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So I introduced myself on the main forum page but wanted to share my project Snapper, a 21404P. It has the rare blade clutch that only Pete's Small Engine stocked which enabled me to rebuild this mower a few years ago. It also has the disc drive self propelled system.

I replaced the original aluminum 4 HP Briggs with a 6HP OHV Tecumseh for a bit more power while also renovating any "tired looking" parts. After a paint job, I think it looks like new.
Complete Snapper project 004 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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So I introduced myself on the main forum page but wanted to share my project Snapper, a 21404P. It has the rare blade clutch that only Pete's Small Engine stocked which enabled me to rebuild this mower a few years ago. It also has the disc drive self propelled system.

I replaced the original aluminum 4 HP Briggs with a 6HP OHV Tecumseh for a bit more power while also renovating any "tired looking" parts. After a paint job, I think it looks like new.
Complete Snapper project 004 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Complete Snapper project 005 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Wow!! That is one very nice looking machine!! You did a great job rebuilding it.:)

That's great that you were able to find the rare clutch so that you could complete it's restoration. It paid off!

Thanks for sharing it with us!
 

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So I introduced myself on the main forum page but wanted to share my project Snapper, a 21404P. It has the rare blade clutch that only Pete's Small Engine stocked which enabled me to rebuild this mower a few years ago. It also has the disc drive self propelled system.

I replaced the original aluminum 4 HP Briggs with a 6HP OHV Tecumseh for a bit more power while also renovating any "tired looking" parts. After a paint job, I think it looks like new.
Complete Snapper project 004 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Complete Snapper project 005 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

QuickRick
Wow Rick, That's one fine machine you have there!
And One fine job you did there too!

-Stan :)
 

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I did a quick intro in the main but I thought you guys would like my find.

I recently came across what I believe is a 33 inch series 5 high vac in pretty decent shape along with a early 90's murray for 75.00.

The snapper was running until the P.O (charged) the battery. *charged by jumper cables to his buick*
Of course this fried the coil...

The murray came with the carb in a plastic bag straight from being rebuilt.

Of course the snapper is the one I want to get running asap that vintage look is appealing to me.

Will post pics as soon as i can get some during daylight hours...
 

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Hi all
Recently bought a '88 (I think) snapper with a 12hp briggs
So far wrong- flywheel key
Flywheel nut
Starter gear broken
Exhaust valve not closing fully
Can anyone give me some advice on repairs??
And sorry if this is the wrong place for this...
 

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Snapper RP21500 yard sale rescue

I introduced myself on the new member page but I thought I'd come over here and tell my Snapper story.
In the spring of 2013 my wife saw a Snapper mower on the side of the road; the guy had a yard sale every weekend and just happened to have this for sale. He wanted $40 for it, said it didn't run, probably needed carb work. I pulled the rope, it turned over fine and didn't make any weird noises so I bought it. I got it home and pulled the carb off, he was right. The previous owner left it sitting for who knows how long with gas in it and varnished the carb pretty bad. I cleaned it all up with fresh gas and ran a brake cable wire through the jets, etc. Put it all back together and it fired right up! That was 5 years ago and aside from replacing the primer bulb last Fall, air filter, handle bolts and blade, I haven't had to do much else to it. From what I can gather it was probably made in the early-mid 90's. Still cuts like a champ. BTW those Ninja blades suck!
 

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Hi...So I finally got settled in SC. I built a new home in the middle of this virus disaster. What a mess. Long story even shorter I am now back in the market for a Ridding Mower. Lot was full of huge Pine & Oak trees with roots galore still coming up & out on1/2 acre on a hill. The push mower is killing me especially with just patches of grass & sand for now. I will have to pull attachments also since new lawn. I am back looking at a good used Rider. In the beginning of this thread years back I was told the discontinued Snappers were the way to go. I have found a RER 33" 2016 they want $1300 but I am on the fence since going way over on my house & everything. Anymore advice would be helpful. Thanks ,Rick
 

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Welcome back! What kind of attachments and how bad is the hill? Spike aerator would probably be the most load you would have pulling. Not sure that transmission would hold up doing a lot of pulling without maintenance issues if they are still using the disk drives. A gear drive or heavier duty hydraulic drive might suffer the hill pulling better over the long run. But I don't have personal experience with the Snappers so will let the Snapper owners be the real words of wisdom on that. :)
 
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