JP Maxees MK3 restored and ready...

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redfernmowers
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JP Maxees MK3 restored and ready...

Well... at last... After a while of other work on...... and.... a buyer for My JP Maxees MK3, I finally had the fime over the last few days to rebuild and restore the JP to her full running glory...

Rather than posting photos and faffing around, please visit my website at http://redfernmowers.wordpress.com and go to Undertaking restorations. You'll see a job in that's about to have my full attention but go further down and you'll find photos of the JP taken by my P.A (mum) who I'm extremely proud of.

Let's just say. the last 2 days have been the worst with one major problem. the wooden rollers. The originals were long grass rolers and were poor quality, ruining the finish, so I decided to use a fellow engineer's lathe (total wreck) to turn some rollers with. So I finished some solid 4" rollers and spacers, fitted them to the shaft and then installed to the completed JP unit. well... There was me thinking the rollers were absolutely fine... WRONG... Too small. leaving the bed knife 1/4" from ground at top setting. So today, I've been in his workshop again on an emergency visit to make newer rollers. it took 3-1/2 hours to make 3 4" long x 2-3/4" diameter rollers. At last... sorted.

Off to southport very early tomorrow to avoid hassle, get parts in for another client's work (for reference, a qualcast Super Colt from a member of this site). so rushed off my feet and about to cause mayhem.. just like the manah manah  song on the muppets.... Yes... It's for you..... MANAH MANAH...

 

ah well.

ed