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1971 MW 14 HP Engine Removal Help

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#1 Professor1990 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2016 - 06:31 PM

Trying to remove the engine on my Wards 14 Variable speed...got the driveshaft loose and all the bolts out, then discovered it is attached to the front axle, can anyone point me in the proper direction as to how to get this thing out of here?


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Posted September 07, 2016 - 09:24 PM

If you don't want to chance busting the Oil pan trying to pound out the axle pin just pull the 4 bolts that attach the engine to the oil pan and leave the pan attached.

Make sure you put those bolts back in the sides of the pan 1st and make sure that the Piston is near TDC so you don't bust or bend the oil dipper on the connecting rod.


Once the engine is out you can work on getting the axle pin out.Don't beat on the pin much.You will bust the cast iron oil pan alot easier than you can imagine.


Sacrifice the oil pan gasket and I suggest using an engine hoist to lift the engine.They are 114lbs without the starter generator and front PTO mechanism attached.


I had 2 Hydro versions of that tractor and both needed the frame welded inside and out and a plate welded inside the frame so it would not crack again so had to pull the engines.Tried getting the 1 pin out for a couple days.Tried heating it tried beating it In the end I had to pull the transaxle and take the frame up to the farm and press the pin out.

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Posted September 08, 2016 - 04:08 AM

Professor1990...I know what you are dealing with!

Just did a restoration on my wife's S-14 GILSON. I was going to try to remove the pin in the pan but decided against it, because I know how my luck goes!

Be sure to check the frame closely for cracks while you have the engine off. Ours had a slight crack on the right side just below where the S/G sits.



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Posted September 08, 2016 - 08:47 AM

Thanks everyone will take it loose from the pan when I get home this evening, where is the best place to get parts to rebuild one of these old Briggs engines, I'm more of a Wheel Horse/Kohler guy, lots of places to get K series parts but haven't had much luck on finding parts for the Briggs