The freebie part is great, but the fact that he delivered it too, made
it a real sweet day.
It had been sitting in his shed for 12 years. Last weekend he asked if I
wanted it. SURE.
I checked oil, spark, looked in the gas tank which was spotless, I put some gas
in, and a splash down the spark plug hole, cranked it over for 15-20 seconds, and
it fired and ran. No smoke, or engine noises. Sweet. I'll have to pull and clean the carb
as it needs full choke to run, but I took it for a spin through the gears. I haven't
engaged the deck yet, but the blades turn free, and everything there seems fine.
I think I'll just clean it up, give it a quick look over, light sand the battleship
grey, spray bomb that with flint metallic grey, and use it to mow around all the
trees. I guess I'll get a new seat for it too. I suppose I should name it Bill, after