Thanks for all the replies. I used the copper sealant and a generous amount that as much as sealant can help I have it. I did check the heads on a flat Surface Plate with feeler gages and a straight edge and thought they were pretty flat. (within .005 but maybe not perfect within .002 as the machine shop recommended)I did not feel they were leaking before so think I'll be fine with what I have but may need an upgrade sometime with better parts. Generally this tractor had a hard life and even the oil pan had a crack toward the front from overloading and abuse.
To the fellow that uses Aluminum paint my Dad must of used aluminum paint last time the tractor was worked on in 1986 as there was paint on the engine and gaskets. It seemed to be adequate because no leaks and a little difficult to break heads loose. I'm pressure testing with low water pressure today and hope to paint engine and put back on the tractor on the 4th holiday weekend. Cleddy
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies! Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]
TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.