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Posted October 30, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Tecumseh is great. Never had problems with one yet.


The only Tecumseh I've ever had that runs right is on my generator! :wallbanging: ~~ Lowell

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 04:47 AM

I haven't had one I didn't have to to do something to it so I could get it to start!

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 06:15 AM

I haven't had one I didn't have to to do something to it so I could get it to start!


One of mine is on a 10", two-stroke tiller, I can count on a minimum off a dozen pulls of the rope to start it! :( :shoot2:

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 06:19 AM

"If" I get the 56 (Tecumseh) I'll probably put a Briggs in it! ~~ Lowell

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 06:25 AM

Sorry to get 'off topic' on the Tecumseh stuff, Lowell! I'll be watching to see what you do on this 68. Mine need attention, just not time right now to play with it.

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Posted November 01, 2012 - 04:36 PM

Got the carburetor back, well, a combination of used carbs to make one good one! Used starter, old one rusted up, bad! Helps to have a friend in the small engine business!

Now it runs & drives in all gears.

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I have some bugs to work out; no power though the switch to the solenoid, I think the problem is in the switch, haven't checked it yet. Main belt tightener is too stiff yet, added a temporary spring to try the gears out. Had to weld up a battery tray as the old one was rusted out.

But, at least, I know it works! I probably won't do much more with it for a while, too many other things to do during the next week, then deer season starts. ~~ Lowell

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:48 PM

Picked up a barely used Craftsman dump cart at an auction today for $45, to go with which ever RER I use for "the project". Auction tomorrow has a "non-running" JD 56 RER, I'll see if I can get it cheap enough! ~~ Lowell

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 05:50 PM

Sounds like you have something planned with the RER. Can't wait to see what's going on. I need to 'play' with mine some more, just too busy with other stuff to get it going again!

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 06:14 PM

Went to another auction today, picked up this 56 RER. It was listed as a "non-running" mower. After I bought it, I was pushing it to the road to load, two family members told me they had driven it around the yard!

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When I got home, I put in a little gas, aired the tires & started the little 6 HP Tecumseh. Drove it around a little & parked it for now. The plan is to marry it to the Craftsman cart I bought at another auction yesterday:

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May not get to it right away, as I want to restore the "free" 68 that I got last weekend first.

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 06:18 PM

Heck, you could have almost carried it out to load! Cute little sucker!

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 07:40 PM

I want one... And a JD Push mower...

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 07:53 PM

I might be willing to part with mine. I mowed with it once this year!

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Hmm... Might prefer a Model 55... I want something to restore with my dad... You willing to ship for free Kenny?

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:33 PM

I can start it and head it your way. Might make it there come spring.

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 10:12 PM

Lol, maybe. Now that I did a little research, it looks like the 68 might be better than any of the 50s... It seems they had very weak drive systems.




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