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Posted January 10, 2013 - 05:38 PM

Ray I bet your happy to back at it.

 

Vary nice, what are the front tires new or used?


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 06:05 PM

The front tires are used, Jerome
I picked them up at the Buckley swap meet last fall.
The guy had a price tag on them of $10 for the pair and I didn't even try to talk him down.

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Posted January 10, 2013 - 06:15 PM

Looking excellent Ray.


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 06:24 PM

Was looking back over the photos and just realized that I need to move the rear axles up to the next mounting hole so the frame sets level.



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Posted January 10, 2013 - 06:35 PM

The front tires are used, Jerome
I picked them up at the Buckley swap meet last fall.
The guy had a price tag on them of $10 for the pair and I didn't even try to talk him down.

 

 

Sounds like you scored there to me.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 02:03 PM

Some more of the parts are sand blasted and primed.

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They were painted on the undersides first than turned over for the final painting.

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Spent some time today and got the fender, engine mount, drive pulley and the steering pulley assembled on the tractor.

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The engine was redone last summer so I mounted it up today also.

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The ID tag is re-mounted on the side.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 02:07 PM

Excellent work ray, really starting to look like it is ready to run again.
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Posted January 17, 2013 - 04:59 PM

Cant wait to see it done Ray! Whats the Ser# on yours?


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 09:49 PM

Cant wait to see it done Ray! Whats the Ser# on yours?

This one is serial #230.



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Posted January 17, 2013 - 09:55 PM

Wow Ray, You are doing a very nice job. If you guys keep showing me all these Ridemasters, I'm going to have to find one just because they are SO COOL!! :thumbs:

 

Is this the one you are putting that cable steer on?


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:36 AM

That's looking very nice. Good to see you progressing on this machine!


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 05:25 PM

Mounted up the steering wheel and chain.

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The engine controls on a Ridemaster are very simple.
The throttle lever is mounted on the top plate over the steering pulley.

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The throttle cable is routed down thru the steering pulley then under the gas tank and on up to the engine.

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The only other control is an engine shutoff button mounted up along side the throttle lever.

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The wire runs down under the gas tank and thru a rubber grommet in the fender.

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From the grommet, it runs down and connects with the shutoff button on the magneto.

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Usually I paint all the parts and then assemble them but I'm painting parts as I go along on this project.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:24 AM

Nice progress, Ray. Very simple controls. Bet you could put one of these together blindfolded.


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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:32 AM

Nice looking piece of equipment,Ray.


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Posted January 20, 2013 - 07:37 AM

Looking good (as usual) Ray, thanks for the updates  :thumbs:.  Glad to hear you are doing good after the cataract surgery.  My step-dad had both his eyes "done" and it sure is weird seeing him without the glasses that he has worn for 40 years.  He does still wear glasses for driving though.

 

What are the differences (besides the name) between the Bean Culter and the Ridemaster?

 

I expect we will probably be back up to Buckley this year too.  I heard Kathy tell one of her friends that "Greg doesn't ask to do 'things' often compared to me, so when he said he wanted to go to Buckley I figured we should plan for it".  Kathy's musical addiction takes her to several festivals during the spring, summer, and fall and the band she is in performs out of town occasionally. See you and Jerome there!

 

Keep up the good Work Ray and keep us posted as you progress.


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