Lawn mower build update ( video added )

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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#151 Post by Pitchy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:16 am

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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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#152 Post by Pitchy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:31 am

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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#153 Post by Bill in Oregon » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:59 am

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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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#154 Post by Pitchy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:19 am

Thanks Bill, here`s what i found on it.

http://www.vintagemowers.net/mowmaster.htm
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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#155 Post by marlinman93 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:29 am

You're the "lawnmower whisperer" Pitchy!
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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#156 Post by marlinman93 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:29 am

You're the "lawnmower whisperer" Pitchy!
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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#157 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:43 am

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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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#158 Post by piller » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:48 am

Cool. Are the rear wheels hidden under the deck?
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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#159 Post by Pitchy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:27 am

Thanks gents, yep the rear wheels are under the deck. :)
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#160 Post by OldWin » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:06 pm

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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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#161 Post by Pitchy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:10 pm

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.

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#162 Post by Pitchy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:17 pm

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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#163 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:32 pm

Looks like that engine will do just fine!
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#164 Post by Pitchy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:33 pm

She`s a beauty. :)
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Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

#165 Post by Pitchy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:55 pm

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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