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Old 03-05-2017, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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This somehow ended-up in the back of my truck today.




^ 1980

Another member's brother was giving it away ...a deal too good to refuse...especially for old iron!


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hmmm...wonder what's hiding behind that starter:



^ definitely a broken connecting rod...but the block is definitely salvageable.

oil level wasn't too low...it does have the consistency of 30w though.


I guess it's also possible that the linkage was binding-up.






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dismantling the engine

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something not quite right with this scraper bar...I could be wrong but I believe it's installed incorrectly (hence the excessively tall skid setting)


Yay! Wheels aren't frozen to the axles!


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Are you going to repower or repair the original engine?
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and there's your broken connecting rod.




...and a sheared flywheel key:


The crankshaft, piston & cylinder are in great shape!

shortlist of things to do:
  • measure ring-gap & bore
  • clean-up the crank with some emery cloth
  • install new oil seals
  • rebuild the carb
  • valve job
  • new head gasket
  • new fuel line

Everything on this machine is original...I'd like to keep it that way!


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Are you going to repower or repair the original engine?
I think I'll try and save this one Gusto. It's old but I don't think there are a ton of hours on it.


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I think I'll try and save this one Gusto. It's old but I don't think there are a ton of hours on it.
It's worth a try to see if it can be repaired. Clean up the crank and get a new connectiong rod and braze the crankcase shut and if it is still a total loss then you can always repower it.
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pretty good shape for a 1981, even the paint looks good, maybe wasn't ever in salt, definite candidate for unrestored original condition equipment honors.
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pretty good shape for a 1981, even the paint looks good, maybe wasn't ever in salt, definite candidate for unrestored original condition equipment honors.
No doubt!



My understanding is that she spent her entire 37 years on 1 property.


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i have two more buckets and a tractor for a 524 i can give you if you want more parts
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