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Old 06-22-2011, 07:15 PM
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Default "ford" edition push-mower!

no frills, no extras, hell-no throttle cable even. this was my grandma's way back in the day, been in the barn for over 17 years with a bent blade. my self-propelled snapper had been very low on compression and had carberator issues, i took off the carb from this one, put it on the snapper along with a new head gasket and its been back in service. i decided the old push mower wasnt in bad enough shape to warrant being discarded, cleaned the deck up, found a "j.c. penny" sticker on the back. fixed a few cracks on the deck where the engine mounts, reinforced underneath with some channel iron, gave the motor a magnatron coil to replace the points ignition and a new lower crank seal. then it was time for paint. being a farm kid, i just had to go with a tractor theme, not deere this time, been done, i went to the idea of the post-jubille ford. blue with white trim, why not, a ford push mower. i still need wheels and a different blade, the blade i put on took a adaptor which lowered the blade almost 3 inches, with the deck all the way up theres only 1" between the blade & the ground, and the blade is completely below the bottom of the deck, debris goes in all directions to say its unsafe is a understatement. ran it on pavement and it runs nice, will idle down and doesnt smoke, has a external breather which i routed to the discharge side of the deck. all in all ive put about as much in it as you could buy a new cheapie from wal-mart (125) but this is better, no plastic carb, no deck flexing, no damn "hold the bar or it stops".(the snapper is running now, after waiting 3 weeks for a $10.00 carb diaphramn.) took alot of sanding and looking with the right light to find the numbers on the motor shroud, but i found them, turns out the engine was built in '74. hard to say what color the deck was originally, i found black paint, green paint, red paint. dont really want to remove the label, kind of adds to the "vintage" of it. may take this and the 110 ive redone to a few ag shows. might put the F-O-R-D letters across the front of the deck, and a blue oval emblem for the recoil cover (or the thunderbolt with gear)

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Old 06-22-2011, 07:22 PM
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that is an old ass mower!!
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:22 PM
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Cool!!
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:17 PM
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i remember my grandad having a real ford riding mower.
it was a little more used lookin than this gem.


found this ad while i was looking for a pic of a ford mower.

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:43 PM
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i hate mowing..wish i had a ride on lol
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:49 PM
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i recently restored a '65 JD 110. but its for sale, my yard is barely big enough for a push mower-and now i have 2! lol. never seen a ford garden tractor/mower before. i dont mind mowing all that much, maybe i would if i actually had a yard. i live in a trailer park , so my "house" occupies more space than i have lawn. i can litterly go all mowing season on a 3 gallon can of gas.
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'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:57 PM
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i remember my grandad having a real ford riding mower.
it was a little more used lookin than this gem.


found this ad while i was looking for a pic of a ford mower.

"For Mustang people with lawns"

Haha
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:19 PM
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"For Mustang people with lawns"

Haha
You wanna know how retarded I am? I literally saved the picture just so I could zoom in and read the fine print at the bottom to see where it said this....
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:44 PM
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my brother in law still uses one weekly.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:10 PM
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Default Re: "ford" edition push-mower!

put new wheels on today. originally it had plastic 7" wheels. now it has 8" wheels on steel centers with ball bearings. got a ford decal on the engine now too. here it is with my other mower, a '87 snapper i bought 16 years ago for $25.00

still want to have white "F" "O" "R" "D" letters across the front of the deck.
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1993 ranger s/c 4.0 hurst-equipped 5-spd,3.73s ,4x4, milemarker hubs, black grille guard/tube steps,summit rear diff cover with bearing load supports.
"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:08 AM
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Haha this is awesome its now a build thread of your mower...it for sure needs the Ford lettering across the front
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:39 PM
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We use to have a snapper like that when I was little it was only a death trap...
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:10 PM
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the "ford" mower is more dangerous than the snapper, the blade is just below the edge of the deck, and all the way to the outside edge, keep the toes waaay back! yesterday i flipped the brackets on the front wheels so that they dont stick out as far forward, made it a "short wheelbase". i'll take another picture of it once i get the letters on the front of the deck, i do wish i could have gotton a old thunderbolt/gear emblem for the motor!
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1993 ranger s/c 4.0 hurst-equipped 5-spd,3.73s ,4x4, milemarker hubs, black grille guard/tube steps,summit rear diff cover with bearing load supports.
"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:01 PM
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...and finished! couldnt find vynil stick-on letters that had any size to them, went with stenciling and spray paint, cleared over it once done, the "D" isnt quite perfect, but im going with it. the underneath pic shows my channel-iron deck bracing and how close to the edge the blade is. dont know who would have made this deck orininally, has a j.c. penny sticker, google search turned up nothing. probly just a basic, bare bones mass produced deck made by the lowest bidder. and this mower probly was only 40-50 bucks back in the day, compared to the 125 bare-bones weed-eater at wal-mart. i added it all up the other day, i have about 140 in this. has new lower crank seal, coil, wheels, blade, channel iron under the deck for reinforcement (when you tilt the mower back on the rear wheels to turn your not putting the strain of all the weight on the deck where the handle brackets attach) and of course paint. i did use truck bed liner spray under the deck for durability, then sprayed it green.





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1993 ranger s/c 4.0 hurst-equipped 5-spd,3.73s ,4x4, milemarker hubs, black grille guard/tube steps,summit rear diff cover with bearing load supports.
"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:50 PM
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gotta love those little briggs and stratton engines, hell the last three pushmowers i had came from the dumpster and all had that exact same engine. i doubt it's changed much in 40 years, and every one i've had ran great. last one was a early 80's cub cadet that rotted the deck out, now i've got a newer MTD, that i found upside down in the trash, after draining all the oil out of the cylinder and carb it ran great after it got done smoking

oh, my dad also had a clone to your snapper when i was little. untill it cought on fire in the middle of the lawn. he hated that mower, lol
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