Got rid of the SNL's trailer eye sore and was given this. As far as I can tell the engine code is 60102 0304 01 7009, 3 hp or so. This might work on the MW tiller I have been needing an engine for.
Made A Great Trade Today
Posted April 26, 2014 - 04:18 PM
That's a good looking edger. Is it M/W brand?
Posted April 26, 2014 - 04:29 PM
- Texas Deere and Horse said thank you
Posted April 26, 2014 - 08:28 PM
Sounds like a good trade to me.
Posted July 05, 2014 - 04:43 PM
Got around to playing with the edger, I power washed it and it cleaned up good. I pulled the coil and used heat shrink tubing to re-cover the wires. Cleaned and adjusted the points to 0.020 and tested by spinning with the drill. I got a couple sparks from the plug then it quit firing. Nothing shows on the spark tester so I made a trip to ACE to get a new tune up kit, and a new muffler, I think it needed one.
The engine code is 60102-0304-01 S/N 7009033 Looks to be a 1970's vintage. Can anyone point me to a manual for this? I am assuming the points need to be 0.020, and not a clue as to the plug gap.
Posted July 05, 2014 - 05:08 PM
- larrybl said thank you
Posted July 06, 2014 - 05:56 PM
Well, I had some fits getting the bugs worked out today, but I think I have a winner now for a 44 year old engine.
Had some fits with backfire through the carb and no start (turn your volume down for these).
Come to find a slightly bent flywheel key, replaced it and re-gaped the points and this is now what I have.
- KennyP and New.Canadian.DB.Owner have said thanks
Posted July 06, 2014 - 06:01 PM
Glad it's running again.
Posted July 06, 2014 - 06:14 PM
I was really amazed at how slight a dent in the flywheel key would cause a no-start condition with back fire through the carb. I'm sure this would apply to the larger engines we see on here with the same symptoms.
- GTTinkerer said thank you
Posted July 06, 2014 - 06:25 PM
I wouldn't think a slight dent would do much more than a degree or two.
Was the fly wheel sloppy back and forth? Or solid?
Posted July 06, 2014 - 06:36 PM
I didn't notice any slop, there isn't a dedicated bolt holding the flywheel on, only the spin on starter. I guess I may have offset the flywheel when spinning the starter on. I originally put the key on the shaft and slid the flywheel on the first time. The second time I installed the flywheel then inserted the key. Taped the key flush, then placed the large washer and spun on the starter.
Posted July 11, 2014 - 09:35 PM
This thing was running perfect after I replaced the bent key, but then started missing, then missing worse, then back to back firing through the carb, then a no start condition. It was an observable degradation over a couple hours. So I went all the way back to the points, they were still gaped correctly. I found my problem.... really amazed as how close these engines are timed. Just this little slop is causing my issue. I tried several OEM keys and the same result. So I took a larger key and ground it down to fit tighter in the key way. Engine is back to running smooth with no missing.
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