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#16 stiemmy ONLINE  

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 08:10 PM

I would center punch it, and drill it, then put a bolt in there. This area is close to the shaft, so balace will not be a problem. With a lock nut, of coarse!

Make dang sure you are center when drilling, or she will be off balance, and vibrate like a siv, or WORSE!

If that area is not flat enough to mark with a punch, VERY GENTLY, grind it down smooth with a rasp, or grinder. Use oil when drilling, and drill slowly, so heat does not build up in that area ( very important ) heat may cause metal fatigue.

Star out with a very small bit, and work your way up, less heat, less work, and the bits stay sharper! Also, as you increase bit size, decrease RPM when drilling. Good luck, Stiemmy.

Edited by stiemmy, June 24, 2014 - 08:21 PM.

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:06 PM

Here's my before and after pic of my first attempt at using electrolysis for rust removal. Pretty amazing process and result to see.

 

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 10:43 PM

Hey Joe, I'm sorry for being so late to your thread. Welcome to GTtalk. It 's very common for the engines on garden tractors to be a year earlier then the tractor. Companies would buy a very large "Lot" of engines or trans axles and have them on hand as the orders from tractors came in. Be careful with those Good Years as they are original tires for that Ford and are hard to come by for a complete OEM Restoration. I would check at a local bearing house for those spindle bearings, that is a high price to me for that bearing, NAPA should even have it on their shelf. Can't wait to see the final resto !! :thumbs:


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 05:45 AM

I'm sorry to say the tires are shot. Only one holds air; they are cracked. Thank you though for the advice and encouragement.
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Posted June 26, 2014 - 09:27 PM

Two questions:

 

1) is the fuel petcock on the bottom of the tank a pretty available part? I'd like to replace mine.

2) What's the best "Ford Blue" to match the original color? I see several options out there...

 

 

Hmm, maybe one of these for the petcock? http://www.mcmaster....etcocks/=sl0s5d

Holy cow, $88!!?!? I thought this would be like a $10 part.

 

Another possibility? http://www.ebay.com/...9867729?lpid=82

 

Actually if I could just replace the little filter screen I could probably re-use the one I have.


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 08:20 AM

Before and after pics on the seat base electrolysis. I was worried that it would be too far gone but I think it can be saved. Maybe a little reinforcement plate in the bottom pan--I'll take it to "my welding guy" this week and see what he thinks.

 

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Posted July 13, 2014 - 08:21 PM

I wouldn't be too concerned, that looks more solid than mine was and mine has fixed up nicely.

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Posted July 13, 2014 - 09:03 PM

Looks good.

What's the next step, after the welder is done?

Are you getting new cushions made up?



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Posted July 15, 2014 - 04:50 AM

Looks good.

What's the next step, after the welder is done?

Are you getting new cushions made up?

 

As simple as they are, I figure I can do that myself. But that'll be toward the end and this is probably a "finish next year" project, so no rush.



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Posted April 05, 2015 - 08:08 AM

Do any of the site sponsors / vendors have a gasket set for sale for the Kohler K-241? Otherwise I can just look on ebay.



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Posted April 13, 2015 - 05:04 PM

I guess folks don't really read / reply to these ongoing rebuild threads? Would it be better to start a new thread for every question I have? Most forums I've been on, that's discouraged. But maybe it's the norm here?



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Posted April 13, 2015 - 05:42 PM

I would have thought you had an answer before now. The sponsors probably haven't seen your question. Go to their forums and ask that question. I would try Bob's, Old Paths or Bolens Parts. All 3 may carry what you need.


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