I just bought a fixer upper Dayton 3Z678--same as an MTD 995--hydrostatic tranny with twin 18 cyl B&S engine, speed lever on left side.
It's practically identical to my old Dayton, which is probably why I got it. It needs quite a bit, esp. new tires, but I got the engine started to day and it ran without letting any blue smoke escape, and the hydro doesn't whine.
My immediate problem is the dashboard. It's made of fiberglass and has weathered badly so the fiberglass fibers are exposed. I've accidentally brushed against it several times while working on it, and been rewarded with itch arms and hands.
Here's a picture of the dash:
What is the best way to paint/cover/reseal this? Other than the fiberglass "bloom" of exposed fibers, tThe dash is in good shape otherwise--no cracks, etc., and I suspect finding another one will be long and expensive if I do find one.
Also, any suggestions on what to use on the 15" wheels? I want to use it with a tiller and a rear scraper, so I want something with traction, and not turf tires.
Carlisle still makes a 15" tire that will fit it, but they're over $200 each.
Any input would be appreciated.
Edited by Utah Smitty, May 17, 2017 - 09:12 PM.