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#106 Georgia SS OFFLINE  

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 05:50 PM

HEY GUYS

IT SEEMS WEARD THAT USUALY ONLY 1 MUFFLER SMUTS UP THE SCREEN, ONE IS USUALLY JACKED UP A BIT, ROPER MADE AN UPGRADE FOR THE SMUT PROBLEM, THEY PUT A BAFFLE TO TURN THE EXHAUST DOWN OFF THE SCREEN. EASY TO MAKE ONE JUST LIKE THE FACTORY, A PEICE OF GUTTER TIN OR ALUMINUM FOLDED AND SECURED WITH TWO SCREWS THROUGH THE SCREEN TO THE INSIDE OF SCREEN, FOLDED BUT NOT ALL WAY TOGETHER TO LEAVE SOME AIR SPACE BETWEEN THE LAYERS, FOLD FROM BOTTOM AND ANGLE OUT A BIT TO DEFLECT THE EXHAUST DOWN, METAL DEFLECTOR GETS VERY HOT, BUT WON,T BURN THE HOOD. LOOKING GOOD FOR CRIPLE GUY, I DID SOME WITH A BUM KNEE.

GREETINGS

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 10:29 PM

This is how my $500 + Custom muffler is doing. I am real pleased with this.

 

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 10:35 PM

I have been ignoring my Doc. orders, that's why I'm screwed  up worse than usual, lol.

I think we all do that, If I listened to my Dr. I would still be able to run 3 miles in 28 minuets. I'm lucky just to walk 50 yards to the shop now.


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 01:22 PM

Thanks guys, here's a pic of the new shift pattern decal,

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 01:27 PM

Hi Kenny, all of the Onan tins will be black, I had just taken them out of the cabinet blast, I'm going to try to get the Onan painted today.


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 01:31 PM

Larry, your Roper came out just like new she's a beautiful machine.  


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 02:23 PM

Hey Guys

ya'll are doing a great job on your restoration projects, not trying to hijack, but I got lucky on one of my sears GT18 1978 had 320 hrs., never been wet, wiped down and stored in a very clean garage, used most to push snow, the deck still has paint underneath. so that one took all the fun out of restoring. Thought it would be hard pressed to find one with less hours but came in contact with a person in oklahoma  who paid $50 for a GT19.5 with 230hrs.Would someone tell me how to post a story of the history of this GT18.

Thanks

Jimmy


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 05:01 PM

Hey Guys

ya'll are doing a great job on your restoration projects, not trying to hijack, but I got lucky on one of my sears GT18 1978 had 320 hrs., never been wet, wiped down and stored in a very clean garage, used most to push snow, the deck still has paint underneath. so that one took all the fun out of restoring. Thought it would be hard pressed to find one with less hours but came in contact with a person in oklahoma  who paid $50 for a GT19.5 with 230hrs.Would someone tell me how to post a story of the history of this GT18.

Thanks

Jimmy

Start your own thread about it! Pics are a must though!


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 07:31 PM

Thanks guys, here's a pic of the new shift pattern decal,

Did you create the Decal, or actually find a OEM one?


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Hello guys, I wasn't able to get anything done for a few days but I was able to get the Onan ready for the final overall coat of paint. I had to cut out the opening for the oil filter in this shroud, thank goodness for my little air saw. Have any of you guys ever drilled the bosses that are right by the exhaust outlet? if I can do that then I can use my good bolt on the block exhaust pipes and mufflers, I'm thinking about trying it, I have an old onan block in my junk pile so I'll practice on that one. I'm going to bolt the Onan on the GT Tuesday then I can start getting some of the little details worked out. Here are some pics of the Onan

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Posted December 13, 2015 - 10:24 PM

Larry I got these decals online from clickitandstickit.com this decal that you are asking about is on page 4, the guy claims that if you want something that's not listed, just contact him and he can make what ever you want. He is really slow with his shipping and that's the only thing I didn't like about the site. He does have some Roper stuff there too.


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 11:02 PM

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Thanks, I was just wondering. I found a way to roll my own.


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 09:07 AM

Make sure you have the gasket that goes around the shroud at the filter. I didn't relize one was needed, but it is.



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Posted December 17, 2015 - 10:14 AM

I finally got the Onan all painted and ready to install. I am just about done with the wiring all that's left is the headlight loom, I should be able to get that built this morning.

 My new filters should be in today so I might be ready for a start up, I'm not sure if I am going to leave this carb on it since it's not correct, it sets up too high for the rubber breather tubes to reach, I'll get pics. But if I change the carb I'll have to change the intake because of the diagonal carb bolt pattern this carb and intake have.

  Larry I'll have to get the filter on then I'll find something to seal the air leak. Here are some pics. Kenny I promise you that I will get the pics of the silver paint outside, I have to re-shoot the hood because I done such a crappy job on it.

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