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#1 DanP OFFLINE  

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Posted February 19, 2016 - 09:13 AM

I have a later model Briggs motor with electric start. I want to use it as a non electric start. Can I just take the starter off or do I have to do something with the alternator?


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Posted February 19, 2016 - 09:42 AM

If no need for a charging system, just unhook the leads to the stator.


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Posted February 19, 2016 - 10:04 AM

The charging system should work regardless if there's a starter. You're going to need power to energize the fuel shut off in the carb if it has it?? Might be better to post the engine model.


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Posted February 19, 2016 - 02:01 PM

No reason to remove the starter either.  Just don't use it.  If you don't have a battery you don't need the charging system either.  A fuel shut off might be a different situation though.


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Posted February 19, 2016 - 02:58 PM

If you're going to remove the battery disconnect the regulator/rectifier too so you don't cook it.


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Posted February 19, 2016 - 05:42 PM

So, how you going to start it then??  Rope pulley on flywheel?  Manual pull starter, but in the tin on blower housing?  Push it in gear?  Not sure why one would want to do by hand, when can use key???   As noted, with no batt should run with magneto they have and can just leave the parts on and not have hooked up.


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Posted February 22, 2016 - 08:58 AM

I want to put it on a garden tiller and I don't want a battery on it. I would have to build a holder and it only gets used spring and fall and those batteries don't last very long. I also don't want that weight. The motor has a recoil on it so starting is no problem. I will have to check out the fuel shut off on the carb.


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Posted February 22, 2016 - 09:15 AM

You can just unscrew the fuel shutoff if equipped, and either grind off the tip, or ship it off with a pair of side cutters.


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