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Re: Te 20 TO 20 engine swap

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PackardV8

08-23-2012 03:46:44
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I stand corrected by Bob. IT is a Z120 engine not a Standard. THe tractor plate number is TE 282xx and i can't make out the xx portion of the number. The engine says Z120 on the engine tag which is also difficult to read. Has Delco starter. So therefore it is COntinental engine i assume.

I also have a TO 20 (1951) i've had over 18 years in at least monthy service. But there seems to to be a variety of minor external differences between the TO-20 and this TE-20 engine. That's why i mistook it for a Standard.

Just bought this TE 20 about 3 months ago. IT has aluminum transcase and strut bars from trans to front suspension.

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 Re: Te 20 TO 20 engine swap in reply to PackardV8, 08-23-2012 03:46:44  
AS for the oven brazing i'm not sure there is anyplace here in the middle Tennessee area that does that. IIRC it was very expensive to have done even 25 years ago.

At this point i'm not sure if it can just be welded due to precision sealing surface at bottom of sleeves. Complete disassembly and reassembly of the engine is not a problem as long as i get the cracked fixed.

THe Service Manual (factory) and others i have talked to say that cracking at the block webs is fairly common. I'm wondering what causes it.

As for an engine swap to the 4cyl Chev or Ford engines recommended by others i'm wondering if an adapter plate is needed and who sells them.

I'm not too worried about a lack of governor. I have a real nice TO 20 i use for applications where governor is needed. But this TE 20 i plan to use as a spare tractor just for towing things around the ranch here so i can live without a governor on this TE 20.

Altho i do prefer to keep the original engine, rite now i'm looking for the fastest cheapest and easiest way out to get this tractor back in service.

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