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#1 nade-em OFFLINE  

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Posted June 28, 2013 - 01:34 AM

Just got this tonight, took it home amidst thunder and lightning. Hopefully that wasn't a bad sign. :D

 

It does run and move. If anyone could give me a date on this , i'd appreciate it. I know next to nothing about a sears this old. I won't say how much i paid for fear of a beatdown from you more experienced guys. :deadhorse:  I like it and hopefully my son (13) will like it. He's been asking for a mower to fix up . Any info , suggestions, what to look for ? Thanks!!!

 

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#2 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted June 28, 2013 - 05:45 AM

Nice project LT for your son. Simple and parts should be available. Have you done an online search for that model no. to see what pops up. I'm not a Sears collector so I can't help much on info.


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 05:57 AM

not a Deere, but nevertheless congrats!  :smilewink:


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 06:02 AM

Good looking old Sears! Great that the model # is still on it!


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 08:39 AM

Great idea. When my son was 12 I got him an AC B-10 to distract him from the #### video games. He loved it and spent many hours driving it through the woods(no deck). Check the manuals section for the engine manual. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted June 28, 2013 - 10:23 AM

Tried looking online for the year built , but i came up with nothing yet. I did find parts already from the sears site. I think it was made for sears by murray. Does that sound right?



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 11:09 AM

found this by googleing the part number:

 

www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Craftsman-Parts/Riding-mower-tractor-Parts/Model-536255280/0247/1509200?pathTaken=&prst=0&shdMod=536255280

 

also, it appears it was built by OREGON:

 

http://www.jackssmal...n/137636/135531


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 11:10 AM

btw, great project!


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 11:14 AM

Ok, i'll come clean. I paid $120 for it. Too much ?



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 12:56 PM

nope. it runs and moves, great price.


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 03:11 PM

Still looking for the year it was made. Been all over internet, but haven't found one that looks exactly like it. Also it has variable speed drive. I had it running today for about 20 minutes, then it starting revving higher and higher. I hope it's a simple matter of cleaning carb thoroughly. Carb is pretty filthy inside.


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 05:37 AM

After cleanning the carb and getting it running right, show your son how to do the maintenance. Use a manual and go through it step by step. Then let him try it out and enjoy the big smile. He'll be eager to mow the lawn. I recomend a little Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas for older engines. I helps them to run better. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted June 30, 2013 - 08:12 AM

Boyscout862...why do you recommend Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas for older engines? I have heard of people doing that but never understand the mechanics of how it benefited older engines in the gas.



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Boyscout862...why do you recommend Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas for older engines? I have heard of people doing that but never understand the mechanics of how it benefited older engines in the gas.

The Lead in Leaded gas had some lubrication qualities not found in today's gasoline.  MMO is one way people have tried to combat the difference.


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 03:12 PM

MH81, how much MMO do you add per gallon of unleaded gas? Is it a scientific measurement...or... :flipping_flapjacks: just wing it?






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