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#1 Jazz ONLINE  

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 01:00 PM

I can't leave well enough alone. Going to dedicate the next few weeks to GT stuff. The underside of mower deck is getting sandblasted this week. It's very rough but not rotted. Slid blower unit into place.,,and a V8 in need of bath eased up alongside mower deck. I thing a freshly painted mower deck will be easier to keep clean

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 01:24 PM

Just checked instructions as a last resort😁 I'm missing clutch rod. Should be good to go soon as well I want change fuel line to tank. It's suspect....

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 03:07 PM

Unless you use "Slip-plate" or similar slick paint product, it will not stay on any better and grass will still be sticking to it after a few mowing jobs. I scrape mine is all, that old grass DOES act like acid if put away clogged up. Paint the outside, heck with under.


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 05:41 PM

I have some 2 stage automotive paint I'll squirt on bottom. With a winter to cure should offer decent protection. The rust scale was pretty thick.

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Posted November 12, 2015 - 04:40 PM

It appears I should disassemble the complete mower deck but a good cleaning and fresh paint will suffice for now. Got my call, spinal fusion surgery Nov 24 so no rest till then.

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Posted November 12, 2015 - 05:11 PM

Looks good. Even if it does not last , it kind of makes sense to paint it when you put it away so it won't rust further over the winter. Same idea as painting or greasing the moldboard on a plow in a sense. Hope ypur surgery goes well Jazz

 

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Posted November 13, 2015 - 09:39 PM

Tinkering with blower now. Not looking like I need the mower deck for 6 months.

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Posted November 13, 2015 - 09:56 PM

You can keep that white sh*t up your way Jazz.


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Posted November 13, 2015 - 10:10 PM

Seems to be a lot of slack in belt with blower engaged. The belt came with tractor. Could be wrong belt, more likely some sort of adjustment required. And I got the wheel weights from my scrapyard tractor. I should paint them but. Paint selection
Red😠
Flat metallic purple(dark or light shade)😜
Catterpillar yellow😳

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Posted November 15, 2015 - 10:55 AM

cat yellow



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Posted November 16, 2015 - 02:36 PM

cat yellow


Ya likely the Cat yellow. I picked up a litre for $3.00 last fall,, just because of price. Maybe just do a mask and spray to spruce up the old girl
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Posted November 16, 2015 - 03:18 PM

cat yellow an white will look sharp


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 11:21 AM

Fuel line was rotten so replaced that...next I discover I pinched line and restricted fuel. I cleaned tank and now with the nasty rust all gone tank is leaking at seam. I figured tank "weeped" a bit previously but now with it in the garage its leaking!  I have removed tank and anchored a small jerry can to back of tractor for the time being..May repair tank but more likely build a new one and be done with it......costs nothing but a bit of gas and time to build new tank and I am going to have plenty of time in the very near future



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Posted November 20, 2015 - 11:25 AM

cat yellow an white will look sharp

Yep ,,thats what i will be doing,,,likely just a mask and spray to make the tractor just a little prettier. Wife been pulling my project vehicle around yard with tractor..says the tractor is a beast!  No engine in car so rolls pretty easy


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 05:42 PM

So Tuesday I go to hospital and a 5 hour operation repairs pain my spine.  Thursday was the first day I could stand as I had to wait for a brace but I could tell the pain was gone soon as I stood. Used a walker Thursday,,Friday physio took walker away,,says i don't need it...going home Monday so it was a good week and well worth the wait... My wife came to see me same time as surgeon(the burly bearded fellow is neurosurgeon),,he looks at her, then me and starts asking questions "anyone at home love you?" " you are not to do any house work or chores ever again"  "do you want to take a nurse home?" "no just one..which one?"  my nurse was with me at the time also..Should not be laughing that hard with all those staples in my back...

You can see the how the spine has been moved back into place with the 6 screws and then bound together with a cage..amazing stuff

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