1951 Toro SportLawn Restoration

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1951 Toro SportLawn Restoration

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I got my hands on a 1951 18” Toro SportLawn and I am looking to clean it up and restore it to its former glory. I’ll post updates as I go along.

I think it needs some work on the carb to get going.

Here are a few photos of the mower in its current state:

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Re: 1951 Toro SportLawn Restoration

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That's awesome. Anxious to follow your progress!

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Very cool!

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I am having a little trouble with the rotation of these photos. Well here they are.

The engine is a Clinton 350 from Maquoketa, IA. Not an easy engine to find parts for this model.
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I took the engine off of the frame so I could clean everything more easily and empty the fuel from the tank.
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I grew up in the age of grease zerks so these are new to me. Makes me think of the Wizard of Oz.

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The top platform pivots on the same bolts that secure the roller height.

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The reel is pretty filthy.
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The rollers are 2-1/4” wood. I can’t wait to make some new rollers up out of a wood of choice.
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The edge rollers lost about 1/4” in diameter over the years.

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Looking to clean, wire brush, and repaint the wheels.
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Saw some debris in the gas tank, gas didn’t look quite right either.

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Following!

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I love a little project, this one is going to be lovely. 😎

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Sanded for about an hour today, careful to stay off the info/model plate. Has anyone here done any sandblasting or hired out a sandblasting job? I’d imagine that could save a significant amount of time but have not had anything sand blasted before.
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