Amazing!!!! I can't wait to see it when you are done. Your first project looks like a brand new mower :thumbup:
Used a regular spray gun. I sandblasted all the parts, applied a epoxy primer and a urethane topcoat.g-man said:How did you tackle the painting of the large pieces? Can spray paint?
I'm putting new rings on it. The oil ring broke when removing it. I did see the crosshatching you are talking about. Didn't know those were from honing, that's good to know. I may just lightly run a hone on it and call it good.MasterMech said:I would re-use as many of the OEM parts as possible. The aftermarket is ok for these engines (not so much for the smaller two-cycle stuff) but I have yet to see an AM part outlast or outperform an OEM part. I would def wire brush that exhaust valve clean and lap both valves back to their seats. It's a nearly dead art in small engine work due to cheap replacement engines but it's a very rewarding "hobby" if you will. Maybe replace the piston rings since you've already removed that assembly and mic the crank journal to check for wear. (Doubtful that this will be a problem) those cylinders are usually cast iron, not plated like a small two-cycle would be and if you can see the original hone marks (cross-hatching) I would leave it alone. If said marks are polished smooth in spots, take a bore gauge and a mic to the cylinder in multiple spots. If everything checks out ok, you can re-hone the cylinder yourself and then reassemble.
That thing looks awesome!Llano Estacado said:
Besides expensive lawn mowers I also have an obsession for expensive RC cars. I have to tell my wife its better than being hooked on cocaine.
I would say generally yes, particularly on a homeowner reel like a Tru-Cut.Llano Estacado said:...More blades lends itself better to lower HOC correct?
That is some nice information. ThanksWare said:Like g-man pointed out, the ideal cut is supposed to be when Clip = HOC.
Here is a good explanation (starting on page 11 of that document). :thumbup: