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WOW Helixhippy that is some "little bit of clearing" But nothing you wouldn't expect from a Gravely. :)
 

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Well as promised....

I've been looking for a Jenkins valve in head kit for years, I finally came upon what you all see in these photos. The exhaust valve seat needs some work but all in all its in good shape. My plans are to mount to a fresh cylinder and lower end which will in turn go on my C8. ImageUploadedByMyTractorForum Free App1373501114.735641.jpg

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Very cool. :)
 

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Had the three amigo's out and running. 8163-B mowed the yard the 430 is leaking gas from the tank and the 818t is leaking gas from the block off plate on the carb :banghead3:banghead3:banghead3:banghead3
 

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You guys always make me drool!!! I'd give my left arm for just one Gravely, and so many of you have a bunch of them... *sighs* Well maybe someday... Love seeing all of your collections. Thanks for sharing!
 

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My 1960 Gravely LI

I can't seem to find a "New Thread" button, so I thought I'd come here to post pics of my machine. The SN is SR9226. I've found a crack in the cylinder that I hope ya'll can help me with.
Here's hopeing the pic uploads will work.

Charlie

I used an inspection mirror to view the back of the cylinder while shining a flashlight at the crack. I thought the crack was just at the top of the cylinder into a mounting bolt hole, but I can see light through the side of the block. Guess I'll need another, what ya'll call, I think, "the jug." I'll check ebay, but if any of ya'll have one to sell, let me know.

Charlie
 

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Guys is that a Southern Region he's got there?

Oh yeah, welcome, Charlie!
 

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Thanks for the welcome, Mr CTPhil, and all ya'll. I've learned a lot just reading the threads. For instance, I thought I had a problem because of the snapping sound as I move the piston through the compression stroke, but it turns out that's the impulse. I hadn't even tried to start the machine until after I learned that. I paid $400.00 for it. I'm thinking the implements that came with it are worth that much. Now, I have to try to deal with the cracked jug. Any help with that will be muchly appreciated. And I might send you a care package of my wife's Chicken 'n' Dumplin's.
 

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My first gravely L I bought had a blown jug .I found a used jug had to have it bored. Gravelys wrist action causes a groove to form in the cilender wall the max. Piston is 30 tho. over.unless u find a combo jug piston you will need piston jug maybe intake side valve . New gaskets .to take apart lift jug take out snap ring pull out pin and you can inspect. Good luck it can be fixed just depends how far u want to go.
 

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Re: My 1960 Gravely LI

I can't seem to find a "New Thread" button, so I thought I'd come here to post pics of my machine. The SN is SR9226. I've found a crack in the cylinder that I hope ya'll can help me with.
Here's hopeing the pic uploads will work.

Charlie

I used an inspection mirror to view the back of the cylinder while shining a flashlight at the crack. I thought the crack was just at the top of the cylinder into a mounting bolt hole, but I can see light through the side of the block. Guess I'll need another, what ya'll call, I think, "the jug." I'll check ebay, but if any of ya'll have one to sell, let me know.

Charlie
Gravely T Head engines are prone to cracking mainly due to over torquing the head bolts and or from torquing them in an incorrect pattern. The MAX torque for the head bolts on a Gravely T Head engine is 19ft/lbs, the bolts are tightened from the middle out. These engines have heavy fly wheels and create decent torque, however the compression is a bit low so there is no need to feel the need to run the head bolts down to a ridiculous torque value, also always replace the old head gasket with a new one. If you don't have any service manuals do yourself a favor and go to oldgravelys.net and down load some, they will provide you with guidance on servicing and maintenance for your new found piece of equipment.

Below is a link to an amazing place to get parts for the old Gravely engines, also they provide an engine reconditioning service.

http://gtgravelyparts.com/

Good luck and welcome to the club,
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Welcome Charlie. Good to have you on board. Another way to say is :MTF_wel2:,

The new thread button is just above the current stickies that are at the top of list of threads. Look at the top of the list where it says "threads in forum" the new thread button is just above that. All this is on the Left near the top of the page.

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Thanks for the welcome, Mr CTPhil, and all ya'll. I've learned a lot just reading the threads. For instance, I thought I had a problem because of the snapping sound as I move the piston through the compression stroke, but it turns out that's the impulse. I hadn't even tried to start the machine until after I learned that. I paid $400.00 for it. I'm thinking the implements that came with it are worth that much. Now, I have to try to deal with the cracked jug. Any help with that will be muchly appreciated. And I might send you a care package of my wife's Chicken 'n' Dumplin's.
Charles, I have some Jugs for sale. I'm in LA (Foley). If interested, call me at 251-923-7121. I'd be interested in your wife's Chicken 'n' Dumplin's. I also have a Fiddle that I try to play. Work in progress. Do you work on them??

Dallass in LA:Welcome1:
 

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I'll keep you in mind...and thanks! I'm going to try to weld the cracks.. I've nothing to lose since I'll need a rebuildable jug to get this LI running. My jug is only good for experimentation, so I'm gonna have a go at it. It might work. You never know.
When the wife makes her chicken and dumplins we have the family over and some neighbors kids, too.
I haven't done any string repairs since the late 70's. Are you having problems with your fiddle? My problem is that the fiddle is too dang close to my ear. My scratching around on it is painful to hear! :)
 

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I'll keep you in mind...and thanks! I'm going to try to weld the cracks.. I've nothing to lose since I'll need a rebuildable jug to get this LI running. My jug is only good for experimentation, so I'm gonna have a go at it. It might work. You never know.
When the wife makes her chicken and dumplins we have the family over and some neighbors kids, too.
I haven't done any string repairs since the late 70's. Are you having problems with your fiddle? My problem is that the fiddle is too dang close to my ear. My scratching around on it is painful to hear! :)
No problems with the fiddle. Just the fool that's trying to learn how to play it. Wish I had started 70 years ago.

Dallass in LA:sidelaugh
 
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