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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted January 18, 2014 - 09:00 AM

I have a handle with the rotary mower. Neat concept... For people with good backs.

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Posted January 18, 2014 - 06:46 PM

Thanks everybody! I left the machine on my truck and hauled it to work and back home today. The Power Handle decal blew off. I have not looked for one on the 'net yet but probably won't find one. After I got home I messed with the thing a little. I seperated the Power Handle from the Snow Hound just to see what it looked like.

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Besides the decal I am missing the escutcheon plate that patrially covers the two cable levers on the handle. Anybody got extra parts lying about? As soon as I get it proven mechanically I plan to do a super cleaning & detailing on this thing. I'll post "after" pictures soon. Thanks again.


Edited by thom, January 18, 2014 - 06:49 PM.

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 03:22 PM

Well a simple cleaning of the points turned into a little more work than I planned. I found the pushrod that opens the points was very stuck. Trying to free it , I broke it off flush with the bore with it pushed up. Efforts to remove the remaining part failed ,  so now I will have to disassemble the engine to drive it out into the crankshaft bore.

 

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 I did a little test cleaning and found that the chrome on the handles should clean up pretty well.See the difference in the cleaned left side and the untouched right side.

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Here's something that I've found that works well.

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It"s about $4 at Walmart and the label was red where it appears gold now. This bottle sat in direct sunlight for a while.


Edited by thom, January 19, 2014 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:53 PM

The push rods were a fiber like material and seem to break down overtime.

I had that happen to a similar briggs this summer.

Mine as well do the valves, seals and put a set of rings in her since you have to take it apart anyway.



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Posted January 25, 2014 - 06:26 PM

I got it running, but have some carb issues to deal with. I removed the side cover but did not remove the head. I pushed the piston to the top.The float is sticking in the carb and I was unable to remove the pin, but will deal with it soon.Thanks all.






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