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Posted March 05, 2010 - 06:18 AM

Great job so far!. I cant Believe I missed this Thread.
I will definietly have to keep checking back to watch the progress.:bounce:
Awesome!!:worshippy2:

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Posted March 12, 2010 - 11:09 AM

Chuck, this is quite an awesome job! I'm looking forward to seeing the 'destruction' this weekend! Good Job!

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 11:34 AM

Your doing a great job Chuck.

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Posted April 06, 2010 - 10:05 AM

Haven't done much lately. Been fighting the rocker shaft and am going to have to give up. Going to have to fix where I mushroomed out the end of the shaft. Hopefuly will finish degreasing the frame this week/weekend then get it wire burshed and primed.
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Posted April 06, 2010 - 10:06 AM

not giving up on the project just on removing the rocker shaft.

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Posted April 06, 2010 - 07:34 PM

Hi Chuck good job, they can aggravating at time's can't they. Tell me the front grill what is it made of, aluminum?

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Posted April 07, 2010 - 07:28 AM

Hi Chuck good job, they can aggravating at time's can't they. Tell me the front grill what is it made of, aluminum?


Yes it's Cast Aluminum

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Posted April 17, 2010 - 07:40 AM

Good work on the project Chuck. Love frame up restorations. Only thing better than watching it come apart is watching it go back together.

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Posted April 19, 2010 - 06:40 PM

Good work on the project Chuck. Love frame up restorations. Only thing better than watching it come apart is watching it go back together.

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I am right there with ya John, I love watching them get torn down and put back together. The finished product is the greatest reward though.

Have ya worked on the 990 much lately Chuck with working on the garden and everything?

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Posted April 20, 2010 - 07:11 AM

I have done a little wire brushing, but have been busy trying to do lawn work and everything else. Hopefully soon I will get some shop time.

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Posted May 06, 2010 - 12:06 PM

Those rocker shafts are a pain. I just finished scrapping out (for parts) an MTD just like that. I wasn't able to save the rocker shaft, I ended up cutting it out.

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Posted June 15, 2010 - 02:32 PM

Just a update that there is nothing to update. I moved some parts around last weekend. I need to find time to work on it. I think the only open time slot is 12 am to 5 am and that is currently used for sleeping.

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 07:56 AM

Pulled the head on the 16 hp Briggs. cylinder walls look good, Piston had 020 stamped in the top so i am assuming that it has been rebuilt at least once. Valves look cruddy. This motor smoked more that I would like so that why I was going to rebuild it. I might be able to hone it and just put in new rings. I will try to get picture tonight.

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 08:55 AM

Chuck, check the valves & guides for wear also. If they are worn, it'll still smoke even with new rings. Worn valves/guides can make as much smoke as bad rings.
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Posted August 05, 2010 - 09:03 AM

Chuck, check the valves & guides for wear also. If they are worn, it'll still smoke even with new rings. Worn valves/guides can make as much smoke as bad rings.


I was going to look at them since the cylinder looks so good. Went on briggs site and have made a shopping list. will add valve parts to it as well.

edit: I saw I can get a whole cyliner assemebly (top part of block) for 548.75. That cheaper than a repower if it is ever needed.




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