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ive had this jacobsen with a disc blade and i cant find any parts for it as far as the engine goes,its a neat mower but it needs a overhaul and i dont have the space to keep another mower.its in great shape but needs a engine overhaul.if i do overhaul the engine,im afraid somthing will happn with the rest of the mower and i cant get parts for it...what should i do?
 

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Tough call. Tis a shame to scrap any restorable machine, but some others may live because of it. What engine is in it?
 

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I'd say keep it if possible, they are pretty unique little mowers with that big disc blade and all.

If you don't mind me asking, what parts does it need and also, what signs is it showing that it needs to be overhauled?

Every so often on Ebay there are complete Jacobsen 321 engines, so if you are ambitious enough, you could get one for parts or use it as a replacement. Not to mention, Craigslist as another source to try if you wanted to put a want ad out.
 

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Tough call. Tis a shame to scrap any restorable machine, but some others may live because of it. What engine is in it?
briggs with vertical start.theres a pic in another thread somwhere...
 

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I'd say keep it if possible, they are pretty unique little mowers with that big disc blade and all.

If you don't mind me asking, what parts does it need and also, what signs is it showing that it needs to be overhauled?

Every so often on Ebay there are complete Jacobsen 321 engines, so if you are ambitious enough, you could get one for parts or use it as a replacement. Not to mention, Craigslist as another source to try if you wanted to put a want ad out.
it pops when you start it but compression is around 70 lbs.ive tried everything to get it so run with low compression but it just can do it.the thing im worried about getting is deck parts(trans stuff like that) the deck is in fine shape it self but the blade is rotting,im going to get a uni. gator for it if i get another motor...which i just rememberd that i can just slap a new motor on it...do i dare put a B&S on it or find somthing with more oomph?
 

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maybe you can try some of those oil additives that claim to restore engine compression?

Dan B.

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maybe you can try some of those oil additives that claim to restore engine compression?

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this engine was used way to much after the compression drop off,its going to need a overahul or a new motor,i think im going to find a old pressure washer ,that might work because theres no saftey switches.
 

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well why would you scrap it? im sure there is someone that would love to work on it
 

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around here,if it dont run they dont want it.or if its above $35 and it runs they dont want it. people want a perfect mower with the perfect warrenty for nothing,ive got a lawnboy sitting out side for sale and no ones even stopped to look at,mainly because the motors out of compression.but im going to keep the jacobsen for a my overhaul class project,and my toro will be my other too.
 

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advertise it on here. i bet there is a forum member that would want it
 

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advertise it on here. i bet there is a forum member that would want it
cant,too big of a risk.money is super tight for me and is expected to get even tighter.besides this mower is going to be a project,i might as well keep it.:sorry1:
 

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i would just say that you should avoid scrapping it at all costs
 

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What exactly do you do that make them loose compression quick?
it was compleatly out of compression when i got it,and may of been out of it for some years
 
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