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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. R Frederick
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    Are you freakin kidding me??? That thing is awesome!!! Do you mow with that?
     
  2. OahuEli
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    Its an Astro -Turfer, built by Spacely Sprockets.
     
  3. Moriarity
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  4. llonning
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    Those Mustangs have got to be the coolest tractor ever made. Simple, solid, direct drive for the blade. Worked on one a few years ago, I believe it had a 8 horse Briggs on it.
     

  5. Thanks man!! I tried but the axles are to wide, spend more time weed eating... can't get close enough to trees, fences, etc. I have it hanging on the garage wall. My dad bought it from the back of a Popular Mechanics thinking it was a big riding mower. I only remember riding on it once as a kid. He is gone now but, I would of loved to of heard what he said when this little dude showed up at the door.
     
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  7. Richard/SIA
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    If anyone is ever going to run it, you MUST heat treat the blade to prevent hydrogen embrittlement!

    Seriously, that thing is dangerous as it is.
    I don't even want to think of the damage it could do if it breaks at speed.
     
  8. Moriarity
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    not to worry, the blade got baked to prevent hydrogen embrittlement, I am not going to run it anymore. So we are double safe!
     
  9. Gambino_Kustoms
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    wow !!! you got it made
     
  10. Moriarity
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    Thanks man!
     
  11. ka-zoo
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    Mark, I saw this ad when I was reading about "Bohn Aluminum and Brass" advertisements, made me think of your mower...
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  12. Moriarity
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    its too bad that the people predicting what the future was going to look like werent responsible for designing things, it would sure be amazing if lawn mowers looked like that!!
     
  13. Moriarity
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    the cedar rapids swap is a week away...wonder what it has in store for me this year!!!!
     
  14. Went through this thread again today because it's just so cool! I was inspired to hunt a bit online to see if I could find some history. I found this - it's an H.G. Palmer push mower - obviously not the same but has some similar features. Looks like a cast aluminum deck (the raised ribs are cool). But check where the starter reel would be - looks like a hand crank?!? Anyhow, just another cool old mower. The search continues . . .

    Steve
     
  15. Oops - here's the pic . . .
     

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  16. JimV57
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    I'd get some old buick teeth and weld them into the front of it...ohh and don't forget the ghost flames!
     
  17. llonning
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    hemisteve, I haven't seen one of those starters in about 10 years. If I remember you crank it up and when you re-lock the handle it engages the starter system. Like I said been 10 years or better. Cool system though.
     
  18. Ever figure out the Manufacturer?

    And what do the "Lawn Mower guys think of the "New Guy"!!! Hahaha... darn hot rodders!
     
  19. Moriarity
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    never did figure out who manufactured this thing, but the guys on the lawn mower forum were diggin what I did with it!
     
  20. 1SICK37
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    That lawn mower is BAD ASS!! Very nice work!!
     
  21. Moriarity
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    still tryin to figure out who the manufacturer was on this thing...
     
  22. Igosplut
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    I have a PILE of NOS Clinton small engine/lawn mower parts....
     
  23. 49ratfink
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    that thing is too cool.

    I remember a chromed out customized wheelbarrow at the Oakland Roadster show from when I was a kid. I think you need one of those to go with it. while you are at it, better chrome out a rake.
     
  24. Moriarity
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    I found out who made these mowers!!!! it is mono manufacturing out of springfield missouri. I bought another one today off Craigslist (thanks Chadly) and it still had the mfg decal on it!!!!
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  25. carlboyd
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    I've actually seen one of those before. Really neat looking. I'd have never figured out who the manufacturer was.
     
  26. Somebody had one in the swap at the Syracuse Nats... either the same, or a very similar one. Starter cord was all apart. I didn't even ask on price, the guy looked like he knew his stuff.
     
  27. 64 DODGE 440
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    Hey Moriarity, that's cool. Now you have a "before and after" display...either that or your are trying to collect the whole set!:D
     
  28. Mark, that's great news! I'm surprised it took so long to find info what with so many on here searching as well - must be one elusive machine!

    Steve

     
  29. povertyflats
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  30. Puzzle solved!



    Paul... what are you doing up at 3:48 a.m.?
     

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