Yep, my mower is finally working, well, running. There’s still a few gremlins I need to sort out with it. But here’s the break down of my costs so far. Estimations of course.
Safety switch: $13 x 2 = 26
Marvels mystery oil: $5
Oil can: $13 (I meant to pick up a $7 one, pick the most expensive one by accident).
Oil pan, cleaner, & towel: $5
SAE 30: $5
Zip ties: $8
Gas can: $20
Keep in mind that this is a 7 to 10 year old mower, and new on the market back then was $2000. And used nowadays you can find it for >$400. So, I think it’s a decent tradeoff.
The things that are left to do is get new tires, and see why it has trouble going up a hill when the deck blades are on. Of course, the experience was tremendous and priceless. I’m actually a little eager to try and tackle another project, :).
But this guy is fast! 21 hp and a 6-speed manual, it's fun to drive too, :).