The AC 710 Lives !
Posted September 04, 2011 - 03:49 PM
It seems to be running pretty good since it was put out to pasture a minimum of 12 years ago although it does have a little haze of either oil or fuel smoke (smells rich but is puffing light blue when it goes to WOT ?) sounds very good in high gear at idle climbing a hill so that's good.
What do you folks think will it settle down ? The cylinder looked great when I pulled the head no rust and little carbon very clean with most of the cross hatching still there.
Posted September 05, 2011 - 02:51 PM
Posted September 05, 2011 - 08:36 PM
Blue smoke is oil Burning.... You may want to run a little Marvel mystery oil or sea foam in the oil for a while and see if it clears up. If not You will eventually need a set of rings.
Yes Sir that's the next step, I changed the trans and bevel gearbox oil today and found it needs a front seal in the bevel gearbox but should be an easy (famous last words) fix, but I'm not sure now if it's even an AC ?
I knew it had been repainted and it's the same build as an AC/Simplicity but under the orange is what looks like Ford Blue ?
Scratch it and you have AC orange then Blue then Bare metal, any ideas what it could be ? With no tags it's tough for me to figure out.
I wonder if it's a Simplicity built Homelite T-10 ?
Edited by Ranchkingron, September 06, 2011 - 10:00 AM.
Posted September 06, 2011 - 05:22 AM
Posted September 06, 2011 - 05:33 AM
Posted September 06, 2011 - 10:04 AM
Never have been a fan of racing stripes and even less so on a GT !
Although it does explain the white paint on the mowing deck ?
- Bolens 1000 said thank you
Posted September 06, 2011 - 10:08 AM
Posted September 06, 2011 - 10:19 AM
The paint looks very close to the Tractors in your picture... I think you may be correct
Brian no offence but you just confirmed my worst nightmare and the way my luck runs, You're off my Christmas card list now LOL ! :laughingteeth:
Seriously leave it to me to find the missing illegitimate child of AC/Simplicity.
I guess the good part is it's just a paint and rebadge copy rather than one that has dedicate parts for it like the first series had ?
So if it were up to you folks what scheme would you go with based on paint, decals, looks etc. ?
Posted September 06, 2011 - 10:38 AM
- Ranchkingron said thank you
Posted September 06, 2011 - 11:23 AM
The crack I made about my luck is just that it never fails me i.e. bad luck.
For some weird reason I always get the interim model or the 1 of 200,000 made that takes one special part that was used for half of that production year ?
Although I'm not really liking the Blue/White Homelite scheme I would restore it back to it's original state that it was when it left the showroom if I can source the proper decals.