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I like these little guys.. not too rare, so you don't feel odd painting them in original colors. When new, they both would have been a rather hideous shade of wrinkle-finish black-blue. More of a muddy color, actually. The light blue one I dug up in my grandparents' back yard metal detecting one day. The body parts are from a 'Zero', however there is no big difference. My art teacher re-did the original badge. Noisy little buggers though, they sound strikingly like a old Jacobson 2 cycle engine. They were junkers then.. and while better then anything new, are still rather noisy. You get used to it though.. My two 'customs'. An Eskimo 1100r from the early-40's, and a Wizard (With a ridiculously long code number I don't remember), dated to 1938. They're basically twins, besides the Wizard having chromed steel blades, and the Eskimo having aluminum. I love the chrome stripe on the Wiz, too.
 

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So much more attractive than today's stuff made of plastic. Having never done such work myself, there must be sources for the old timey cords and plugs out there somewhere?
Yeah.. you'd be surprised, there's more forums for old fans then there are for tractors and lawnmowers combined! Cords and plugs are still made, matter of fact.
 
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