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Old 07-22-2012, 06:42 PM
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Hesslawns Scag Restoration

I bought this unit for $40 because I needed some spindles for my Sentar. Then I got to looking at it and it had a manual mechanism for operating the blades and .......I was so surprised how light weight the unit is after I got all the tires inflated. I had a used carb for it so I got it cleaned up and I am cleaning up the gas tank. If the engine starts then...
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:05 PM
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Wow seems like it can be a great find, I would definitely have bought for $40 bucks!
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:38 PM
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I seen this unit at the dealers last week. It is painted green because they were using it as a rental. But it is awfully close to the dump pile so I am going to see if I can get this deck.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:42 PM
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I seen this unit at the dealers last week. It is painted green because they were using it as a rental. But it is awfully close to the dump pile so I am going to see if I can get this deck.
get the whole thing, I want to use it for my special drip irrigation project this fall
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:58 PM
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Progress on this project has been a little slow. I have determined that I will have to get an exhaust valve. I got the unit to run a few seconds but after adjusting the valves and lapping them the leak tester says I had bad leak on the exhaust side. So I want to open it up to see what the condition of the those two rod bearings. I don't want to put money in it if I got major wear on crank. Once i get it open I will most likely take it into McCoys for a real engine expert to look it over.
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Well I kinda got back to my project. Primed a couple parts that were continuing to rust. This week I will get deck off and to welding shop to get estimate on cost to fix it.
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Seems like a fun project!
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:41 PM
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get the whole thing, I want to use it for my special drip irrigation project this fall
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Did you end up picking it up ed?
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Well I kinda got back to my project. Primed a couple parts that were continuing to rust. This week I will get deck off and to welding shop to get estimate on cost to fix it.
One of y'all really need to learn to weld. I've saved huge dough knowing just a few basic welding skills.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:15 PM
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Did you end up picking it up ed?
He didn't know I have another 32" unit in one of our many sheds
that I am getting out soon.

One of y'all really need to learn to weld. I've saved huge dough knowing just a few basic welding skills.
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I think we should but the biggest problem for us is we don't have a pile of scrap metal to get started. Change comes slowly when you are old.
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I got a little more work that I first noticed. Can't image that these wheels rusted through.

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I got the deck back from the welding shop and they did a good job.

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Now I am going over to get the 32" Scag and start taking parts off to get this one up to speed. The Kaw engine is sitting off for the time being, it has very low compression. I am in the process of rebuilding a 15hp Kohler for this one.
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