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my eco 97 restoration #608825
Fri Apr 17 2015 09:59 AM
Fri Apr 17 2015 09:59 AM
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Buffalo, NY
Wallster Offline OP
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I bought an eco 97 wall mount unit a few weeks ago on ebay and performed a basic restoration on it. After it arrived I opened it up and surprise, it turns out the inside was a safe haven for a few million mice over the years so besides smelling like a giant urine filed diaper, their years of living in there literally eroded the metal on the harp and the front and back inside covers. After a week of taking everything apart (which included breaking three bolts, then drilling and tapping them), extensive cleaning and sandblasting finally got her back to painting condition. I used urethane primer and paint and I also replaced the old worn parts with new replacements. After I installed a new diaphragm and strainer gasket it sprung back to life (don't know how accurate it is but it's really used as a display for me to look at in the shop/garage/man cave). Here are some pics, it's not up to the standard of a Jack Sim restoration but it looks pretty nice on the wall.

Wally














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Re: my eco 97 restoration [Re: Wallster] #608826
Fri Apr 17 2015 10:01 AM
Fri Apr 17 2015 10:01 AM
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Western, WI.
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Looks great!


Thanks
Mike

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Re: my eco 97 restoration [Re: Mike M.] #608831
Fri Apr 17 2015 11:47 AM
Fri Apr 17 2015 11:47 AM
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Kelso,Wa
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Really Nice Job

I like it


Sid


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Re: my eco 97 restoration [Re: trifiver] #608857
Fri Apr 17 2015 03:57 PM
Fri Apr 17 2015 03:57 PM
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Virginia
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That looks great

Re: my eco 97 restoration [Re: takitez] #608871
Fri Apr 17 2015 05:42 PM
Fri Apr 17 2015 05:42 PM
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Mass.
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Sweet Eco!

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Re: my eco 97 restoration [Re: gasmelincelr] #608874
Fri Apr 17 2015 05:53 PM
Fri Apr 17 2015 05:53 PM
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Northern California
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COOL,NICE!

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kURT

Re: my eco 97 restoration [Re: pickurt] #608881
Fri Apr 17 2015 06:26 PM
Fri Apr 17 2015 06:26 PM
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canad...
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That looks pretty durn nice Wally.
Ken.

Re: my eco 97 restoration [Re: KL Bird] #608906
Fri Apr 17 2015 08:12 PM
Fri Apr 17 2015 08:12 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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I like it!


Braden Splichal

Re: my eco 97 restoration [Re: bsplichal95] #608950
Sat Apr 18 2015 08:41 AM
Sat Apr 18 2015 08:41 AM
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Looks awesome!


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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