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Posted March 26, 2013 - 01:04 PM

Back in Dec. I decided it was time to start on restoring one of my Power Hoes. I tell you time has not been on my side. With trying to get paint to match and parts for the engine its taking awhile.

 

I got this one almost a year ago for a good price. But after got it home and started to look at it I realized it wasn't in as good a shape I thought.

 

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Got it running with new points and a codensor. The carb needed to be rebuilt and it smoked a bit. Tore it apart and just needed to replace the rings. Everything else looked good, was happy about that.

 

Someone at some point decided the set screws in the pulley on the output shaft weren't doing a good enough job and put a hose with a hose clamp on the end of the shaft. Doing that the pulley wobbled around and wore the pulley and shaft goofy. :mad2:  I ended up getting one from a fellow member (Thanks Matt) that was in great shape. I haven't decided what to do about the pulley yet. Was thinking about making one out of aluminum, but haven't found a big enough chunk of aluminum to machine down.

 

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The last few weeks I have been cleaning and painting some parts in my spare time.

 

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 Started putting it together last night, but still waiting for a seal and filter screen for the sediment bowl.

 

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I'm really happy with the way its turning out. Hopefully this next week (when it warms up a bit) I'll get the chassis sandblasted so I can get it painted and mount the engine. I want to hear it run pretty bad!

 


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 02:37 PM

Looking good, Nate.  I'm looking forward to the finished project!  Is that an NPR6 or a later clone?

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 03:30 PM

Looking Good :thumbs:


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 05:00 PM

Nate it's really shaping up nicely.  

 

This line "But after got it home and started to look at it I realized it wasn't in as good a shape I thought."  really made me laugh.   I have said that to myself more than once.  I'll bet we aren't the only ones either.  lol


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 05:21 PM

It is a 1947 NPR6. 

Looking good, Nate.  I'm looking forward to the finished project!  Is that an NPR6 or a later clone?

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 08:36 PM

That's looking real nice. What shade of green is that?


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 08:49 PM

Looks like it will  be a pretty nice machine when your done :thumbs:


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 08:49 PM

That looks great! Good luck getting the frame blasted!
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Posted March 26, 2013 - 09:50 PM

That's looking real nice. What shade of green is that?

Did a camera shot of the chassis and it came up with PPG 920570 Sherwin Williams Equipment Green. Under the floresent lights it looks way to bright, but if you go outside it looks like more of a drab green thats close to the original.



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Posted March 28, 2013 - 04:42 PM

I made a little time today to do some blasting. Got the chassis cleaned up and kept having to do spots I missed. Sure is alot of nooks and crannies to get at.

 

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Also blasted around the holes someone put in the rims to mount weights. If they would have drilled them straight across I would've left them.

 

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 05:20 PM

Looks like your making good progress!

 

If I were you I'd pull that idler as I'm certain you got some sand into the bearing, That sand finds its way into the smallest space (Learned That the hard way on my first refurbish)


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Posted March 28, 2013 - 07:26 PM

It has a brass bushing in it, but I was planning on removing it for painting behind it. I might pull a few other things off to get at areas better. You can get at alot more areas with a sandblaster than with a paint gun.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 09:45 PM

 I just saw this thread Nate, and I got to say your doing a beautiful job. I love the engine! :rocker2:  After seeing the condition of your bench, I've come to the conclusion that we must be related! :bigrofl: The pulley your needing for it, is it the one that is in the pic below from on my 46 NPR6? I was at my local Johnny's True Value hardware the other day, and it looked like they carried pulleys of this same design, or very similar. If you'd like, I can take my pulley there with me, and see if they carry what you need on Mon or Teus. I'll be following this thread!

 

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Posted March 31, 2013 - 01:48 PM

This is the pulley that I need. The smaller is about 3 1/2" and the larger is 7 1/4" ish. It didn't come with the Power Ho, it came with the sickle or reel mower attachment.

 

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Posted March 31, 2013 - 02:49 PM

 Now I understand why its difficult to find. I'll keep an eye out for one.

 

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