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Posted June 13, 2011 - 06:18 PM

Improper wording on my question... I was wondering where the tractor ''twisted"... as when one wheel goes down into a hole or up over a bump.

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 06:25 PM

The resto probably wont be for a while. Its definietly the first one on my restoration list though.

BTW.... The yellow parts are made out of aluminum , do you need a special paint for aluminum?


Aluminum parts. Gotta like that. I'm not a paint expert, in fact I hate the stuff, and it hates me back, but my understanding
is that aluminum needs different prep work. IE, etching, or something.
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Posted June 13, 2011 - 07:15 PM

Improper wording on my question... I was wondering where the tractor ''twisted"... as when one wheel goes down into a hole or up over a bump.


Everything basically moves in that center piviot area, There is play in the center that allows for you to go over uneven terrain.

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 07:16 PM

Aluminum parts. Gotta like that. I'm not a paint expert, in fact I hate the stuff, and it hates me back, but my understanding
is that aluminum needs different prep work. IE, etching, or something.


Thanks,
I kind of thought you had to do something special with aluminum.

The bright side is they are not rusted :D

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 06:09 PM

Today I picked up the bearings for the deck and got 1 spindle installed :D

Hope to get her mowing by the weekend

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 07:35 PM

Looking forward to seeing the mower attached, Brian. Now, when you take a movie, there will be something out front!

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Posted June 15, 2011 - 06:20 PM

Today I tried swapping an air cleaner assembly off one of my tubeframes for a temporary fix until I can find one for it. It turns out that the Estate keepers must have used a different air cleaner assembly due to the fact that the hood will not close now that the air cleaner is on :wallbanging:

Does anyone have an Estate keeper that can take some pictures of their air cleaner?:anyone:

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Posted June 16, 2011 - 04:17 PM

Brian,

I thought you might like a copy of this advertising bulletin. My son Brian got it for me some time ago.
Jack

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Posted June 16, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Thanks!
I dont think I have that copy yet. Looks to be for the 1967 EK

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Posted June 16, 2011 - 07:55 PM

UPDATE: I got the mower deck on and I was cutting grass when the PTO belt broke. I didnt get to take a video but when the new belt comes In I will make a quick video of her mowing.
It mows better than my other Bolens. That front mount deck was an awesome idea, Perfect cut :dancingbanana:


I've been thinking on "refurbishing" the EK. Since most of the black body paint is original and still in good shape I was thinking of just leaving it and taking the yellow parts off and re-painting them and getting new decals.

I'd like to get some more opinions on what you have to do to paint aluminum. Do you need a special paint or need to do any special prep work on aluminum?

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Posted June 16, 2011 - 09:11 PM

No its the same as anything else just any body filler you use make shore the spot that its going on is ruffed up some so it sticks.
Also its alot softer so dont over do it on the sanding it's not hard to dig into it.
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Posted June 16, 2011 - 09:29 PM

when i painted my ek i took it all the way apart an when i painted the aluminum i heated the hood and fenders up on the wood stove. worked great
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Posted June 16, 2011 - 09:37 PM

Good to hear you got the mower going, Brian :bounce::bounce::bounce:

I bet it does do a nice job!!

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 09:38 PM

Does anyone know if there was a decal that went on the steering wheel cap or was it blank?

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 09:39 PM

when i painted my ek i took it all the way apart an when i painted the aluminum i heated the hood and fenders up on the wood stove. worked great


What brand/color of paint did you use for the yellow?




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