First of all,thanks for letting me join. I joined this group to find out more about the stovebolt 6 on my portable welder I call Frankenwelder. It has a 1929 Chevrolet radiator (that amazingly doesn't leak) ,a Fordson 1917 tractor fuel tank,a Stovebolt 6 engine which I think is a 1943 model and a WWII vintage P&H welder (235 amp). I am trying to find some information on all of the units that make up this beautiful beast (in my eyes it is) so any input would be appreciated.
Not really much of a story.....found it at a farm implement junkyard. Motor was a little stuck but broke free fairly easily but bent a valve pushrod. Straightened it and today torqued head bolts putting new head gasket on of course. Valves weren't too bad....had 90 lbs compression. I will try to start it soon after I get the oil canister off an old 50s model truck out back by the barn. Just bought a farm with a 51 chevy pickup and 50 something GMC truck included. 51 has big tree growing up thru the bed.
That pushrod will bend again. I've got a bunch of spares that I won't be using since I'm ordering custom pushrods from Comp Cams for a 216 I'm hotrodding. Make another post or two so you have access to the private message function and send me your mailing address- - - -I'll send you a few. Jerry
The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk. The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!
Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!