We just picked up one of these a week ago at auction for $5 but we are in need of sickle blades. The width is 38". Does anyone know where to get them? Ours was very clean and has all the paint. Runs great! It eas made by National Mower Co. St Paul, MN, but they can't help us with blades.
National Mower model 7 sickle bar mower
Posted June 24, 2016 - 09:11 AM
Posted June 27, 2016 - 12:30 PM
I think that Jari is going to be your best bet for blades. Measure yours and check their web page.
I made a little progress over the weekend. I removed the N motor, replaced condenser and filed and reset the points. Coil checked OK with my meter so I left it. Rebuilt the carb as well. I am in the process of cleaning the fuel tank. I did get the motor to fire off a bit of gas in the spark plug hole so all is well so far. Biggest deal is still the tires.
Posted June 27, 2016 - 05:55 PM
Here`s a National I picked up a year or so ago. It has a Model N Briggs on it. It works pretty well, but the monkey-motion driving the cutter bar should have a shield, it gets bound up with grass in no time. Here are some pictures if they might help you out!
- Alc, steve b and Clifford Bridgford have said thanks
Posted June 28, 2016 - 01:15 PM
Thanks for the pictures Rusty.
How does the clutch on the left side ( Not the back ) work?
See my photos. It is different than above. I have no movement when I squeeze the grip. I am sure something is frozen.
Posted July 05, 2016 - 12:59 PM
Gas tank is cleaned. I soaked it for a week in cider vinegar and threw in a handful of clean fractured gravel and shook for about 10 minutes. All bright and shining in there now.
- Alc said thank you
Posted July 19, 2016 - 09:05 PM
just bought the same thing:
National Mower Co.
The engine has the plate still on it
Posted July 20, 2016 - 01:49 PM
Welcome and post a picture or 2.