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Restoring my 520H

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Malcolm
On 5/26/2019 at 4:46 PM, trailhopper said:

Looks great. What seat is that?

Do you happen to remember the part number of the seat? I would like to find one.

 

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76c12091520h
12 hours ago, Malcolm said:

Do you happen to remember the part number of the seat? I would like to find one.

 

It is a Milsco XB180, armrests came with. Pricey, but I got what I paid for.

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76c12091520h

 Blasted and high-temp coated the muffler, blasted and refinished the engine pulley, cleaned and detailed the original choke and throttle cables.

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76c12091520h

 Finally (!) got around to cleaning the short block assemby. Completely cleaned, degreased, and de-carboned everything, pulled all 4 valves and re-ground/ lapped them ( with the vintage Black and Decker valve grinder). Seats are good, pistons are tight with crosshatch still showing in the cylinders; also got all the engine tins back from powdercoat. No particular reason for choosing powder over paint other than a time saving issue on my end. Ready for assembly. :dance:

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pullstart

Beautiful!

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Tractorhead

Fantastic Work, excellent 👍

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Brockport Bill

spectacular -- did you possibly keep a log of how many hours???

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76c12091520h
14 hours ago, Brockport Bill said:

spectacular -- did you possibly keep a log of how many hours???

Nope, an hour here, an hour there, sometimes nothing for weeks on end. Business kind of took off over the last 2 years and keeps me from getting time to work on my own toys.........

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76c12091520h

 It still fits!!!

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Brockport Bill

we all face that issue -  choices we have to make - would be nice to play with toys when we want but life has to balance -- i guess that's why some people play the lottery -- hoping to have more time for toys

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seuadr

Shiny!

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WheelhorseBob

Perfect! Great work!

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76c12091520h

Polished and installed the heat shield, installed a few decals and some controls.

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kpinnc

Looks better than the day it was built!

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76c12091520h

 Installed and adjusted the pto assembly, installed one of our "optional" red pto brake assmblies; adding a few stainless washers here and there to take out any slop in the mechanism. New trunnion on the engagement rod. Nice and tight with no play. New bearings throughout.

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Thor27

Very nice, your workmanship is great and the chrome sure pops.

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Maxwell-8
5 hours ago, 76c12091520h said:

 Installed and adjusted the pto assembly, installed one of our "optional" red pto brake assmblies; adding a few stainless washers here and there to take out any slop in the mechanism. New trunnion on the engagement rod. Nice and tight with no play. New bearings throughout.

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Woowie that is shiny, camera can't even adjust for it. Great job!

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tom2p
14 hours ago, 76c12091520h said:

 Installed and adjusted the pto assembly, installed one of our "optional" red pto brake assmblies; adding a few stainless washers here and there to take out any slop in the mechanism. New trunnion on the engagement rod. Nice and tight with no play. New bearings throughout.

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the pto brake looks great - thick pad ... has some 'meat' !

 

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Damien Walker

I stopped clicking 'like' fairly early on as I reckoned most people would get fed up of my repeated indulgence in this beautiful piece of workmanship! I am very pleased with the near identical 518-H that I have just about completed, but this 520-H is exceptional....believe me, I know the effort that has been put in to it. Mine is intended to be a working machine and so I felt I could live with slight imperfections..it will get them soon enough. First trip out was scarifying the moss from our very dusty lawn.....

 

This very beautiful work of art should be confined to an air conditioned glass display case.

 

76c12091520h sir, you are a master craftsman.

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76c12091520h
2 hours ago, Damien Walker said:

I stopped clicking 'like' fairly early on as I reckoned most people would get fed up of my repeated indulgence in this beautiful piece of workmanship! I am very pleased with the near identical 518-H that I have just about completed, but this 520-H is exceptional....believe me, I know the effort that has been put in to it. Mine is intended to be a working machine and so I felt I could live with slight imperfections..it will get them soon enough. First trip out was scarifying the moss from our very dusty lawn.....

 

This very beautiful work of art should be confined to an air conditioned glass display case.

 

76c12091520h sir, you are a master craftsman.

Thanks for the compliments,  now if it only runs.......

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Damien Walker
8 hours ago, 76c12091520h said:

Thanks for the compliments,  now if it only runs.......

My 518-H had been very badly abused...stored outside and rarely cleaned and so I had a pile of problems to resolve. When it came to 'now if it only runs', I had a number of electrical problems: water ingress into the ignition switch, broken contacts in a number of connectors, (most significantly: the main to engine harness multi-plug, I eventually completely replaced it with an alternative) and failed microswitches. The main problem with the microswitches was caused by the bifurcated contact blades which had collapsed inwards (making them not as wide and therefore loose). As with the main connector, I replaced the microswitches with new equivalents, though changed from the narrow original blades to 1/4"...in the same microswitch body....difficult to do that if you are retaining the 'as from factory' wiring loom.

 

I can't say how much of my trouble was abuse or old age .......just a good selection of both probably!

 

I would imagine that with the level of attention you are giving to each step, you'll not have too much trouble.

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