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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by pjm123a, Dec 2, 2012.
Good job nice. Where did you get that fire extinguisher mount or did you make it?
Thanks Ed. Got the mount on amazon. Here is a link:
Congratulations!!!! You are to be commended for your passion in doing this project, as well as the skill in order to make it all happen. Was getting the donor machine the one thing instrumental in moving the project along, and making it possible? Yes, all those parts could have been bought across the counter. But, it may have made the entire project financially unreasonable.
Or, was that another single happening, or acquisition, that was very important?
I'm sure you enjoy the machine now even more than before the fire. Happy mowing!
Excellent Job ! The before and after pic is great ! Good luck with your "new" machine
Those last 2 pictures tell the whole story!
Congratulations!!! Excellent work!
It just occurred to me.. you should have painted it fire engine red!
Thanks Guys. Roger, finding the donor machine made it happen sooner. As you say, it would not have made sense to do the rebuild buying all new parts at retail across the counter. Would've been cheaper to just buy a new mower and part out what was left to recover some of the cost of the new mower. That was never my plan, however. I would've scoured ebay, craigslist, etc for replacement parts and it would've taken a lot longer that way but still be possible. Time was never a factor. I was prepared to work on this literally for years.
cool! read whole thread. nice job! how does it work after 2 seasons or so?
Yeah, lets have a follow-up. Is it still cutting good?
It is still running great. In fact mowed a couple of acres today. Yep, the grass is still growing in SW Florida. Other than routine maintenance I have done the following: Replaced a brake band, replaced the PTO switch (thought it was the clutch for a while - whew!), replaced a tire (I've gotten pretty good at mounting tires by hand), (re)tightened one of the motor mount bolts. Also I replaced the crooked seat pan with an old metal fatigued seat pan that my neighbor welded for me with his harbor freight welder. He did a pretty good job. The seat is still far from perfectly straight but it is better than before.