Riding Lawnmower Engine

The Damage

Hmmm…this isn’t good.  The lawnmower grenaded.  It looks like the con-rods fused to the crankshaft, and then inertia took over.  One rod broke into about 3 pieces, the other into about 60 smalll fragments.  So, I ordered a couple new con-rods, and a crankshaft.  I could possibly have had the crank machined…but, its only $250 and the machinist would cost $100, and it might not work.  Plus, since the bearings are integral to the con-rod there are only three size options: standard, 0.010 over, and 0.025 over.  What are the odds that he would be able to get that… Given my luck?


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