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What? the coolest thing I bought at the cedar rapids swap was a lawn mower!!

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Moriarity, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Moriarity
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    Can anyone ID this thing? I think it was previously owned by George Jetson
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  2. I cant ID it, but it is one cool ass mower
     
  3. Kevin Lee
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    I thought for sure I was going to see pics of the cast aluminum one powered by a flathead starter. (I should have bought the one I saw locally)

    That thing is really cool though.
     
  4. DMFB
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    Dood, that might be cool enough to almost get me excited to mow my lawn.
     

  5. G V Gordon
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    WOW! a Spacely Sprockets model X15.
     
  6. hotrod-Linkin
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    looks like a jacobsen.
     
  7. Looks like a two stroke... I'm surprized some kid hasn't robbed the motor for his gokart!

    Sam
     
  8. pimpin paint
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    Hey,

    Were all the Jacobsens' two stroke? Isn't that one?


    " Humpty Dumpty was pushed "
     
  9. povertyflats
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    I have a friend in the business and I will forward this to him. It is cool BUT----what else did you buy Mark?
     
  10. brigrat
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    Your like a magnet when it comes to oddball "stuff"! Very cool indeed................
    Looks like there is a shadow of a V in front, kinda looks Montgomery Ward ish ?
     
  11. Onelow34
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    I seen ya pushing that thing on the back stretch and told my wife how cool that old thing looked! Good find man.
     
  12. JOECOOL
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    I think the patina is fake !!
     
  13. 325w
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    Had an edger back when with a motor like that one. Would run.............We used coat hanger wire for the cutting blade.
     
  14. rockable
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    Is that a Clinton engine......maybe? Cool lawn mower for sure. Sandblast that sucker and give it a paint job and some pinstripes.........................:)
     
  15. Moriarity
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    yes it is a clinton 2 stroke. I see candy red, white pinstripes, gold motor and chrome everything in its future!!!
     
  16. povertyflats
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    Some very small Radir style tri rib wheels would look cool on it too.
     
  17. Broman
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    Sweet mower. I need to get something cool like that to motivate me to mow. I freaking hate mowing, but if I had a neat mower like that I'd mow just to show off....


    I heard you bumped into my dad & brother. Small world, what you doing way down in Iowa?

    ~Broman
     
  18. Moriarity
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    I always go to the cedar rapids swap, have found some cool stuff there, too bad I didnt get to meet you
     
  19. They used the Clinton Engine on Go Karts too !! Kool find >>>>.
     
  20. Zerk
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    Where could you get a set of angled quad headlights small enough to fit that thing?
     
  21. JohnEvans
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    Back in the 50s when them things were new and somewhat popular you could always tell when someone was using one. By the smoke cloud !! ,also made a damm good mosquito fogger.
     
  22. Stick Shift
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    Man I missed that cool lil piece. Awesome swap meet find. I wish I could have met you Mr. Moriarity. You always get the kool stuff.
     
  23. 33_chevy
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    Are you gonna put a lake pipe on it
     
  24. 33_chevy
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    it would look cool with pinstripes
     
  25. It looks like a giant ant's head, I would paint it like a crazy bug from space.
     
  26. hotrod40coupe
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    If that's the case then maybe the mower is a Lewinski...:rolleyes:
     
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  27. Ruiner
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    Mark, I truly wish I had access to a CNC mill to make some bitchin mini-Radir wheels for that bad boy...I think it needs some metalflake and possibly a pearl lace panel or two, and wrap the hand grip on the handle in red metalflake vinyl, a chrome megaphone, pearl white motor, red metalflake engine cover, some red spark plug wiring with a Raja end and some whitewall tires...maybe some drawer pull knobs for a "grille"?...hahaha...
     
  28. Rickybop
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    You aint kiddin', Zerk! LOL. That thing looks for all the world like a '56 Lincoln Premiere. Moriarity...ya gotta make some '50s-style headlights and tail-lights for that thing. Then you could mow at night! Hey, then ya gotta slam it...wait...oh, that wouldn't work very good...grass too short.
     

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  29. KoolKat-57
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    Cool find!
    My Grandfather had one just like that. Came from Western Auto he bought it in the early 60's for about $50.00.
    It didn't run real well, but sure looked COOL!
     
  30. Hands down the funniest thing posted here today!

    Very cool find Mark, I can see you using it at casa.

    Must have been a 50s day, I scored a 1955 10HP Johnson Sea Horse outboard off a radio call in show today, runs like a top and looks like new!
     

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