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Posted March 05, 2014 - 09:38 PM

I can't wait until red paint time! I just need warmer weather!

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 08:27 PM

I am trying your apple cider vinegar method and am very pleased with the results!

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 09:05 PM

Isn't it great! Makes brushing a whole lot easier.

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 09:46 PM

It sure will(I haven't gotten that far).
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Posted March 15, 2014 - 09:47 PM

Oh, thanks for sharing about your success with it!
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Posted March 15, 2014 - 10:09 PM

No problem!

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:44 PM

Haven't posted in a while due to the lovely winter sickness called bronchitis so i hadn't worked on it for a while. Lately i started again and got the the new head gasket and pan gasket on yesterday. Cleaned up the head and painted it with aluminum colored engine paint. Looks nice if i do say so myself. Today i got the block all cleaned up and wire brushed and primed. My uncle told me about this copper gasket spray that i thought i would try. Says its good for maintaining a good seal. Anybody ever use this stuff?

 

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Posted March 20, 2014 - 08:51 AM

Looks good! Hope your feeling better!


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 07:16 PM

I am feeling better. My frame and everything is done now. Just need some good upper 60's weather to lay down some paint. Started to work on a 211-5 a guy gave me for free. Ot runs but only wide open. Guessing the governor gear is broken.

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Posted March 20, 2014 - 07:54 PM

I have a question about your apple cider vinegar method: Does the part seem to rust after you take it out of the vinegar and let it dry?

Is a 211-5 a Wheel Horse?

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Posted March 20, 2014 - 08:17 PM

Yea it did the first time. After that I took it out, brushed it, then cleaned it with brake cleaner and then let it dry. That gets the acid from vinegar off.

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Posted March 20, 2014 - 08:18 PM

And yes a 211-5 wheel horse lol

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Posted March 20, 2014 - 08:26 PM

Yea it did the first time. After that I took it out, brushed it, then cleaned it with brake cleaner and then let it dry. That gets the acid from vinegar off.

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And yes a 211-5 wheel horse lol

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Thanks! I'm not real familiar with Wheel Horse numbers. Any pics?

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Posted March 20, 2014 - 08:38 PM

It's all good she's not much to look at right now. I had had one heck of a time getting the electric pto off. It waz seized on pretty tight. But I finally got it off and tomorrow I can get the motor off and get some parts ordered. And by the way I think I owe you some pics of the case 220. Lol

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Posted March 20, 2014 - 10:11 PM

It's all good she's not much to look at right now. I had had one heck of a time getting the electric pto off. It waz seized on pretty tight. But I finally got it off and tomorrow I can get the motor off and get some parts ordered. And by the way I think I owe you some pics of the case 220. Lol

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I have had the same problem with parts being seized really tight. The end that screws on to the rod on the hydraulic lift cylinder on my MF 14 was really tight. I was not going to push, but I still would like to see some pics of your Case.
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