New Here, Thinking About Buying a 1310

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  1. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper Farmall Cub

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    Thank you-- I'm really looking forward to it!

    I've got parts to repair the rear main seal, and I'm researching fuel injection systems right now. Just waiting to get to Wyoming & work on it.
     
  2. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper Farmall Cub

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    So, today was compression check & fuel tank removal day:

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    The tank had been disconnected from the fuel system in favor of a plastic bed-mounted one, and we wanted to know why, and fix/clean it. It wasn’t in use, so something had to be wrong with it, right? Wrong— it’s pristine in there, doesn’t look like it’s ever been used. I couldn’t really get a picture of that.


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  3. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper Farmall Cub

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    After filling the tank with water, we discovered it wasn’t pristine:

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    It seems like it rusted from the outside from mud buildup on the skid plate.


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    stroker3 Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Is it just me or has that tank been altered? Looks like the back had been lopped off at some point. Just as a thought I think those were only about 16 gallons. I remember the range on my 1310 was pretty low with a complete tank. Sure looks like that tank might be a gallon or two less than stock, so ......
     
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  5. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper Farmall Cub

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    It holds only 12 gallons.

    Not being very familiar with these trucks, I have no idea whether that tank looks right. If it’s been altered, they did a good job of it, IMHO.


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    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    I have had 2 pickups with utility beds that had the shorter tanks like that,dont know if they where factory or altered later,but it makes sense since the tanks go past the back of the cabs that they would need shortened.
     
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    stroker3 Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Makes sense. It looks fine. The 65 utility we had, had the body built around the tank so the tank remained original but I'm sure different things are done when a truck is outfitted for good reasons. IF that is the only tank just keep in mind it's not going to go too far between fill ups.
     
  8. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper Farmall Cub

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    Believe me, I've been thinking about that. I've been looking at tanks on the web, particularly those from Boyd Welding.

    A couple cylindrical saddle tanks would really fill the bill: sufficient capacity, cool looks.
     
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    I need to get caught up on this writeup.

    There is a McCabe-Powers Body Co label on the door, and when I googled them, I found out they made utility & bucket truck bodies up until the late '80's. That must be why the fuel tank has been altered.
     
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    Alright, time to get caught up, snow day & all.

    Got the engine out to take care of a rear main seal leak:

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    Had an issue or two along the way:

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    I guess we have to remember to keep that input shaft dead straight after stabbing it.

    We replaced these:

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    But I’m not real sure the leak didn’t come from where the rear main bolts up to the block. The seal & sealing surface looked fine.

    Also got the clutch rebuilt:

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    By the way, anyone want this? I think it fits a tractor.

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    I saved it from the dumpster, and I offer it up free of charge in gratitude for all the help I’ve received here.


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  11. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper Farmall Cub

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    So the engine’s out,

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    and we found a nice surprise:

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    It’s a little bigger than a stock 304.

    Found this also,

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    which necessitated a trip to Coonrod’s for a replacement. I got the best one Phil had, but it still needed repair:

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    A little fabrication & welding, and the problem is solved:

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    Hopefully.


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  12. Chris Cooper

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    The next nasty surprise was this:

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    I bought a take-out locally for $75, which seemed pretty pricey.

    We took the pan off to install a new oil pump, and noticed this:

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    Not real sure what that’s about.


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  13. Chris Cooper

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    Next task: start the A/C conversion process. We swapped over the alternator bracket for the A/C compressor bracket out of one of Harry’s Scouts:

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    We’re still trying figure out which pulleys we need, among other questions.


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  14. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper Farmall Cub

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    Here’s the main reason the whole heating system came out & a Vintage Air system is going back in:

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    Fast forward to February when I bought this driver-side T-All tank from JJ to augment my pitiful fuel situation:

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    I also got this because the girlfriend I got in September doesn’t travel light:

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    A buddy & I drove to Portland OR to get it.

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    Loading it in that shed with no clearance to the front or driver-side and jacks that were too short took 3 agonizing hours.




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    At some point, I noticed the front drive shaft needed to be rebuilt: it was dented and the slip joint was really sloppy.

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    The result, which is now the prettiest part on the truck:

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    Next was time to weld up the holes riddling the back of the cab, the under dash area (where the heater bolted up), and the front fender:

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    I started out with my 200-amp Snap On & .030, and that sucked: I couldn’t make that work with my skill level.

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    We switched Harry’s little Lincoln to .025, and that was a whole more productive. The hole where a killswitch had been:

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    I’m ok with those results.

    That’s pretty much it in a nutshell up to now, except for the pile of parts accumulating in my living room:

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    Insulation, carpet, fuel tank liner, bed U-bolts, a clutch linkage boot— just need some time in WY to put it all together.


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  18. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper Farmall Cub

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    Addendum to part about the rear main seal: I remember now-- it was the flywheel bolts that weren't sealed, and that pic of the pilot bearing clued me in. All that oil suggests maybe we were correct about that.
     
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    Looks like a lot of great progress. Love the camper!
     
  20. Chris Cooper

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    Thanks, man-- I wish I felt like it was moving along. Summer's coming, and I want to camp in style after decades of tenting it.
     

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