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Posted January 06, 2015 - 06:25 AM

I'd be afraid of getting it dirty! Or scratching it!



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Posted January 06, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Oh, she will be used, and Showed if an opportunity come up. Fixen to drive the guy at Fastenal nuts trying to locate Grade 8 Carriage bolts, 3/8-16 X 1 "Short Shoulder". The Short shoulder is the kicker as these go through a square hole in the deck, then a round hole in the deck adjustment bracket. I may try Sears again for these, I got my first shipment of pulleys in from them, I am waiting on the spring I ordered to see if it can also substitute  for the NLA one. 


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 05:54 AM

Never knew they made Grade 8 Carriage bolts. Those may be hard to find. Have you tried doing a part # search at Sears? They may have a substitute.


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 11:40 AM

How about dry ice I've taken races out in a big haul truck using dry ice
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Posted January 07, 2015 - 07:42 PM

Never knew they made Grade 8 Carriage bolts. Those may be hard to find. Have you tried doing a part # search at Sears? They may have a substitute.

Sorry, they are grade 5, but short shoulder. I'll search sears after while. at least the mandrels are done, greased, and spin smooth. :thumbs:  


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 08:54 PM

Never knew they made Grade 8 Carriage bolts. Those may be hard to find. Have you tried doing a part # search at Sears? They may have a substitute.

These guys seem to have them. No idea who they are or how they are to buy from, but it appears the bolt does exist.
http://www.fastener-...Bolts-s/418.htm
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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:37 AM

Thanks, Alan. Just had not heard of one before. Thought they were all Grade 5 or less!


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 07:58 PM

I found new blade bolts today, but still haven't cone across the short shoulder carriage bolts (61P) on the diagram. Sears list's them as regular HEX bolts (STD523710). This would probably work, but I think I came up with a better modification of the Gr. 5 carriage bolts I have. If I add a large washer, then the shoulder is to the correct size (still fits the square hole in the deck, and doesn't push up on the brace), and the head and washer still provides a smooth surface underneath. 

 

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 09:44 AM

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As for the decals, I am using Microsoft Power Point to create the decals, then printing them out with a laser printer on to 8 X 11 sheets of "Chartpak" model DAFPB8L engineering transfers. 

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Is this the decal stuff you are using?  If so, seems like it is a discontinued item, so get while you can :)

http://www.gsdirect....r-dafpb-8l.html


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 05:19 PM

Thanks, I am having the Shop I work in order one more box of these.



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Posted January 09, 2015 - 11:24 PM

I received the Idler and Mule pulleys today, and had a good week of locating elusive hardware. There is still one spring that I can't find. I did find a common spring that is the correct length, but one end needs turned to hook in the deck. I practiced turning the ends on a couple trampoline springs I have. I think I can modify the big one to work (What do you think?). I also came up with a hardware sorting solution as I had to buy packs of 10 - 20 on some items. I'm sure these will be used as I move foreword.  

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Posted January 10, 2015 - 01:11 AM

I think you've got the spring licked.
Bet the wife's ticked that she can't find her Tupperware.
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Posted January 10, 2015 - 05:27 AM

Nice sorting containers! Good luck with the spring!



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Posted January 10, 2015 - 06:29 PM

Took a break today, it is 32* and raining and went to a boat show with the Grandson, he will be featured in the local news paper tomorrow.... I'll need to get a few copies. :dancingbanana:

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Posted January 10, 2015 - 06:33 PM

Looks like he had fun.






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