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WH1618speed

Hey y’all! It’s been a while but here’s some updates… I got the engine mounted and attached all the guards for the engine. Also started color sanding the hood and seat pan. Got some decals on. Also changed the hydro and engine oil. I fixed the oil drain so it doesn’t leak. It’s running well but I noticed the tube from the engine to the engine fill cap is leaking oil but I will just fix that up with some Teflon tape. Overall it’s coming together nicely!

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Handy Don
On 7/22/2021 at 10:46 PM, Jeff-C175 said:

 

The fumes will get ya too!  I use the organic filter pods on my mask but they're pricey.  So to get a little more life outta them I put n95s OVER the pod.  Let THOSE get red!

My 3m respirator takes pods with the two-part filter--outer for dust-sized particles and inner for those even smaller particles that make up the fumes--so that I can replace the outers more frequently. Pricey, yes, but it's always a shock when I'm finished painting, I've aired out the space and then take off the mask and I can still smell the outgassing paint!

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19richie66

Looking fantastic!

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Gregor

That is an EXCELLENT paint booth. I am going to have to check into that. Sure would save a lot of mess in my garage.

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peter lena

@WH1618speed thought I would complement you on your work , and offer you a suggestion  to a known issue, looking at the top of your dash area, look at the end of your PTO lever, notice all the washer less end play ? that lever rides on the battery ground rail , I added 3/8" teflon/steeel washers to the end area as well as lubrication , tighten up that lever makes engagement solid firm , also added another engine ground , from the same ground rail ,that battery grounds to , to corner of engine to frame bolt , used 4 ga  battery cable . makes electrical issues go away .   pete

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peter lena

@WH1618speed found it , did this a while ago , added this to my 3 horses , note 1st and last photo , look at all the washers I added to the pto lever , to make it snug , last picture shows' ground cable mount from engine to frame edge , connects to battery ground point , also note battery tender plug in on choke cable , for quick easy plug in , pete  

 

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Ike

This 418A has 130 hours.  Pretty much a garage ornament.

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WH1618speed

Ok, I will have to try that @peter lena. Thanks!

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kpinnc

Like an Onan, that Magnum 18 has a sweet sound to it. Very nice job on the restore so far!

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peter lena

@Ike been using this marine grade protectant for years , cars , tractors , all rubber trim , https://www.303products.com.au/product-range/marine/303-marine-protectant , that snow cab would look like a fresh vinyl with a rub down of  this , rubber/vinyl car trim , just pops with fresh look , pete

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WH1618speed

Hey everyone just finished my Wheel Horse 418-A Project today!!! After long hours and days of working and painting it is done!! I thought it turned out pretty nice it runs great and everything is back to working condition!!

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WH1618speed

Just a reminder here is “before”

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Gregor

Did you paint it? Rattle cans? Looks very nice!

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WH1618speed

@Gregoryes it has been painted not rattle can, it was painted with enamel paint and pneumatic paint gun thanks!! All new decals as well

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c-series don

Great job! Another one saved!👍🏻

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ebinmaine

@JCM you see this one?

Right up your alley... 

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