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Posted July 29, 2014 - 08:47 PM

Boy Doc., it sure looks great. You have done a very nice job!! :thumbs:



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 02:31 AM

Looks good Brian! The decals really set it off.  :thumbs:



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 06:35 AM

That ridemaster really looks good with the decals on it.

The stripe decal was a new one to me also.  I had never seen one on a ridemaster until Jerome came across the one he has.

It does seam strange that the factory would only put it on the one side ?

 

Was that decal that you have over the serial number plate on all the Ridemasters or just on later models ?


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 08:42 PM

The Patent decal is for the later Ridmasters

 

My strip is only on the right side sitting on the tractor.  R-4765, R-5339, and R-6403 all have the stripe.


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Posted August 02, 2014 - 12:16 PM

All Finished!!

I'm still debating whether I should pull up that stripe on the left side, with it being stuck on there so well .......

 

Have I mentioned these things are really fun to drive? :D

 

 

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Posted August 02, 2014 - 01:23 PM

Absolutely fantastic Brian!!! 


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Posted August 02, 2014 - 01:27 PM

That is an awesome restore. Congrats!

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Posted August 02, 2014 - 01:34 PM

Very nice Doc!  :thumbs:



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Posted August 02, 2014 - 02:40 PM

That looks fantastic! Nice job!

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Posted August 02, 2014 - 04:59 PM

:thumbs: Brian! 

 

Nice job!  :worshippy1:

 

Do you have the "A-frame" to mount a blade on the front?  ....I happen to have a front blade. :poke:

 

As for the broken start pulley - I saw similar cast-iron pulleys on Shaw tractors, but I'm not certain of the width of the belt groove.  ....I'm sure yours could be repaired if you can't find another.


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Posted August 02, 2014 - 05:03 PM

:thumbs: Brian! 

 

Nice job!  :worshippy1:

 

Do you have the "A-frame" to mount a blade on the front?  ....I happen to have a front blade. :poke:

 

As for the broken start pulley - I saw similar cast-iron pulleys on Shaw tractors, but I'm not certain of the width of the belt groove.  ....I'm sure yours could be repaired if you can't find another.

 

Yes, I do have the "A" frame but did not blast it this time around :D

I hope I can get that blade before it goes up for sale :D

How could that Cast Pulley be repaired? I do not have any of the missing pieces so what would you use???



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Posted August 02, 2014 - 05:08 PM

I would not repair the pully because of safety...

 

Bruce do you have the full blade?  Is it NOS? If it is would be great to see.  I dont need myself with aready haveing two.



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Posted August 02, 2014 - 05:15 PM

I hope I can get that blade before it goes up for sale :D

It's already sold!

 

How could that Cast Pulley be repaired? I do not have any of the missing pieces so what would you use???

I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you! 

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It appears the break in your pulley does not go into the hub area (large diameter hole).

 

I think a donor piece of cast-iron (from a suitable pulley or such) could be brazed onto your pulley, after making a clean, straight cut on your pulley.  ....Once that is done, the pulley can be re-machined to match the contour & diameter of the un-broken area.

 

I would be willing to attempt such a repair if you can't find someone locally.  ....Of course, I offer no guarantees! :( 


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Posted August 02, 2014 - 05:18 PM

 

Bruce do you have the full blade? As far as I know.

 

Is it NOS?   No.



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Posted August 03, 2014 - 04:33 PM

I would not repair the pully because of safety...

 

 

Having worked in the machining industry all my life, I'm going to have to agree with Jerome on this.  Brazing a piece onto the pulley is dangerous.

 

First off, brazing is a soft weld that is subject to cracking with vibration ( and these Wisconsin engines do vibrate ).

Cast iron itself is subject to cracking and it is not uncommon for it to crack right alongside the edge of a weld.

 

The way I would repair it is to machine a complete front flange on the lathe and then cut the notches for the rope. 

Then chuck the pulley up in the lathe and cut the existing flange off so you have a diameter on the end that the new flange fits on tightly.   

The new front flange can then be pressed onto the pulley and welded in place.


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