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Posted September 02, 2011 - 01:03 AM

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 03:59 AM

Wow!!! Great Job Brian!! You did an excellent job on the decals too!! Looks like a NOS EK !!
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Posted September 02, 2011 - 04:28 AM

WOW! Brian,you did some nice job.
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Posted September 02, 2011 - 06:18 AM

that is beautiful!!!!!! the deacals is the cherry on top!!!!!! its really stunning!!! one question i see you have a toggle switch for the key so where is the push button to start?


This Model was missing the starter when I bought it, so for the time being I have been using the old rope start method :D

I do have a starter On my other EK though...
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Posted September 02, 2011 - 02:51 PM

It looks great now that it is not naked lol :thumbs:
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Posted September 03, 2011 - 07:12 PM

This Model was missing the starter when I bought it, so for the time being I have been using the old rope start method :D

I do have a starter On my other EK though...



that works i have to rebuild my starter on my ek so for now i have the one off my 1250 on it since the 1250 is in the process of a rebuild and problly another restore. i did it 10 years ago but it was a fast job and didnt come out the way i like my tractors .
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Posted September 03, 2011 - 08:52 PM

Awesome work Brian! Better than showroom quality IMHO! You do great work!
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Posted September 04, 2011 - 12:48 AM

New to this forum, read most of your EK 10 resto posts since earlier this summer. Nice Job!

I have 3 of these, two mostly complete, one for parts. I got my first one when I went to buy the engine, but thought the rest of the tractor was kind of interesting, in a quirky way.

(Bolens 1000) - Did you ever figure out your air cleaner question? One of mine has the correct cap to replace the standard Wisconsin cover, could post a pic if you still need it. The elbow from the carb to the air cleaner is also unique, it has a sharper bend in it than the normal TRA-10D has. ( but with all the examples you now have, you've probably figured that out already too )

Did you find a good seat, or is the nice one in your pics a custom job? Every one I've seen is trash or missing completely.

Thanks.
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Posted September 04, 2011 - 05:26 AM

Welcome, doodad69. Post a thread down in Member Introductions for a proper welcome.
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Posted September 04, 2011 - 08:19 PM

Looks fantastic, Brian!!!
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Posted September 05, 2011 - 03:27 PM

New to this forum, read most of your EK 10 resto posts since earlier this summer. Nice Job!

I have 3 of these, two mostly complete, one for parts. I got my first one when I went to buy the engine, but thought the rest of the tractor was kind of interesting, in a quirky way.

(Bolens 1000) - Did you ever figure out your air cleaner question? One of mine has the correct cap to replace the standard Wisconsin cover, could post a pic if you still need it. The elbow from the carb to the air cleaner is also unique, it has a sharper bend in it than the normal TRA-10D has. ( but with all the examples you now have, you've probably figured that out already too )

Did you find a good seat, or is the nice one in your pics a custom job? Every one I've seen is trash or missing completely.

Thanks.


Welcome to GTT!

I did end up solving the air cleaner issue. The other one I won in an auction had the air cleaner on it.

As for the seat, it was custom made
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Posted September 06, 2011 - 06:21 PM

"Impressive, most impressive. Obi Wan has taught you well"
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Posted February 02, 2012 - 09:24 AM

The Decals are finally in and I was able to assemble them today :thumbs:

It took me about 2 hours to set the decals on.... Since I'm a purist I try and get the decals in their exact original position. I usually measure and make some small pencil lines on the paint to line them up.

If anyone ever restores an EK be very careful putting on the wrap around "EK10" decal. That thing was a PITA to put on with all those curves LOL.

Here's a few Before and After pics :thumbs:

The Day It came home....
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Engine Got cleaned up and got a new set of rings

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Decided to do a full blown restoration:
The Fun begins
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Paint and assembly is complete!
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Decals applied :dancingbanana:
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I see one on Craigslist this morning I don't know much about it but how much are these things worth
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Posted February 02, 2012 - 10:40 AM

That's a really neat item. Looks like you done a very nice job!
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Posted February 02, 2012 - 03:46 PM

That looks great Brian!. How long did it take to completely go through it? Are those fiberglass body panels?
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