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Posted August 09, 2012 - 10:11 AM

Brian,very nice job,you should be proud,looks like a lot of work,Rick
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 03:16 PM

UPDATE:

The Green Brier is up and running once again! :dancingbanana:
I found a duplicate parts engine and stole some carb parts/ linkages off it and she fired right up! :bounce:

Video will be posted later tonight......

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 06:16 PM

Finally I have a video of the Green brier to post! I know a few of you really wanted to see it in action :D

Since I seem to be getting everything for free this year, it probably should come as no surprise to you that I managed to pick up an identical Clinton engine from a friend for FREE!!! Its even got the parts I need to finally get the original recoil start working :bounce:
I still have a few minor things to do to it before it is complete. Still need to hook up the original recoil assembly and find a brake petal pad. For now I had to bypass the fuel pump as the diaphragms are shot and you cant buy them anymore:( (which is why you see all those hoses in the video ) :D


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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:14 AM

Get those dirty shoes off of that mower!! :smilewink:

What style pad do you need for the brake pedal? .....Some of the riders only had the bare rod.

Are you missing a bolt in the steering handle, or is it fastened under the tin?

The restoration really looks great, Brian! ....It sounds good, too! :thumbs:
I can't believe you got the underside dirty. :itsok:

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:32 AM

Wow,Brian that looks great.Thanks for sharing the video with us.

BTW,I thought we might get a shot of the operator here. :poke: :D
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:02 AM

Get those dirty shoes off of that mower!! :smilewink:


I made sure they were cleam before I got on :D

What style pad do you need for the brake pedal? .....Some of the riders only had the bare rod.


This one had a petal on it when I got it but it was too dry rotted to save. I managed to find a used petal off another brand of mower but the hole is a bit too large. I think If I find a bushing to put in the petal it should work.

Are you missing a bolt in the steering handle, or is it fastened under the tin?


Good eye :D It was missing the bolt, but not anymore (Installed one last night) The steering handle is supposed to come apart where that hole is but it is frozen solid from sitting. I tried heat, soaking it in oil and whacking away with a hammer but could not get it to break free.

The restoration really looks great, Brian! ....It sounds good, too! :thumbs:
I can't believe you got the underside dirty. :itsok:


That was the first time I actually had the blades on. The grass was too short for it to really cut anything so nothing got dirty underneath.
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:05 AM

Here's a pic of the petal

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:32 AM

What size bushing do you need for the pedal pad??

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:37 AM

What size bushing do you need for the pedal pad??


I'll have to look, I didnt take any measurements yet

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 09:13 AM

That is a great video. Glad the old Clinton was up to the task!

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:14 PM

Glad to see everything finally came together for you!! What projects next Doc??
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:42 PM

What projects next Doc??


The Ride-a-matic :thumbs:

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 07:09 PM

The Ride-a-matic :thumbs:

Didn't know you had one of those. I will be watching that restore! Always wanted one of those.
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Doc! Whats the type number of this Green Brier?

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 12:50 PM

8426-01

Did you find one????




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