Monday, August 1, 2011
Boy and the Lawnmower
This is Boy and his lawnmower. He got it from his great aunt for free. He loves this lawnmower. Has great plans about becoming a millionaire mowing lawns about town.... so far I haven't felt the benefit of the great ambition (as in he trims our lawn, and the lawn of our little house uptown and that's it.)
Recently Boy, because he has his father's genes, felt that the what the lawnmower lacked was power (again, nothing said about ambition....) This was his solution. Be prepared to be amazed!
Boy bought a pipe (he just corrected me, a "straight pipe") to put on the mower; a straight pipe like they put on muscle cars -- only much smaller. It took him most of Saturday afternoon to rig up this bad boy. When I asked him what the purpose was he said "more power and it'll sound nasty." Nasty. I'll say.
Further to this modification he added this:
See this string. This string is attached to the governor. "When you pull the string it overrides the governor, so you don't have a limit on your revs," says Boy with a wicked grin. Then he adds this information for your reading pleasure, "it was originally a 4 horse engine, but now that it's all done I have a mean machine with 11 horse power."
Does anyone else see the irony in an 11 hp PUSH mower???
So when Boy mows the lawn it sounds like Varney Speedway here. Also, the glare from the grin on his face lights up the afternoon.
String for governor free.
Look on Boy's face priceless.