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#46 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 07:32 PM

Hulk II is close to my GT18, it's a 917.255914.
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Posted December 16, 2012 - 07:40 PM

Hulk is a GT-18, Had him out today. Needed to move another pile of rock and catus. He is still 100% other than dusty from all the hauling. Wish I could move the restore thread over here.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 08:44 PM

I received the oil slinger, there was some wear, but probally would have lasted a while longer. New one installed, Installed the upper & lower seals, and gov seal. too chilly to paint the block, so this is a stoping point till it warms back into the 70's so I can get a shiney coat of gloss black on.

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 06:05 AM

Glad to see you going back together with the new goodies, Larry! All those new gaskets and seals should stop the seepage. You've done a great job prepping things. Hope the temps come up for the paint!

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 11:54 AM

Wow someone in Texas waiting for it to warm up. There is one I have never heard before.
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 07:46 PM

Wow someone in Texas waiting for it to warm up. There is one I have never heard before.


:bigrofl: Good one! I meant from 50s to 70s (Nite time temps) It was 83 today, and still 76 in the shop this evening with the doors open. Got the oil pan painted. :dancingbanana:

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 05:58 AM

That looks real good, Larry! Hope the weather holds for more paint!

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:18 AM

Looking good larry

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 11:04 PM

That deck looks to good to use! LOL Great job!


Still working on the engine, and checking the steering components. Found a lot of slop in the main piviot on the front axle. We need a (Best looking Deck) award. Can't beleave this is 23 years old, and I used it for the last 3 years without an issue, Hope to have good Engine pictures soon as I have a long weekend comming up.

Yes, this is a rattle can paint job.

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 06:26 AM

Great looking deck!on the front axle slop, is it in the axle bushing? I found a new bushing at McMaster-Carr. Had to cut to length, but it took a lot of the slop out. Here's what I used: 1 8491A177 1 Each Press-fit Drill Bushing, 0.625" (5/8") Id, 1" Od, 1-3/4" Length I also made a thin spacer to keep the axle from rubbing the back side of the mount.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 06:33 AM

Larry that is the great looking deck :worshippy1: That's too good looking to use , maybe just hang it on your living room wall ! Really , I would be afraid to nick it putting it on,, Al

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 06:56 AM

Here ya go, Larry!
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 10:57 AM

Good looking work on that deck.

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 08:59 PM

Great looking deck!
on the front axle slop, is it in the axle bushing? I found a new bushing at McMaster-Carr. Had to cut to length, but it took a lot of the slop out. Here's what I used: 1 8491A177 1 Each Press-fit Drill Bushing, 0.625" (5/8") Id, 1" Od, 1-3/4" Length

I also made a thin spacer to keep the axle from rubbing the back side of the mount.


Kenny, can you check the link? I can't find that bushing.

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 10:02 PM

Kenny, can you check the link? I can't find that bushing.


Larry, that link is broken for me too. Hopefully Kenny still has the link.




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