Return to the Tool Shed Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Lawn Boy 1116 Hobby Gardener

Posted by goggomobil 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 10, 10 at 13:14

I found a Lawn Boy 1116 Hobby Garderner in a pile of stuff by the road. Seeing that it was intact, I grabbed it and eventually tore it to pieces after getting to run.

The reed valves were shot and the carburetor float was in upside-down. Lots of other minor stuff, too.

I put it back together and with the carb adjusted to 3/4 turn, it runs fine; fat white spark and blue smoke.

My question is: Does anyone know what the gearbox is lubricated with? I can see a greenish-gold greasy substance in the access plug. I dunno if this is grease or 90w that has solidified (it's a 1961-64 vintage).

Also, where is the serial number? Mine only has a curious little plate on the head with "SBC-51" as a model number and the serial number field blank.

P.S.: Many thanks to Toro for making a downloadable repair manual and parts diagram available for this and ALL Lawn Boy machines, 1950 thru 2000. Very thoughtful and it enables me to go to the parts counter with a list with parts numbers that saves time.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Tool Shed Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here