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I have a riding mower that has a lot of spare parts that it doesn't need at this point.The only one i need is a wind-up snap trigger release. It went bad yearts ago, the mower is in very good condition. i want to ethier fix it, repair it, or sell it, or trade it. I know this is a big variation on plans. I put it away 18 years ago,and it run good. i hadn't used it prior for over 30 years.

My dad bought it first in the early 60s,then i bought it from him, when i got married, i have had my wife 47 years and that mower is still here. I may have to dig it out and take a picture for this forum.
It has a fiberglass body[plastic] maybe-- it lifts off to expose the frame work.Its a 5 hp--two speed ,Right now it needs a belt, and that wind-up starting mechanisim

If anyone can help me with info from this info i would appreciate anything you have on this. the reason there is no picture is because its buried under othe lawn equipment/ thank you bob s

PS it has a looped rod that steers the mower and a short shift lever that sticks out the side. I have spare trans, wheels and stering parts i think, but don't need anyhing but this wind-up .It really mows the grass .
 

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Welcome Bob! What make is the engine? Maybe it could be converted to a rope start?
Believe it is briggs-----------it will rope start ----just that a 5hp motor isn't easy to yank around, if you happen to make the adjustments wrong during starting procedure its tough job.thanks bob s
 

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Sometime when you have it dug out take a photo and also note your model and serial numbers off the engine shroud. Then post that information and photo both here and over at MTF. Might be somebody with just the part you need laying about. :)
 

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:cool: Cool! One of those a stream lined models that looks like it is slicing though the wind even while it is setting still ;)

I like the style of things from the 50's and 60's.
 

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:cool: Cool! One of those a stream lined models that looks like it is slicing though the wind even while it is setting still ;)

I like the style of things from the 50's and 60's.
SO !!Can you help me with any thing here mark Heres the pics you requested,Ithought you were going to point me in the right direction, or at least try been waiting to hear bob s
 

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Sorry Bob. The only thing I found so far was this website you might find of interest.

Vintage Sears Garden Tractors

By just looking at the engine shroud I'm thinking Tecumseh or maybe even Lauson rather then Briggs.

Reason I mention Lauson is they were one engine that had the fuel fill over the cylinder head which appears to match the configuration on yours. I don't ever recall Briggs (or newer, Tecumseh for that matter) doing that. Take a look at the photos (especially the red engines) in the below thread from another forum:

The vertical shaft engines that Lauson built - SmokStak

If you can locate any numbers on the engine, you might try to enter them into Google.com and see what comes up. Sometimes a clue comes up even if it is not what your looking for that gives a thought about something else to search for. That's how I found the above links. :)
 
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