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#1 farmerall OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:55 PM

Today I had to go get a part for a tractor at work and on the way back a to talk to an older guy that has all kinds of old equipment. As we were talking he pointed to three mowers and said that he was planning on pulling a few parts of them and scrapping them. I saw that one was a commercial Lawnboy and asked him how much. He said 20 and I said sold. After I got home I decided to see if the engine would run. I found that the blade and blade adapter were missing but luckily I had a spare of each from my other parts mowers. It has great compression but will only fire once after a lot of pulls of the cord. Then it will fire again after a lot of pulls and just die. IT's being stubborn and not wanting to run but I will be more stubborn and make it run lol.

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 08:47 PM

Good luck with your new mower ,


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:30 PM

I logged a lot of miles pushing a lawnboy when i was doing lawn care work.
You might want to start by taking down the muffler and de-carbon it.
Not much to go wrong with a two stroke. Once you get it sorted out, they are a mowing machine.
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Posted June 17, 2013 - 11:58 PM

I logged a lot of miles pushing a lawnboy when i was doing lawn care work.
You might want to start by taking down the muffler and de-carbon it.
Not much to go wrong with a two stroke. Once you get it sorted out, they are a mowing machine.

  Ditto Ditto

 

De-carbon the exhaust and exhaust port in the head,clean the carb and if the crank looks wet or shinny replace the bottom crank seal.

 

I love my lawnboys and would not get rid of them unless I happen to run across a nice Self propelled Toro 2 stroke.Personally I hate the drive mech on the big self propelled lawn boys.I have 3 of them and all 3 have the tab cracked on the axle for the engagement lever.

 

Other than that,they run forever and have Awesome power and they sound cool lol


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 07:50 AM

I also have a Lawn Boy which is probably the easiest mower to work on, the carb. is about the simplest you will find. I have a model 8073. I think I am saving it for a rainy day, I just like it and the sound when it is running.

 

 

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 08:27 AM

The feature I liked most about the Lawnboy was that the muffler was mounted below the deck and above the blade.

That kept the noise way down and did not contribute to fatigue like a 4 stroke would.

That and to an old dirt biker there is something intoxicating about two stroke exhaust?


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 01:16 PM

My old D and bricktop starts 1st pull every time.Both of my commercials start in 3 pulls.They have the easy spin recoil that only gives it about 2 revs.And I have another Commercial waiting for rings.I hate it when people run unmixed gas in them.It welds the rings fast to the piston really quick.I picked up another Jugg,seal kit,piston,rod and new roller bearings for it a couple weeks ago.

 

There's Nothing like a fresh 2 stroke.I smile every time I start the bricktop that I rebuilt.1 pull tat tat tat vroooom and away we go.lol 



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 01:36 PM

That and to an old dirt biker there is something intoxicating about two stroke exhaust?

 

 

I hear ya JD.The old 3 ring LBs smoke a bit more but I love the smell.I've been running Amsoil Sabre 2 stroke oil that I used in my Yamaha Banshee.It really smells good and doesn't smoke as much.

 

Heck I've run used but strained 10w30 engine oil in them before but it carbons up pretty quick.


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 01:57 PM

Yes I ran Castrol Castor Oil in my Ossa Mick Andrews Relica Trials Bike.






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