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wretched ratchet 12-05-2012 03:23 PM

Pimp My Tiller ??
Last summer I asked my oldest son if I could borrow his little Craftsman tiller and he said yes but the last time he tried to start it, it wouldn't start. So I said no problem and went and picked it up. Well, obviously someone or several someones had been trying to crank it with no luck and in the process, they had the fuel lines wrong, lost the throttle linkage and left the "old" 2 cycle gas in the tank.

Well, I worked with it but couldn't get it started so he said to just junk it and he would buy another next Spring so I just stuck it in the corner of my mini-shop and he thinks it became part of the County Landfill.

After looking at it for a couple of weeks, I decided to see if I could find a kit for the Tillotson diaphram carb and after some emails their home office in Ireland I learned enuff to order a kit. Got the kit, installed it and it cranked but the throttle wouldn't work so after some "redneck fabrication" with a straightened out paper clip I got it to where it cranks on the first pull, idles great and runs great under throttle.

Then I decided to give him his fixed Tiller back as a Christmas gift but I wanted to do a few things to it first. I guess you could call this Customized Craftsman Old Skool Pimping. He's got a great sense of humor and should get a real kick outa this. A new one would run him about $300+.

69 widetrack 12-05-2012 04:32 PM

Love the dice and I'm sure that the rear view mirror is going to come in handy changing lanes or parallel Parking. Flames are a nice touch to.

Larry123 12-05-2012 04:35 PM

It must be awesome to be retired

wretched ratchet 12-05-2012 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by Larry123 (Post 1619519)
It must be awesome to be retired

:D you picked up on that right away didn'tcha?:D

silentpoet 12-05-2012 04:58 PM

Should have painted it pink and put hello kitty stickers on it.

geezer69 12-05-2012 05:12 PM

hahaha, only you mego. hahaha.its perfect ! hahaha. hes gona get a kick out of it. cool !! hahaha

lt1silverhawk 12-05-2012 05:44 PM

Closest thing to a set of Cragars for the mower :thumbup:

sedanbob 12-05-2012 07:14 PM

I especially like the flames. My neighbor's 8 yr old girl want a bike for Christmas - her only requirement... It's got to have flames! (girl after my heart) I have been helping them look, but can't find one that comes that way, so we will be adding flames to whatever bike her Mother buys. My wife suggested that I offer to paint the flames, but we will probably just use decals. I am also retired, but Christmas is coming up fast.

ogre 12-05-2012 07:21 PM

had it on the dyno yet?

CrashFarmer2 12-05-2012 08:14 PM

It's going to look good at cruise night in the garden. :)

MARTINSR 12-05-2012 10:42 PM

LOL, I love it.


cobalt327 12-06-2012 12:51 AM

Best regift I've seen this season!

malc 12-06-2012 01:31 AM

Does it pull hard and straight out of the rut ?

wretched ratchet 12-06-2012 04:00 AM

he loves to give and receive a good practical joke so he should get a kick outa this one for sure - - - - - Oh Malc, it has great torque and traction coming out of the bog but lacks top end on the straight aways

geezer69 12-06-2012 04:05 AM

does it make good left turns? hahaha

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