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#1 sacsr OFFLINE  

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:13 PM

2 owners - original bill of sale, batteries shot, mower deck had been rebuilt out of I believe 1/4 inch steel , po says he mowed with it till the batteries went dead and he put it up
How do you clean one up with out messing up the electricals?ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346533981.805687.jpg

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:15 PM

Great score on it. I took mine halfway apart... top side restoring it slowly. Good luck with yours.
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:38 PM

2 owners - original bill of sale, batteries shot, mower deck had been rebuilt out of I believe 1/4 inch steel , po says he mowed with it till the batteries went dead and he put it up
How do you clean one up with out messing up the electricals?ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346533981.805687.jpg

Ask Doug or Sparky!

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:48 PM

Counting on their expertise to keep me from messing it up! Both have already been helping me!

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:10 PM

Congrats on the new tractor. That's a nice looking electric. It looks pretty clean as is.
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:15 PM

Oops I posted another thread in the GE area.....sorry my old timers coming out.

This will be pretty interesting to restore. Was not looking for it, just popped up 70 miles from my house, and having 1electric GT was a goal of mine. Figured as rare as they are down here I better pick it up before it was gone!

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:20 PM

At 40 + years of age these machines have a mind of their own . Take pics of control relays and splices that do not look normal . The wire should have two three or four digit numbers at intervals of length but can be smudged ( frown ) . In general the Elec-Trak line assigned a number on schematic from 1 to 100 for function purposes for each model . The E-T schematics were a little different in read because they did not tabulate the function listing 1 thru 100 . But the RTN relays were there for safety and should not be bypassed . Not difficult if original manufacture " culture " can be understood. Fred
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:27 PM

Thanks JDbrian - it looks better at a distance... My other pictures show a good bit of rust, but nothing so far seems to be too far gone to repair.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 03:49 AM

That looks pretty good. Guess you know more once you take out the batteries and see what's under them. Good luck with it!
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 04:53 AM

Congratulations on your latest tractor.
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