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#1 johndeereelfman OFFLINE  

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 10:24 PM

I was just curious to see if anybody else details their engines? I know most guys want their motors to look just as original as possible, but does it really hurt to detail them a little? Here is one of my motors that I detailed, and since it turned out rather nice, I've been doing them all the same way.



Before shots of the HH100 10hp. Tecumseh



After shots of the same motor

Let's see how all of you guys paint or detail your motors. I think it would be need to see how many different schemes and ideas are out there.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 10:31 PM

I did, but people liked it so much they bought it, have not done it in a while.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 10:45 PM

Looks really good.
What is the diameter and how long is the case of that muffler?
Is it quieter than the pepper top mufflers?

I painted up a HH100 that's in my 66 MF10.
66 MF10 066.jpg 66 MF10 068.jpg
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 10:59 PM

Troy, I really like you way you detailed the carb.. Very nice work and makes it very easy to adjust the carb. in the tractor..
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 11:22 PM

That's a really nice job on the engine. Gives me ideas. Thanks for posting the pics.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 11:25 PM

I was just curious to see if anybody else details their engines? I know most guys want their motors to look just as original as possible, but does it really hurt to detail them a little? Here is one of my motors that I detailed, and since it turned out rather nice, I've been doing them all the same way.



Before shots of the HH100 10hp. Tecumseh



After shots of the same motor

Let's see how all of you guys paint or detail your motors. I think it would be need to see how many different schemes and ideas are out there.That is so awesome! See this is the kind of stuff I love to do also! for myself I do like this, Depends on the machine, if it is all there and rare then I go Original.

PICT0717.JPG This is one I did for my dad's log splitter back in Dec, his was shot.this was just sitting together (not done yet) i was checking the color scheme.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 11:47 PM

Wow! Those engines all look very nice! I think that yours looks amazing Troy! Did you paint the head, or just polish it up?
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 12:32 AM

Motors look great guys. I love the looks of a nicely done and clean engine. Troy, I have about 6 of them I can drop off for you to do, but they don't get painted green LOL :D
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 07:18 AM

Troy nice work, looks great thanks for the thread idea.
Doug and Chris, yours look sharp too!
Good work to all you guys!! :thumbs:
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:24 AM

Nice work guys. I'm about to start in on my MF's HM80. It had a short block and head replacement at some point and those were painted black which is flaking and a real mess. Not sure how to proceed with it. The covers have all been repainted in the grey. I guess I should get it as clean as possible then paint it. It's probably easier to paint the head while I have it off the engine.
Do you guys use special paint or primer on an engine? Just wondering before I start.
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:26 AM

...Do you guys use special paint or primer on an engine? Just wondering before I start.


That's a great question Brian! I'd like to know that also.
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:34 AM

That's a great question Brian! I'd like to know that also.


I just don't want to go to all the work of painting it and have all the paint burn off it on the first run. I really need to paint it, it's one ugly sucker right now!

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:40 AM

That's a great question Brian! I'd like to know that also.




:ditto:

On the MF7, 8, 10, and 12 that I resto'd, the engines appeared to have been painted with
that MF Flint Metallic Grey used on the MFs. So, I did the same. Only a bit of discoloration at
the exhaust port.
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:58 AM

Good looking motor. I like the carb needle heads. You have given me something to think about too. I may clean and paint mine when it warms up.
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 09:00 AM

Do you guys use special paint or primer on an engine? Just wondering before I start.


I painted the fins on the block with Black Barbeque paint.
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