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Posted November 15, 2012 - 04:29 PM

Kinda tight for doing the wiring, if it's mounted on the dash.
If I could only get rid of that dip stick, and shift the battery forward.

Do I really need a dipstick?


Could you use a smaller battery to give you more space?
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Posted November 15, 2012 - 04:32 PM

Could you use a smaller battery to give you more space?


That's the way to go. This Briggs doesn't require a high amp battery, so a garden tractor battery would be plenty, and half the size/weight to boot.
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Posted November 15, 2012 - 06:14 PM

Hope these are what you need Will

View of engine and battery
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The Body of the Exhaust is 3.5" from the chassis, 3" wide and 4.5" long

From the front
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12.5" high

From the side
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Posted November 15, 2012 - 09:27 PM

Thanks for all the help Gav. That's perfect. Exactly what I was looking for.
I like that front PTO engagement lever/setup on yours. I hadn't seen that before.

The muffler, sure sticks out the side a long way.

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 09:29 PM

I'm not sure yet. I'm using Google translator, to read the manual. It screws up sometimes.
It says something about "magical Elf liquid".
Must be for those highspeed runs.


Forgot to add a smiley to this when I posted it.

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 04:39 AM

Could you use a smaller battery to give you more space?

That's the way to go. This Briggs doesn't require a high amp battery, so a garden tractor battery would be plenty, and half the size/weight to boot.


Yep, that's the answer. I was kinda worried about hanging that large battery on the dash. Plus, it's closer to original.

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 01:41 PM

Posted Imageolcowhand, on November 15, 2012 - 02:38 AM, said:



I must have missed something....what is the small tank for?

I'm not sure yet. I'm using Google translator, to read the manual. It screws up sometimes.
It says something about "magical Elf liquid".
Must be for those highspeed runs.


Warm Schnapps, Shaken not stirred to go with the cigars from the cigar box :beer:
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Posted November 16, 2012 - 02:08 PM

Pretty swanky to have a humidor and a flask. Do you have to wear a tux to ride it?

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 02:55 PM

Pretty swanky to have a humidor and a flask. Do you have to wear a tux to ride it?


Only while watching "Green Acres". :D
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Posted November 16, 2012 - 04:08 PM

Thanks for all the help Gav. That's perfect. Exactly what I was looking for.
I like that front PTO engagement lever/setup on yours. I hadn't seen that before.

The muffler, sure sticks out the side a long way.


No bother at all Will,
The front PTO I guess was an option to go with the mid mounted mower decks I Have. I think there are a couple of front pto units on German ebay just now, one manual and one electro magnetic but they may not suit your briggs engine

The exhaust is quite large, are you going to try to fit something similar?

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 07:51 PM

Posted Imageolcowhand, on November 15, 2012 - 02:38 AM, said:



I must have missed something....what is the small tank for?



Warm Schnapps, Shaken not stirred to go with the cigars from the cigar box :beer:




Anyone familiar with this.

German Glee Wine Glubwein
2 lemons
2 cups water
8 to 10 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon
3 tbsp. sugar
1 qt. red Bordeaux-type wine

GERMAN GLEE WINE GLUBWEIN: SERVED IN GERMANY AND SCANDINAVIA:

STRAIN LEMON JUICE AND CUT THE THIN RIND INTO FINE SLIVERS. PLACE IN ENAMELED SAUCEPAN WITH WATER, SPICES AND SUGAR. BRING SLOWLY TO A BOIL, ADD WINE AND HEAT THOROUGHLY BUT DO NOT BOIL. SERVE HOT IN HEATED PUNCH CUPS. MAKES ABOUT 12 SERVINGS.

Mom makes it for us at Christmas, and sometimes, when we're working out in the cold. It really warms you up.

So, copper wrapped around that tank, and plumbed into the exhaust, might be a new option for the Elfs.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 04:42 AM

Did you save the pic of the green Elf Will?

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 07:39 AM

Yesterday, I got all the small parts sandblasted, and primed.
Also made up a new battery tray and mounted it. Now there's room for the regulator where
it's supposed to be. I had to lengthen and curve the oil dipstick tube, and gained about an inch
that way, between the battery and dash, making room for wiring/switches.


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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:24 AM

Good progress, Will! I really like that Gav is posting some pics here too.
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:30 AM

Did you save the pic of the green Elf Will?




I'm speachless. :tapping_fingers:
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