Single Status Update
Finally got a new splash pan, for my classroom Shimpo RK-2. The old yellow one, has probably been on there, since the Carter Administration. It had been cracked, since I started in the District, and I have been meaning to replace it. Finally, last year a bat flew off, and shatter one of the sides. So that forced my hand.
The wheel head *really* didn't want to come off. I actually had to remove the entire axle, just to get leverage, from the underside of the wheel head, to remove it. Half a can of "Liquid Wrench" didn't really help, until that point.
Now, I just have to remove as much as possible, from the frame, so I can remove the rust and old paint, and give it a fresh coat.