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Got a Snapper

1949 Views 14 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  lawnboy dan
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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i am also an avid radio operator-cb. we have a blast with this lost hobby
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
cb is way more fun and cheap . no lic needed
many of the hams come down to have fun on our cb network cause ham is to ridgid with ruls and often there is no one on there
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