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5665 Really Found At A Scrapyard! 61 Hours!

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#16 daytime dave OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 09:26 AM

Congratulations on all your recent scores.  They are all great looking.  You must have done something right.


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 04:20 PM

Brake drums & hood were painted, I sat the hood on to see how it looked.

 

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I figured if it had not been run for over 25 years, it needed some run time, on the jack stands.

 

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Sams sells a battery with 3 year free replacement and 7 or 8 year warranty for $72.

 

I think it will be perfect, if I ever need to jump anything!!

 

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775 cranking amps ought to turn over a 12HP Kohler.

 

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Some threaded rod and round stock from TSC made a $4 battery hold down.

 

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Edited by CADplans, September 01, 2013 - 04:21 PM.

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Posted September 01, 2013 - 04:25 PM

That was a great deal! Being that it is getting a new paint job, with that many hours it is basically brand new!


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Posted September 03, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Awesome find!! Good for you!! You are a nice guy who deserves this catch!! C.V. Just stumbled on this forum and it seems like a nice forum!


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Posted September 10, 2013 - 10:15 PM

I ain't saying the 25+ years this machine sat out was hard on the tires, but, today one of the bars fell off of a tire!!  :oh_shucks:

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Luckily, my home made woodsplitter is built as a press too.

 

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So, I used it to break the tire bead

 

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Several hours in the electrolysis tank, and the paint/rust fell off.  :love:

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Here is the rim, before I scotch padded it, and primed it.

 

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Tires come tomorrow from Summit Racing!!  :dancingbanana:


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