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#196 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 07:57 AM

Yesterday, I also tackled the motor. It ran good and strong, when I got it, so it didn't need much.
Pulled the carb, cleaned it, and put in a new kit. Also pulled the head, to have a peek in there.
This hasn't had much use. Hash marks still in the bore, and no carbon build up. Just a bit of
black dust, that you could wipe off with the finger. New head gasket installed, test ran, and then degreased
and painted. Oh yeah, rotated the starter on it's mounting flange 180 degrees, so the terminal
won't interfere with the clutch pedal.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:15 AM

You are moving right along here, Will. Bet you are just itching to go for a ride again!
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:09 AM

Darn it, I should of bought stock in yellow paint.......

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 01:43 PM

Cool. I'm looking forward to seeing a whole bunch of detail pics of the green( :( ) one.

So, if you want North American MFs, just send a container. We'll fill it up for you. We love tractor shopping. :dancingbanana:
That would be a great summer holiday. Tripping around Germany, in a Benz van, loading it up with toys.
Put some stuff in that container, before you send it over. :D

A few pics of the Green Elf, I'm actually starting to like the green might leave it like that :rolling:
Cold depature Monday morning
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Elf in trailer
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Of course even tho I have only seen it in the dark I have noticed a few things that I did not in the photo's, one is a split rear tyre
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And the PO must have got a drill for christmas
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Also the front pto pulley has no lever to disengage it from the motor and the pulley itself has a notch cut out of it. This puzzled me for a while as to why someone would do this but now my guess is that the PO was using a knotted rope wrapped around the pulley to start the engine. Does this mean I have a dead dynostarter :(

It may be obvious due to their name and purpose but I removed the rear wheel weights to make pushing easier with the flat tyre, they are really really heavy.

I will have to price a North America container shipment, and of course buy the winning lottery ticket!

John

Edited by Gav694, December 04, 2012 - 02:09 PM.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 03:22 PM

Looking great on both Elves fellas. They are both in excellent hands.
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:01 AM

While still waiting for the clutch thrust washer to arrive from Germany, I decided
to temporarily set the engine/clutch into the frame, and work on the muffler.
I also made up the new adjustable clutch linkage, which I couldn't do prior
to having engine/clutch and pedal in location. (no pics of linkage)

Muffler. I wanted it to look OE. Like this.

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I found a muffler on a 7hp Yamaha mf260.
Almost identical in size, and in good shape.

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I cut off all the extra unwanted brackets, did a mockup of the
wheel, and got it located, with it's new inlet pipe.

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Then I added a mounting bracket, finished the welds, cleaned them up,
and then added the vacuum cleaner style outlet nozzle.

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Now, to paint it. I've never had much luck, with those high temp paints.
Any suggestions, please.
Also, should I paint the mounting strap, yellow or black?
Oh yeah, clutch part showed up at the end of the day. :dancingbanana:
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:07 AM

Good looking muffler, Will.
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 08:05 AM

Will, I would go black. Might as well try some black stove paint on the muffler too. Worst case, it burns off.
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:12 AM

My neighbor used POR15 on a Willys manifold. It has held up pretty good so far. (about a year, limited use) I think it was called velvet, maybe?

I vote black all the way on the support straps.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:46 AM

Good looking stuff ,Will.That sure is a purdy yellow.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 11:35 AM

Looks great. Can't wait to see it all back together.
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:29 PM

Awesome muffler and brackets there Will. I would go all black on the muffler parts, and a Duplicolor high temp heat paint. You need to use the manifold paint rated for 1,000 degrees F, and let it cure for a couple weeks before use. I used 500 degree F paint on a muffler before and not only did it burn off, but it stank enough that I actually abandoned the tractor running for a while until it was done burning off... I also did not let it cure for more than 48 hours...

Some have used barbaque grill paint on mufflers and had luck with that...
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:34 PM

I've had pretty good luck with ultra high temp black paint, and as Casey said, BBQ grill paint does well.
And I really like the muffler you built. Looks so much like the OE unit! :thumbs:
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 08:10 PM

The muffler looks great Will! I've also heard that the grill black works well. Don't forget the audio when you get it running!
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Barbeque paint works good, flat black finish, drys quick and easy to touch up later.
Your coming right along on this one. :thumbs:
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