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Need some advice on Locke Lawnmower Carb.


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09-12-12, 12:33 PM   #1  
Need some advice on Locke Lawnmower Carb.

So I found myself an Locke mower. I met the seller today and the mower looks good for it's age. Eventually I'll try and repaint it up. Anyway, the seller indicated that he thinks the carb. might need some work. He said that it will backfire once in a while and stall out. Does anyone know what I am getting my self into? I'm handy, but carbs. make me nervous. Any advice?
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09-13-12, 12:01 AM   #2  
They aren't difficult at all, but I have no idea what you have or what carb might be on it.


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09-13-12, 05:50 AM   #3  
Can you put a picture of it on here, also what is the model number of the engine. I myself have never heard of a Locke mower. Interested to see what is looks like.

 
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09-13-12, 07:19 AM   #4  
I do not have the mower yet, hopefully by next week. The current owner indicated that the carb. might need a cleaning, so I was hoping to get a jump start on what I am getting myself into. I will post some pics., when I get it. Thanks!

 
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09-15-12, 05:40 PM   #5  
For those who might be interested, here is a picture of the Locke I'm looking to pick up.

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09-23-12, 05:41 PM   #6  
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That is probably an old Wisconsin Engine, but if you are lucky it could be a Kohler. The Carbs on both of them were big and had big adjustment needles and orifices on them. If you plan to sharpen those reels, you will have to find a commercial distributor that handles golf course equipment, not too many small shops have the grinders required to do the job. If the reels are already ground down to the spiders that support the blades, you now have a great anchor for your boat!

 
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09-23-12, 06:08 PM   #7  
LOL at the anchor comment. I did not pick this up yet, the seller is trying to get the carb problem taking care of. As far as the blades, I recall them being in decent shape. Luckily, there are THREE golf courses nearby I can ask about sharpening. I'll try and keep this thread updated.

 
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