Engine Help Needed

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Mule

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I have an old 440 gasser that I finally killed the engine in. From the sound of it I would guess broken rod or broken valve. What would you recommend for a replacement engine? How many HP does this little machine need? Would a 25 HP air cooled do it? It's almost 40 years old so I don't want to put a lot of money into it but I think it's worth saving. Everything else is pretty good. Thanks Mule
 
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Mule

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Well I pulled the head off last night and bad news. Two of the pushrods are just missing. I suspect they are in the oil pan but I imagine this engine is beyond repair. I wonder if one of those two cylinder diesel motors that are Kabota tractors would be powerful enough
 

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probably not they used a perkins 4.108 also in that & i think they made around 40-45 Hp
u could probably repair the ford engine that u have
 

ThomasWisconsin

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I would look for a similar engine or look for one that is bad and it won't t cost alot to switch parts out on it and have a spare for down the road.

Thomas, in Wisconsin
 

2bobcats

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I agree that you should repair the one you have or buy another engine of the same m model Easier than having to do a lot of modifications
 
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Mule

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I am looking for a crank for a 1978 ford 1600 industrial motor sometimes called a Kent engine.1.6L
 

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There is a skid steer salvage yard in Southern Illinois with many Bobcats that may have the parts you need. His phone number is 618–319-0291 and his name is Rodney Snyder at Snyder Parts. Best of luck.
 

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