Search found 10317 matches

by Pitchy
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Got some movement on the crankshaft this morn but the piston didn`t move, the piston is all the way down which isn`t great for pounding on the piston.
I may drain the fuel oil out and try heating up the cylinder next. :)
by Pitchy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just trying to keep up.
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Just trying to keep up.

gamekeeper wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Lenn, you really got to slow that mower down!......... :shock:
Neighbor has one of those fancy riding mowers i was trying to keep up with. :lol:
by Pitchy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lessons Learned
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Lessons Learned

Good to see ya Hobie, thoughts and prayers from Norma and i hope things get back to normal soon. :)
by Pitchy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Here`s a better look at the vent valve.
Appears to be a fiber washer with a ball behind then spring.

Image

Image

Image
by Pitchy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hallmark Cards You'll Never See For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Hallmark Cards You'll Never See For Sale

Good ones Pete. :lol:
by Pitchy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coming together....hunting scenes!!
Replies: 11
Views: 200

Re: Coming together....hunting scenes!!

Good going Nath. 8)
by Pitchy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Yep i think we are right about the vent, there`s a spring in the bottom and probably a ball. I tried pounding on the piston with a block of wood but movement, i fear the inside of the crank case is rusty too plus the valve s are stuck. I`m going to fill it up with fuel oil using that vent and let it...
by Pitchy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Could be Gunny, well we got the flywheel off and the valve cover and its pretty cruddy. Here`s a trick i learned for freeing pistons, ya put some brake fluid in the cylinder and place a little piece of rag on the piston that works as a wick. It will burn slow and heat the cylinder and piston and hop...
by Pitchy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just trying to keep up.
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Just trying to keep up.

Traffic Cop: You were doing 120 MPH in an 80 MPH zone.

Me: Just trying to keep up with the traffic officer.

Traffic Cop: There is no other traffic on the road.

Me: I know, that is how far behind I am.
by Pitchy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Thanks everyone and thanks for the link Harry, if ya have a 1994 issue look up two articles of my hot air engine builds.
I read the whole write up on the lauson engines but still in the dark about what that thing is.
Maybe i`ll figure it out if i get it running.
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Marvin or anyone know what this is, there`s a light horizontal spring in the bottom.
Crank case breather, primer ?

Image

Image
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Marvin S wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Cool looking machine you got there Pitchy Is it a Clinton engine?
Thanks it`s a 1 1/2 hp Lauson.
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telegraph Reader
Replies: 88
Views: 1297

Re: Telegraph Reader

Another addition to the collection a relay, they were used if it was a long line to the next station to boost the signal on the other end.

Image
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Thanks Jay, didn`t have any so filled it up with tranny fluid. :)
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Yep we did that this summer, had a thread about it a while back hard work but kinda fun. :)
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Thanks Bill, Norma and i will give her our best shot. :)
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Thanks Gunny, it will take a lot of it she`s stuck bad but i`ve seen worse.
I have faith, good always wins. :)
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Ben T.
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Happy Birthday Ben T.

Happy Birthday. :)
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Thanks GK, just pulled the head too and valves stuck also mt cylinder looks like new.
If it frees up i`m sure there won`t be any spark which means taking the fly wheel off which can be trouble.
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Thanks Blaine, its pretty cool, hope i can get the engine to run soaking the innards at the moment. :)
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Ok Bill its your fault :lol: went and got the sickle mower, its a Toro Zipper.
Motor is stuck but its all original. :)

Image

Image
by Pitchy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

I got to much on my plate now to mess with one Bill, i`m switching the drive on the mower to belt drive with a tensioner, it`s just too fast because the clutch doesn`t engage until about 2,000 rpm.
by Pitchy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Very cool, i`ve thought about getting one of those, i know where there`s a old one but the motors stuck but may be cheap.
by Pitchy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Thanks Marvin, what kind of sickle mower do you have, old ?
by Pitchy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Added a throttle stop and a deck.

Image

Image
by Pitchy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in Time....with your favorite smoke-pole
Replies: 30
Views: 484

Re: Back in Time....with your favorite smoke-pole

Do it all the time, what do ya think is in the suitcase. :lol:

Image
by Pitchy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway

Happy Birthday. :)
by Pitchy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telegraph Reader
Replies: 88
Views: 1297

Re: Telegraph Reader

Ya forgot Newton who i`m related to according to my Grandmother. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Hey thanks friends i`m real happy with how it works and good idea Gunny on the floor boards. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telegraph Reader
Replies: 88
Views: 1297

Re: Telegraph Reader

Thanks OldWin and Gunny.
Get ready for a mower video in about 20 minutes in the mower thread. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telegraph Reader
Replies: 88
Views: 1297

Re: Telegraph Reader

Finished the beaver board but forgot to post a picture. https://i.imgur.com/8fyoQlnh.jpg?1 Yesterday we made a wireless telly here`s the first model witha video. https://i.imgur.com/hIS8tfyh.jpg?1 I used a model T buzz coil. https://i.imgur.com/bq4gBADh.jpg?1 video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e...
by Pitchy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update

Should come today and of coarse storms and rain today, mostly this morn so maybe this after noon.
by Pitchy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update

Fedex tracking changed to delivery tomorrow. :roll:
by Pitchy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update

Ain`t far off is it, sprocket is out for delivery so maybe a test run today. :)
by Pitchy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday KirkD.
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Happy Birthday KirkD.

Happy Birthday Kirk, ok thats long enough get back to chopping wood winters coming fast. :lol: :)
by Pitchy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Re: Lawn mower build update

Thanks Jay appreciate it, life can be hard some times but i recon we push on until we can`t. :)
by Pitchy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 836

Lawn mower build update ( video added )

Don`t want to leave you guys hanging about the mower, had to order a bigger sprocket and should be here tomorrow or Tuesday hoping it works. Marvin you didn`t say anything wrong or have anything to do with me leaving i`m just having a hard time with this hip thing and my one and only good neighbor s...
by Pitchy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Chuck 100 yd & J Miller.
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Happy Birthday Chuck 100 yd & J Miller.

Happy Birthday guys. :)
by Pitchy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1345

Re: Lawn mower build.

Marvin S wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Should have ordered it MICAP :D
Sorry but i`m stupid and don`t know what that stands for..

I was going to wait until after i posted the video of the mower running but i`ll say now after that happens i`ll be leaving this board for a while.
As the Hag says, i`m tired of it all.
by Pitchy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1345

Re: Lawn mower build.

They just shipped it today, i think after i contacted them so it won`t be here until next week Bill sorry.
by Pitchy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy Makes Music!
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Pitchy Makes Music!

:lol: not me i can hold a note, now singing thats a different story just ask Norma. :lol:
Quite a machine it is though. 8)
by Pitchy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Of Pitchy's Lawn Mower
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Video Of Pitchy's Lawn Mower

Kinda slow arn`t they :lol:
Did have to laugh :lol:
by Pitchy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1345

Re: Lawn mower build.

Thanks fellers, i`m sticking with the 60 tooth sprocket plan for now but it won`t be here for a few days so on hold.
Can`t go smaller on the primary its a fixed sprocket on the clutch.
Six see the square box i put on the front, that`s for one of those square bottles of Whiskey. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1345

Re: Lawn mower build.

After some pondering i have enough stuff to go with a double jack shaft that should give me the same results as the 60 tooth.
Tomorrows project. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suspicious watch capitain on.......
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: Suspicious watch capitain on.......

The good news is they won`t dodge Gods judgement. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1345

Re: Lawn mower build.

I think its good traction wise, had to move the seat back a little to much tongue weight.
I`ll win in the end. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1345

Re: Lawn mower build.

No video, pulled the heck outta this bad hip so now sitting back listening too the Hag and drinking rum.
I think the 60 tooth will work good, man i`m going to have a fortune in this thing oh well its one of a kind.
I put a top up front that opens and a tool box.

Image
by Pitchy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1345

Re: Lawn mower build.

Picked up a 36 tooth sprocket today which is six inches in dia. and it`s still to fast, so i ordered a 60 tooth which is 10 inch in dia. and the biggest i can put on it. I have to raise the rpm enough to engage the clutch and it`s just a little to fast so the 60 may work. I should of went with belt ...