking at country of origin for the replacement parts. China at the bottom of the list.

    I remember being stuck in Korea a few years back and going on a factory tour of various businesses. I was impressed with the fishing rod supplier.
    Cafeteria tables set up two rows wide and the number of manufacturers all in one building.
    Zebco, Garcia, EagleClaw, the list goes on.

    China is China. It gets boxed ether in a green box or a red one.

    Back in the states, I picked up a fishing rod and looked at it. "Made in Korea"
    Yep. I knew where and how also.
    You think China is different, right?

    Some people rant about a particular supplier. Let the country of origin do the rant. Do your research and let your research guide you. Your machine shop ~might~ have an idea. Unless they will allow you to supply your own parts.
    I recent had a Ford 881 diesel engine redone and the machinist politely said "Bring your own parts."
    Yeah, you were looking for a fast answer and no such luck.

    JR in AR    Posted 04-23-2020 at 00:13:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes, Bruce in OR, I was asking you.

    I certainly understand what you are saying. Here in Fort Smith, I have relatives that work in management for Pradco (Rebel Fishing Lures) and for Umarex (Walthier). Both family members travel the world, both buying parts and selling product. We also used to have the Whirlpool refrigerator plant, which also built for Amana, Kitchen Aid, Kenmore, etc. The plant is now shut down and Whirlpool is made in Mexico. When I was working for Klein Tools in Fort Smith, we also made some items for Craftsman.

    When my brother worked for DANA as a parts rep, one of their biggest jobs would be when they would do a change over. When an auto parts store would change to a new supplier, the reps would get together and re-box all the parts to match the new catalog system. At that time, O’Reilley was their biggest customer. Long story short, I certainly understand that a box really means nothing.

    Beth and Allen    Posted 04-22-2020 at 15:44:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Bruce (OR) is right, don't cut corners.Take your time and do it right the first time.When I rebuilt the engine in our Naa I lucked out and found new old stock Liners and almost every thing else I needed at an old For new Holland dealer that looks like it's been around since just after Noah built the ark LOL. Look around some of this stuff is still out there, good luck and God Bless,Beth and Allen.

    Scott    Posted 04-22-2020 at 10:11:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I just picked up a 8n motor I had at the machine shop. They removed and installed the sleeves, trued up the deck of the block and the head, valve job and install valve train and install a few helicoils in some stripped oil pan bolt holes. Plus they cleaned the rods and installed the pistons and bushings onto them. And some miscellaneous work as well, all for a shade over $1100.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 04-22-2020 at 10:01:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • should we order the parts ourselves and take them with us?

    Depends on the shop.
    They typically make a profit on selling you parts and might not warranty your "junk".
    Flip side is most pats are nearly obsolete and machine shops will allow you to bring your own china stuff.

    Bearings looked fair. Until next year when one of those goes out.

    Your into this 'X'amount and stopping short of the goal line. I guess your not going to mind doing it twice.
    Never enough time to do it right the first time but always enough time to do it twice.

    I am getting too old to do it twice. My 15 year old son is now 30.

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