On the missed spots on the bottom, yes, this would be common. Remember, these are assembled tractors with minimal disassembly fro painting. There would be variances between dealers, depending lots of stuff, like how good the painter was, how big of a hurry they were in, ect. The factory would have been very consistent if they were repainted there.A theory well supported by what is known Ron. Perhaps what happened to mine.
Some questions I'd like to hear your thoughts on.
In the scenarios you suggest, do you think a space of frame way up under on the frame, and hidden might be missed entirely?
Perhaps the pics of the underside of the running boards do not prove they had no red paint ever. I need to examine those areas a little closer.
Also, in the discussions earlier in the thread concerning whether the engine is a CKK (tag on black tin) or a CKKA (what the PO believed it to be) do you agree with Dave and John it most likely is the original CKKA? i did not have enough experience to recognize the tin might be from somewhere else. Sure am on a new learning curve here. Here's the pic of that tag.
A couple of more different questions. Regarding my post #6 in this thread? This is a tag from a newer Onan engine than the CCKA - a B48 I believe? Could it be used as a re-power on a Gravely? What would be needed to do so? Can we tell what it's year of manufacture is? What is your opinion of it's value, coming with the tractor in post #6?
I'm happy to hear all opinions on these questions guys.
As always thanks for your time.
Not so sure I am ready to do my usual dive Dave. The reason I stayed away from Onan engines until now is i feel quite intimidated by them. This will be Basic and slow steady as you go. Thanks for filling in some blanks.Good to see you diving into your 450. . . . . . I see that your tractor has the "Lightening Bolt" gas saver.. . . . .
Thanks Boomer, and thanks for stopping in.canary al
the green coil is NOT for this engine.
it is for a CCK gen set engine that
used a magneto ignition.
thank you. boomer
Thanks Don. So I need these gaskets to go through everything in the carb and fuel pump - installing my new muffler etc. - yeah I jumped on that one at Jacks the moment Rick posted about them. I hope you will be posting about what you are doing as you go through it. I sure will be watching.Well this is timely. . . . . .
Now here's the timely part.
Well that would be the points rod or plunger. Basically what opens the points. If you look real close its not in Dj's because its not on the motor :fing32:Not so sure I am ready to do my usual dive Dave. The reason I stayed away from Onan engines until now is i feel quite intimidated by them. This will be Basic and slow steady as you go. Thanks for filling in some blanks.
Yeah the Lightning Bolt gas saver! Too funny. Old Al who I bought this from had a isolated gravity feed gasoline tank on there. Since he didn't get it started we found a lower number to agree on.
I'm in no hurry to crank it - probably a good distance off. Your thoughts on where to start are helpful. I see so many things that have to be addressed.
Also good to get the basics about the points box and which screws do which function. That's the kind of basics I need.
I have been reading and reading about CCKAs. For example in DJs thread he discusses adding a point saver and
showed this close up of the points box.
Mine looks a little different
I was happy to hear it is all there. What is that item in the center that is not in DJ's engine?
This picture Don?Well this is timely.
In the picture that shows the fuel lines: the hard line from the fuel pump goes to the carb, the rubber line comes from the gas tank.
Al I'm off shift the next few days and I'm hoping to get this done. I'll grab pictures for you.Thanks Don. So I need these gaskets to go through everything in the carb and fuel pump - installing my new muffler etc. - yeah I jumped on that one at Jacks the moment Rick posted about them. I hope you will be posting about what you are doing as you go through it. I sure will be watching.
I need some basics on this "de/carbon job" - I understand carbon can build up over time. The heads should be taken off? How then is the carbon removed? Good Heavens, I have to learn how to adjust valves!:maddd: