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Ford lgt 165 mower
« on: October 01, 2017, 12:55:31 PM »
My dad give me his old ford lgt 165 closed side mower that he had I know 20 plus years. He quit using it a few years ago because the deck just got to rusty. Does anybody know a place to get parts or diagrams. He had the deck off in pieces and one side and air cleaner off and donít remember why. Iím pretty sure itís all there just in pieces. He had tried to find a deck but apparently they are hard to find.

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Re: Ford lgt 165 mower
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 02:45:30 PM »
Any help with google?
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Re: Ford lgt 165 mower
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 03:12:41 PM »
No I couldnít find anything other then other people looking for parts. I tried to get it started gas line clogged fixed that. Then cleaned the plug still no spark so I quit for the day.

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Re: Ford lgt 165 mower
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 09:46:20 PM »
That is going to be a tough one, it was built by Homelite-Jacobsen who disappeared almost 30 years ago. Search e-bay for a parts machine and make one out of two or three.
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Re: Ford lgt 165 mower
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 09:53:46 PM »
I didnít see much parts on eBay. Actually found a guy on Craigslist that had two of them one had a 42Ē deck the other a 50Ē. I think they also had a snow blade and plow or something but was asking $1100 for it all. Way to much for my wallet.

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Re: Ford lgt 165 mower
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 02:48:41 AM »
If it's made by Homelite then I might have one. Could you post a picture
of yours ?
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Re: Ford lgt 165 mower
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 06:54:47 AM »
Canít get a pic to post from my phone. I know itís a Ford LGT 165 what they call a closed side. Kohler motor. I think they was made from 70s to mid 80s

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Re: Ford lgt 165 mower
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 08:01:42 AM »
i got one. might be a 145. motor needs to be refreshed. mower deck is a bit rusty. also have a tiller and snow blower and a nice cab

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Re: Ford lgt 165 mower
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 08:27:38 AM »
Were they the same tractor that were sold under the Lawnboy and Gilson names?

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Re: Ford lgt 165 mower
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 12:00:42 PM »
No. Gilson and Lawnboy were swallowed up by Toro. The Jacobsen consumer division was dissolved when John Deere bought Homelite in the late 80's, they are still in the turf equipment business.
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 06:10:43 PM »
I just know so far parts a few and far and pricey

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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 07:33:19 PM »
Was looking today because I thought well Iíll clean the points see if I can get spark. Well no idea where the points are at on the old Kohler. All there is is a condenser a coil then something I guess is a regulator with three prongs with the plug in on it

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Re: Ford lgt 165 mower
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 10:55:20 PM »
Kohler points is most of the time under a little box on he side of the engine.
Box size is around 2-1/2" x 1". One black wire should be coming from under the cover.
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2017, 04:31:36 PM »
Well I bought a parts mower for $100. The deck is good shape needs a couple rust holes fixed but a lot better then my old one. Finally got it to start and run. But will only run with choke pulled out. If push choke in it dies. So probably looking at getting the carb rebuilt

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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2017, 05:03:10 PM »
Most of the time you can buy a new carb off E-bay cheaper than you can rebuild one.
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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2017, 06:34:38 PM »
Iíll have to look and see. Itís a 16hp kohler. I canít remember what series they called them. The parts mower is a 12hp would it make much of a difference if I put that carb on the 16hp see if itíll run better

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Re: Ford lgt 165 mower
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 02:04:50 PM »
I think the body of the carb will be smaller and  probably the jets.
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