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firefoxz1

Thanks Erik(Simpleton7016)

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I went to the post office today and picked up the tin Erik sent me and here is why: The tin on the right was on an engine that was in a 3212V I won last year. I tore it down after I knew the engine ran (needed to put a carb on it to test it) as the rest was a basket case. The engine turned out to be a transplanted 16HP:D. I did not notice till a month ago when I got around to cleaning the engine that the bottom of the shroud tin and backing was rotted off on the bottom:(. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kismar/SimpClubPics/20090330_02.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kismar/SimpClubPics/20090330_01.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kismar/SimpClubPics/20090330_04.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kismar/SimpClubPics/20090330_05.jpg[/IMG] What you sent Erik will be a perfect replacement. Hopefully within the week I will have it clean and painted. Has anybody else run across one so rotted?

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Simpleton7016
you are welcome...I had no idea that someone would want these. They were destined for the scrap yard. I have another if someone wants (price of shipping only)...otherwise, it is off to the local scrap yard. However, local members get a different deal: you can have it for free, but I get to give you some other scrap item of my choice to go along with the shroud!:D

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nateb17010
if I was closer I would be all over it. yes I have and i just bent some scrap sheet metal and using my meg I wielded it up good as new. it just takes a little time. if we scrap all our rusty things in stead of restoring them we will just run out of parts.

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firefoxz1
Dave: That far rotted and the flywheel and block where OK. Then again I can see no harm to this flywheel either. Nate, That was an option but no need when I saved a good one from going instead of this one;).

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if we scrap all our rusty things in stead of restoring them we will just run out of parts
Not to be a contrarion, but if I keep all my scrap with the intent of someday restoing it, I will be divorced, live in an apratment, and have no need for tractors at all. :D

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this is some of the "scrap" I fix back as close to original as I can. I just can't discard all my "scrap" it belongs to a tractor and part of restoring one is to keep it as original as I can. so on a rainy day or winter I take some time to fix, wield, fabricate what I can. if I fail at lest I can say I tried. I get a joy out of repairing busted up parts. when you grow up with a wielder and a torch in your hand and heard or stories from your grand parents of fix it until it can't be fixed no more. my grandpa was a new stile black smith. and my dad is a tool-n-die specialist. both very smart and tried to learn as much as I can from them, but I still have lot to learn.










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