In Reply to: Dearborn 14-15 repair posted by Jim S. on May 14, 2018 at 17:20:32:
I can't help you much but...
Some years ago I bought a 14-15 real cheap. It had all brand new guards on it.
I had thought about restoring it but then found a Ford 501 mower. I found that the Dearborn and Ford mowers both used the same guards so I swapped all the new ones over to the 501. Then sold the Dearborn for parts. (for a 12 pack I might add)
The end ledger plate was available from New Holland and I replaced it.
I'm wondering if the guards you bought from TSC are the correct ones?
I had the 501 manual at the time and it said to pound all the guards up or down with a big hammer to get them to the correct height. They did move easily when I did that.