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#1 Paulgo OFFLINE  

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Posted March 11, 2016 - 05:11 PM

I bought a couple Massey Ferguson garden tractors from a guy and he threw in this BKND engine. He got it at an estate sale and didn't know any history on it. Interesting setup. Has a gear box on the back that reverses the output direction. Any of you know what this might have gone to? Turns over nicely by hand and has compression. Makes a loud click at the end of the stroke, kind of like flipping an old light switch. Would that be the magneto??  Paul

 

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Posted March 11, 2016 - 05:29 PM

Yes, that click is the impulse mechanism of the magneto.


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Posted March 11, 2016 - 05:33 PM

Nice engine!!!!

Looks like its in great shape too, alot of these engines were used on concrete mixers or other like equipment

As Bruce mentioned the click is the  magneto

Most parts are still available for these as well.


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Posted March 11, 2016 - 06:28 PM

Now I've got to figure out what to do with it.  Anyone need a BKND? I think it might be a 7 horse? Hmm... I wonder if it would power an old Bolens tube frame...? :rolling:


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Posted March 11, 2016 - 07:01 PM

Think problem with these geared ones is you can't take that stuff off and use as regular engine. They have special cranks of ends to fit the gear boxes.  This will always be for a SLOW running device, what-ever it is put on.


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Posted March 11, 2016 - 08:30 PM

Might work on an old tube frame for a kids tractor.  Not enough speed to get them into to much trouble.


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Posted March 11, 2016 - 08:57 PM

Think problem with these geared ones is you can't take that stuff off and use as regular engine. They have special cranks of ends to fit the gear boxes.  This will always be for a SLOW running device, what-ever it is put on.

Slow is right! That reduction/reverser  is 5 to 1.



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Posted March 11, 2016 - 09:34 PM

. Has a gear box on the back that reverses the output direction.

 

So, with the gear reduction on the engine, you'd end up with 3 VERY SLOW reverse speeds and 1 forward speed.



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Posted March 11, 2016 - 09:36 PM

So, with the gear reduction on the engine, you'd end up with 3 VERY SLOW reverse speeds and 1 forward speed.

You mean if used as is on a tube frame? Yeah, that wouldn't be a plan. :thumbs:






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