Helped Dad (Framesteer) this weekend with the LK. We had to figure out why it puked all the oil out of the engine and onto the garage floor over the winter. It turned the leak was coming from the right rear most engine mounting bolt hole. The PO must have broken the bolt off and when drilling for an ez out the drill walked off the bolt. The drilled hole was less than an eigth inch diamter and followed the softer aluminium sump case threads. Dad didnt have oil in the engine when he mounted it the LK so he didnt notice the leak. Luckily the LK came with another engine (5hp) so we stole the sump case half, drilled and tapped for the LK oil drain plug location, replaced the crankseal and a new gasket. Fired up third pull after sitting all winter
A couple of things are need to really complete the restoration correctly. He needs:
two Pedal Pads, part number 1716444
original Seat Pan 1717351
Steering Wheel Cap 1720273 Black
Dad also thinks there was never an engine hood 1717971, but I think there pretty cool and would be neat to have one.
And the mower lifting linkages explained below.
If you have any parts please contact him Framesteer.
That cover must have been made after the Lawn Keeper ceased production.... The Husky Dog logo didnt come out until 1971
Also note the Husky Dog in the LK brochure. I did not photoshop.
There is a simple over-center attachment lift mechanism for transport that mounts on the tractor beside the steering column and has linkage to the attachments. You can see the ear welded on the mower cross tube in the second picture. I have been asking through this forum for someone to send me the dimensions of this lift mechanism so I can make one. I have one drawn up, but it is from memory and I'd like to have the right dimensions before I spend the money to make it. So, if anyone has a LK with this lift mechanism, PLEASE CONTACT ME. Thanks.
Edited by bicyclemotocross, August 25, 2013 - 10:31 PM.