Walk behind Restoration HR215 SXA

wfsway

Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2016
Threads
1
Messages
28
Honda 038.JPG
Forum, I am new to this site and wanted to share my experience and efforts to restore the titled subject. I am Quality Engineer by trade and explains why I am so detailed and meticulous about this restoration, and was great experience to learn about this fine equipment piece by piece. Presently I will just list the actions done without explanation.

* Blasted aluminum mower deck to bare metal, repaired 2" hole in deck by aluminum welding and primed with Zinc Chromate.
* Single stage topcoat Toyota dark metallic gray.
* Rebuilt recoil assembly, blasted and painted Candy Apple Red.
* Reworked rusted out areas of grass bag frame assembly and repainted with POR 15. New cloth bag.
* Rebuilt rotor driven disk and brake assembly and surfaced contact faces, new driven disk.
* Top end rebuild engine GXV140 ported and polished intake/exhaust.
* Re-seated valves with lapping compound.
* Drilled oil ports (1mm) larger.
* Added inline fuel filter, new fuel lines.
* Zinc anodized small parts as dissembled.
* Dissembled SX Transmission refilled w/Honda gear fluid and restored.
* Wheels reworked with new bearings. Rubber switched front to rear.
* Restored handle mechanism, cabling and bearing points.

I am sure I have left something out but you folks get the picture, what an experience. I have not put the new stickers caution etc. for the paint to fully cure. Thanks to comment, question.

Honda 069.JPGHonda 064.JPGHonda 055.JPG
 

robert@honda

Lawn Addict
Joined
Nov 2, 2011
Threads
97
Messages
1,791
Dat chrome, doe.

Where in NC are you located?

That mower was built at the Honda plant in Swepsonville, NC. Engine and many parts came from Japan, mower deck from Mexico (probably)
 

wfsway

Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2016
Threads
1
Messages
28
I live in Greenville NC coastal region, from my data I have the following.

(1989-1994) 21" 4.5 HP Self Propelled Rear Bagger Blade Brake Clutch (BBC} Cast
(Frame Serial MZAM-6000001 to 6199999)
Model: HR 215-AF
Serial #: MZAM-6069675 SXA
Engine Serial #: GJAB-6126933

The machine runs like a dream, incredible equipment.
 

robert@honda

Lawn Addict
Joined
Nov 2, 2011
Threads
97
Messages
1,791
Serial #: MZAM-6069675 SXA
Engine Serial #: GJAB-6126933

The machine runs like a dream, incredible equipment.
Okay, that mower was mostly likely built in 1990, and was wholesaled by American Honda to Weingartz Supply of Utica, MI, on 3/18/1991. It was sold to Tim M., of Mt. Clements, MI, on 3/30/1991 and registered as a homeowner / non-commercial use. The original factory warranty expired on 4/7/1993. There are no open campaigns, recalls, or active updates for this unit. The engine serial number shows it is the original engine fitted to that mower.

Finally, if you would send me a private message with your name and address, and I will update the registration database to show you as the new owner. Honda asks for this in the unlikely event there is ever a product safety recall and needs to contact you.
 

Myamada1230

Active Member
Joined
Mar 14, 2013
Threads
9
Messages
82
That's incredible, if I had that, I'd have a hard time mowing with it because it looks so good.well done. Love the color

Sent from my iPhone using LMF
 

wfsway

Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2016
Threads
1
Messages
28
Thanks for the kind comment and assistance, I think this is the best mower ever made.
 

jp1961

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2013
Threads
38
Messages
767
WOW!, Very nice job, concurs restoration for sure. Thanks for posting the thread.

Jeff
 

Myamada1230

Active Member
Joined
Mar 14, 2013
Threads
9
Messages
82
You're mower is giving me reason to do something similar with my old commercial snapper...

Sent from my iPhone using LMF
 

wfsway

Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2016
Threads
1
Messages
28
The quality of the commercial snappers is worth preserving, i would love to see the progress. Just make sure you can get parts, because when you disassemble, you find stuff that needs to be fixed.
 
Top