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aks bknd with 5.5-1 reduction

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#1 Paulgo ONLINE  

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Posted August 27, 2016 - 12:53 PM

I picked up a BKND with 5 1/2 to 1 reduction gearbox a while back. Was like new on the inside, but had damage to the exterior-- carb was broken, air filter and gas tank gone, etc. I have no use for the engine, but figured it was worth rescuing and worry about finding a buyer afterwards.

 

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Found a replacement carb on epay, but still needed a tank and filter. Got lucky the other day and came across an intact AKS sitting on a dirt floor in a barn. Bottom of blower housing is rotted away, but crank still turns over. Appears to have a valve stuck open and the spark plug threads are stripped in the head. Magneto clicks, but I am not sure if it is working. Has a very nice carb, oil bath air filter, and fuel tank.

 

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The filter hangs from an elbow and is held on with screws. Elbow is too small to fit on BKND carb. Can be hung from the BKND elbow. All I have to do is drill 3 holes in elbow to hold filter in place. Old filter would have been held with wire over top.

 

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The filter housing is stuffed full of steel wool. Looks original. In good shape on top, but rusty on bottom. Do I pull that out and clean it, replace it, or what?

 

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The gas tank is nice and solid. I can see a little rust inside on the bottom. Dumped some witches brew of atf/acetone inside to help clean it up. Will slosh some gas in a day or two to flush it. Will that be enough, or should I do more?

 

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Tank has a sediment bowl. I guess those are almost, but not quite, an inline filter? What is the threaded rod sticking out of the right side? Would that act as a shut off or is it just a plug?

 

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Open to any and all advice.

 

Paul


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Posted August 27, 2016 - 01:11 PM

Settling bowl is the filter. Yes, that is a shut off


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Posted August 27, 2016 - 01:13 PM

Hey Paul, I just almost finished rebuilding my TJD and if I may give you a name, Rock Creek Consulting. He advertises on EBay, but his prices are cheaper if you just call direct for what you need. It is a legitimate business. I ordered a wire set first and tested it that way.

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Posted August 27, 2016 - 09:28 PM

Hey Paul, I just almost finished rebuilding my TJD and if I may give you a name, Rock Creek Consulting. He advertises on EBay, but his prices are cheaper if you just call direct for what you need. It is a legitimate business. I ordered a wire set first and tested it that way.

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Isn't that a 2 cylinder engine? What are you using it on? Thanks for the info. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 27, 2016 - 09:36 PM

Hey Paul, I just almost finished rebuilding my TJD and if I may give you a name, Rock Creek Consulting. He advertises on EBay, but his prices are cheaper if you just call direct for what you need. It is a legitimate business. I ordered a wire set first and tested it that way.

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Isn't that a 2 cylinder engine? What are you using it on? Thanks for the info. Good Luck, Rick

I am kinda in the middle of building an articulated 140. I found one with a pretty bad middle and the engine mount was cut all up. So I chopped it up and I am working on that build right now. The motor is going to be that TJD I have. I figured the TJDs sound like an old two cylinder and I could have imagined JD going with that as an air cooled motor in a garden tractor that will kinda look like a 7520. Sorry to hijack the thread.

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Posted August 27, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Any advice on servicing that oil bath air filter?



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Posted August 28, 2016 - 07:33 AM

Nice engine

The sediment bowl has a very fine screen and is pretty much all you need for a filter on these engines, looks like someone added something to the valve though as they were originally just a t-handle

 

 

The air filter can be soaked on some mineral spirits rinsed out and used again, some of the real early oil filters have horse hair in them!


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 09:03 AM


The air filter can be soaked on some mineral spirits rinsed out and used again, some of the real early oil filters have horse hair in them!

Do I pull that steel wool out of there for cleaning or is that liable to screw it up? 



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Posted August 28, 2016 - 09:24 AM

You can pull it out that stuff is pretty well bound together


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