Valve Springs 1960 BD240

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  1. Sean A.

    Sean A. Farmall Cub

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    Hello all,

    I have a 1960 B120 with a BD240 engine in it. It is the straight valve head. Wondering where I might find valve springs and valve stem seals for this.
    I'm hoping new springs might help the engine run a little happier.

    Thanks,

    Sean
     

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    PHuscher Farmall Cub

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    A 1960 BD240 should not have had a straight valve head. Might be part of the problem if someone has attempted to put a straight valve head on a tilt valve engine.
     
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    Interesting... at what degree are the valves tilted? I've had the cover off a few times now to adjust lash and the valve stems seemed pretty straight to me, but I'm likely to be wrong.
     
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    I don't know the angle. Can you post some pictures? Do you know the engine number? Does the valve cover have a raised ridge in the middle that runs from front to back. or only ridges that run side to side?
     
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    Did a little more checking. It seems the same valve springs were used for both tilt valve and straight valve, and so for SD220, 240 and 264; BD220, 240 and 264; and BG241 and 265. IH part number 76954R1, which would cross to a Sealed Power V389. Hope that helps.
     
  6. Sean A.

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    Yes indeed! That does help a lot.

    Do you know if Napa carries the valve stem seals?

    The block number is 540934. I did a little searching and it looks as though the BD240 became a tilt valve engine starting with 4xxxxx (I don't recall the exact number, but I know it began in the high 400s).

    Attached is a picture of the valve cover. It has the ridge ib the center, and measured 6 inches wide outermost width. I'm pretty darn sure it's a tilt valve at this point, it just doesn't seem like the valves have all that much tilt to them.
     

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    Definitely a tilt valve engine. I don't know whether Napa carries the seals, but I'd guess seals for about any valve with the same stem diameter would work. They at least used to come with Felpro head gasket sets.
     
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    May have to buy a headset ?
     

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