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Posted October 12, 2014 - 06:31 PM

I picked this little mower up last week for parts. PO said it was mowing fine, motor bogged down, then quit running, puff of smoke. He tried to re-start, but he said it was like motor was locked up. He was thinking it broke a rod or crank. 

I loaded it up, brought home and did some checking it over today. The motor would rock back and work about 1/2-3/4" or so, but that was it. I heard a clanking from underneath so I saw the electric PTO clutch was making the noise. I tired to move it, but seemed fused to crank. I removed the bolt, thankfully the hole assembly came off easy...and Whalaa, motor was freeze. Looking at clutch, looks like bearing retainer came apart and it locked up clutch thus locking up motor. 

Threw a battery in her with some gas and oh man, this little Briggs 14Hp Vanguard purrs like a kitten, so smooth running. So instead of parting, looks like I will find a clutch assembly and maybe replace some of my older LT's with this one. 


SCORE!!!  :rocker2:  :D


Noma LXI 1440- almost no information posted on the web. 








And the reason I bought it......





Culprit clutch 





Edited by TAHOE, October 12, 2014 - 06:33 PM.

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:03 PM

Hmmmm? A 4-wheel drive in your future?

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:09 PM

Nice find!
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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:11 PM

4WS is nice,you will really like it!!!

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:13 PM

I have one of those rear ends in a hydro version. Always wondered what to do with it.
For $50, can't go wrong on a running engine.
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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:26 PM

Nice! Great deal for sure!


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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:28 PM

Hmmmm? A 4-wheel drive in your future?





As sergeant Schultz would say....

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:37 PM

That was an awesome deal. Congratulations!
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Posted October 12, 2014 - 08:42 PM

Noma made a pretty decent little tractor.  I have never driven their version of the AWS, but I hear it not only works well but is sturdy to boot!


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Posted October 12, 2014 - 10:42 PM

That dash sure looks busy. AWS would be fun to drive but I knows nussing about that...haven't heard that in a long time. Congrats on a good find.
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Posted October 13, 2014 - 07:47 AM

The quality of the overall mower looks to be that of a Craftsman or Murray. They were their own company, but Murray ended up buying them in the 90's.

I've never used an All wheel steer so that will be an adventure first time out.

Has a 40" deck, PO swapped out front wheels/tires for another mower so if I start using it, it will need some tires.

The dash has oil/charge/and fuel light which is cool.

PO removed choke and replaced to down under dash for some reason, but it works.

Rear plastics are cracked, maybe a little JB weld will patch those up.


I'm just happy with how smooth this little twin Briggs runs. Although a vertical, if I would part it, would be a good little motor for say a large pull behind bush hog/swisher type mower. 



Jim.....I use that quote a lot here at worked when asked a question :thumbs:  :D