Ran across this site and you all look to be very helpful. Many years ago, my dad and I got a 72' Husky 813 with mower deck, wheel weights, wheel chains, and snow blower. At one point, we were going to enter in a tractor pull so we swapped the 8HP engine with a Briggs and Stratton 12.5 HP. We got it bolted on then never finished the project. Now I've grown up, bought a house, and have a yard to mow. My dad gave me this tractor. It's almost ready to start except that non of the wiring is hooked up. The drive belt is on but it still need a PTO belt and the deck belts don't look in very good condition (original?). Its obvious that somebody along the way did some rewiring of their own and I'm not sure how correct it is.
First off, the B&S engine has two stator wires and one black wire coming out of the side of the engine. The engine manual says that one stator wire goes to battry and the other goes to headlights but I don't think thats how the 813 was set up. What do I do here?
I'm also a little confused on the dash controls. The ignition switch is "off", "on", and "start" but their is also a momentary push button switch to the right of the ignition. The ignition switch itself should be responsible for both starting and killing the engine so what is the momentary switch for? Did somebody change the ignition switch at some point? I also think the momentary switch was wired to jump the solenoid. I wonder if the PO changed the ignition switch, the solenoid went bad, so he used the spare momentary switch to start the tractor.
Does anybody happen to have a wiring diagram for this tractor or one of it's siblings. I'm sure they are all pretty similar.
I will post pics later. I'm at work right now.