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Hi all,
My cousin's and I restored this '51 B from an old barn rescue. It runs great (and has for a couple of years), but now I noticed on the latest oil & filter change that it has antifreeze in the crankcase! I suspect a blown head gasket, but not sure yet. My question is can I replace the head gasket without having to split the tractor? (I don't have the necessary stands, hoists, etc., to be able to split it). If not, could I just use some type of liquid "gasket/block" repair/sealer?
I read on another post that the problem might be the steel "push rod sleeves" may have rusted out. Could this also be the problem, and can those sleeves be replaced without splitting the tractor?
Any help and/or suggestions would be much appreciated!
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My question is can I replace the head gasket without having to split the tractor

Yes.

Take a look at the following information.
Font Motor vehicle Parallel Publication Paper


Motor vehicle Organism Font Parallel Newspaper


can those sleeves be replaced without splitting the tractor

Yes once the cylinder head is removed.

Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks, so much, Mr. James. This helps a lot.
Can you tell me the title of the manual that you got these pages from? I think that I should probably try to obtain a copy of that manual from somewhere.
Thanks again.
Steve
 
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