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Hi everyone! I posted this question in the For Sale and Wanted but not sure how often anyone looks there. I just wanted to see if anyone had a Lawnboy Crankshaft Support Gauge, part number 609968, that they no longer had a use for or maybe had an extra. If anyone has one, please send me a P.M. I had picked up a partial tool kit from eBay but it did not have this item. Thanks, Bill
 

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Bit the bullet a few years ago and paid about $30 for a new one. Ordered through my Toro dealer. Basically looks like a deepwell socket. Does make lineup of the stiffeners a breeze and centered quickly.
 

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Hi everyone! I posted this question in the For Sale and Wanted but not sure how often anyone looks there. I just wanted to see if anyone had a Lawnboy Crankshaft Support Gauge, part number 609968, that they no longer had a use for or maybe had an extra. If anyone has one, please send me a P.M. I had picked up a partial tool kit from eBay but it did not have this item. Thanks, Bill
I worked on LBs for years and never bothered with one. IF you have a metal turning lathe or know someone who does, it should be simple to make one.

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Bit the bullet a few years ago and paid about $30 for a new one. Ordered through my Toro dealer. Basically looks like a deepwell socket. Does make lineup of the stiffeners a breeze and centered quickly.
Hi Echoman! Yes, I have found them on various sites, the cheapest being SearsParts Direct.com for $39.95 plus shipping. My Toro dealer wants around $41.00 plus tax. I was just hoping that maybe someone had acquired an extra one over the years that they wanted to part with. Hate to pay more for one tool than I paid for the whole kit. I did make one yesterday out of a copper pipe coupling. The hard part was grinding and filing the small end where it has to fit inside the support but it works for now. I have attached some pictures for your viewing. Also, my thanks to LawnboyKS for the kind offer of a factory gauge. Thanks, Bill
 

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I worked on LBs for years and never bothered with one. IF you have a metal turning lathe or know someone who does, it should be simple to make one.

Walt Conner
Hi Walt! Yes. I had thought about having one made at a machine shop. I may look into this at some point just to see what the cost would be. I don't have the equipment to do it myself but am well versed in metal turning. I wonder if the price was right and a shop was going to make more than one if any other members would be interested. Thanks for your input. Bill
 

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Hey, I just commented on your other post, lol. Guess I should have got back to quicker! I have a spare one... If you are interested in it still.

I'll admit it is kind-of a unnecessary tool. One could even use some thin metal, or even cut up a beer can to slide over the shaft to get the spacing on the Y support. Just as long as the support isn't touching the shaft, that's the goal in the tool.
 

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Hey, I just commented on your other post, lol. Guess I should have got back to quicker! I have a spare one... If you are interested in it still.

I'll admit it is kind-of a unnecessary tool. One could even use some thin metal, or even cut up a beer can to slide over the shaft to get the spacing on the Y support. Just as long as the support isn't touching the shaft, that's the goal in the tool.
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Hey, I just commented on your other post, lol. Guess I should have got back to quicker! I have a spare one... If you are interested in it still.

I'll admit it is kind-of a unnecessary tool. One could even use some thin metal, or even cut up a beer can to slide over the shaft to get the spacing on the Y support. Just as long as the support isn't touching the shaft, that's the goal in the tool.
Hi! My thanks to LawnboyKS as he is sending me the Crankshaft Support Gauge and additional thanks to all of you on the forum who contribute so much, both physically with needed items and mentally with much appreciated knowledge. Bill
 

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Hi! My thanks to LawnboyKS as he is sending me the Crankshaft Support Gauge and additional thanks to all of you on the forum who contribute so much, both physically with needed items and mentally with much appreciated knowledge. Bill
Hi everyone!! Well when it rains, it pours, or so they say. I recently posted that I was looking for a Crankshaft Support Gauge for my tool kit that I acquired on eBay and LawnboyKS was kind enough to offer one to me that he had as an extra and I accepted. I received the tool today but in my searching for some other missing items I talked to the Lawnboy mechanic at my local hardware store and he said he had some stuff he would part with so I ended up with a spark testor, a part for the BBC kit, a piston stop, a puller, and an extra Crankshaft Support Gauge, part number 609968. If anyone is interested in the extra Crankshaft Support Gauge, please let me know as I would rather see someone from the forum be able to use it rather than put it on eBay. I paid $18.00 for the tool from LawnboyKS so if anyone wants the extra one they can have it for $20.00 including the shipping. Thanks, Bill
 

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Hi everyone!! Well when it rains, it pours, or so they say. I recently posted that I was looking for a Crankshaft Support Gauge for my tool kit that I acquired on eBay and LawnboyKS was kind enough to offer one to me that he had as an extra and I accepted. I received the tool today but in my searching for some other missing items I talked to the Lawnboy mechanic at my local hardware store and he said he had some stuff he would part with so I ended up with a spark testor, a part for the BBC kit, a piston stop, a puller, and an extra Crankshaft Support Gauge, part number 609968. If anyone is interested in the extra Crankshaft Support Gauge, please let me know as I would rather see someone from the forum be able to use it rather than put it on eBay. I paid $18.00 for the tool from LawnboyKS so if anyone wants the extra one they can have it for $20.00 including the shipping. Thanks, Bill
Hi all! Just a quick update. In addition to the Crankshaft Support Gauge #609968 that was previously mentioned I also have a very clean BBC service kit #683055 for sale. For the details please go to the Walk Behind For Sale And Wanted section. Thanks, Bill
 

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I wouldn't mind having that BBC tool kit, but aren't BBC parts now NLA for Lawn Boy? The only model I have it on is my 10591 pictured in my avatar, and it doesn't get used much. If it craps out on me someday, my nice new tool kit may be useless if I can't find parts.
 
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