Monthly Archives: November 2012

KB GRD-214 Bell Housing Removal

Removing the bell housing is not always easy. Here is a “how to”. There are two line up pins between the motor block and the bell housing where they meet. One is just below the starter and the other on … Continue reading

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Identifying an IH engine

Its fairly easy to find the id stamp on the IH sixes. Its stamped into a flat surface at the right front corner of the block just below the head and exhaust manifold. Might take a little work with a … Continue reading

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Cylinder Compression

Notes gleaned from several sources on OldIHC.org Cylinder Compression The following table shows the theoretical compression pressures for the various compression ratios. The pressure is given in pounds per square inch at cranking speed, which is approximately 125 to 150 … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Gaskets

IHC gasket sets are often hard to find. When you can not find a proper gasket one method for overcoming the immediate need is to make your own. One method often overlooked in the use of the original part to … Continue reading

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Total timing is composed of three parts

Initial advance Centrifugal advance Vacuum advance. Total advance changes depending on load and engine rpm. Vacuum and Centrifugal work together with Initial to keep the engine running smoothly. To set Initial advance: Disconnect the vacuum hose from the carburetor to … Continue reading

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Everything You have always wanted to know about Brake Fluid

This article is a modified version of an article directed towards Triumph owners. The discussion of whether to use DOT3, DOT4, DOT5, or the new DOT5.1 brake fluids is a common topic. The information provided herein should help you to … Continue reading

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Rust Removal Electrolytic Rust Removal

Reproduced with permission of the original author. Please support all copyright issues, we all work hard on that which we produce. ‘ What is the method? Electrolysis is a technique for returning surface rust to iron. It uses the effect … Continue reading

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Gas Tank Repair

Preserve before repair? from an old Plumber I did as the instructions said, & cleansed the inside with the proportion of Muriatic Acid & water suggested. (it etches the interior, protect your eyes etc.!) I then duct taped the openings … Continue reading

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Release of Light Truck V-304A Engine for Scout, D-Line, and Metro Models

SLM70-39 September 14, 1970 Following is a list of features incorporated in the V-304A engine used in the light-duty truck models listed above. 1. PISTON: A cast aluminum piston less the top ring groove insert. This type of piston is … Continue reading

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Fuel Tank Preservation

POR15 is only one way to only one way to fix that old gas tank. I did as the instructions said, cleaned the inside with the proportion of Muriatic Acid water suggested. (it etches the interior, protect your eyes etc.!) … Continue reading

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