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Well Denny you did it! The long labor of love with some aggravation thrown in is over. Now it's time to stop and take a breath and relax till the next one. It turned out great. Helps motivate me on mine. Congrats on a fantastic restore from the ground up.

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That sure is a great looking 701 Denny. How long did it take to get it finished? Did you have trouble finding parts?

 

 

 

I know you will have a great time showing it off at the shows coming up.

 

Once again GREAT JOB!!!

 

Wingrider

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That sure is a great looking 701 Denny. How long did it take to get it finished? Did you have trouble finding parts?

 

 

 

I know you will have a great time showing it off at the shows coming up.

 

Once again GREAT JOB!!!

 

Wingrider

 

I've been working on it off and on since I got it in Feb. of '09.  Seems every time I had a little money to spend on it I'd find another Horse that I had to have. Some of the parts were a little hard to find but to me the search is part of the fun. Along the way I had an awful lot of help from several members here.

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:handgestures-salute:  I can't wait for the next one Denny.   :text-bravo:

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Today I got the lights installed and the last thing to do was install the spec. plate for the engine. My old one was in sad shape so I bought a decal from Terry and had a new plate cut from aluminum. Turned out pretty good.  Nice job, Terry!  Some day I'll paint the letters on the front of the hood but for now, I'm done.

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One last shot, this one's for you, Bob.

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Wow that looks fantastic Denny! Love the Bob Maynard shot!

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On 2/9/2010 at 3:55 PM, Lane Ranger said:

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/

 

I used the KBS process when I built a 14ft trailer because it doesnt get parked under any kind of protection. That was years ago, the trailer has always sat out in the open hot FL sun, nasty humid rain and is even nearby an oak tree that appears to take pleasure in piling leaves on the trailer between uses. Not a single evidence of any rust yet! I now swear by KBS as far as rust performance. Proper application was a bit of a time consuming pain though. It was a three-step process + your own paint. 1) Clean with a product, 2) Treat with another product, and 3) lastly apply their rust coating product. You then have a limited window to paint over top of it with your own paint. It is not recommended to paint over KBS after it has fully cured due to issues with paint adhering to the cured KBS surface.

 

All that being said, The trailer surfaces certainly don't get the harsh blasting that the underside of a mower de3ck gets. I don't know of ANY product that can stand up to the harsh sand blasting environment of the underside of a mower deck! If this is going to be a work tractor, time tested practices include cleaning and painting the underside of the deck each season to keep it healthy. It would be a waste of time and money IMO to do anything other than just using good paint on a mower belly. If its going to be a show tractor - then Id recommend just using better paint, but I doubt the 701 in this build will EVER get left out in the elements long enough for rust to ever settle under a good paint.

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On 3/18/2010 at 8:10 PM, dclarke said:

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?

 

 

I know this is an old thread, but I read about this just the other day in on of the 701 manuals or services bulletins for this mower deck. Wheel Horse called it "Windmilling" when the blades rotated on their own while disengaged. It said to prevent windmilling make sure the deck is in the raised position. ...at least that was the solution back in 1961   ...food for thought.

 

Being a 701 owner myself I REALLY enjoyed reading this build. Thank you very much for sharing it with us!

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