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Re: Old Honda Mower
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2020, 07:16:47 PM »
Broke out the heavy duty weed whacker today and tackled the winter weeds in and around the shrubs. Have a big live oak out front of my place that shed something fierce since I last raked in January. The wind yesterday didn't help. Started raking around 1 and an hour later wasn't happy with the progress I had made so far. Never owned a leaf blower before but I have one now.  :thumbsup1:
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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2020, 07:35:58 PM »
I use the mowers for leaves! Turn them into plant food.

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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2020, 07:47:26 PM »
I use the mowers for leaves! Turn them into plant food.
I usually do that with my riding mower but it needs a tire and a battery. Probably could have got both cheaper than the leaf blower but I didn't feel like turning a wrench today and besides I like new shiny things.
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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2020, 12:56:17 PM »
Got the pulley rewelded and back on and it's back to mowing like a champ again.

Now if it would quit raining so things can dry up enough to mow!  :bangheadonwall:

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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2020, 08:05:39 AM »
Earlier in the week I was mowing, and ran out of gas, while waiting for the wife to bring some home. Well I filled it up, and got back to mowing, but soon after it started running rough and surging. Figured it picked up some trash an clogged up the carb. Tore it down and cleaned it at least eight times, and still couldn't get it to run right.

Found an older, in much better condition, and larger one that I bought yesterday. Thing mows like a beast! :rocknroll2:

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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2020, 04:37:03 PM »
Earlier in the week I was mowing, and ran out of gas, while waiting for the wife to bring some home. Well I filled it up, and got back to mowing, but soon after it started running rough and surging. Figured it picked up some trash an clogged up the carb. Tore it down and cleaned it at least eight times, and still couldn't get it to run right.

Found an older, in much better condition, and larger one that I bought yesterday. Thing mows like a beast! :rocknroll2:


Almost sounds like you got some bad gas.
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2020, 06:00:09 PM »
Earlier in the week I was mowing, and ran out of gas, while waiting for the wife to bring some home. Well I filled it up, and got back to mowing, but soon after it started running rough and surging. Figured it picked up some trash an clogged up the carb. Tore it down and cleaned it at least eight times, and still couldn't get it to run right.

Found an older, in much better condition, and larger one that I bought yesterday. Thing mows like a beast! :rocknroll2:


Almost sounds like you got some bad gas.

It was fresh gas from the station, and is working fine in the push mower, and the "new" riding mower.

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« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2020, 05:02:24 AM »
Well the newer mower runs and mows like a champ.

I'm going to take advantage of the rainy days to do some minor repairs and maintenance on it. More rain being forecast for the next several days.

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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2020, 11:05:54 PM »
I did now for almost an hour this morning before it started raining, again. This mower is a 1994 Montgomery Wards Power Kraft. Has an 18 HP Briggs and Stratton, and a 46" deck. It rides so much better than the other riding mower as well.

I'm really liking this mower! :rocknroll2:

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« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2020, 07:03:16 AM »
One of the modifications I'm making is to the light wiring. Currently the headlights are wired from the switch to the generator. Lights won't operate unless the engine is running, and at idle are very dim. The faster the engine runs, the brighter the lights.

So I am going to provide power to the switch from the battery side of the starter solenoid.

Later on I plan on replacing the factory front lights with some small LED lights.

Also got my cupholder mounted!

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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2020, 06:18:48 PM »
mower pictures.


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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2020, 01:52:31 PM »
mower pictures.






That one looks about the same size as mine and  I have a bagging attachment on mine.
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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2020, 02:27:51 PM »
mower pictures.






That one looks about the same size as mine and  I have a bagging attachment on mine.

This mower is a 1994 model. It's solid as can be. I had one just like it some years ago, and ended up with a newer mower, so I traded it. I should have kept the MW, and traded the newer mower.

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« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2020, 04:24:39 PM »
Last week my brother sold a guy some new batteries for his golf cart, and because the ones he replaced were severely discharged, but less than two years old, and he really didn't want to let them used for cores, he brought them down to the house and we swapped them out with the eleven year old batteries on my golf cart.

Generally, you get about four to six years on set of batteries in most golf carts. It was surprising that we got about twice that with those.

But, my golf cart is a lot more powerful with the newer batteries now!

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« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2020, 01:40:46 PM »
Well, I lost an idler pulley yesterday while mowing on the drive belt system. It would still move, but just a little slower! Figured it might be a good time to really check out the belts as well. Yep, they need to be replaced! I looked at the part numbers on the belts, they are the original 1994 belts! It's kind of PITA to change the belts, so that's why it's possible no one ever replaced them.

While I have it tore down for belt replacement, I'm also going to remove the blades and spindles. Repack the bearings with new grease, and sharpen the blades. Luckily the mower came with fairly new blades.

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« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2020, 05:57:30 PM »
Picked up the new belts this afternoon and got those installed. Disassembled the deck double pulley and repacked it's bearings. Cleaned the deck, and lubed all the other deck pulleys. Did some minor adjustments to the drive pulleys and linkage.

Mows like a champ again!  :rocknroll2: