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Picked up a Snapper over the weekend at Hamfest for just $10.00!! It is an older model with the classic Snapper self-propelled and a Tecumseh four-stroke engine. Guy said that it "ran last season" and wanted $30 i said ten, right now. i walked away with it and stuck it in the back of the truck. Got it home and put gas in it and it would only run on starter fluid. Pulled off the carb, cleaned it out and it ran on and off. Well took off the bowl and it was full of trash... again. Cleaned it out and finally got it running good. Took it to my friends house to wash it and take pictures/show it off. wouldnt crank... once again with the bowl and trash. Finally got carb cleaner and shot it through the fuel line along with some air. Re-assembled everything and it is still going strong. Not a thing wrong with this mower. It came with a bag assembly and no side discharge attachment. Well i scavenged a weedeater guard and fashioned a side discharge. I am happy with my $10 snapper :fing32:
 

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sweet nice deal, can't wait to see the pics!!!
 

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You must of went to Shelby?
A lawnmower at a Hamfest!!

Remember the days when all that was for sale at a hamfest was ham gear and electronic stuff?

Paul N3GCA
 

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Nah, they stopped having it in Shelby, moved it to Biggerstaff Park in Dallas. And i was just as suprised to find it there. I almost walked right past it.:fing20:
 

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Yep, we saw a few LBs there too, but he wanted too much for the condition that they were in.

Seems like some of these guys think hamfest is just a flea market...but I guess thats a good thing in Sandrion's case.

By the way, happy birthday man!
 

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oh wow some fellow hams!

Dan KC2YRK
 

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Pic of the snapper
 

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Sandrion:

WOW that is an old one!!

I found one of those at the dump. Engine seized, but i pulled the tank and a few other parts off of it..

We should all get on hf one day... I run a old Kenwood Ts-440 100 watt, inverted 'V' in the attic.. nothing fancy, but able to get the dx stations..

Paul N3GCA
 

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Paul:

I know right!? Could you possibly narrow down a year for me? I cant find a model number... it has a tecumseh on it if that helps.
 

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i would guess mid 80,s as later they used briggs engines. finding an air filter for that will be hard. since tech went bellyup parts are getting harder to find
 

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Sandrion:
We should all get on hf one day... I run a old Kenwood Ts-440 100 watt, inverted 'V' in the attic.. nothing fancy, but able to get the dx stations..

Paul N3GCA
We would love to, problem is we aren't quite hams yet:sorry1:

Both of us are planning on taking the Technician test soon though, gotta keep studying.:fing32:

We have yet to find a transceiver to fit our budget as well (even after 3 years of hamfest, guess we need to set the budget higher.)
 
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