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Bobcat Ransome Project

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ZKSLAWN, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. LawnboyTim

    LawnboyTim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Cant wait to see it when your done with it! Those are tough mowers, built to last.
  2. joef450snowplow

    joef450snowplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 844

    same but it looks fine to me so why did u take it apart
  3. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    that thing is a dinosaur. I used to tow a trailer behind my brontosauras with that on the back.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    cant wait to see it when its all finished. i got the same mower just newer

    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    The engine paint is the rustoleum high temp spray paint. . than the green that will be on the frame is just regular green paint.. is there anyway that i can take the nuts and bolts and soak them in something to get rid of the paint and grease.

    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Did some cleaning on the engine.. what you see all over the engine is the fluid film to see if it will keep some of that grease and gunk offf..everything looks good inside the engine.


    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Whats the model number for yours.. mine got scratched off and i can't find it.
  8. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    mine is a xm4803. its pretty much the exact same as yours,

    as far as cleaning up the nuts and bolts, your best bet would just be to hit them with the wire wheel..if they have alot of rust on them you can dip them in muriatic acid for a few seconds and it will eat it and the plating off down to the plain steal..you can get it at any hardware store for cheep its used to clean concrete.. probaly wont take the paint off though.. i wouldnt soak it for too just dip till its al off..

    another option would be to call up local plater, if you can find a small mom and pop place tell them you need a small lot of random screws plated and are paying cash they might only charge you 30 bucks and that would be a killer finishing touch..i used to work in the fastener industry very closely with a plater. and he would do little random handfull lots for people for next to nothing, call around you might get lucky..

    just ask for price on strip and white zinc...strip and zinc yellow... if you want that yellow tine

    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Ok so quick update ive gotten pretty far and painted a bunch of parts but im stuck on getting the gearbox out.. i cant see any alen bolts or anything..

    Marc_be likes this.

    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    i wanna clean that thing out and i need to change the gasket (number 19 2nd diagram)

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