Gilson 55133 Manual
Posted October 05, 2012 - 09:53 PM
Since i'm new to these, I'm looking for any documentation anyone may have and willing to share. Owners manual, parts manual, I don't care. I want her to be a worker first, I'll pretty her up next year. She is a 1978 Gilson with a B&S 5 hp motor and a 26" cutting path.
Pictures will follow tomorrow.
Posted October 06, 2012 - 04:51 AM
Advice: older gilson products had metal fuel tanks with metal caps. Inside the cap is a couple inserts. Get them out and clean the little holes in each piece. They rust shut and you can barely tell. When rusted or plugged....the engine creates a vacum and will shut down after a few minutes of running. Alot of machines with metal tanks do this and i havent seen a gilson yet that hasn't....lol. Good luck to ya....ya have a great machine!!
Posted October 09, 2012 - 03:26 PM
Took the head off and still find a crosshatched cylinder.
The wheels were rusted on, but a propane torch, rust penetrant, and a couple pipe wrenches later....
Skids have plenty of material left so they go in the e-tank.