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#3359203 - 05/01/14 07:07 PM Re: restored lawn boy 2 cycle [Re: Hokiefyd]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 7654
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Hokiefyd
All your Lawn-Boys look the same... For some variety, here's my 1987 model 8157.





That looks really nice! i'm jealous!
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#3359207 - 05/01/14 07:08 PM Re: restored lawn boy 2 cycle [Re: UncleLee]
spasm3 Offline


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Originally Posted By: UncleLee


Trying this again, 1981 Lawnboy/JC Penny unrestored all original


Very cool! have you even used it for mowing? It looks so new!
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#3359355 - 05/01/14 08:43 PM Re: restored lawn boy 2 cycle [Re: spasm3]
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Registered: 04/16/14
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The way I was told, this mower has two seasons on the clock. The original owner broke the spark plug wire and put it in the basement. After years went by, he gave it to the grandson to fix. The grandson put it on craigslist. I gave it a proper home. The top pic is how I found it. And no I haven't mowed with it yet...but I may...;-)



Edited by UncleLee (05/01/14 08:48 PM)

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#3359360 - 05/01/14 08:48 PM Re: restored lawn boy 2 cycle [Re: spasm3]
spasm3 Offline


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Thats impressive UncleLee, did you repaint the plastic as well as the deck? Or did you buff teh plastic parts? How much did you buy vs refinish?
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#3359379 - 05/01/14 09:10 PM Re: restored lawn boy 2 cycle [Re: spasm3]
UncleLee Offline


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Loc: texas


Krud cutter and a garden hose...a little armor all on the plastic..believe it or not. It is in its original condition right downto the decals.

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#3359411 - 05/01/14 10:04 PM Re: restored lawn boy 2 cycle [Re: spasm3]
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Loc: texas



To my great delight, I found that just a thick layer of west Texas dust was hiding this underneath.

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#3359597 - 05/02/14 08:30 AM Re: restored lawn boy 2 cycle [Re: spasm3]
chestand Offline


Registered: 09/20/11
Posts: 169
Loc: Kansas City
My daily driver is a F powered SNZ861 from the 80's. It's got exactly the features I want: self propelled, metal Walbro carb with choke and handlebar throttle control(no primer bulbs to crack), cast deck. It truly is a one pull starter. Why anyone who's the least bit mechanically inclined would spend money on a Walmart throw away low end mower is beyond me. The same money would get you a used LB that's something you could hand down to your kids. You might have to work on it a bit to get it in top shape, but that's part of the fun of LB's.

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#3361545 - 05/04/14 03:32 PM Re: restored lawn boy 2 cycle [Re: spasm3]
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I used the duraforce a good bit, put the new primer button , and the mulch plate. It really mulches well due to the power. I do wish it was self propelled as it is tough to push( i wonder if larger wheels would help). But for the trim work its fine, very pleased. It was a bit tough to start at first , till i found the spark plug gap was almost .060. After that it starts nice. I used it on some tall grass and even with the mulch plate it really did not bog down.
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#3361586 - 05/04/14 04:31 PM Re: restored lawn boy 2 cycle [Re: spasm3]
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Registered: 04/16/14
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Loc: texas
All of my LB's are self propelled except the Iron Horse and my 19" 71 bricktop, but I have not mowed with either. Will most likely try them before paint though.
Like you..I haven't found much that slows the duraforce down much.

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