Advice on old Trimmer reel mower....
My 98 year old neighbor had an old reel mower in her garage under a pile of junk, unused for many years. When I asked about it, she gave it to me.
It turned out to be a 20" Trimmer Original with a 3hp B&S engine.
I changed the gas and oil, put in a new plug and air filter, and lubed all the chains. It took forever to get started and running for any length of time.
Now it runs fine and mows beautifully, but will still die about every 5-10 minutes. Sometimes it will re-start immediately, and sometimes be very hard to start again.
Any ideas? Would a carb rebuild and/or new gas tank help matters?
It's also missing the chain guard on the right side. Do they still make replacement parts for these?
Any info or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!