My SIL, Mike, stopped by an auction the other day and couldn't resist the impulse to grant me another gift in trade for me granting him permission to marry my oldest daughter 9 years, 7 months and 15 days ago....and HERE it is !!!!
Being married to my little girl necessitates a great deal of frugality on his part, so I KNOW he got it cheap. :shock: :shock:
I feel HONORED that he would spend $25.00 of his hard earned "rat-hole" money just to make his grouchy father-in-law happy....but I would never tell him so... :lol: :lol: :lol:
It'd been stored in a shed for a undetermined number of years, but it has definitely been a long time. No matter, I tinkered with the carb linkage with needlenose (note the broken throttle cable), dumped in a quart of liquid gold (gasoline), tapped on the carb a bit, sprayed a little wd-40 down the sparkplug hole and tugged the rope and she popped !!! AHA !!!!!
Made sure there was oil in the crankcase and within 20 minutes, was chugging up the roadway to my SIL's house grinning from ear to ear.
Even got a handy-dandy Bolens 10" plow to go with it !!!
I just knew I recognized the control bar...went to another storage building and hanging right from the rafter is an identical control assembly with a perfect knob to replace this broken one. Further proof that you should NEVER under any circumstance THROW any thing away... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Little biddy old Kohler motor must be bullet proof to still run as smooth as it does....Anybody got a clue how old this is ??? Now if I can just keep my SIL
convinced about how much he still owes me for letting him into the family....