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hey guys, i'm thinking of coating the bottom of my deck with por-15. should i prime it first? prime and paint, or coat the bare metal? i've never used it before. where would i get it? i got all the spot welds ground and filled, the side covers are 12 3/4" long and made out of 12" metal so i had to add 3/4 " to them. all in all it turned out pretty good for me and believe me that don't happen very often.

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I would just use the Por-15 over the bare metal but coat it two times at least. You can cover coat it with a paint or keep it like it is with the Por-15.

This outfit sells a coating that is just as good if not better than POR-15 and I have used it. I would suggets buying the pint cans.

http://www.kbs-coatings.com/

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made an exhaust pipe to replace the 45 elbo and nipples. made it less than 45 degrees to direct direct some of the exhaust away from the headlights. haven't decided yet to leave it on or put the 45 back on. time will tell.DSC00351.jpgDSC00354.jpgDSC00353.jpg

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Denny - very nice work you've done B)

Looks clean with the tube clamps on the fuel line & wiring - impressive :party:

The chrome work really makes it stand out ... Do ya mind if I ask what what the chrome work cost ?? Just looking for an idea of what it goes for now :clap:

Chaz :hbd:

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chaz, cost me $70.00 to get the headlights done. they removed the old chrome and rechromed them.

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Cool - that don't sound to hateful - they look real good

Really makes the little horse stand out B)

Chaz :party:

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where did you get the muffler? and what did you have done to the engine pulley? zinc plated? or chrome? nice looking tractor

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kelly, i got the muffler on ebay, the pulley was nickle plated.

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Was that muffler just a few weeks ago? if it was sorry I ran it up a bit B) I like the look of the pulley.

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that was it kelly, don't worry about running it up. i'm pretty new to this wheel horse hobby but sure enjoy it. did you get the 701 from the classifieds the other day? it sure looks like a nice one.

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yes I did buy the 701, and I need a couple of those mufflers for restores, I 'll find them B)

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finally got my deck together and mounted. still have a few things to finish up on it. a while back i had problems shifting that i fixed simply by installing the belt guard (thanks tt) now i can't seem to keep the mower blades from turning when the idler pulley is disengaged. anybody know what i did wrong this time? DSC00390.jpgDSC00389.jpgDSC00388.jpgDSC00387.jpgonce i get this belt problem corrected i think i'm pretty much down to taking everything back apart and painting it. may have to wait a while to find time to do that. thanks guys, this project would not have been possible without this forum.

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Awesome Job on the tractor and the deck!! :omg:

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now i can't seem to keep the mower blades from turning when the idler pulley is disengaged. anybody know what i did wrong this time?

You aren't doing anything wrong, Denny. However, you are witnessing the quirks of the first front-engined "normal" garden tractor produced by Wheel Horse.

Along with the sharp-cornered rear fenders, the fragile plastic dash, and the absence of a parking brake, the belt guide/finger to stop the mower deck drive belt was something that also needed added or improved upon and most of these revisions actually showed up the very next year.

When I did use my 701 with the sickle bar mower, I had no choice but to remove the drive belt when moving to another area and when done cutting. Simple enough, but sometimes a royal pain in the %*@.

These tractors were made to work (hard) and safety features and "creature comforts" weren't in their vocabulary yet. Could you imagine the "field day" the OPEI people would have with one of these tractors? :omg:

If you are willing to sacrifice "restoration correctness" for "user-friendliness", I suggest adding wire belt guides (bolt to the engine block) and the "finger" on the PTO tensioner pulley arm similar to what is used on the later models.

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thanks terry, anybody have any photos of what tt is talking about?

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thanks terry, anybody have any photos of what tt is talking about?

Not the best picture, but green arrow is the wire guide and yellow arrow is the "finger" (1966 856) :

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