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:text-yeahthat: Cute like lock jaw! You're gonna need another shot there Edog!  :auto-ambulance:

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Achto
8 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

  I just neeed to find some spark.

 

Cut the wire that goes to the points and replace your coil with a Briggs solid state coil part # 793281 or aftermarket equivalent. No reason to pull the fly wheel and no more points to worry about.

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Stepney

Before I even saw the tag was gonna ask if it was a National, I had the same one, as well as a few others. Great for just about anything under 1" thick. 

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SylvanLakeWH

Hhhmmm...

 

“Edward Scissor Hands” comes to mind as a good name... :eusa-think:

 

Very cool!

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953 nut
48 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

don't know why I bought it.  Certainly not looking for a project

Ed, I'm sure none of us have ever said this and you are the only one who has ever bought a project they didn't need.         :ychain:

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WHX24

I think its pretty cool.

Dan beat me to it Ed. I got the same motor in 5 HP flavor on the driveway blower & got tired of pulling the flywheel just to dollar bill the points. All it ever took to get it running after setting over winter. 'Sides crank threads were taking a beating and didn't have the correct spanner for the nut.  Put the solid state on and never looked back. 

 

No can do Silvia .. my girls have already got that moniker on Pullstart's sickle. :)

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Ed Kennell

Got a lot done this evening.     

 

 

Image result for 1963 national mower sickle pictures

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ebinmaine
Just now, Ed Kennell said:

Got a lot done this evening.     

 

 

Image result for 1963 national mower sickle pictures

 

You izz FAST !!!

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elcamino/wheelhorse
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I wish I had something like for some areas behind the fence. 

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Ed Kennell

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Ed Kennell

If the Briggs decides to be a non-runner.....This may end up on the front of a plow frame Mad Max style.

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SPINJIM
1 hour ago, Ed Kennell said:

I don't know why I bought it.  Certainly not looking for a project

 

 Been there.  Done that.   Might do it again this weekend.   :scratchead:

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pullstart

Looks like it could easily be popped onto the front Ed!  Gopher it!

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1mor Project

I've got one just like it. In the 50's through 70's  my uncle built those and ran their service department on week ends. All my cousins worked there also over the years. Due to this affiliation I also have two 84 inch cut Triplexes and two 30 inch riders. The offset on your sickle bar allows cutting under fence lines, so that is handy. That's about all I use it for. The Triplex cuts grass like crazy, but one needs engine work and the other sat outside for 10 plus years before I got it, and a couple years since, so who knows. I've got Wheel Horses that I enjoy working on and cruising on, so the Nationals sit.

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Tractorhead
10 hours ago, Ed Kennell said:

If the Briggs decides to be a non-runner.....This may end up on the front of a plow frame Mad Max style.

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I like to reuse Things in a Way they don‘t imagine what they can simplify for you..

 

A Basic Sicklebar Mower with a defect Engine

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becomes with a few pieces of Steel

 

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and a added Hydraulic motor a complete new Challenge, that works like a Charme..

 

 

Sorry for the Woobly Vid, i mounted the Gopro on a bad vibrating section.

 

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squonk

"Them thar toenails look a bit thick! Honey ,get out the 3 horse toenail clippers! "

 

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Ed Kennell
7 hours ago, 1mor Project said:

I've got one just like it. In the 50's through 70's  my uncle built those and ran their service department on week ends. All my cousins worked there also over the years. Due to this affiliation I also have two 84 inch cut Triplexes and two 30 inch riders. The offset on your sickle bar allows cutting under fence lines, so that is handy. That's about all I use it for. The Triplex cuts grass like crazy, but one needs engine work and the other sat outside for 10 plus years before I got it, and a couple years since, so who knows. I've got Wheel Horses that I enjoy working on and cruising on, so the Nationals sit.

 

:thanks:  For sharing this family history.   Now I am more likely to restore and preserve this machine.    Looks like mine is a 1963...does that seem correct?

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WHX24
11 hours ago, 1mor Project said:

my uncle built those

Where were they built 1 more? In MN or WI? 

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Ed Kennell

Looks like mine was built in Minn. Jim.

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squonk

We had a National Mower at the golf course to trim around trees. Snails would line up to race it! :)

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Ed Kennell
3 minutes ago, squonk said:

Snails would line up to race it!

So Mike, ya think I can keep up using my walker or will I end up like this?

 

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