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Restored Craftsman riding mower 50". - $750 (Eagle River)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Craftsman riding mower
model name / number: GT5000
size / dimensions: 50" cut
I am restoring a 22 horse power Craftsman riding lawnmower with a 50" mower deck. It will be ready next week, but thought I would start showing some of the work I am doing to it. Set the valve clearance, installed new intake manifold o-rings, cleaned the engine and chassis of debris very good. Cleaned air cleaner new gas filter, serviced the mower deck including sharpening the blades and many other service items, clean and lube, oil and grease as needed.
I will update the ad when I am finished, I have rebuilt the carburetor, clean, clean, started right up as soon as it got fuel.
John in Eagle River by Fred Meyers 242-83two4. As pictured getting better every day.
It is a 2004 Model with a 6 speed manual transmission and a Briggs and Stratton 22 horse V Twin motor.
Cleaned and gapped the plugs.
Service being performed as needed, such as fuel pump replaced, vacuum line repaired.
The mower deck was treated with a rust inhibitor.
Update; I started the engine, parts on order, runs good. I need to repair a crack to the gas tank, so working on that(complete), and serviced the transmission as long as I had access as pictured.
Riding lawn mower
Riding lawnmower
Update 7/4/24; just made a new valve cover gasket as it had a slight leak(torn), checked valve tappet lash while I was in there, it looks good so left it alone. New gas line as the old one was starting to deteriorate, new gas tank grommet, I am going to try a replacement carb that I am rebuilding (waiting on 2 o-rings, done..) as it is running rich on the original carb (now running lean on the second carb, ah ha I need to get in the middle) , I suspect a bad internal gasket that has 4 air flow passages (replaced), so still working the bugs out. I did cut some grass and the mower deck works/cuts but needs to be height adjusted to your lawn preference for grass length. Still a little ways to go, I still have many of the shrowds and covers off the engine for accessibility. (Done)
The rear right tire has a slow leak but the least of my concerns at this point, I just added some air to it.
Steering and transmission work good.
Pto works good, it has a nice push button operated electronic pto and the safety switches in the seat and brake clutch work as designed, I just adjusted the parking brake so now it holds on a hill or incline. Installed a new Tecumseh fuel shut off valve as pictured. Hoping to try the other carburetor tomorrow.(Done runs good now)
7)11/24: Last seven pictures show the current state of the mower, I recently serviced the mower deck height adjustment system and brought the idle down some, replaced the covers and plan to make a video mowing soon.
Getting close.. The mower has now surpassed my asking price in value, as I see it.
Thanks.. John


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