I have an old engine that I was told came off a snow blower. Model 143-586012. Was told it was a 7 hp Kohler. After a Google search and searching Sears parts, I came up empty, no information. I believe it is a Tecumseh, no help at their website.
This engine is on a log splitter that has set outside for years. Motor is free and it ran when parked.
1) What size horsepower is this engine? This motor looks awfully small and I need at least a 5 horse to run the pump. Don't want to spend a lot on this if too small.
2) Currently have no spark, removed the cover and flywheel, cleaned up the magnet and coil. It has the coil under the flywheel. Points look good but, attached an ohm meter across the points and it showed continuity. Turn motor over expecting that when points opened, continuity would go away, but no.. Am I correct in my thinking? Haven't pulled the coil off because I don't know how to set the gap.
3) Manual anyone?
I know that the carb will need work. And I have a Briggs 5 hp that I can swap out. But, where is the challenge in that?
I didn't forget the pictures.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by Bmerf, December 29, 2013 - 06:53 PM.