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After years of searching, a couple ads I missed out on I finally got a 1969 beige 5268
Although I can’t find this model online it’s identical to the 5238. Could be a Canadian only model as I’ve hand similar scenarios with other models

It appears to be in very good structural condition. The PO looks to have done a repair on the primer hole but looks to have done a nice job with it. It even has all 4 original beige whitewall wheels as well though the white walls could use some attention. I gave it a quick wipe with the towel so I could snap a couple of pics
Pretty happy to be adding this one to my collection
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That's purdy

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A really great looking old mower! It looks exactly like my 5238, except mine has a blue cup over the flywheel nut! I've never seen a tan one, before!!
 

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A really great looking old mower! It looks exactly like my 5238, except mine has a blue cup over the flywheel nut! I've never seen a tan one, before!!
I have both colors NOS, and green

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Congrats on ending your long search! Wow,that shroud looks in terrific condition.
 

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That looks to be in amazing condition. Well worth hanging on to. If my recently acquired 7259 had been a 19 inch I would have considered keeping it. I agree, that shroud is in great shape. Bill
 

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It looks exactly like my 5238, except mine has a blue cup over the flywheel nut! I've never seen a tan one, before!!
Interesting I agree. The Canadian models I’ve seen have had the beige one but most US pics I’ve seen have the blue. The handle is also beige with blue grip for Canada
Would be interesting to know if any US ones had a tan cap? I’m also curious whether the pull cord handle was white originally or blue....

I think this one is going to be a daily one for me. It’s too nice to restore but worn enough I don’t want to put it away. Will throw a Tri-cut blade on it and use it I think.


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Interesting I agree. The Canadian models I’ve seen have had the beige one but most US pics I’ve seen have the blue. The handle is also beige with blue grip for Canada
Would be interesting to know if any US ones had a tan cap? I’m also curious whether the pull cord handle was white originally or blue....

I think this one is going to be a daily one for me. It’s too nice to restore but worn enough I don’t want to put it away. Will throw a Tri-cut blade on it and use it I think.


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I think if memory serves me correctly that in the US the beige caps came on edgers.
It has been a couple years since I had to stop messing with the Lawnboy stuff, but when I picked up the NOS caps that I have I seem to remember looking into that.
I am very impressed with your find ReedZ, that has to be the finest original example of that modle I have ever seen.

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Hey Lee
Was it you that had posted at one time or another that you had replacement beige wheels. I’d like to find a 6” one to replace one of mine as one of mine is badly gouged.


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Hey Lee
Was it you that had posted at one time or another that you had replacement beige wheels. I’d like to find a 6” one to replace one of mine as one of mine is badly gouged.


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Not me brother, but good luck finding some. If you find a bunch let me know because I would sure like a set for mine

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I have 3 of the 8 inch NOS beige wheels, but none of the 6 inch. I think I purchased them from MTF member “smnolan” a couple of years ago. I don’t think he had any of the 6 inch wheels though, or else I would of bought some. I’m collecting NOS parts for that elusive 7259E restore.






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I have 3 of the 8 inch NOS beige wheels, but none of the 6 inch. I think I purchased them from MTF member “smnolan” a couple of years ago. I don’t think he had any of the 6 inch wheels though, or else I would of bought some. I’m collecting NOS parts for that elusive 7259E restore.






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Lawnboy gold right there

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I have 3 of the 8 inch NOS beige wheels, but none of the 6 inch. I think I purchased them from MTF member “smnolan” a couple of years ago. I don’t think he had any of the 6 inch wheels though, or else I would of bought some. I’m collecting NOS parts for that elusive 7259E restore.






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Wow!


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Pulled the 5268 today to see if it runs. It started 2nd pull ran great for 10 sec or so then ran like crap and died. Quick observation is it needs a crank seal. Ring of gas on the driveway and the shaft is soaked.
Will fix that tomorrow as well as check the muffler as this thing was darn loud. Way louder than it should be.
Hopefully simple fixes as I’m Looking forward to using this mower this season in my rotation.


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If it's gas on the ground, then it should be something else other than a crankshaft seal... If gas is coming out the crankshaft seal, you need to fix the carb/fuel pump so gas stops getting into the crankcase and change the oil asap.
 

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Perhaps you didnt catch that fact that this is a 2 stroke hench no gas getting into crankcase oil. When the lower seal fails they will spray a ring of mix out under the mower because it is dripping down the crankshaft and being slung outward.

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Got it running this morning. After 45 min of working to get the blade bracket off. Argh! Put new seal in and discovered one of the muffler bolts was loose causing the amplified sound
Got it all out back together and finally got it started after some some friendly discussions with it. It wouldn’t run properly though and sounded like
It was 4 stroking. It finally ran up to speed and ran fine. I am going to do a service on the carb as well as clean the points and faces on the coil and flywheel. Then adjust idle as it’s idling too high right now (around 11 o,clock when not running)
Hopefully this will make it purr.


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