Started the restoration today. Wow! The previous owner didn't believe in power washin'!
All the red sheet metal is off except for the fuel tank. Tomorrow is another day.
Washed all the parts, hanging to dry with the help of some WD-40 (water displacement).
With the help of partstree.com, I'm busy making my lengthy hardware list. That'll be a trip to
Lowe's or the local hardware store. I usually replace all with stainless steel hardware, a little more
but worth it in the end. Never-Seez® is on every bolt when replaced. I like the parts lists that call out the bolt sizes!
Rear tires will be mounted on 7/16-20 x 1-1/2" long bolts. I use a 12mm washer behind each bolt head to assure a flat fit. Of course, ten  7/16-20 open acorn lug nuts too! I like
lug nuts so I can hang the big tires on 'em. For myself, easier than spinnin' the wheel to line
up the lug bolts.
I have the tranny supported and spin the hubs now and then, oil on the move!
Spark plugs out of the 20hp Onan, spin the engine whenever(?) just to move oil around during
I'm considering sand blasting the loose sheet metal parts before paint. What do you think?
Sheet metal really needs paint too!
More to follow but first, gotta keep the 400 Stallions fueled for any white stuff. Seems we're
on schedule for some possibly tonight. Oh my, wow, time to plow!