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#31 Dayton_King OFFLINE  

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 04:16 AM

It's a 1934 Mason & Hamlin AA. I restore pianos for a living. It hS a new soundboard and bridge. I am currently refinishing the outside. That is my day job lol

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 09:51 AM

that is no easy task there . I commend you . you should give us pics when its finished !  you should also give us pics of that 3112 your hiding behind that monster snapper



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Posted April 15, 2015 - 10:27 AM

I can do on the piano give me a few weeks. The little Simplicity is a 2110 and I sold it last week to pay for Snapper parts

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 10:35 AM

ahhh . thanks ! I like the stripe on the hood



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Posted April 15, 2015 - 12:07 PM

It's a 1934 Mason & Hamlin AA. I restore pianos for a living. It hS a new soundboard and bridge. I am currently refinishing the outside. That is my day job lol

 

I find it fascinating to hear what folks do as their 'day job'!  Who'dathunk!

 

EDIT:  I googled 'piano repairman' to come up with some smart-alec thing to say, and this joke was at the top of the google results:

 

 

Clue: What the piano repairman brought to the potluck dinner?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Lol haven't heard that one

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 02:26 PM

I find it fascinating to hear what folks do as their 'day job'!


Same here and I would have sworn there was an Off Topic thread about day jobs but I just looked and sure couldn't find it. It would be a good topic.

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Posted April 19, 2015 - 02:30 PM

 

Clue: What the piano repairman brought to the potluck dinner?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

:beerchug:

That's terrible!

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Posted May 05, 2015 - 09:24 PM

Need some input fellows. I started to mow and I snapped my belt on the deck, the only belt I didn't replace. Well no bug deal, pull the deck and switch belts. BUT I noticed the belt from the pto to the deck is worn badly. One side is flat and no longer veed.
I only mowed with it 3 times maybe 4. Why is it wearing badly?

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Posted May 06, 2015 - 04:57 PM

Sounds like the PTO belt is slipping and wearing out prematurely. Make sure the PTO shaft spins freely, and that your deck mandrels spin freely, too. Since your deck belt snapped, I'm thinking that you have bad deck mandrel bearings causing drag. Bad bearings can heat up and seize when mowing, and this can cause the belt to snap. A mower deck works hard and everything needs to be in good order if you want it to function as it should. I have to rebuild a deck soon due to worn mandrel bearings.
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Posted May 06, 2015 - 05:13 PM

The mower belt was old and cracked, on its way out any ways. All my spindles free spin easily but I will check tension and make sure I have it set right. The pto to belt belt is just worn on one side.
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Posted May 06, 2015 - 05:50 PM

Is the belt rubbing on something on the deck, If I raise the mower deck on my '64 Simplicity Landlord with the mower deck PTO engaged, the PTO to deck belt would rub hard on the cross bar across the back of the deck. My deck is the small 32" deck so it's a bit different. I can only engage the deck PTO if the deck is already lowered. Just make sure that your PTO is disengaged and the belts are all stopped before raising the deck, if you find this to be the problem. You may also want to check for worn pulley grooves, since this will wear your belts out in an odd pattern.

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Posted May 06, 2015 - 07:43 PM

I will check that out. The only time the belt hits the cross bar is going over small hill and dips in the yard

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 06:24 PM

Ok, I am rebuilding the deck. The center spindle is just slightly bent but I will replace it. Also the left side spindle had some drag. I have it torn apart. Where can I find a center spindle?

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Posted May 10, 2015 - 08:36 PM

I bought a new voltage regulator, key switch, and bought repop Nelson muffler tonight. What is a good battery to use?

I have the tractor mostly wired, I am waiting on the keyswitch to come in for that part.

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