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Got another one today!

I stopped in at my local small engine shop today. They know me by first name! I noticed a certain machine was still there since the last time I stopped by. I saw the service tag fluttering in the wind and took a close look at it.

JUNK!

Apparently, the owner said it was running, he heard a clunk, and it was no longer running. Brought it in to these guys to find out that the rod was toast.

I says, "Whatcha gonna do with that junk?" They says, "Want it?" I says, "How much?" They says "$25" I says "Sold"

Came home to inform my wife that I was taking the truck and would be back with my new snow thrower. When I told her that I got it for $25, she said, "OK".

I have her well trained!

This thing is in great shape otherwise. Definitely worth fixing.

I don't know what I will do with the snow cab frame but I like to rebuild engines. If there is not a significant hole in the case under the starter, rebuilding is gonna be fun - it's what I do!

If there is a hole, there are still plenty of parts that are worth money on that engine - and I already have another 8HP Tecumseh that will probably work just fine.

After I agreed to relieve them of their junk, they proceeded to show me some other options - a lawn mower with a bent crank - no thanks, and a couple of Husqvarna chainsaws, but they wanted more than I wanted to pay.

Yep, one more project!








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looks like a easy fix
Fix it and flip it
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That's the plan!

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how much were they asking for the saws. what kind of damage. cylinder/piston damage?
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I've heard from some that there is a machine that can straighten a bend crankshaft on the lawnmowers. Anyone know about this......
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I stopped in at my local small engine shop today. They know me by first name! I noticed a certain machine was still there since the last time I stopped by. I saw the service tag fluttering in the wind and took a close look at it.

JUNK!

Apparently, the owner said it was running, he heard a clunk, and it was no longer running. Brought it in to these guys to find out that the rod was toast.

I says, "Whatcha gonna do with that junk?" They says, "Want it?" I says, "How much?" They says "$25" I says "Sold"

Came home to inform my wife that I was taking the truck and would be back with my new snow thrower. When I told her that I got it for $25, she said, "OK".

I have her well trained!

This thing is in great shape otherwise. Definitely worth fixing.

I don't know what I will do with the snow cab frame but I like to rebuild engines. If there is not a significant hole in the case under the starter, rebuilding is gonna be fun - it's what I do!

If there is a hole, there are still plenty of parts that are worth money on that engine - and I already have another 8HP Tecumseh that will probably work just fine.

After I agreed to relieve them of their junk, they proceeded to show me some other options - a lawn mower with a bent crank - no thanks, and a couple of Husqvarna chainsaws, but they wanted more than I wanted to pay.

Yep, one more project!





Are you planing to replace the engine with a larger one, or actually pull this one apart and rebuild it.
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I've heard from some that there is a machine that can straighten a bend crankshaft on the lawnmowers. Anyone know about this......
I haven't seen the machine in person, but my local Honda dealer tells me it's more or less a jig designed to straighten slightly bent crankshafts. Blade(s) are removed from the mower deck, jig is fastened and centered on bottom of crankshaft using blade attachment bolt, four adjustable arms (not sure if they're hydraulic or vice style) press the crank back to center. Just not sure how comfortable I'd feel with a blade spinning at 3,300 RPM's on a steel shaft that has been bent and then re-bent back to center. Have to wonder if the strength of the crankshaft has been compromised at that point. Most lawn mower dealers refuse to re-bend crankshafts for this very reason.

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post #8 of 20 Old 12-30-2014, 08:56 AM
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Pretty nice looking machine. Good score.

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those were pretty good machines. back in the day.

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looks pretty clean,good score
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