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Posted February 20, 2016 - 05:51 PM

Got to play with the mower a bit more today, installed the missing spring and roll pin on the variable speed selector and cleaned a huge mouse nest out of the cylinder shroud, the pee from the mice ate away all the springs and linkages so will have to source new NOS ones as they are now long NLA from Tecumseh.

 

Looks like someone also did a homemade job for the reverse disc, no disc is there and looks like they added round flat steel to make a disc, will have to fix that as well.

 

Engine fired right up with a little TLC , dosent even smoke.

 

Anyone else have good decals on theirs? I uncovered the PTO one but its rough.

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Posted February 20, 2016 - 09:59 PM

Nice to see you got it running,neat machine

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Posted February 21, 2016 - 09:57 AM

Glad you got it running. Wish I could get mine going but think I need a coil.
The decals on mine aren't in that much better shape. The throttle one is a little nicer than yours but no remainance of a PTO decal. Can you make out any part of a decal that said Ridemaster on the side towards the front? I can try and get some pics of mine for you today.

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Posted February 21, 2016 - 10:34 AM

I should have a new coil if you need one

 

Its a shame someone repainted mine as it looked to be really nice underneath, I can see the ridemaster decals on the front hood are intact so anyone have any ideas how to get the layer of paint off? I'll take pics and measurements of the outlines before I try and remove the paint so if I mess up bad I'll have the measurements and letter height correct atleast.

Some models of these show the decals near the seat on the sides so you may want to check there as well.

 

One of the hardest things when restoring a less common machine is decal reproduction!  :wallbanging:


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 10:41 AM

I should have a new coil if you need one

 

Its a shame someone repainted mine as it looked to be really nice underneath, I can see the ridemaster decals on the front hood are intact so anyone have any ideas how to get the layer of paint off? I'll take pics and measurements of the outlines before I try and remove the paint so if I mess up bad I'll have the measurements and letter height correct atleast.

Some models of these show the decals near the seat on the sides so you may want to check there as well.

 

One of the hardest things when restoring a less common machine is decal reproduction!  :wallbanging:

 

 

Oven cleaner will remove the paint. 


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Here's a few pics of the decals on mine.
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I also need a carb for mine as the throttle and choke shafts are wore really bad. I've found ones close to the same but the linkages aren't the same. I don't know if a guy could swap them from the old one or not. Once its running i need to get all the levelers loose, everything is tight! It spent many years under a pine tree.
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Posted February 21, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Brian:

 

Test the paint you wish to remove (in another area) to determine what type of paint was used in the repaint.

 

Try lacquer thinner and mineral spirits (separately) to determine if an enamel or lacquer was used.

 

One of these solvents should remove the paint (carefully) from the decal, without destroying the decal.

 

The original Bolens paints were enamels, so if you're lucky, the repaint was done with a lacquer-based product.

 

If you can borrow a Ridemaster emblem, which I think is missing from the front of the hood, I know someone who may be able to reproduce it.  ....Was the same emblem used on your other rider?


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 05:07 PM

Did the "bad side" first and didnt turn out half bad, the other side looks to be almost 80% intact so should get a much better result

Used some paint thinner and a few other misc things i had laying around  then lightly sanded the paint.

 

 

 

 

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Posted March 14, 2016 - 02:45 PM

Gathering some NOS goodies for the future rebuild!

 

 

 

 

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Posted March 14, 2016 - 05:58 PM

So that's the correct style of muffler for these? The one I found exits out the muffler facing back.

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Posted March 14, 2016 - 06:20 PM

So that's the correct style of muffler for these? The one I found exits out the muffler facing back.

 

There were a couple styles depending on engine spec# this is the one mine calls for what is the model and spec for your Lauson ?






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