John Deere E engine
I have just acquired a little E-type 1 1/2 H.P. John Deere gas engine and I have a dilemma. This is my first restoration of this type and I received the engine in a "basket", so I didn't have the luxury of taking it apart myself. I have ordered all my needed parts for the project and I'm ready to assemble the little cutie. The gas tank seems to be covered by the oil pan, to form a lid of sorts. There are 1" holes in each end of the "lid"; one for the gas line and one for the fill tube. Here's my question. What keeps the oil in the crankcase from draining into the gas tank. I can't see any way to seal the two pieces around the 1" holes and cannot locate and exploded drawing for reference. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.