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  1. tpenfield
    03-26-2017 09:59 AM - permalink
    tpenfield
    I was in manufacturing engineering, but now work in information technology. Mechanical and electrical stuff is more of a hobby to me. I used to work summers as an electronic test technician while in college.
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  2. tpenfield
    03-26-2017 08:59 AM - permalink
    tpenfield
    I see that you are from the Tri-city area. I went to RPI in Troy . . . quite some time ago.
  3. RedYeti
    03-01-2017 06:34 PM - permalink
    RedYeti
    Got the photos up on the thread I started. Give them a look.
  4. classiccat
    04-08-2016 07:47 AM - permalink
    classiccat
    Hey Kensico, glad you enjoyed it!

    the only gasket that really needs to be treated is the sump gasket.

    I actually recently started using the copper spray on small engines...figured it couldnt' hurt especially with break-in. It supposedly gives better thermal contact thereby breaking-in in a more uniform fashion.

    Most important thing with head gaskets is to make sure the head is flat; research "dressing a head" (basically putting emery cloth on a piece of flat glass and rubbing the head on it until you can't get a feeler gauge in there). torque in the correct order and in increments of ~ 50in-lbs.

    the muffler, intake and breather all get put on dry.
  5. Kensico
    04-07-2016 11:37 PM - permalink
    Kensico
    Enjoyed reading your post on Alice, I just completely tore down one of the Hahn 524's I bought off of CL. I bought some books and took apart the 5 hp Briggs, the valves look like they need to be lapped and I put a solid state ignition on it when I first got it and it leaked,found out that there was a double gasket on the muffler. I was in the process of getting all the paint and rust off the engine parts and blower but I tore my bicep tendon at work so project will be on hold for a while. I saw you put gorilla snot on the sump and Permatex copper spray on head gasket, but was wondering if any sealant should be put on the other gaskets (muffler,intake,and breather cover) appreciate any advice you could give me. I'm glad I have 2 so I can look at the second one to help me build this one. I never did this type of work,bought some books off a eBay. Thanks Ken

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  • About classiccat
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    Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
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    Albany, New York
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    Aluminum Boat Restoration, Small Engines, Fishing
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    Electrical Engineer
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    Big Red ('89 Toro 824)
    Alice ('70 Allis-Chalmers Tracker-7)
    Free Red ('80 Toro 724)
    Old Orange ('71 Ariens 910965 SnoThro 524)
    Noname Red ('87 Toro 38150 826)

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01-08-2020
01:08 PM - db130 mentioned classiccat in post Sneak preview 2: Engineless Toro 521 gets saved
classiccat, I've seen your yout...
01-11-2018
11:23 PM - classiccat mentioned cranman in post New Member From MN
...blower! I believe @cranman is hanging on to one...
01-02-2018
07:25 AM - tpenfield mentioned classiccat in post Neighbor's 1989 MTD 524 319-550
classiccat - you should get a n...
01-01-2018
09:16 PM - classiccat mentioned superbuick in post 2-stage / 2-stroke Machines ???
@superbuick would be excited tha...
12-24-2017
09:09 PM - Ahunata mentioned classiccat in post Troy Bilt Vortex 31BH5DR7563 revs up when taken off choke (brand new)
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03-19-2017
11:05 AM - tpenfield mentioned classiccat in post Fair Price? Toro Power Max 828LXE
... a seasonal layup. classiccat mentioned staying aw...

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01-22-2020
07:42 PM - classiccat quoted POWERSHIFT93 in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
It Does not say on TORO.COM If yo...
02:26 PM - POWERSHIFT93 quoted classiccat in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
One thing about these old toros...
02:07 PM - POWERSHIFT93 quoted classiccat in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
PS93, you requested some close-...
01-21-2020
07:56 AM - classiccat quoted Ziggy65 in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
...u choose? Thanks Ziggy65! Restore to use...
07:05 AM - POWERSHIFT93 quoted classiccat in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
All of this time that we've kno...
01-20-2020
09:02 PM - classiccat quoted SimplicitySolid22 in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
Classic do those two controls on top (...
08:06 PM - classiccat quoted JayzAuto1 in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
I'd be hard pressed to spend $...
08:16 AM - classiccat quoted POWERSHIFT93 in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
As you can see in this Pic. I put...
05:46 AM - POWERSHIFT93 quoted classiccat in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
Fuel System: I've been soakin...
05:42 AM - POWERSHIFT93 quoted classiccat in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
That's an odd combo...i wonder ...
01-19-2020
10:04 PM - classiccat quoted SemiChemE in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
I have a 724 of that vintage. ...
10:04 PM - classiccat quoted amuller in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
I have a 724 of that vintage...
01-18-2020
11:36 PM - classiccat quoted paulm12 in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
classiccat: thanks for the ...
07:50 PM - classiccat quoted paulm12 in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
CC; what is "wheel clutch" ...
07:21 PM - classiccat quoted Seaweed in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
...heel cart, too! Hey Seaweed; these carts (the gu...
07:21 PM - classiccat quoted POWERSHIFT93 in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
Like your 4 wheel cart, too! Hey ...
07:21 PM - classiccat quoted cranman in post 1987 Toro (38150) 826
...y "creations"! Hey Cranman, i thought you had o...
03:53 PM - classiccat quoted Grunt in post Sneak Peek At the Rear View
Looks like a late 70's ear...
03:45 PM - classiccat quoted Kiss4aFrog in post Sneak Peek At the Rear View
Well someone needs to ask. What...
03:38 PM - classiccat quoted barney in post Hit the limit of my 826 - Monster storm - chugging
No it's a 2017 Toro oem Chi...
 
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