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Getting it ready! (7 year old girl's engine)


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Old 04-10-2005, 10:27:37 PM
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My 7 year old little girl is following in her dads footsteps, the photo is her scraping the long base for her 92 Maytag, her first engine. My 10 year old son redone his first engine a couple of years back, also a 92 Maytag. My daughter is pretty headstrong (like her Mother) she is bound and determined to get this little engine ready by the first show we attend. And the color of choice for the little beast is Puuuuurple!!
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Old 04-11-2005, 11:57:17 PM
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Purple huh? That will probably make old man Maytag roll over in his grave and puke, for sure ! Honestly, though, more power to her, I hope she enjoys her new hobby, and Welcome!!!
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(I guess that is better than the pair of Flourescent Lime Green IHC 'M's I bought a while ago - they were lawn ornaments, with flowers in the hoppers! )
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I like both the purple AND the lime green. Tell your little girl that her purple Maytag would look great with a lime green flywheel! It would probably be the only Maytag that people would stop to admire, because it would be so different. If she is running it, I guarantee people will be interested. Kevin
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She wanted to paint each componet a different color Whew!!! Glad I talked her out of that one!! I think we are going to do everything but the cylinder in purple (hey she is a girl!!) and the cyl. in high heat bright aluminum.

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Denny, you tell her that I painted my first cylinder in GOLD.
THe high heat aluminum will be beautiful! Polish up the flywheel real good with a buffer and give it a coat of clear. If you are real energetic, you could get it to look like a polished mag wheel where you can see your face in it. Kevin
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A friend of mine has a fairbanks eclipse with the pump jack that is pink!
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Well here it is, I know to most folks on here it's just a smelly old Maytag, but to my 7 year old daughter it represents her first own piece of old iron. She scraped and cleaned and worked for a long time disassembling and cleaning and painting (her colors ) to get it going and she is very proud of it. She has to kick it nearly everytime she walks by to hear it take-off and run. I am pretty proud of her also for sticking with it and being determined to get it right! I let my son redo one as his first engine also and he still enjoys showing it. Now its off to a bigger project for both of them.

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I like the colors, Denny. A welcome change from rust and grease. Hey, maybe this is what it takes to get the kids interested.....
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Great Denny, It is nice to have the grandchildren get involved. I got one grandson a Maytag and his older brother is already up to 3 engines, his latest a 1 1/2 Herc. A great hobby to get them involved in. Dick in the hot and hummid Finger Lake Region of NY.

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Good job. now ,try to find her a pulley because the half moon flywheel key is in the hub under the pulley which helps keep the hub from splitting . If you can't find a pulley there is a collar available that strenthens the somewhat thin hub. I don't know who has them ,but they are available. Good luck in a good hobby. Joe Morris
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Denny, I have a 7 year old daughter too. Tell yours that I am proud of her also. I love the colors she chose. Without a doubt that is the prettiest Maytag I've ever seen. Tell her I painted my first one gold on the cylinder. Great Job!
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