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#1 Malibusurfer OFFLINE  

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Posted May 26, 2011 - 09:13 PM

Hi all, new member. Just got an old chain driven ( to power wheels ) rider mower Homelite YTD-6. Very cool little mower. Want to get it running. Is is a single blade with a 5 hp Briggs on it. Is anyone familiar with this machine???? Do you know what year it may be?? Any info would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Posted May 26, 2011 - 09:59 PM

Welcome to GTtalks...

I don't know anything about your new mower but I found a couple of sites for you to check out...

1) Ebay offering for Homelite YTD manuals...
http://cgi.ebay.com/...s-/110635814737

2) This a "deactivated" site that was offering a manual for it. I don't know if this site is any good or not so Buyer Beware...
Homelite Yard Trac YTD 26, 26A,5 & 6 Engine parts list - Ad#: 122825 - Addoway

Does it look like this? http://t1.gstatic.co...NMJ-G24cDneOher

Edited by Aussiedog, May 26, 2011 - 10:17 PM.


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Posted May 26, 2011 - 10:15 PM

Welcome to GTtalks...

I don't know anything about your new mower but I found a "deactivated" site that was offering a manual for it. I don't know if the site is any good or not so Buyer Beware...

Homelite Yard Trac YTD 26, 26A,5 & 6 Engine parts list - Ad#: 122825 - Addoway

Does it look like this? http://t1.gstatic.co...NMJ-G24cDneOher


Aussie,Very close but mine does not have a steering wheel, but a bar with a triangle at the top. Turn bar one way, you go that way... Mine has no cover over the engine either (unless it got tossed away). I will try that site,Thanks for the reply.

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Posted May 26, 2011 - 10:37 PM

:wave: Malibusurfer Welcome to GTTalk! Glad to have you with us. Sounds like you've got an interesting project! We'd love to see some pictures of it! We hope that you enjoy the Forum!

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Posted May 26, 2011 - 10:45 PM

Thanks for the welcome. Enjoying the site very much!!! Hopefully Rustytub will post a pic of my old mower (he turned me on to this site). I have not figured out how to post pics yet :( But he's pretty savy....
Thanks again for the warm welcome!!

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Posted May 26, 2011 - 10:56 PM

Here is a link to a page in the "Site How-To & Questions Forum" Click Here It's a pretty good tutorial for when you have time to check it out!
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Posted May 26, 2011 - 11:02 PM

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Here we go. Thanks for the help. Not too bad for a non computer guy!!!! Here it is??? Any ideas???

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Posted May 26, 2011 - 11:17 PM

Interesting little critter! Definitely related to, but different than the one pictured above. Sorry that I can't be of any more help than that. I think it looks like a great candidate for a restoration though. Keep us posted on your progress!

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 11:29 PM

Well, I started to dig into this little motor and get her running today. She's an old Briggs 130902 L (horizontal) motor from late 70's I believe. I started the normal checks on any motor... Pulled carb off and cleaned her real good as gas was varnish. Got spark, got new clean fuel, checked timing key under flywheel (in good shape), but all she does is pop every now and then... After pulling exhaust muffler, I discovered I have two pieces of a exhaust valve :( She broke right before the valve spring..... Not too much damage at all to seat or the head, so may be able to get away with just replacing valve... I have never done this on a L motor... Any advice on replacing exhaust valve on this old girl?????
Was fun to get into this small motor stuff again!!!! Hopefully get her going soon and report good news!!

Edited by Malibusurfer, May 29, 2011 - 11:31 PM.
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Posted May 31, 2011 - 02:29 PM

Welcome...... Glad you found this site man. (I sent him over here good local friend of mine)

We got the briggs off of his machine the seats need to be ground but the cylinder and piston look good. I am just going to do a quick valve job on this little guy. While he get the mower painted up.

A local guy said this was made by Simplicity?? Any more info would be cool. This should be sweet to mow with reminds me alot of my Snapper.

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There are some pics I snapped on Saturday before we yarded the motor on monday. ( I got married on saturday so no garden tractor work for me this past weekend but now I can finally focus on fun stuff again like GT's)

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 01:41 PM

Hey i realize you posted this a couple years ago but have you made progress on the mower? The reason i ask is a restored one last summer and i think they're awesome. If you have any questions or are looking to get rid of it let me know.

Here's a few pics of mine.

 

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