That engine should be a CCKA. All cast iron cylinders and block. It should have a mechanical fuel pump on top of the block. It's a very solid and smooth engine.Is that a B43 engine? I have a B43M as a replacement on my Sears, and it's a good engine.
I seem to recall someone having a thread about re-lining brakes, I think on a Gravely. If not, it's somewhere here in the lawn and garden forum. On the electrical, are you going to go for a factory correct rebuild, or put together a new and improved wiring set with more modern connections? I think I remember Summit Racing carrying a set Deutsch connector set now, and Cat uses them.
Given the quality of your last rebuild, I can't wait to see how this one turns out.
Interesting you mention the limited-slip, because with no brake, an engine that wouldn't stay running, and the tiller on the back dragging the ground, t was a challenge trying to get it up the ramp and onto the trailer. I watched the tires and only one would spin, making me think I it was a later machine.Being a '72 like mine, it should also have the limited slip dif. unit. They DO work.
That's the first thing I looked for, hoping it was a later machine, but I did not see a sticker on the lower left of the dash. There is what appears to be a factory Hobbs meter, though. 1600 hours. Don't know yet if it still works.Yep, I would agree. It looks like the frame is newer that the engine. The splined clutches and rack and pinion steering are newer than 72. That's the disadvantage to the old style serial number on the adapter plate. Is there another serial number on the underside of the dash?
Cheaper to build the bevel gear version of the diff than the spur gear. Same applies to the rack and pinion setup. Both are stronger so that is an added benefit.Interesting you mention the limited-slip, because with no brake, an engine that wouldn't stay running, and the tiller on the back dragging the ground, t was a challenge trying to get it up the ramp and onto the trailer. I watched the tires and only one would spin, making me think I it was a later machine.
Funny that the later 800s dropped the LSD but gained the rack-and-pinion steering. I wonder why?
How is the 450 test mule coming along, anyway? You working on restoring it? raying:CKs have starter/generators. CCKs have exposed flywheel weight/pulley. B4xMs have stationary screen over rotating screen. 800s used CCK or B4xM depending on the model. 816 used the CCKA. 816-T used the B43M.
Only 1 CK powered 400 series is known to exist.