Factory Fresh

Jul
21

A member here entrusted me to bring his beloved heirloom motor back to its original glory. Do you think he'll like it??

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Anatomy of a Monster

Jul
06

Several years a go I assembled a mower with a 13hp Intek motor. I called it the monster mower. Yahoo Groups users will remember the build-up. It required fabrication of a special adapter plate. Ran like a Cadillac. The mower has since been retired and the parts found themselves into other projects I figure I'll post pics of it here.

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Sensation T-Shirt

Jun
25

Several years ago there was a T-Shirt giveaway. Any lucky recipients members here? Mine's seen at least several hundred washes, Still holding up.

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Rare Gem

Jun
25

Finally got my obscure Sensation Side Discharge deck all cleaned up. As you can see it has a cast in crankshaft protector and cast in wheel height adjusters. It was actually front wheel drive at one time but I removed the boss and am converting it to push mower. I have never seen anything like this.

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Side Project Tribute

Jun
20

There's plenty going on over here, just not a ton of results to post (yet). In the mean time I'll post a Sensation tribute of a recent restoration I did of a Briggs WMB motor. I did it Sensation Orange. I included a "before" pic. And yes... It's the same motor.

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21" Side Discharge

Jun
06

I scored a 21" side discharge mower with fixed handle. Seems rare to me, It had a set up for front wheel drive. It also has a cast-in crankshaft protector. The front of the mower has some sort of boss cast into it which I promptly removed. Also a few holes to fill in.

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Trick cam swap.

May
20

I had a tough time figuring out which motor to swap my newly reground cam into. I originally wanted to put it into a 4hp rebuild I had laying around but then boredom struck. Since my 3.5hp workhorse mower has been the recipient of every upgrade I came up with I decided to put the cam in there. Click title to read on... Once old cam was out I realized that the 4hp cam does not fit. I decided to quickly weld up material onto the lobes on the 3.5hp cam and grind..

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Camshaft Tricks

May
14

I added 0.010" of lift to both lobes of this camshaft for a 4HP Briggs motor that's going into my next secret project. Should boost power significantly.

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NOS Sensation Mower.

May
14

It would be unfair to call this a "restoration". This is as close to a brand new NOS original Sensation Lawnmower you're going to find. The Deck is fully original and refurbished, The wheels are brand new NOS Sensation wheels, The motor is built from brand new NOS original Briggs & Stratton parts in full Sensation specs. It's featured in the NOS 4HP build-up. Hear it run.

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