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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 01:48 PM

Got around to installing the spare engine on Hulk II 917.255919, as the starter gave out on the orginal engine. Really makes it nice to work in A/C with 5.1 Surround sound (newly installed). I attached a shot of that infamous start bolt under the flywheel. I will need to pull the front shroud to re install it. I guess I need to order a new nylon gear. Anyone know what the bolt markings are for? These may not be the original starter bolts. I would also like to pick up another pulley so I don't need to swap this.
Almost done, I'll make a vid of the Spare engine starting after sitting for several years.

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 02:18 PM

Starter location is crappy. My B&S opposed is getting replaced with a THD or TJD Wisconsin inline twin. starter went out and it was the last straw lol

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 02:25 PM

Dear Larry,

 

You have AC in your shop.

 

I hate you

 

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Uncle Willie

Starter location is crappy. My B&S opposed is getting replaced with a THD or TJD Wisconsin inline twin. starter went out and it was the last straw lol

  Well whenever you get down here to get your Springfield you can being me the Briggs. :D :rolling:


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Posted July 27, 2014 - 02:31 PM

I'm going to swap the old Briggs onto gtv18

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 03:03 PM

First start-up after sitting for over 2 years, I did cheat and swapped the carbs out, the starter on this one sounds good, and it started right up like it was never stored.

Forgive the holey shorts, these are my work clothes.

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be



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Posted July 27, 2014 - 03:07 PM

Dear Larry,

 

You have AC in your shop.

 

I hate you

 

Love

Uncle Willie

  Well whenever you get down here to get your Springfield you can being me the Briggs. :D :rolling:

It sure beats doing the restores in the tin shed with 110 degree in the shade :rocker2:



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Posted July 27, 2014 - 04:54 PM

Just finishing up some cosmetics before I button Hulk II back up. Replaced the Franken heat shield with a OEM one. The Franken shield was mangled in my attempt to run exhaust stacks during the original restore, and I made the headlight reflector more reflective. I learned this trick while playing with the LED headlights on RED.

 

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 05:58 PM

Well, I thought I was done.... :mad2: The hood / new heat shield wasn't fitting properly so I took a closer look. The spare engine has never been installed with the (I thought) OEM muffler. It looks like I'll be doing a muffler swap also. Even though they look the same, they are NOT! 

 

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 06:05 PM

Check the bushings in the starter if it's tearing up starter gears.The starter in my old GT18 kept shredding starter gears every year or so till I replaced the bottom bushing in the starter.

 

They used a steel bushing in the older starters that tended to rust up and seize fast and spin in the brush holder.I found some small Brass bushings at TSC and replaced it.Brass bushings work really nice.The starter even seemed to turn over faster.

 

 

Thats an older GTV muffler.The grill is a bit wider on the GTV.


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Posted July 27, 2014 - 06:41 PM

Yep, starter will get a full teardown and check. Anyone want to hear something Realllllly LOUD? NOT!

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 08:14 PM

Couldn't swap the muffler on to the "clean" spare engine without a touch up on the muffler, Some simple green and scotch bright works wonders.

 

 

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 10:02 PM

Muffler swap is done, I'm finished for the night.

 

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Posted July 28, 2014 - 09:11 PM

Other engine is repaired, and now designated a spare. When I pulled the starter apart the bottom bushing (which is metal) had seized on the Armature and wore the hole in the plastic brush housing, this allowed the armature to contact the magnets and broke them. Not much I could do with it, but luckily I had a good starter, only had to change out the top bracket. I was able to re-install without removing the front shroud, now to build a bench to store it on.

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Posted July 29, 2014 - 05:04 AM

Glad you could get it fixed!



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Posted July 29, 2014 - 06:23 AM

Nice write up! I've been doing that headlight trick for around 15 years, makes a big difference. First time I had some some chrome tape left over from a quickie mirror repair on an old truck I was selling.






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