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PostSubject: AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower   AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower Icon_minitimeFri May 10, 2019 4:29 pm

Whenever U still have an AD on "looking 4 broken Mowers" & dont have the money 4 it, but it's so cheap that it would be a shame not to get it, so U take a look @ it, & its in better shape than U thought, so U just buy it, & SNAP, the MOWER TRAP hit me again!

1st I had to get it home, & since it was just 10KM away & we were too lazy to tear it apart just 4 10mins of a drive, we decided to get it running in the sellers Driveway & then I rode it home 1 1/2hrs LOL

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It also came with that sexy Trailer, & since my old Trailer was broken I got it!

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I really like that Rig, especcially since AYPs R rare in my area & this 1 is in great shape 4 that price!

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I do have the bagger & the mulching wedge 4 it, just not on the pics, cuz we threw that stuff in the car.

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All I had to do to get that Briggs OHV Running, was to put gas in the tank, pour gas in the intake, & pull the AAS to let all that green disgusting gas outta the bowl. The Carb seems to be clogged up a bit, so I had to drive on half choke the whole time, on no choke it almost stalled out with surging

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This Trailer is in good shape, just needs air in the tires, grease on the bushings, & Truck bed Liner in the trailerbed so that its protected 4 the future!


I will get it back to life, to Replace Mowing Murray with it, & it will be my Yard Work Horse 4 Mowing & stuff! Prolly buying a new carb, Oil Change, painting the Deck from the underside, sharpening the Blades, checking everything, new battery,....

(Dont mind that mess in my driveway)
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PostSubject: Re: AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower   AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower Icon_minitimeSun May 12, 2019 8:09 am

Small Update:

Ordered THIS CARB 4 the Briggs OHV, & cleaned the stock carb & threw it on the 11HP Flathead with a messed up Carb on Mowing Murray
Once that Carb is arrived, I will go through the whole Engine
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PostSubject: Re: AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower   AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower Icon_minitimeSun May 12, 2019 9:28 am

In the U.S. that would be a Poulan as you probably know. I love the battery compartment, hilarious! Looks like a hydro trans? 14.5 Briggs hardly ever die, best type of motor I'll ever use. Matter of fact, I'm thinking I may use one on the MM, just without the AVS. Anyway, definitely an upgrade from Mowing Murray.
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PostSubject: Re: AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower   AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower Icon_minitimeSun May 12, 2019 9:32 am

@Murraymountain wrote:
In the U.S. that would be a Poulan as you probably know. I love the battery compartment, hilarious! Looks like a hydro trans? 14.5 Briggs hardly ever die, best type of motor I'll ever use. Matter of fact, I'm thinking I may use one on the MM, just without the AVS. Anyway, definitely an upgrade from Mowing Murray.

Yeah, that rig looks 100% Identical from the paint job as my Poulan Rig! Yeah, that battery Compartment is neat! Has a plastic cover with a cupholder there, I have it, its just not on the Pics.
I was really surprised that that Rig fired right up with gas in the intake after 2years of death! Yep has a Hydro Gear Trans, the same 1 in my big AYP. That rig is an Upgrade 4 sure! & Dad finally wants to get rid of Mowing Murray now, which is awesome! More Space in the Shop, & the main breaking down Rig is gone!
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Oh yeah, I completely forgot you have a Poulan! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower   AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower Icon_minitimeThu May 16, 2019 2:54 pm

@Murraymountain wrote:
Oh yeah, I completely forgot you have a Poulan! lol!

LOL


Small Update! Got the Carb set on my way so it'll should run soon
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PostSubject: Re: AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower   AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower Icon_minitimeTue May 21, 2019 2:03 pm

Ok, time for an HUGE Update!!!

I moved them Mowers outta the shop to be able to work into it, & then took these pics...

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& there's the Progress Update:

Since The Deck Engagement was broken, I had to dive under it, & saw that it has an reverse mounted Hydro Gear!

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& the Problem why everything was vibrating & making noises & dont engaging the deck was that the engine pulley bolt was missing!

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& I modded the seat switch (flipped the springs to the other side & added washers to keep them on)

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The Carb Arrived as well...

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sadly its non adjustable, but well, I think it'll do the Job LOL!

How the Clutch Mechanism looks like when its fixed....

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Fixing it was pretty easy! Just welded Washers over the reemed out mounting points!

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Adjusted the Valves & repainted the valve cover since it was rusty!

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Then slapped the Carb on & fired it up!

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Now it's fully working from the Engine side....
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PostSubject: Re: AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower   AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower Icon_minitimeTue May 21, 2019 3:45 pm

Glad to hear she's runnin' good!

I can't believe I forgot you have a Poulan. I feel like Barney Fife LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower   AYP Craftsman 14,5 HP 42" Rear Discharge Mower Icon_minitimeThu May 23, 2019 12:27 pm

@Murraymountain wrote:
Glad to hear she's runnin' good!

I can't believe I forgot you have a Poulan. I feel like Barney Fife LOL!

LMAO!!

No Problem, I dont remember smtms what I have chilin around on the Property LOL & dont even start with School stuff or other stuff,... my Brain is kinda shot LOL
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Sad News!
The Hydro is acting Stupid!! Might have to pour some oil in it maybe it'll help, otherwise I just send that Hydro & then try to swap the Hydro off the Big AYP in
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