In Reply to: Re: Stuck Valve Or Worse posted by Charles Hudson on July 24, 2020 at 13:01:19:
My 2 cents is try the snake oil cure and see how the engine works out. As for the rim, you can pick up a new one for about $110, with some 12Ga plate steel, a hammer with welder and possibly a torch, you can fix the old one. Simply put, grind off the rusty metal, Spot weld the patch to cover the hole. Heat with torch, beat around the hole in the same shape as the rim. Drill a new hole 180 degrees away from the patch for the new valve stem. You might also need to heat that area and beat the valve stem hole flat. Grind smooth so the inner tube doesn't get pinched, reassemble.
Oh! Draining the fluid can be done with a 55 Gallon plastic drum, a hose and compressor. With tire standing up up, valve stem on the bottom, remove the core.
Slide a hose firmly over the valve stem. Put the other end of the hose into the drum. When it stops draining, blow compressed air into the hose. The air goes into the tire, expands it and with the air removed will force more fluid into the barrel.
Once it stops draining, lay the tire at an angle and repeat getting out more fluid. You will wind up with about 1/2 gallon remaining in the tube.
Gemplers sells the fill valve for one, there are other suppliers.
I have personally not filled one yet, just drained.
FEL handling can be improved with truck tires, 225/75R16. Flat tread is easier to work with with an FEL. Your steering links on top of the steering knuckles can be lengthened about 1.5 to 2 inches. That will make steering easier with an FEL.
However that will also increase the distance you need to turn around. Not a problem if your individual brakes are working. Simply use the brakes to assist turning.
Handling logs should be done as low as possible to the ground.
Comp checks are usually not accurate until the engine has been run to operating temp, pull all plugs and see what you get. Add a teaspoon of oil to each cylinder, then repeat it. A good cyl will show no increase in comp. Weak rings will show a good increase and bad valves might not become apparent dependent upon how much oil gets thrown up on them to assist sealing.
Others with far more knowledge will be along shortly.