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Posted July 09, 2012 - 10:40 PM

Matt, It is going to look better then when it left the factory floor. Very nice job on the breather assy.. :thumbs:
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Posted July 10, 2012 - 12:01 PM

Matt - Your project is coming along very nicely ... Good job!

I have a 5s in my garage that I hope to doctor up this winter :)

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 03:43 PM

Looking good Matt! That head looks great!

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 06:53 PM

Well, I did a little more today, and got a couple more goodies in the mail. There is a guy on ebay, that sells vintage style cloth covered spark plug wire, vintage spark plugs, and plug wire ends, and he'll sell you enough to do 2 engines for less than $10.
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Here's another place to get cloth plugs wires and other trinkets; http://brillman.com/store/index.php
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 07:34 AM

Well, I did a little more today, and got a couple more goodies in the mail. There is a guy on ebay, that sells vintage style cloth covered spark plug wire, vintage spark plugs, and plug wire ends, and he'll sell you enough to do 2 engines for less than $10. I bought one of his kits, and chose vintage Western Auto twin fire plugs, although he also has Champion, and others. I also painted the blower housing, heat shield, and head. I sandblasted the head before painting. Here are a few pics. :thumbs: I also got an old vintage type ball muffler.

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Matt, the only problem with that wire is that Briggs never used that style. They used plain black.
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Matt, the only problem with that wire is that Briggs never used that style. They used plain black.

I know they didn't, but I liked it. I doesn't look like I'll be using it anyway. I didn't like the condition of the coil, so I decided to replace it, but the replacement coils come with the wire molded into them, and of course its black. :wallbanging: Sometimes its nice to do something a little diferent just to set yours apart. :thumbs:

Matt

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 04:25 PM

Well, I'm very impatiently waiting to get my block back from the machine shop. They're normally pretty fast, but they were very busy when I dropped it off, and its still not done. :mecry: So I finished up a few other things in the meantime. I'm sure you will notice in the picture of the mag plate that there is no coil on the fields. :confuse: I ordered a new one, so I just put the fields there for the pic. :laughingteeth:

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 04:41 PM

Where did you get the new coil from?

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 06:22 PM

Where did you get the new coil from?

From ebay. The model N used a Briggs 29671 coil which was superceded by a 291617. Neither of these are being made anymore, however they are making them aftermarket. Its just the coil by its self, you have to remove the old one off of the fields, and install this one. It was the same with my 9FB, Briggs doesn't make it anymore, but the aftermarket did, and its not the same coil as my N is. Its hard to believe there is a big enough demand for these old coils for someone to produce them, but I guess there is. The coil cost $30 on ebay. :thumbs:

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 06:43 PM

I wonder if that will fit the Continental AU8 or my Tecumseh HH120.

I have it bookmarked just in case.

Thanks!!!

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 04:30 PM

I just picked up my block from the machine shop. :laughingteeth: Everything looks great with the exception of a little silver paint they got on the blocks fresh machined deck. :mad2: I didn't even want them to paint the block, oh well no big deal. As expected the cylinder looks great after just a simple hone, and the valves, and seats look good. They only had to machine the deck a little to clean up the marks around the exhaust valve. I know this because there is a letter N stamped on the deck of this block, and its still there. I can't wait to paint it, and start reassembley. :bounce:

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 06:58 PM

We're getting close now! :dancingbanana: I assembled most of it today, but I'm still waiting on the coil to come in, so the blower housing, and flywheel are just loosely bolted on. It now has fantastic compression, and I'm very happy with the way everything bolted together. The valves are set at .008 intake, and .015 exhaust, and the crank endplay is at .008, which is perfect. The new rod fits great, and the new ring are in. Here are some pics. :thumbs:

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 09:49 PM

Man, that's a pretty engine. Have you decided what it's going to power yet?
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Posted July 14, 2012 - 11:26 PM

Man, that's a pretty engine. Have you decided what it's going to power yet?

I don't have a clue. It would be neat if it could power some kind of attachment that could be pulled behind my son's Bantam. Any ideas?

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:08 PM

Well, It Lives!! :laughingteeth: The coil came in, and I put it on, set the air gap, and it started on the second pull. You guys will have to forgive me, my camera takes decent pics, but terrible video. I'll post some pics shortly, but for now here is the video. :thumbs:

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