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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-13-2016, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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New to me 1951 Jacobsen Lawn Queen

Just picked up this LQ for a whole 10 dollars. I tried to talk him down to 9.50, but he wouldn't budge on the price!

Seems complete and the engine does have compression, but the reel is frozen and the wood rollers are in dire need of replacement. Serial number (221-358) makes it a 1951 model.

I have a few other projects on the line right now, but I'll be diving into this thing in a few months..
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-13-2016, 03:55 PM
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Cool! You got it at a great price.

You'll have a lot of fun with it. Keep us posted!

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I'm with the seller on this one; I wouldn't have come off the price either.

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Thanks for the kind words guys. I'm hoping this will be a successful project!
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Spent a little time today with the Jake and I confirmed there's good compression and a pretty good spark as well. However, the spark plug won't tighten up in the hole, so either I have to Helicoil the hole or find a new head.

The reel is stiff, but it is moving now. I'm a little bummed about the head and the spark plug hole, though...
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That's a really nice find and a great price. If you haven't helicoiled a spark plug before I can tell you it's pretty easy and holds up well.
Have done a number of holes on automobile aluminum heads and never had a comeback. When doing it on the vehicle I'll apply grease into the flutes of the tap to grab and hold the chips. In your case it'd be a breeze to pull the head and do it on a bench.

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