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Posted April 15, 2012 - 05:04 PM

Bummer that the pulley broke. I am 110% sure that if its possible to mill a replacement, you would be the one who could do it. Im glad to hear that you werent injured when it "jumped" off the lift. Looking forward to this project!
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Posted April 15, 2012 - 05:50 PM

Ray, I know you are concerned about the engine, but did you ever have concern for yourself during this engine dropping event?.

From the lessons learned by experiance over the years, I have developed the habit of not trying to stop anything that wants to fall.
When this engine first started to move, I quickly stepped back and let it fall without even thinking about doing it.

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 06:31 PM

Ray, I know you are concerned about the engine, but did you ever have concern for yourself during this engine dropping event?

As much as hurting the engine is a bummer, you being hurt would be a bigger bummer. Got to remember in this hobby, no matter what gets broken, it can be fixed, it is still just stuff; but broken bones always hurt long after they've healed. Glad you are alright.


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Posted April 15, 2012 - 06:58 PM

Sorry to hear of the damage, but am glad you weren't damaged in the process. You'll get it all fixed up, that I am sure of.
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Posted April 15, 2012 - 08:42 PM

From the lessons learned by experiance over the years, I have developed the habit of not trying to stop anything that wants to fall.
When this engine first started to move, I quickly stepped back and let it fall with even thinking about doing it.


Hope I learn that lesson eventually... I'm still nursing a bruised knee and shin from trying to 'catch' something at work so it wouldn't hit the floor.

Glad to hear you're ok and that you'll be able to get it fixed. Looking forward to more pics.
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Posted April 17, 2012 - 03:52 PM

Sorry to hear of your setback Ray. But I'm glad to know your experience kept you out of harms way.
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Posted April 17, 2012 - 06:57 PM

good words and thought buzzmaser you think the good Lord had a part in that. :thumbs:
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Posted April 19, 2012 - 10:22 AM

The cylinder head that I bought off ebay arrived today and I'm very satisfied with it.
Included were the gasket, head bolts, spark plug and the bracket to hold the plug wire away from the exhaust.

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Yesterday I got the engine running.
It didn't smoke and it sounds good.
Today I pulled the head off and the cylinder doesn't have any scratches on the sides.
There isn't any grove worn in at the top of the cylinder wall and there isn much carbon buildup.
With the cylinder looking this good, I'm going to take a chance and run it like it is without rebuilding it first.

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Posted April 19, 2012 - 10:34 AM

Ray, that looks great, I definitely wouldn't rebuild unless you find a problem later.
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Posted April 19, 2012 - 06:05 PM

Looks good from Tulsa, Ray. If it wasn't smoking or knocking, I'd go for it! Better luck this time!
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Posted April 25, 2012 - 12:33 PM

With winter finally over, Ive been busy getting the mower ready and taking care of some other projects around the house so I haven't spent much time on the Ridemaster.
I did manage to put new gaskets in the engine and then I stripped the paint off of it.

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I also sand blasted the flywheel shroud today so it is ready to have the dents bumped out.

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 12:35 PM

Glad to see you are back to making progress Ray. Looking excellent.
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Posted April 25, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Im glad to hear that you are back at it! I hope the engine works out for you without having problems.
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Posted April 26, 2012 - 10:13 AM

Engine and flywheel shroud are painted.

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 10:18 AM

Great looking paint Ray, is that hunter green?
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