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#121 mike912e OFFLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2014 - 05:14 PM

Now she's a 104 again ( says so on the side of the dash panel ) ! Also got the gas tank straps installed today .

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Posted November 26, 2014 - 06:19 PM

I would hold off on the wheel weights for fear of scratching. Unless you're slapping a plow on this for the storm?


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 06:42 PM

I understand , but the wheel rims and the wheel weights are both powder coated . Sure they could scratch , but it would be easier with painted parts . And I expect to scratch parts somewhere along the way as I use my tractors as well as show them .


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Posted November 27, 2014 - 03:08 PM

Finally got the choke and throttle cables installed . I had to completely remove the dash and steering to get it in correctly . Just the wiring remains and then it will be time to fire her up . Hope I didn't bore you guys too much with the minutia .

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Posted November 27, 2014 - 10:07 PM

Looking good!! Thanks for the pics and updates!


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 04:37 PM

Looks great Mike.


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 05:32 PM

Off the lift and back on the ground . Easier access for the remaining work; wiring . Should finish it up this weekend . Then gas in the tank and fire her up . Double check everything ; loose fasteners , carb adjustments , clutch and brake for proper function .

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Posted November 28, 2014 - 06:34 PM

Mike this has been a joy to follow & an awesome job of doing things right. I like the fact that you share your one step forward & two steps back during your assembly. I have about 90% of my MTD990 back together & I too have done a few things twice to get something else on. I have a 1250 Cub I would like to keep original because it runs great & has most of the paint. After looking at your project its hard not to think about doing it too. Your whole project has been good but I think my favorite is looking down at your dash...looks like a piece of candy. 

 

One question about your carb, did you leave it bare or put a clear coat on. I'm debating this myself because mine looks real nice against the black engine bare but I'm concerned about it turning colors as it ages. Thanks  :thumbs:


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 07:42 PM

Off the lift and back on the ground . Easier access for the remaining work; wiring . Should finish it up this weekend . Then gas in the tank and fire her up . Double check everything ; loose fasteners , carb adjustments , clutch and brake for proper function .

I see the next one in line is allready up on the table to get started.


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 08:00 PM

I see the next one in line is allready up on the table to get started.

Just a spare high-tunnel frame that needs to be stored for a future project . I have lots of spare parts already powder coated and just sitting on the shelf . Going to restore the 48" deck off of my 2206 first, this winter while there's no grass to mow !


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 08:09 PM

Mike this has been a joy to follow & an awesome job of doing things right. I like the fact that you share your one step forward & two steps back during your assembly. I have about 90% of my MTD990 back together & I too have done a few things twice to get something else on. I have a 1250 Cub I would like to keep original because it runs great & has most of the paint. After looking at your project its hard not to think about doing it too. Your whole project has been good but I think my favorite is looking down at your dash...looks like a piece of candy. 

 

One question about your carb, did you leave it bare or put a clear coat on. I'm debating this myself because mine looks real nice against the black engine bare but I'm concerned about it turning colors as it ages. Thanks  :thumbs:

Sawdust,

    I'm leaving the carb natural . If it darkens slightly it won't matter as it's behind that awesome air-cleaner ( LOL ) ! Here's the before and after pics of the carb . Even if you could get a clear finish on the carb I doubt that it would last any longer than just leaving the carb bare . Carbs aren't known for not leaking and that would sure mess up a paint job . But, then again I would enjoy seeing a well finished carb on one of your tractors . 

Mike

p.s. just a thought, they have a powder coat that almost looks like chrome . Hmmm, a powder coated carb ...............

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Posted November 28, 2014 - 08:26 PM

Thanks Mike I just went back through your whole project & saw the carb section. I think I'll do the same & leave it bare. My 990 is a total nut & bolt off the frame rebuild. It was a giant piece of rust when I got it. I want to get this to a very good worker but looking good. I have a MF12 hanging in the garage ready for re assembly but it will be a restore to as close to original as I can. Where did you get your seat, I have seen these several times. Cat385B sent me a link & I picked out this one that I liked. Is this the same one you got. Thanks

http://www.agrisuppl...racket/p/39665/


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 08:35 PM

Thanks Mike I just went back through your whole project & saw the carb section. I think I'll do the same & leave it bare. My 990 is a total nut & bolt off the frame rebuild. It was a giant piece of rust when I got it. I want to get this to a very good worker but looking good. I have a MF12 hanging in the garage ready for re assembly but it will be a restore to as close to original as I can. Where did you get your seat, I have seen these several times. Cat385B sent me a link & I picked out this one that I liked. Is this the same one you got. Thanks

http://www.agrisuppl...racket/p/39665/

Sorry sawdust but I couldn't get the link to work . I purchase mine off of Ebay for around $60 plus shipping . Just pay close attention to the bolt spacing on the seat bottom . http://www.ebay.com/...=item418acf16cb


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 08:43 PM

Sorry sawdust but I couldn't get the link to work . I purchase mine off of Ebay for around $60 plus shipping . Just pay close attention to the bolt spacing on the seat bottom . http://www.ebay.com/...=item418acf16cb

My first restoration was a very rusty Cub 72 . It sat outside, uncovered for ten years . When I got it home the metal seat had rusted through and fell around the seat spring . The hood was very pitted and it shows even after being powder coated . It appears to be orange peel and when someone asks about the finish I explain that the old girl has a story to tell and that's why I left it finished the way it is .

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Posted November 28, 2014 - 08:52 PM

Here's my diamond in the ruff Mike. 

 

http://gardentractor...d-up-a-mtd-990/


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