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Old 04-07-16, 10:01 PM
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Old Tom Boy Mower

Wow on National beer Day and My Birthday an old friend stopped by at 8 this morning. He is 89 years old bless his heart ~!~!

Anyway he has 2 of those old aluminum frame mowers in very good shape.

Well this one has a 1980 92902 Briggs on it and he tried to clean the points. Weeeell that didn't go good I guess cause he brought the mower to me in pieces and no spring for the points. Can you fix it he says ??

A new electronic coil, a oil change and 1 pull on the rope says yes I did.

The reason for the first pull start is that he uses NON ethanol gas in everything he uses. There was some gas in the tank and I just topped it off with the same gas that he uses 2.09 a gallon verses 1.79 for the E gas. I am sure it sat up all winter.

He is a very happy camper right now. I like giving life to those old mowers. ~!~!
 
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Old 04-08-16, 12:00 AM
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Cool. Never heard of Tom Boy mowers before.
 
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Sid came by today with the other one. Can you fix it like you did the other one ??
 
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Old 04-08-16, 06:49 PM
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Cheese they kind of resemble the Lawn Boy mowers with the offset wheel in the middle of the frame and the discharge is at the front.
 
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Do they still make that design? I never cared much for them .... haven't used that type since the 70's
 
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Does it have a traditional Muffler ?

I've got a couple Lawn Boy mowers around here, (actually made along with Evinrude or Mercury engines by Outboard Marine) and they pumped the exhaust out the bottom, under the aluminum chassis and used the grass to muffle the noise from their 2 cycle engines . . . . really quiet for a 2 cycle.

My Lawn Boys are a 1967 18" 2002, and the much more modern 1977 21" 7227 . . . . I don't use them much on a 4 acre lawn; but they both run, and with those aluminum no rust platforms, "They take a lick'in and keep on tick'in !"
 
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No they don't make those anymore. The Tom Boy's were made in Missouri.

They resemble the old Lawn boy's but had 4 cycle engines on them. The one I fixed had a 1980 Briggs on it. When I look at the other one good I'll post the date on that engine.

I do know that the 1980 was a replacement engine.
 
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Tom Boy # 2 Video

A picture says a thousand words but a video lets you see the whole thing in action ~!~!

This is the second one and it;s a 77 Briggs on deck ~!~!

https://youtu.be/gapkEzMyEUM
 
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I thought I was gonna see a mower, nice hat though.
 
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Mower

I thought I was gonna see a mower, nice hat though.
Try this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw1Av2nQgoA
 
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Oops I had another link in my memory for something else ~!~!

https://youtu.be/Yw1Av2nQgoA
 
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Old 04-20-16, 04:25 PM
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Nice greenhouse in the one video! I have a greenhouse I haven't set up yet, been waiting for the time. I plan to do aquaponics in it.
 
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What kinda fish you gonna farm?
 
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Old 04-20-16, 04:43 PM
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Tilapia
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Cool! American version like the sunfish or more exotic like South american/african?
 
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I think they are called blue tilapia if I remember right? They grown from fingerling to a pound in 9 to 12 months.
 
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Ahk cool, sounds more like a tropical version of cichlid. Blue gill, Redear and such are my favorite lb for lb sporting fish. I raised some mean cichlids, Peacock, Jack Demsey and Convict.
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Yeah, I have a Cichlid tank at home too:




 
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Hope you don't mind the thread drift Boudreaux
 
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Not at all Let's talk turkey sometime about plants and SUPER HOT peppers. Aqua does good also but I don't have room for pumps and reservoirs. I like the Kratky method myself ~!~!
 
 

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