GD 214 rebuild.


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Yard Art
Yard Art

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Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:25 pm

Re: GD 214 rebuild.

This is what my gasket over the rear main seal ropes looks like.
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Yard Art
Yard Art

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Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:29 pm

Re: GD 214 rebuild.

I will add more words to this. The gasket does not completely cover those rope seals. It will not seal like this I do not believe. I suppose at this pointnthe best is too order a new gasket and see what happens the 2nd time.
Anyone have any thoughts.
Thanks. Mike

Golden Jubilee
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:07 pm

Re: GD 214 rebuild.

That is as good as it's going to get! Even if the new gasket covers the rope, the pan doesn't so it will not form a tighter seal!
The rope is compressed and seals the main cap to the block. There is no positive seal on the crank, so it is never going to be a "drip free" engine.
Call it good and move on.

Freshly Restored
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:14 pm

Re: GD 214 rebuild.

I agree, that's as good as it gets. See if you can compress the rope up into the hole a bit further and then fill it in with some rtv and call it good.
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Yard Art
Yard Art

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Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:41 am

Re: GD 214 rebuild.

I stuffed the rope down and as tight as I could get it. I will cover then ends with some RTV and keep going.
Thanks for all the help and suggestions.
This is a GREAT site.

Yard Art
Yard Art

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Post Tue May 14, 2019 1:49 pm

Re: GD 214 rebuild.

What is the correct green color for the GB 214 Engine? Getting close to painting that and was curious. I would not think something like John Deere green would be the correct color. I have all the stuff that hangs on the block painted black.
Thanks for any thoughts.

Freshly Restored
Freshly Restored

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Post Fri May 17, 2019 11:31 am

Re: GD 214 rebuild.

Been there... This was the color I chose. ACE hardware International Gloss green. Very happy with color and paint is durable.
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Rusty Driver
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Post Fri May 17, 2019 6:41 pm

Re: GD 214 rebuild.

Dam, that looks good!
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