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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:20 PM
Looks good just like it is, othet than missing the seat.
I take it that you are going to restore it rather than refreshing it and leaving it in it's 'original working clothes'?
Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:33 PM
I'm with OB, it looks really good and would be a nice looking worker !!
Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:34 PM
Just a thought, maybe you could find a hood with nicer paint, it won't need anything else..IMHO
Posted April 24, 2013 - 06:51 AM
I'm not sure what to do with it. I thought about a major cleaning and just repainting the parts that need it most.That would include the hood, wheels,footrests,pedal , and anything else that was originally painted black. I think I can get the hood decals reproduced locally if the cost is not too high.Actually the only parts not repainted would be the orange parts. Maybe it should be all or none. I still hope to find a decent deck for it. Thanks.
Posted April 24, 2013 - 07:20 AM
My vote would be to do it all, and work it for the next 30 years
Posted April 24, 2013 - 07:34 AM
I'm with John. I'm not a believer in 'original patina' or 'working clothes'. To me, 'survivor' still means an easy decision to be scrapped out. I don't junk or part out tractors, and I certainly don't fault the folks that do. They are a vital part of our hobby. But say a gt is sold by one of us to someone that is going to work it, not to collect or restore. The new owner has a major part fail on them. Something that is in rough cosmetic condition, at that point, has one foot in the grave. A machine that has been cosmetically restored has a much better chance of survival.
Posted April 26, 2013 - 09:31 PM
After I got it running I realized that the brakes and clutch were not working as they should. The brakes won't stop it quickly enough and the gears "grind" when shifting into or out of any gear. I turned the adjusting nuts on both the brake and clutch rod and made it worse. Now I'm looking at online manuals trying to learn how to do the adjustments.