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#1 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2014 - 07:24 PM

My VR worked fine but was almost hanging by a thread on my MTD 990 because of the rotted rubber mounting tabs.

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I drilled out the old rivets & cleaned everything up to be repaired.

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I cut two pieces of rubber off of an old tire.

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I used 1/8" x 1/4" long pop rivets for the repair. The first rivet worked fine but the second one pulled itself through the hole. I drilled out the two rivets I just put in & started over  :mad2:  This time I just pulled the rivet enough to mushroom the head then stopped. I took the rivet gun off & clipped the remainder of the stem off, this worked fine.

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All painted up & ready to go!

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If you want to follow my rebuild you can see it here. Thanks!

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

 

 


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 07:39 PM

My VR worked fine but was almost hanging by a thread on my MTD 990 because of the rotted rubber mounting tabs.

attachicon.gifVoltage Reg2.jpg

 

I drilled out the old rivets & cleaned everything up to be repaired.

attachicon.gifVoltage Reg3.jpg

 

I cut two pieces of rubber off of an old tire.

attachicon.gifVoltage Reg6.jpg

 

I used 1/8" x 1/4" long pop rivets for the repair. The first rivet worked fine but the second one pulled itself through the hole. I drilled out the two rivets I just put in & started over  :mad2:  This time I just pulled the rivet enough to mushroom the head then stopped. I took the rivet gun off & clipped the remainder of the stem off, this worked fine.

attachicon.gifVoltage Reg8.jpg

 

All painted up & ready to go!

attachicon.gifVoltage Reg7.jpg

 

If you want to follow my rebuild you can see it here. Thanks!

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

Very nice work, Jim!


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 07:39 PM

Thanks for sharing!


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 08:20 PM

Jim,

 

Now you had to go and make your VR all neat and pretty. I was planning on leaving mine original but now you go me re-thinking my plan. You did a great job. Looks awesome.


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 08:23 PM

Good job, thanks for sharing.


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 08:51 PM

Thanks for posting that, Jim. I have to do the same thing to the regulator on the Squire. Only one of the rubber mounts is intact, but the regulator works fine.
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Posted November 23, 2014 - 09:22 PM

Thanks for posting that, Jim. I have to do the same thing to the regulator on the Squire. Only one of the rubber mounts is intact, but the regulator works fine.

One of mine was ok too but I thought I might as well do both of them. I just couldn't put that rusty thing back on my freshly painted grill  :(


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 05:27 PM

Thanks for this - you posted it at just the right time for me. I have a regulator that is broken on both sides - I was looking for the right kind of rivet - now I know how to sort it out.


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