Monday, February 21, 2011

Honda 420 Rancher - Update

This is an update on a project that has been in the works for a while.  You can see the start of it here and here.

Basically I am taking two broken machines and making one good one out of the pair.  Back in December I took all the old stuff apart and figured out what new parts I had to order.  I needed a new piston, seals and gaskets, and a few other small items.  My work shop is very small so I only have room for one project at a time.  While I was waiting for the new parts to arrive (normally a couple weeks from one of the places in the lower 48), I put all the old stuff in tubs and put them in my storage shed.

These two tubs have all the parts needed to put together a complete engine. 

It is a little off topic, but I would like to mention how great Rubber Maid brand tubs are.  I use a lot of tubs for storage and transporting things.  They make it easy to store a lot of small parts on shelves, they are relatively waterproof, and they work great for shipping awkward or heavy things through the mail.  Over the years I have used other brands, but they all seem to end up cracking eventually.  Rubber Maid makes  the toughest of the inexpensive consumer type containers. 

Here is everything all spread out.  I hope I can remember how it all goes together.

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