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Pulling Cylinder Sleeves

Stu Hamilton I have a 1961, 601 series, model 641 Ford tractor and having much difficulty pulling the cylinder sleeves. Everything I have read, says that this model has cast iron sleeves with a wall thickness of approx. .099Ē. When I look at the block (top & bottom), I donít see the sleeves, but everyone tells me it has them. I machined a puck to pilot in the 3.437Ē bore and put a step on it to catch the OD of the sleeve, assuming it is .099Ē wall thickness. Actually made it a little smaller to make sure that I would only locate on the sleeve and not the block.
Is there a trick to getting them out? Iím using a ĺĒ threaded rod in the puller. How hard should it be to remove them? Iíve heard that if you put dry ice in the cylinder it will help (havenít tried that yet). Also heard that if you run a bead of weld in the sleeve that this will shrink the sleeve and then it can be removed. Not sure if Iím willing to try that. Sounds risky to me. ANY SUGGESTIONS??

Bob G I have pulled sleeves from a couple of 8ns and they came right out. they come out the top as there is a lip on top of the sleeves. might go to dealer and have a talk with a mechanic before you do any damage. Someone else may know more than I aabout the newer tractors.
Bob G You might post your question on the ford/fordson forum instead of the n series forum. It covers your tractor and may be more people there that can answer your question.
mark sr I think you have the same engine as my NAA and I remember reading somewhere that while most had sleeves, some didn't.
Jim Loveridge I have a 2N that was over bored into the block. It doesn't have sleeves anymore.
Stu Hamilton My cylinders have not been bored oversize, They are the stock bore 3.437".
Jim Loveridge Stu, you really should post this in the Ford Tractor forum just above this one. We aren't that knowledgeable about the later Ford Tractors. Those guys that hang out on that forum are.
Tom Jubilee later model 134 cid engines had no sleeves .... I have a 58 631 that i about to do a partial on...the question is what year is the later model...have not found that answer yet


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