Lawn mower build update ( video added )

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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

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I got this mower about 25 years ago, i had it running at that time but it has sat in the shed since then.
Got it out last evening and new it wouldn`t have any spark so had to pull the flywheel which was the hardest flywheel to pull i`ve ever seen.
Cleaned the points and it now has spark so in a while we are going to see if it will live again.
By what i`ve found it was made by Bolens in 1950.

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Lenn, that's a beauty as far as the industrial design of the engine and mowing deck. Almost belongs in the Museum of Modern Art.
Would that have been a Bolens-designed engine? Wonder what the original paint job looked like. Sounds like she's a strong runner. 8)
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Thanks Bill, here`s what i found on it.

http://www.vintagemowers.net/mowmaster.htm
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You're the "lawnmower whisperer" Pitchy!
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You're the "lawnmower whisperer" Pitchy!
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I can honestly say that Bolens is a strange duck- I've never seen one like that before. The fact that is approximately 70 years old and still runs is a testament to the design. You are the Master !
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Cool. Are the rear wheels hidden under the deck?
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Thanks gents, yep the rear wheels are under the deck. :)
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That's definitely got some style. Glad it's still running well.
Must be getting hard to find grass that needs mowing out there. :D
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Got the new Lifan 2.5 hp motor today and put it on the Jari mower, looks like it will work great pouring down rain so can`t test any further.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzXPCRXSIIs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW3WdYRp8wU
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Looks like that engine will do just fine!
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She`s a beauty. :)
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Well fellers thanks for all the replies that`s about the end of the mower subject, as a old slug that needs to be stamped out i`ll say God Bless ya all and good night. :)
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