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#76 Deerlope OFFLINE  

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Posted January 26, 2017 - 07:48 PM

My project is slowly winding to the end. I will soon have a few more pics to post. I would like to ask any and all Ridemaster owners a question. Being that mine is an 35AA 01 the reversing disc are brass/bronze, do all the Ridemaster's have this type of reversing disc?


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 12:03 PM

OK I find it hard to believe that you people that have these Ridemaster's have never looked at the reversing disc, or could it be that you have never removed the crude to see what they are made of.


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Jerome will correct me if I am wrong but all Ridemasters would have used the bronze reverse discs.


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 01:22 PM

 Except for the decals which I have and some cosmetic's this project is pretty much done. 

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Posted January 27, 2017 - 02:32 PM

Have to get it outside this Spring for a photo op.


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 03:36 PM

Yes ,outside will be nice with green grass under it and all the attachments sitting around.


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Posted January 27, 2017 - 03:49 PM

Yes ,outside will be nice with green grass under it and all the attachments sitting around.

It'll show it off better too!



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Posted January 28, 2017 - 08:51 AM

You have done an excellent job on your Ridemaster Fred,  it looks really nice.


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Posted January 28, 2017 - 10:03 AM

You have done an excellent job on your Ridemaster Fred,  it looks really nice.

 

I followed your lead on a  lot of what I did. Like how you got those big springs off and putting on a new steering wheel. I really like the cabinet sand blaster and I was very pleased with getting all the rust off everything.


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Posted January 28, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Wow that is beautiful. What a nice job you did on that. It should be fun to take it out for it's maiden adventure.



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Posted January 28, 2017 - 01:59 PM

Nice job!


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Posted January 28, 2017 - 04:19 PM

Looks fantastic!
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Posted January 30, 2017 - 06:50 AM

I have been told by many on this site that the right angle elbow on the air cleaner was special for engines on the Ridemaster's. I also think someone told me that this type of air cleaner was only found on Wisconsin engines on Ridemaster's.  Because of the fact that my elbow had the screw clamp broken I opted to find another engine. Low and behold I did just that, I found one on Craigslist that was powering a Barnes water pump. It is dated 1971 and I will post pics of it later. So who changed the air cleaner Wisconsin or Bolens?


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 07:41 AM

Wisconsin made the air cleaner elbows but I am assuming the special right angle ones were for specific applications and not found too often, compared to the stock one you have in your pics right now.

I've so far only seen them on Bolens myself


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 11:31 AM

Some of the engine data Type MBKND: 4.49 HP: July 1971. This is a military unit so I am guessing it was sold as a surplus unit.

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