Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
Update on the Lawn Ferrari - She wasn't cutting very good. I got a pair of new blades to the tune of $50. Side discharge blades instead of the mulching blades I had on it. Man were those old blades toast! These new blades cut real good but I noticed the mower deck slowing down in the thicker parts of the lawn. Not good, very irritating. Checked it out and the belt was loose and yet at maximum adjustment. Hmm. The belt is obviously stretched after so many years but it still looks in fine shape and I can't get another one "now". What can I get right now to fix this? I know! I went to the local hardware store and dug through their box of springs and got a shorter spring for the belt tensioner pulley. $2.79 and a little modification and the Lawn Ferrari is once again a mowing machine tearing up the landscape! Works great!
(I did save the original spring in case a future owner wants to restore this baby to "stock") LOL
BTW - during my modification procedure I did experience an inadvertent transfer of thermal energy from the lawn mower to my thumb. Touched something I shouldn't have and as soon as I did I was like, "Yup, that's going to hurt." Got a nice little swelled up blister going on now.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
"Time is what prevents everything from happening all at once."
Last edited by Pete04222; 07-22-2010 at 09:25 PM.