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#1 jakefinley OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2015 - 08:03 PM

Hello to all i am currently in  the process of restoring a 26" lawn king. i have started the disassemble and have gotten a lot of parts sand blasted. will post more pics when i get the of the camera 


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Posted April 20, 2015 - 08:13 PM

Looks like a great project, looking forward to more pictures.                                                                                                                                  Roger



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Posted April 20, 2015 - 09:00 PM

Welcome to GTTalk!



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Posted April 20, 2015 - 09:11 PM

That is going to look sweet!! I like little oddball projects like this.

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 02:25 PM

Cool project!! Love it! Looking forward to following along.

 

I've got a couple of these old Jakes myself; they are fantastic machines and very unique.

 

Thanks for taking an interest in it and bringing it back to its original glory! :)



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Posted April 24, 2015 - 07:15 PM

Here are some more picture, the two half's were seized together wasn't easy to get them apart and broke in the process. But all fixed now perks of being a welder   


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 07:18 PM

Here are some more picture, the two half's were seized together wasn't easy to get them apart and broke in the process. But all fixed now perks of being a welder   

Jake, are you in CT, that Jake looks familiar ?



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Posted April 24, 2015 - 07:45 PM

Nope I am in NY

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Posted April 24, 2015 - 07:55 PM

Ah, could be the one, there are not very many of those, I knew of two people who had one, both on MTF.

 

Matter of fact the Ford and Power King in your avatar, are you a MTF member ?


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 08:00 PM

I am not. I've always been curious of how many of these are out there I've been finding very little info on them. But this mower has been in my family since the 50's

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Posted April 24, 2015 - 08:14 PM

Most of the ones along on the east coast were bought up during the Jake and Locke mower craze a few years ago, most when to CT, NY and RI, hot stuff for a while, then the fad passed and fell out as they moved on the other things.

 

MTF has a lot of information in regards to the Jakes, were those people like to hang out, google it and one of the first sites will be MTF, trouble is not much research has gone into the Kings when compared with the Queens. Reasons I do not know but you are in luck. There are a few members of this forum that knows quite a bit about the Jakes, hopefully one of them will view this thread in time.

 

I am interested in hearing about the history of this mower, a restro part of it, the history is the other half.


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Very very neat project!

 

When you start needing parts for that little engine, let me know.

 

I have quite a bit of NOS Jacobsen engine parts here.

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Very very neat project!

When you start needing parts for that little engine, let me know.

I have quite a bit of NOS Jacobsen engine parts here.

Ben W.


I may very well need parts. I am looking for a new set of points
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Posted May 18, 2015 - 06:41 PM

Been a while since ive posted, Ive been waiting for my parts to come back from sand blasting got a few back today still waiting on more. Rust hasn't been my friend but i hope bondo will be. Also i need my blade and reel sharpened is that something that can be done well the mower is apart ? or does the mower have to be assembled in order for them to get sharpened, I am still trying to find a place that can sharpen these kind of mowers 



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Posted May 18, 2015 - 06:46 PM

From what I understand, they are real tricky to get sharpened correctly.






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