Could anyone help me on a couple of issues with an Ajax I got recently?
First, although I'd like to re-paint it in its original colours, essentially, I bought it to cut the grass. Is the Tractol paint I see on eBay good quality or is there a better alternative? (I'd be hand painting rather than spraying.)
Also on the issue of colours, all the pictures I've seen have the blades painted red. The whole blade cylinder on mine is very definitely the same green as the bodywork. Is this odd?
Secondly, I dismantled, cleaned and reassembled it. (I went as far as the rear roller and the blade cylinder bearings; I lost my nerve at that point because I was worried about finding my way back.) However, I'm concerned about the gap between the two sections of the rear roller. I can't remember what it was before I started and it looks "wider" than I've seen it on some pictures. It's max. 22mm, min. 15mm. Is this as it should be? - and how do I adjust it if it's not?
Finally, the grass box is reasonably sound but it has a few dents and some surface rust. I can clean it and tap out some of the dents but, if I wanted to treat it to a new "by appointment" decal, how perfect would the surface have to be for one to "stick" properly?
I would be very grateful for some advice.