I picked this up the other night (pics the night I brought it home http://atltf.forumotion.com/t932-look-what-followed-me-home).
Not sure where this is going, but I figured I'd document it.
The engine is a 5 HP Tecumseh with what seems like really low compression. The body is in really good shape for being a 1990.
Possible plans are:
- Repair or replace the engine and give it to my 10 year old
- Drop the 10HP and 5 speed from my other Craftsman RER into it. If I do this, I may sell it as a working mower, or rip the deck off and make it a racer.
- Completely part it out. If I do this, both transaxles are 4450's. One is a 5 speed and the other is a 3 speed. I may lock the transaxle with the extra spider gears.
The thing I noticed today is that the front wheels are solid plastic, so if I keep it I'll either swap the larger wheels from the other RER or find some new wheels for it. Also, what's really killing me in trying to start it is that I don't know what the starting procedure is. It has a seat switch, but you can't sit in the seat while you pull the cord.