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Posted December 17, 2016 - 03:36 PM

You'll chill off soon!


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Posted December 17, 2016 - 05:06 PM

I think a blue black green deck would be unique. 


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Posted December 17, 2016 - 05:15 PM

I agree, Willie! Leave the yellow in the can!


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Posted December 17, 2016 - 06:07 PM

We are only talking about the underneath, for a rust deterrent. I'll use what ever I have 2 full cans of. Red is off the list, and Yellow and Green also as those are expensive.


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Posted December 17, 2016 - 06:13 PM

You'll chill off soon!

Yep, Artic just rolled into town. Moved the thermometer outside (4:30 pm) to watch it fall. Winds are howling now! 

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Posted December 17, 2016 - 06:43 PM

5:30 PM it is 54* now

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Posted December 17, 2016 - 07:53 PM

6:30 pm 40's now, talking about 16* in the morning. I will be removing the failed 26V LED light string that I had to tap the 28 VAC from the stator, send it to a bridge rectifier, then a LM 317 regulator set to wide open to drive 4 strips. I'll replace these with 4 dual focused LEDS, Same mod I did on BOH. These light up the whole yard. 

 

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Posted December 18, 2016 - 09:16 PM

Pulled the headlight bar and checked out the 28V LEDs, Still work, but the backwards design into the reflector didn't. Extended the wires on the 4 dual focused LEDS and tested each set. Can't find the 10W 10 Ohm resisters I bought when I did BOH, so I'll need to pick up 2 more. Shop is staying cozy.

 

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Posted December 21, 2016 - 08:50 AM

Not much has happened with RED’s refresh. I have been looking for the two (10 Ohm 10 Watt) resistors I need for the LEDS. I bought four of these when I was working on BOH. I have gone through every parts box twice, looked in places that I haven’t seen sense building the Shop. Went back through BOH’s pictures for clues, and even stood in the middle of the shop and tried to use X-ray vision as I slowly scanned the whole shop.

I am starting to doubt I bought four of them. Sure fire way to find them is to purchase two more today.   


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Posted December 21, 2016 - 10:44 PM

Well I bought two more resistors so now I can continue with the refresh teardown. Tonight progress was removing the fender pan and disconnecting the electrical connectors. This is a refresh not a restore.

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Posted December 23, 2016 - 02:38 PM

I was run out of the house early because I was under-foot in the kitchen. We are doing Christmas dinner this evening as my kids have to work this weekend. Any how I finished tearing RED down. Trap for young players, close the choke when working around the carb, trust me… Pulled the engine, dash tower, and fender pan. This is as far as I’ll go as I can get to all the areas that need serviced. Vacuumed the big stuff off, then pressure washed him. This will make the rest of the work easier. I noticed I have a lot of slop in the drag link. I may need to replace it too.  

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Posted December 23, 2016 - 04:08 PM

Glad it's nice enough out that you can use the PW.


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Posted December 23, 2016 - 04:25 PM

Kinda of drizzly but temps around 65* and no wind. I think T-Storms and 70's are forecasted for Christmas.


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Posted December 23, 2016 - 04:55 PM

Great work Larry. Like a refresh we did to the Bolens. Your refresh is very thorough compared to ours though! Should be sweet when done!


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Posted December 24, 2016 - 01:35 PM

After a through inspection I have found that most of the slop is in the drag link. I found my spare one, but it is almost as bad. I ordered a new one from Sears. I'll replace the nylon "T" also, since I have a new one of those.

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