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Don’t try this at home, kids. “It’s an old Craftsman lawn mower,” writes Brian Battocchi. “I got it in exchange for working on a friend’s E34 5 Series.” He admits the possibility that he exposed this vehicle to some hotrodding. “I was planning to take it to a few rallycrosses this year, but I might have done a few too many wheelies for the GRM entry photos,” he adds. “The belts don’t sound so good anymore, and the blade is starting to kick on by itself.”


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EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
9/6/18 4:47 p.m.

I may have inadvertently wheelied my '67 wheelhorse by dropping the chutch in 3rd once. Snatched me so hard my back hurt for a week.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
9/7/18 5:28 a.m.

Mower Wheelies FTW!

Vigo
Vigo UltimaDork
9/7/18 10:21 p.m.

I own two older Craftsman riding mowers (not as old as those pictured) that i got for free because they were some combination of misdiagnosed AND improperly reassembled during previous repairs. Riding mower antics are almost free if you have a little diagnostic talent. I had a former student start up a fairly profitable little side gig flipping mowers because they were basically free when broken and their value went up tremendously after doing nearly-free repairs. A nice riding mower can be $500+ after a $17 part off ebay/amazon. 

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