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Posted February 02, 2013 - 08:24 PM

Very nice....Hope you get it operational soon.

 

I used a "mower" of sorts that was very much like this DB saw, except instead of the saw blade, it had a regular mower type blade.....and no guard. This was the mower we used at the city park to mow around post and the like before weed-eaters. It was called "The Man Killer", although no one that I know of was ever hurt with it.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Well I removed the head today, and I think the rings are stuck. The wall look, the spark plug was loose and that probably allowed water to get in. Also I took the clutch apart and it look like its all there. I counted 12 balls, I was only expecting 10.
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Posted February 19, 2013 - 04:09 PM

Good news I have been able to slightly rotate the motor, I can move the piston up and down maybe 1/4". So I'll give it more time and more soak.

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 04:45 PM

That's good news, Pat! Soak it some more!



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 04:20 PM

Well I'm able to spin the motor by hand now somewhat, I can get about a half turn and it gets solid. Time to pull the pan and have a look. 



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 04:55 PM

OK I found the problem. One of the bolts holding the fan shroud on was to long and hitting the flywheel. I can spin it by hand now.


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Posted February 26, 2013 - 06:28 PM

Its always nice when you find that the problem is nothing major. Glad you got her loose!



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 06:40 PM

I need to remove the nut holding the starter cup on, so I can remove the shroud.

The shroud is rusted out on the bottom and the intake tube for the shroud is also rusted out. I may be able to fix it.

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 08:39 AM

Glad you are making headway, Pat. Good luck with it!



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Posted February 27, 2013 - 09:20 AM

I plan to work on it today some.

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 02:31 PM

Well I got the nut off the end of the flywheel, good thing I asked, it IS left hand thread.

 

But the flywheel has 4 broken fins. I found another one for $65.

 

I just need to figure out how to pull it.



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Posted February 27, 2013 - 03:23 PM

Flywheel is off, it's a good thing the flywheel key was about 1/2 sheared.

 

It's amazing how many parts I can still find for it. So far have located almost every part I need.



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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:22 PM


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Posted February 27, 2013 - 08:28 PM

More pictures of the B&S 8.

 

In one picture you can see the ducting that goes on the front of the motor. This is used to provide clean air for cooling, so the fins don't get clogged with debris. You can see me pointing to the felt seal in the center. 

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 10:42 PM

 That looks like a great project! You didn't waste any time getting her tore down. I'll dig around tomorrow, and find a flywheel. I'll be watching this project! :thumbs:

 

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