As most of you that follow my blog know, it's not all about motorcycles. As the heading states I like working on anything with a motor (except cars, I hate cars! but I do it). This Sunday it was time to start working on one of the mowers (I have 3) that I got from Craigslist for free. I like to do as many others do and fix if I can and resell for a small profit. If they are truly junk I part them for later use. I wanted to do this Craftsman I got first, because I want this for myself to do the tight spots around the house I can't get with the rider. Did all the typical things, check for compression, spark, cleaned the plug and carb, dumped the old gas and fixed the pull cord assembly. I really think that is the number one reason people give up on mowers is the pull cord. The rope comes out and they can't figure out how to fix the retracting spring so they get a new mower. Works out great for me because it is such an easy fix and another $50 in my pocket when the mower sells, which where I live when I put one out front it lasts maybe 4 hours tops. Anyway here's my new/old/free mower.