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Blog entry by Porchfish posted 08-31-2011 04:23 PM 1454 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello friends! Any body out there have an old, ugly, dead riding lawnmower that wouldn’t miss it’s transmission ? I just got back from Ace salvage (local junk yard) and didn’t find a single riding mower transmission that hadn’t rusted away or been smashed to unrecognizable metal mass. If you have one and are willing to part with it, I would gladly pay freight and for your time for sending it my way. Let me know if you know of such a critter that might be available. Meanwhile I’ll keep looking. There are replacement parts houses willing to sell old rehabbed transmissions at nearly the cost of a complete mower, but that takes all the fun out of it ! I really like old monkey wards parts and some inexpensive sears parts from real early craftsman mowers. I’m sure one will turn up sooner or later. I have yet to drive the backroads of Gadsden County to look along side dirt roads , where I found my first one . Thanks for your ear. Keep creating my friends ! I am almost finished with my kitchen remodel and will get back to serious shop work soon.
Thank you , your north florida friend, don schneider

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#1 posted 08-31-2011 11:39 PM

I wish I did, but unfortunately, I don’t even have a lawn!

Best of luck.

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#2 posted 11-05-2015 09:23 PM

I know this is 4 years+ old, but did you ever find a tranny?

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#3 posted 11-06-2015 03:15 PM

I never found one I could use so I used a system of belts and pulleys shown on my photo of the “Snappy-Ass Tool Co” lathe model #2 “Red Ryder” that you can see on my project page. I used 3 4 step pulleys…inconvenient, but it works. Thanks for asking. Hope all is well for you up in Ga. Joe, Thanks, “Porchfish”.......Don Schneider Havana Fl.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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