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Old 05-01-2014, 01:05:54 PM
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I am new to these engines. This one has been sitting in my barn and belonged to my great grandfather. I think it is a Chore Boy. Any thoughts or links on how to knock away the rust and restore would be much appreciated.
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Welcome to the Stak glad you came our way these folks are experts on old rusty iron.
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First thing it needs is a bath. Pressure washer, be careful around the small bits. Then oil, lots of kero/atf 50/50 mix. Take your time, it did not get like that overnight. Have fun and we are here in SC rooting for you. And last but not least.....dont break anything! Art.

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PEANUT, You are very near one of the best old engine men in the hobby, you must contact him, he can give you good advice, Ed Lowell Americus Ga. Have fun.
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Welcome to the stack. We have experts and some not so expert but you will enjoy them all
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Thank you!! Only 45 minutes away from me.
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Default Re: Hi..new guy from GA

I would not wash it off first, (because water will get into all the places you want oil and hamper the oil from getting in there). I would squirt it down with penetrating oil and let it soak first. You can't over do it on the soaking.
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You will find all your answers here and then some. Glad to have you here.
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I've been soaking it to knock back the rust and about ready to get working on it. I was just going to start taking apart but not having done this before are there any do's and don'ts? Any helpful posts out there? Much appreciated!
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Do not try to force anything to move until you know what is stuck. There are several things which are easy to break by turning the flywheels. The rocker arm or rocker arm support among other things. Go slow and take things apart. Lite tapping and lots of oil will loosen a lot of things. I have a brass hammer that I tap with. Bill K
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