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  • Burnin#2
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    Oh, I'm gonna take full advantage of our new site and, there WILL be pics!
    stay tuned.

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  • Gene
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    Be sure to post pictures when you get the pan off. I like to see destruction, um, as long as its not my stuff.... I had enough of that when I was young, I broke a lot of car parts. My motto back then was: "Nothing is indestructible, if you haven't broke it yet, your not trying hard enough!" Gene

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  • Burnin#2
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    Yep it is the rod end peeking out the hole...
    I really dont wanna pull the crank.
    Will most likely get a different rod, hope for the best. Usually diesel valves are flat with the piston so if they kissed usually damage does not occur there.
    we will see, it will be cheap... this time :]

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  • Gene
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    I suspect the 2nd failure was a combination of probably a missed bad spot on the crank and probably a damaged rod. This was a 440 in a 70 Charger RT I'd bought for $100. I bought the car to part out, and I figured it wasn't going to work, but for the cost of the single rod bearing and a little form-a-gasket it was worth a shot. Of course, this was done on my back, under the car, on the street, in front of my house, in town, and it was done after I got off work a 5:30 one evening.
    I made a small fortune parting that car out, and I was able to keep the 440 and the 4 speed. A few years later someone wanted that 440 much worse then I did so it went away as well. At the time i was buying cars to part out, that was how I funded my car addition.

    I would assume the part hanging out of the block is a rod end. It probably had a spun bearing as well. The block patch will work out OK, but I would plan on at least getting the crank rod journals turned and a new piston and rod. Hopefully when the piston hit the head, it didn't bend any valves. Gene

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  • Burnin#2
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    Thx gene.
    yea, I've never tried it, so I'm very curious how it will turn out.
    thing is with this tractor I can drop the pan and literally do an in frame rebuild of the engine without pulling the block.
    so it's easy enough to access the bearings.

    in your case with a spun bearing, wouldn't that lead you to believe a problem with the rod, not holding the bearing shells correctly?

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  • Gene
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    Hopefully the crank didn't get hurt when the rod departed. Any motors I've had with a rod sticking out has had a bad crankshaft. Years ago I tried the file and emery paper on a crank that had a spun rod bearing (never broke the rod) and it looked really good and smooth. I even plastic gauged the rod clearance when I got done and everything looked great, the bearing insert looked good in the rod, and it torqued good. The new rod bearing lasted about 30 seconds before it spun and the knock reappeared.
    I hope your cheap rebuild works out for you better then mine did for me. Gene

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  • Burnin#2
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    Consider it done jwd.
    gimme a couple months tho.

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  • JWD
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    I would like to see you start a thread on it. I'm all for low buck home garage repairs.

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  • Burnin#2
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    It will be a winter project so dont expect a update till I'm done harvest...

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  • Burnin#2
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    Here's yet another project I've gotten myself into
    4430 johndeere. Will be a chore tractor primarily for PTO work and raking hay on the farm.
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    so, as a personal experiment... I'm going to try to fix this engine on the cheap... like weld up and skim coat JB weld over the hole in the block. 1 new [or good used] rod, maybe a engine bearing kit.. de burr and Emery cloth the crank a bit.

    if theres any interest in this I can start a new thread.
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  • lowbudget50
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    Originally posted by Burnin#2 View Post
    Thanks for posting the pics!
    .. a GP? Is that the model?
    it looks unlike what I'm familiar with in that vintage john Deere family. Is that a rare model?
    It's an 4 year tractor I believe. My dads uncle just bought a twin to that one a few days ago.

    Yes gp is the model. It looks a lot like a d but the front axle is different

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  • Burnin#2
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    Thanks for posting the pics!
    .. a GP? Is that the model?
    it looks unlike what I'm familiar with in that vintage john Deere family. Is that a rare model?

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  • lowbudget50
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    Here are some better pics of our gp

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  • lowbudget50
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    Originally posted by Jeramy View Post
    that was my bad, sorry, i overlooked the date :)
    I figured lol

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  • Jeramy
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    that was my bad, sorry, i overlooked the date :)

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