Have Speedex with 16hp Briggs cast iron engine. This is a mounted starter, not the gen/start. This one is a bigger starter that was hard to find when I got tractor w/out it. Finally found one, was $98, not too cheap, but was new. Today went out to start and made big clunk and flying sparks. What the????
See starter laying by engine. Both the mount feet off the aluminum front plate just broke right off the starter! Now there is supposed to be a strap that goes around the motor to block, which was discontinued from Briggs and I've never been able to find one used. I figured not that important. SO, am I FOS on the importance of that strap? Guess I should have tried to make one like at first, but didn't. Now probly have to buy another expensive starter to start with. This was a genuine B and S replacement, one on there boxes and even came with the shrould bump-out for it. This is not the more common two bolt mounting ones like are usually offered on epay. Just kinda frustrating. Guess tractor is down for the winter, good thing I have others to plow snow with, but it has issues too, check it out in Wheelhorse forum. Man, why do I mess with this old junk??? Too old for this anymore!