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jabelman

it's finally ago, finished some major house work over the last few months, the rental property is rented and now I can get back to the fun stuff...

awhile ago I picked up this pair, I posted before, 

I have decided after seeing others on here the 701 is getting a patina restoration.  this is new to me, normally I tear down and paint.

what are some tips, red scotch pad and Johnsons paste wax, or clear coat?  

I am going to keep this as the running thread for the pair.

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953 nut

Do a search on here for "Patina" and you will come up with all sorts of good posts.

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AMC RULES

:confusion-shrug: Here's one of my paste wax specials.

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jabelman

I started messing with it tonight, even found an old can Johnson paste wax I tucked away. I am loving the look, something completely different than what I used to doing.  one reason I picked this way was that all the original stickers are in place, does anyone know what sticker was under the shift pattern.  I have 4 day weekend hope to make some progress on it.

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AMC RULES

:rolleyes:  Most probably it's original dealership decal. 

Think I'd start with a good scrubbing, then a liberal application of Mothers mag & aluminum polish.

Image result for mothers mag and aluminum polish 

Then, finish with the Johnson's. 

Maybe test on a small, inconspicuous area first, see how you like it.  :handgestures-thumbsup:

 

 

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jabelman

that's funny you mentioned I found  a can of that with the paste wax I had. will try it.  I do think I am going to spray the rims, I used and almond white on a simplicity 700 I restored (and sold) or maybe a satin black and white letter the tires.

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Chris G

The decal your missing would have said ( Depress Clutch when Starting ) Also it looks pretty good so far.I am a firm believer of saving the patina! Can't wait to see it some more pics.

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953 nut
10 hours ago, Chris G said:

decal your missing would have said ( Depress Clutch when Starting )

:confusion-confused:            I never knew a 701 had a clutch switch.

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953 nut
12 hours ago, jabelman said:

I am loving the look, something completely different than what I used to doing.

:text-coolphotos:              Looking good!

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WHX24
22 minutes ago, 953 nut said:

I never knew a 701 had a clutch switch.

They don't Richard I think it was just a 1961 version of all those warning stickers we see nowadays. Anybody ever hit the switch on these old girls while the tractor was still in gear?!? :hide: Amazing how easy some of these Kohlers start!

 

Couple of other guys @prondzy and @dells68 preserved the patina by some sanding, polish and clear coat.

 

12 hours ago, AMC RULES said:

Maybe test on a small, inconspicuous area first, see how you like it.

:text-yeahthat:

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AMC RULES

Never knew safety was a consideration in 1961.  :confusion-shrug: 

Can anyone post here...

an example of what that decal looked like originally? 

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jabelman

it's amazing what you can get done when your off from work, pulled it out this morning.  gave it a good wash and scrubbing.  made a trip to the mower shop picked up a set of points and condenser and other parts, that's tomorrow get it running.

got the old rotted muffler off, easiest way cut a line with the dremel cut off when give it whack with the screw driver off it pops off.

so it's all washed, started rubbing in the wax!

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jabelman

after the washing

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AMC RULES

:scratchead: Want to sell that muffler? 

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jabelman
8 minutes ago, AMC RULES said:

:scratchead: Want to sell that muffler? 

what the last go for ebay like 250 bucks or something??

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AMC RULES

:rolleyes: Umm, yeah...

but, that one wasn't blown out & hacked in half. 

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jabelman
6 minutes ago, AMC RULES said:

:rolleyes: Umm, yeah...

but, that one wasn't blown out & hacked in half. 

I pull it out of scrap pile for you

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AMC RULES

Good man, let me know. 

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jabelman
7 minutes ago, AMC RULES said:

Good man, let me know. 

it's yours 

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Chris G

@953 nut LOL I agree kinda confusing, being there's no clutch switch. I only knew that was the decal cause the 701 I had and the 551 I had both had that decal on them and the 701 was 100% original.

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AMC RULES

:rolleyes: Got a picture?

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squonk

They didn't want you to start the tractor in gear and not sitting on the  tractor. It would take off and run over your wife sitting in a lawn chair reading Good Housekeeping and drinking her highball! :occasion-xmas:

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AMC RULES

Just sayin'...

I've got three original '61's here, none have that decal. 

Only '61 safety decal in my collection, I applied it.   :music-listen:

 

 

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jabelman

is that decal available?

 

never mind saw it's in the sticker kit

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Chris G

The decal is available. Check out Redoyourhorse.Com or vinyl guy in the vendors section of the forum. And as far as a picture goes, I will dig one out when I get back from vacation. The tractor now resides in Nebraska with a new owner.

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