You did a good job! All you would have to do is paint the shroud green and it would look like it came that way!The original engine was really ragged out. It really overspeeded and ran hot. Something was obviously wrong with it. Plus, I had the Honda engine sitting in the shed for use on something. Just didn't really have a use for it at the time (I gave the good Craftsman deck to a friend who really needed one with a good transmission). I found the Lawn-Boy and figured it'd be a good Honda swap. I didn't even have to change a cable. The belt pulley is just a bit narrower on the Honda's crank than the Lawn-Boy belt really wants, but it works just fine still. That's a really neat mower, and dead quiet, too. I love it.
This is what I have my eyes on:You did a good job! All you would have to do is paint the shroud green and it would look like it came that way!
I love the old Promo Models. I am curious about what the promotion was too.About 5 years after I moved out my Mom got rid of the 7260 and
got one of these R7070 "Promo" mowers with
the yellow shroud and trim:
I guess it was some sort of special edition? What was the promotion?
That would look perfect! I would keep an eye on your local craigslist for the shroud assembly off a junked motor. That way it should be pretty cheap.This is what I have my eyes on:
I want to swap the whole shroud from a newer Lawn-Boy with the Honda GCV160 engine. They're hard to find though, just the shroud.
eBay picture to follow; not sure how long the photo will be valid.