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Posted June 03, 2011 - 07:08 PM

It is amazing how dirty water can make the inside of an engine or a transmission look.

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Posted June 03, 2011 - 07:21 PM

The rims turned out really nice. Just gotta ask how come you didn't bend the one dent out on that one rim I see in the pic? I'm just giving ya a hard time :D


There were quite a few dents in the rims after I got done, but I got 90% of them straightened out.
Those were the worst tires I have ever had to break the bead on. It seroiusly took around an hour per tire. I basically had to cut the tire in half and saw off the wires inside.

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Posted June 03, 2011 - 07:52 PM

There were quite a few dents in the rims after I got done, but I got 90% of them straightened out.
Those were the worst tires I have ever had to break the bead on. It seroiusly took around an hour per tire. I basically had to cut the tire in half and saw off the wires inside.


That reminds me when I went to put new front tires on the Massey MF12G. I started on the first one and couldn't get it so I started at the tire with the sawzaw and a utility knife. After I finally got that one off and realized I was not getting the new tire one I called it quits and took them to a tire shop.

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Posted June 04, 2011 - 05:29 PM

Well, Since I'm waiting on the parts for the engine to come in I began to take apart the deck today.

Does anyone have a partslist for the EK Deck? or a operations manual for the EK 10?
Its the 42'' Deck
I have a few things on the Ek's but they are for the older models.

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 10:45 AM

Does anyone have a partslist for the EK Deck? or a operations manual for the EK 10?
Its the 42'' Deck
I have a few things on the Ek's but they are for the older models.


I have some stuff to post, Brian, but I haven't had the time to scan them. .....I'll try to get them posted later today.

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 08:29 PM

I have some stuff to post, Brian, but I haven't had the time to scan them. .....I'll try to get them posted later today.


Im waiting for parts to come in , so there is no hurry

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 01:30 AM

Lots posted, more to come!

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 06:30 AM

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bruce! :dancingbanana:

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 04:39 PM

The Rings came in today so I picked them up and got them all installed.
I was happy to see the ring box had the date of 2009 stamped in it which means as far as I know they are still making rings for the wisconsins.
I got the flywheel on and the rear pulley. I also replaced both the oil seals on the crank shaft.

I'm just waiting for my gaskets to come in from tubeframes.com to finish putting her together.

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Posted June 08, 2011 - 06:30 PM

Update:
Here's where I am at right now:
I'm still waiting for the head gasket from tubeframes.com so Thats as far as I could get on the engine.
The fuel tank has some holes in it so they will be repaired before paint goes on.
I'm experimenting with some high heat paint so thats why the paint is sort of a charcoal color LOL
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Posted June 08, 2011 - 09:01 PM

Your work is looking great, Brian!!!

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 08:40 AM

I'm going to mess around with the EK a bit today.
I got new tires on her and got the engine mostly together.
If the weather cooperates I should have some pics and maybe a video of her running if all goes well

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 09:23 AM

personally, i would think a rear mounted mower would make more sense, since wouldnt it have a smaller turn radius? and by it i mean the mower.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 09:26 AM

The EK has a 21'' turning radius. The rear and front wheels almost touch when you turn it all the way. I think the front mounted mower would make the most sense. Being able to see what your mowing upfront makes it nice.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 09:31 AM

Looking forward to seeing the pictures/video, Brian!!!




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