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PostSubject: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:45 pm

Just got a new craftsman mower its older I need help identifying the model and stuff like that?


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:49 pm

Pictures help...
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:52 pm

On the serial number under the seat the fourth and fifth is the year.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:05 pm

what I got so far

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:20 pm

Look like a 93 lt 1000
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:28 pm

@Speedfreek241 wrote:
Look like a 93 lt 1000
how do I find what model spicer it is ?
these transaxles are "ok" so ive heard not the best
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:57 pm

Pretty nice mower umm the numbers should be on the top or bottom of the transaxle
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:37 am


engine on the m
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:14 am

strong engine! make sure you read your instructions though.. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:40 pm

@willis923 wrote:
strong engine! make sure you read your instructions though.. LOL
im telling you dude nothing beats these 12.5 ponys lol haha:lol!: 
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:46 pm





So the grill on my craftsman was loose and upon further inspections it seems the 2 bottom bolts were missing the threads
so I bought the hammer in thread at LOWES 4pcs for like 2-3$ along with some 1/4 x20 bolts for it and it seems to fit nicely
ill check it out tmrw at work
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:47 pm

oh and the grill was cracked so I had to weld the plastic on it seems to look better now
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:10 pm

YOU HAVE A PLASTIC WELDER Surprised

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:32 am

I have a plastic welder, aka a lighter
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:46 am

@craftsmancole wrote:
I have a plastic welder, aka a lighter
yup or in my case a soldering iron lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:51 am

oh.. lol. in my shop class, we have an actual plastic welder. idk how to use it though... uses compressed air and plugs into the wall and what not.. i dont know, might fire it up one of these days

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:22 am



and this is the craftsman engine im currently working on , broke a head bolt idk how ... any suggestions
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:32 am

You can weld a bolt on there, someone on here might have a better suggestion tho. At worse you might have a drill and tap a new hole.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:46 am

dont weld a bolt, find a nut that just barely slides over the broken stud, weld it on hot, I mean almost melting the nut hot. let it cool for about 3 mins and then it will come right out. the welder heats up the stud and will break it loose.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:48 am

@Creepycrawler wrote:
dont weld a bolt, find a nut that just barely slides over the broken stud, weld it on hot, I mean almost melting the nut hot. let it cool for about 3 mins and then it will come right out. the welder heats up the stud and will break it loose.
...oops, i ment nut duh...  lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:11 am

it happens Very Happy I myself have welded bolts and had them work, but I have alot better luck with nuts. wow that sounds kinda dirty now Crying or Very sad 
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:09 pm

you might be able to bite on it with vice grips. but like the others are suggesting, weld a nut on, weld it super hot, and back it off

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:26 pm

Dremel or hacksaw a flathead in the remaining bolt, then use a flat screwdriver.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman "Champ" Build   Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:45 pm

i do what thunder said, works most the time
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