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Posted December 07, 2015 - 06:20 AM

Looking at those pictures I feel like I'm looking at some kind of assembly line ! Looks brand new !   Fantastic job :worshippy1:  


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 07:23 AM

That looks real nice! Still want to see that color out in the sunshine. Maybe the Grille since it has the Black on it too? It may be a very good color to use for these Silver Sears machines!


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 09:42 AM

HEY MARLIN
HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR YOU, BE SURE AND MOVE THE BELT ABOVE THE CLUTCH/BRAKE SHAFT, OR YOU CAN CUT BELT OF AND BUY A NEW ONE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO RE PULL THE CLUTCH SHAFT, DID THE SAME ON ONE OF MINE, MAKES YOU REMEMBER NOT TO DO AGAIN.ALSO WOULD BE GOOD TO HAVE TANK IN PLACE BEFORE THE FENDERS GO ON, IF YOU NEED SEARS STILL HAS THE GREASE BOOT TO COVER THE OUTER CLIP END OF THE CLUTCH IDLER LEVER SHAFT. LOOKING GOOD.
HAVE A GREAT DAY
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Posted December 07, 2015 - 09:45 AM

Looking sweet man!

You guys are making me jealous with these quick restores, mine will be at 4 yrs in April  and still not together :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 01:41 PM

Thanks guys, Jimmy, I was just starting to hammer in the first roll pin on the clutch brake shaft when I noticed the belt, that's why I took that pic. But I still had to pull the E clips off and re-scratch up the shaft pulling it out and pushing it back in again so that sucked. I planned on having another good day on it today but I must have over-done it yesterday, I'm barely getting around on my crutches today. Kenny, I promise I will get some outdoor pics of the hood maybe my wife will take it out and get pics with her good camera. This is an awesome color for these machines, PS2 Chrysler. The pics I take in my shop are really crappy, I think it's because I have so much junk hanging all over on the walls. Thanks Jimmy, I do need that grease cup too.


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 05:57 PM

Thanks guys, Jimmy, I was just starting to hammer in the first roll pin on the clutch brake shaft when I noticed the belt, that's why I took that pic. But I still had to pull the E clips off and re-scratch up the shaft pulling it out and pushing it back in again so that sucked. I planned on having another good day on it today but I must have over-done it yesterday, I'm barely getting around on my crutches today. Kenny, I promise I will get some outdoor pics of the hood maybe my wife will take it out and get pics with her good camera. This is an awesome color for these machines, PS2 Chrysler. The pics I take in my shop are really crappy, I think it's because I have so much junk hanging all over on the walls. Thanks Jimmy, I do need that grease cup too.

Your pics aren't that bad. It's just that paint can look one color inside and another out under the sun!



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Posted December 07, 2015 - 07:48 PM

Here are a few more pics, some pic of the grill outside but too dark, tomorrow will be good sunlight pics, Kenny. I haven't adjusted anything yet, so it's an awful fit

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 08:36 PM

Here are a few more pics of my GT with it on the ground and the tires on it. The pan in this pic has the original bolts that were used, a lot of ungraded bolts were in these machines. I put all new grade 5 and 8 in it everywhere. Hopefully, if I  can get around tomorrow I'm going to start on the Onan. I think it will only take me 1 day to clean and paint parts and 1 day for the paint to dry so I can re-assemble

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Posted December 09, 2015 - 05:28 AM

That is a nice looking tractor!


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 07:56 AM

here's a before and after

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Posted December 09, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Quite the transformation. :thumbs:


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 10:09 AM

Almost ready to paint

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 10:37 AM

I have an Onan that has the nice flanged exhaust system so I'm going to cut out some flanges and weld them on very short 1" threaded pipe and screw them right into the block then I can bolt the flanged pipes and mufflers to them. The hood that I put on this tractor doesn't have the screen that hides the mufflers, I hate the black soot that forms on the that screen, it always looks like the engine is worn out and smoking. I'll take pics of this process. 


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Your restore brings back not too long ago memories of Old Girl, 1978 Roper. Yours is looking Great, and I hope you have as much fun as I did.

Great Job, will be interested in hearing it run. I have the screen that covers the muffler (One big one now) and I painted the screen black with Hi-Temp paint, Dosn't show the soot at all.


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 05:31 PM

Will the block be Black to offset the Silver tins?


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