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#1 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 01:24 PM

I'm going out to look at an odd little mower. Anyone have info on this machine? Thanksl

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 02:36 PM

Looks to me like a Coronet with a little more metal quality (A+) than fiberglass.  I think the 3108 was made in the early 80's.  If it is like the 3110 it has a Briggs engine. 

 

100 doesn't sound too bad if it runs well.  I sold a 3110 (bigger) for $350 that needed a new deck bearing.  I had more people around my ears trying to buy that than anything else. 

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 02:38 PM

Thanks. I'm heading out shortly to go take a look and hopefully make a purchase.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 04:59 PM

Safe trip!


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Moose must have bought it. The posting has been deleted.


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:10 PM

Moose must have bought it. The posting has been deleted.

How right you are! Left work around 4:45 p.m. and was back home around 7:30 p.m. with a tractor in tow.



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:28 PM

Here are a few pics. $100 bucks and away I go.


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Something is biding the fly wheel so it won't start now......the ride home must have jarred something loose. Hmmmmmmmm what could it be that's binding the fly wheel?

 

 


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 05:52 AM

Well I tinkered some last night and I'm liking what I see. I do have a problem though. After the 45 minute drive home she won't start. I suspect the jostling and bumping along pot hole ridden roads jarred something loose. The starter clicks but something is binding up the flywheel. I can here something "scraping" when I attempt to rotate it. Ideas? I'm off today to get a socket large enough to get the nut off the flywheel and then the task of pulling the flywheel.

 

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 05:59 AM

Could be something small (loose screw, etc.) got wedged from the bouncing.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:50 AM

BORING ALERT..........this "clip" is a little long but in the event someone hasn't seen one of these machines and is interested they'll get a good look inside and out.

 

 

Anyone amongst us have a 3108? I'd be curious to make a contact. Thanks.



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Posted March 28, 2013 - 01:07 AM

Well I figured out what was binding the flywheel.......a magnet from the inside of the flywheel must have come off the flywheel while on the way home. It was jammed against the stator which is now toast.

 

Stator as it's suppose to look:

 

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Stator as it currently looks:

 

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Flywheel with magnet and stator part jammed up inside:

 

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Pic of where the magnet is missing from:

 

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Stoved up stator still on the engine block:

 

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It's late and I have a few things to ponder. Ever have that feeling that you might want to stop while you're ahead?

 

On the bright side:

 

1) I used the loan a tool program through a local auto parts store for the first time and it worked great....Flywheel puller.

2) I successfully pulled the flywheel off the engine......some things you just have to do yourself to learn.

3) I now have a better sense about what goes where and how things are interconnected.

4) I only paid $100 for the tractor so if I can't get her running for only a few more dollars I'm not out a fortune.

 

So I have a couple questions:

 

1) How important is it if one of the magnets has come off the inside of the flywheel?

2) Anyone ever convert an electric start to a pull start?

 

Thanks.

 



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Posted March 28, 2013 - 03:43 AM

The magnet has to be there. Works as a crank trigger.


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 06:49 PM

Well, thanks to boyscout862 I have a NTM stator and flywheel. The 3108 fired right up once the new parts were installed. Today, I continued tearing the 3108 down to address some rust and other cosmetic issues.

 

This will be a mower for our two 15 year old boys and my wife to use to cut our lawn. I'm not sure what color scheme I'm going to go with.....kinda thinking to get creative.

 

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 06:32 AM

It's coming along well Matthew! The mowing crew should be pleased!

 

Were you able to record the ID number of the tractor so you can download the operator's and parts manuals?

 

I just uploaded the service manual for it.


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 06:45 AM

Glad you got it running! I think it would look good in original; (or close) colors! But, whatever you do, have fun with it.


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