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#16 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted May 03, 2014 - 05:52 AM

Looks like a great 7E Will :dancingbanana: , Shame the seller wouldn't post it to me though :D

 

I bet batteries for the GE don't come cheap, how many does it take and did it come with a charger or can you use any?

 

Do you have to make your own engine noises like when you were a kid on a pedal tractor Brmm Brummm Brmmm  :rolling:

 

 

Thanks John.

During the first phone conversation I had with the seller, one thing I said to him was

that if a John from England called, he should hang up. He agreed, that the Execs

should stay on this side of the pond. :D  :D

  The GE takes 6-6 volt golf cart batteries, but can be done with 3 large 12 volt

deep cycles. I get decent used ones through work, so I'll struggle by that way as a start.

There is an onboard charger. Hopefully it all works, as it's supposed to.

  Yeah, looking forward to making the engine noises. That works best, after a trip to

the dentist. :D


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 06:00 AM

No, Will, that's motorboat... Not GT Engine. One has more strokes.
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Posted May 03, 2014 - 06:17 AM

No, Will, that's motorboat... Not GT Engine. One has more strokes.

 

So, that's only for a 2 lunger, er I mean 2 stroker?



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Posted May 03, 2014 - 07:33 AM

No, Will, that's motorboat... Not GT Engine. One has more strokes.

Now is that Motorboat or Motorboating, Both involve making noises but in quite different ways :smilewink:


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Pretty cool you were out in my neck of the woods picking up a tractor. Really a small world after all. Lol.

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 06:02 AM

I've been thinking about what to do with this Executive, snow blower, and the blade.

The tractor itself, I'm going to clean up, fix a few small things, and leave it original.

I'd like to stop any rust from spreading. Any suggestions for that?

The snow blower paint is in real good condition, so I'll do the same to it, and mount it

on the tractor.

 

The dozer blade is solid, but has plenty of surface rust and a lot of the paint is gone.

I'm going to tear it completely apart, sandblast, and repaint it. I'll then hang it on my

other MF7E. To do that I'll need to duplicate the lift mechanism, as it's needed for

the snow blower.

 

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 06:18 AM

Boy, you got a winner there!
I would investigate satin clear coat as a way to keep the rust from spreading.
The fancy rope and brackets, is that the same for the Snow Bower too, or will you have to deal with those holes?

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 07:22 AM

A rust converter turns the rust black, so I'd say that is out.  I wouldn't think clear coat would stop it either.  BUT, in a dry environment, it likely won't spread much if at all.  Maybe mount anodes?


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Will, If you know anyone in the marine business..........You might give this product a test.  http://www.owatrol.c...-rustol-owatrol

 

Below is an excerpt from a post over on Smokstak that describes the use.

 

 

<Dear Rick Owatrol is a coating that can be used directly over rusty metal to give it protection from future rust. It is made by a company in Europe and is a marine product. You do have to buff and needlle scale the rusty pieces but once coated it leaves a nice semi gloss coating. I do not know how the color changes with age but will find out in a year or so. It says on the can it can be mixed with most colors but haven't tried to do that because I want the rusty patina on the Cat>


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 07:29 PM

Boy, you got a winner there!
I would investigate satin clear coat as a way to keep the rust from spreading.
The fancy rope and brackets, is that the same for the Snow Bower too, or will you have to deal with those holes?

 

The fancy string, eye bolt, and V shaped hoop thingy will need to be installed with the blade

on the resto'd 7E. Only 1 hole will be left behind in the hood, ahead of the steering wheel shaft.

The hoopy, is secured with the bolts that hold the hood to the grill, so that's Ok.

Snow blower has it's controls done differently.

 

Will, If you know anyone in the marine business..........You might give this product a test.  http://www.owatrol.c...-rustol-owatrol

 

Below is an excerpt from a post over on Smokstak that describes the use.

 

 

<Dear Rick Owatrol is a coating that can be used directly over rusty metal to give it protection from future rust. It is made by a company in Europe and is a marine product. You do have to buff and needlle scale the rusty pieces but once coated it leaves a nice semi gloss coating. I do not know how the color changes with age but will find out in a year or so. It says on the can it can be mixed with most colors but haven't tried to do that because I want the rusty patina on the Cat>

 

Thanks, that looks interesting. I think I know someone I can talk to about that. :thumbs:  :smilewink:


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Posted May 09, 2014 - 04:31 PM

Its not a permanent solution but I know some people that use spray on white grease and polish it back to leave the original paint and rust it just prevents the rust worsening, only snag is you have to redo it every now and then.

 

Or what about one of these :D

http://www.carcoon.com/



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Posted May 09, 2014 - 08:23 PM

Its not a permanent solution but I know some people that use spray on white grease and polish it back to leave the original paint and rust it just prevents the rust worsening, only snag is you have to redo it every now and then.

 

Or what about one of these :D

http://www.carcoon.com/

 

:rolling:  :rolling:

 

That'll be the day, when I put a tractor in a plastic bubble. :rolling:  :rolling:

 

It'll be a glass case. :bigrofl:


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 04:40 AM

It was nice to meet you too, Will. I agree ,next time out of the bad weather. The massey is really nice, I see why you dropped everything to pick it up. Tom
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Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:46 AM

:rolling:  :rolling:
 
That'll be the day, when I put a tractor in a plastic bubble. :rolling:  :rolling:
 
It'll be a glass case. :bigrofl:

Will, that one is 10' 6" by 4' 11" and the outdoor version is only $700 US.
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Posted June 01, 2015 - 11:44 PM

I have an mf7e for sale if anyone subscribed to this thread may be interested. Please click on the link below for more details.

 

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