E16 RESTO PROJECT IS ALIVE

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Re: E16 RESTO PROJECT IS ALIVE

Postby Housewiz » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:56 pm

Hey Nick,

Yep, long ago I figured anything red was from the WH stables. Much of the spares I am using to fit out the deck are red.

Thanks for the lead on the decal.

Steve
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Re: E16 RESTO PROJECT IS ALIVE

Postby Housewiz » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:18 pm

More progress.

Deck motors were beautifully rebuilt by Jeff A., had a deck shell I saved but it was too bent so I found another shell (I had sandblasted) with a bit of corrosion but overall it was straight so I cut out a heathy section of the bent shell and stitched into the corroded shell. The old cut and paste thingy. Scrounged the rest of the parts from inventory. Except for the dozens of stainless fasteners which the local hardware store supplied. Yellow paint from Jim C. The beater workbench works wonders for painting motors - pop the shaft into the various holes, spin the motors by twisting the taped top section, and spray away.

Steve
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Re: E16 RESTO PROJECT IS ALIVE

Postby roberttroll » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:22 pm

Jeff does a heck of a job with those deck motors... Looking great.
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Re: E16 RESTO PROJECT IS ALIVE

Postby Housewiz » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:50 pm

Deck is done. Motors by Jeff spin up nicely. Ran out of the oak rollers. Fine-tuned the deck height spacers with steel bushings which also add a little bling factor to the presentation..

Fully restored E16 w/NOS drive motor, deck, and possibly a restored snowblower will hit the eBay pages before T-Day unless one of you guys can't live w/o it. $ will be discussed off-line at: steve@housewiz.com

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Re: E16 RESTO PROJECT IS DONE!!!!!

Postby Housewiz » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:38 pm

The E16 finally is sitting on the shop floor - 1st time in over 2 years. Found some elevator bolts to secure the drive motor th the frame, note the bearings on the front spindle which make it seem like power steering (either Nick's or Jeff's find). Couple things left to do but ready for prime time soon as soon as I install my test set of batts.
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Re: E16 RESTO PROJECT IS ALIVE

Postby Housewiz » Tue May 05, 2015 8:17 pm

Giant kudos to Larry for his patience and diagnostic skills while walking me through possible issues preventing the tractor from behaving as designed. In the end one wire on the new RTN relay was connected in the wrong place. I used the speed control that came with the tractor - the mice chewed only through the insulation on 3 wires repaired by a little shrink tubing. The warm weather motivated me to get this moving along before the party. Otherwise I was going to hold 10 minute challenges during the party to discover the issue with the winner getting a dozen of Diana's fabulous cookies for the ride home.
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Re: E16 RESTO PROJECT IS ALIVE

Postby Jeff Antonucci » Wed May 06, 2015 4:38 pm

Congrats - that was a long time coming!
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Re: E16 RESTO PROJECT IS ALIVE

Postby Housewiz » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:51 pm

I sold the E16 today and it's off to its new home. Or is it. The problem is the new owner called and said his lawn is too steep for the tractor to navigate while mowing and it's now for sale. That's not how I like a deal to go down. The owner's name is Ray and his phone # is 914-450-9284.
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Re: E16 RESTO PROJECT IS ALIVE

Postby Jeff Antonucci » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:10 pm

That is a weakness - these tractors do not like to mow on hills. I've warned a few people off because of this.
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