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steve-wis

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Hello, Been working a bit on the 616 yeoman I picked up a bit ago. The lever on the left side that engages the drive for the deck is just a rod with a plain end, no threads or anything. The manual shows a knob for there, but not good enough to see if it is round or something else. Anyone know what goes there? Appreciate any help. By the way, got a blade and hitch coming for it, hopefully by the end of the week. Will post pics when it is on. Steve
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Small round Black knob. To bad you didn't tkink of that a couple weeks ago when you were here I probably got a couple.
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They are a generic hardware store knob. I just made a blade mechanism with a plain unthreaded end and ended up using a 3/8" (hole size) ball knob. The hole is just large enough that the threads slide onto the shaft and leave a little space for epoxy(or whatever you choose).
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Steve, The Yeoman didn't come with a knob on the end of the rod. It was a small black rubber end that slipped over the rod. Here is a picture of a Yeoman 616 that I owned. If you look closely you will see what I am talking about. (By the way, those are tires from a Broadmoor mounted on the Yeoman wheels).


Tom
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Zach, It's too late for that. I sold it last summer when I was clearing out my Broadmoor fleet. It was a real clean original machine though. Tom
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Once again, thanks to you all for the info. I will make up a plastic end to look like the ones in the pics and glue it on. Todd, my blade will be here by the end of the week, and will be posting a couple of pics when I get it mounted. I picked up some chain today, and got the lift bar for the deck made at work so that will go on maybe tomorrow. By the way, I will need to paint the lift bar. What rattle can paint matches the closest to the older symplicity red color? Steve
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quote:
Originally posted by bud119195
Plasticoat Chevy oarange #1607
I use #1607 for 1967 and older simplicitys and #1620 for 1968 and newer. They both say chevy orange. And I it's dupli-color engine enamial. Hope this helps. Mike
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