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    1960s IH Cub Cadet and other vintage Garden Tractors, Ohlsson & Rice and other vintage small engines
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  1. I found a possible source for small U cup seals so I took a gamble and ordered a couple different sizes. I’ll let you know once they arrive and I have a chance to see if they fit.
  2. I’m with you, the U cup is probably needed for properly managing the case pressure, shaft friction, etc. The o-ring approach might work for very short runs but would likely wear out fast or cause other problems unless you could get just the right balance of exact dimensions so as not to be too compressive on the shaft and against the inner wall of the groove.
  3. Just looked at the rebuild thread again, thanks! Hmmm, you’d think someone would make little seals like this for chainsaws or something... more searching I guess. I still wonder if a X-profile o-ring might be an option. I don’t know enough about how the seal functions but I’m guessing that since it’s a pressurized system it’s best to have the U-cup rather than a more compressive type seal like an o-ring or the x-profile o-ring.
  4. I finally got this engine all put back together yesterday. I didn’t attempt to replace any of the shaft seals with o-rings just yet. I thought I would first see if the old seals had a little life left in them. Well, I got the engine to run for 1-2 seconds at a time, basically it will fire off the little bit of gas from priming the carb. Does this sound indicative of a seal leak or a fuel problem? I completely rebuilt the carb and cleaned the fuel tank and also added an in-line fuel filter (I do that on pretty much all my engines now) so I think the fuel system is working properly. By the way, the little “Crap Trap filters by Sullivan No 187 are great). As soon as I got the engine all back together I remembered the engine/shaft seal leak tests from previous threads. I was kicking myself for forgetting to try those techniques before buttening it all up. But, I guess I’ll get a second chance now If an alternative replacement U-cup seal in this particular weird size range for O&R continues to be non-existent, what are your thoughts on a X-profile o-ring? I was wondering if this style o-ring might offer sort of an in-between solution of a U-cup and a standard O-ring. I haven’t ever actually pulled one of the induction shaft seals out of the little groove. Is it also a U-cup style or something completely different? It doesn’t look like a U-cup to me but without actually getting it out it’s hard to tell. Does anyone have a NOS seal that can post some close up photos? Given their scarcity I don’t want to accidentally damage one pulling it out just to study it
  5. Wow - that’s a nice tidy set up for spare parts That’s a great little cabinet of drawers. Nothing like NOS parts... Ha! I like the photo of the cat!
  6. Yeah, I’m not sure why either. From here on out though I’ll definitely be using gas - that made fairly quick work of it! That thickener is amazing stuff, I’ve never messed with anything so sticky.
  7. Made some progress, finally had to use some gasoline....
  8. This has to be the nastiest gear box I’ve come across yet. Usually even the bad ones have just dried out grease and gunk that scrapes out or wipes out fairly easily. This one has some kind of strange grease that has basically turned into tar. It’s the thickest, stickiest gunk I think I’ve ever seen. It was so bad it completely prevented anything from moving. It also hasn’t responded well to cleaners or solvents. The little clutch drum is going to be the hardest part to clean. This is going to take some elbow grease to get cleaned up! Anyone else run into grease that like this, sort of a greenish blue color? I’m guessing it’s either just 50+ yrs of solidifying or someone filled the gearbox with the wrong stuff or both. All part of the fun...
  9. That’s similar to what I was thinking, there is just enough odd about it. I was guessing that maybe someone rebuilt it or only had a partial saw to start with and then added the switch and cover shield along with a different handle. I’ve yet to see anything like this as an original unit but maybe it is. The decal on the cover plate threw me off too. I’m with you
  10. I’ve seen a few of the Orline Mustang chainsaws recently on eBay and this one came up this week. I was surprised by the level of interest in it vs the others that sat on there for awhile and weren’t generating as much interest. I can’t figure out what the draw is to this specific one. It looks to be in decent condition but I’m guessing it’s also been repainted. The metal cover over the gear box is different but that looks to be hand crafted and not part of the original saw. Is there truly something special about this one that I’m not seeing? https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ANTIQUE-O-R-ENGINES-CHAINSAW-WITH-BAR-CHAIN-SAW/333229306238?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3D6c212c4e5b094e64914e8f114437dc58%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D192947701968%26itm%3D333229306238&_trksid=p2045573.c100667.m2042
  11. Out of my price range but if someone is looking for a brand new Compact III engine here is a nice one with all the paperwork and original box. https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/clt/d/portland-ohlsson-and-rice-1-hp-engine/6909301064.html
  12. Man, that’s cool! Looks great hanging there. I like how you’ve managed to get paperwork and advertisements for each tool as part of the overall display, really nice touch!
  13. I think the sticker on the one I’m referring to looks like the first picture with the silver and blue. thanks!
  14. No photos yet. I may have a line on one but I’m still trying to get more details about it and some photos sent to me.
  15. I agree 100%, definitely like the open view of the engine. The one on eBay recently had the little round soup can gas tank, looked great!
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