Sad Sad news the old Tecumseh HH100 after receiving a new rod,piston,rings and full gasket kit has Just broken down.Still starts up and runs super smooth but has a faint but noticeable knock.I took the side off of it and the darn Nuts on the rod were loose as heck.This is a brand new connecting rod with new lock nuts.I think I'm going to remove the flat washers and put lock washers on.I torqued the nuts twice when I installed them.1 time to seat the cap then loosen and re-torque.
However I Just came from the local scrap yard and found a GEM of an engine that might just fit.It's an 18hp V-Twin Briggs that came out of a 2000 series Cub Cadet.The tractor it came out of was in Horrible cosmetic condition.The paint was peeling off in sheets and it had been unloaded from someones trailer with the claw down at the yard.So pretty much the whole tractor got bent to heck and busted up.Deck was completely rotted out and crushed.The hour meter read 548 hours.I pulled the engine and front rims and tires.
$40 got me the engine and a set of really good front tires and decent rims.
I Just got it back to the house and put away in the shed.It needs some cleaning but compression feels really good and the fuel that came out of the line smelled pretty fresh.
So I need to decide on which engine.The one that I don't use will be sold pretty cheap.I will have to put a set of Suburban rear fenders and gas tank under the seat BUT I also know where there's a parts tractor with those parts and I can get them very very cheap lol.
I think I might just swap the Twin into it.I plan on keeping this tractor.I've never had a mower that mowed as good as this one.It could use a bit more power for mowing the little 10hp grunts pretty hard.It mows super nice and steers sharp and I have a front blade and 3 point for on it.
The tecumseh has the old 1 piece mag so I'm thinking $150 for it would be more than fair.It runs good.I'll be listing 1 of these engines in the classifieds after I've made up my mind on what to do.
Well it's like this If the Briggs will fit Under the hood after I remove the gas tank than it will more than likely be going in it for good lol
It's going to be a little Beasty bugger if the briggs will fit.I don't want to cut on the hood at all if possible.