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#16 stiemmy OFFLINE  

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Posted November 19, 2016 - 07:04 AM

With an electronic conversion it will use the magnets if a trigger is used. It will require a barrel style coil, probably a different ign. switch, and some simple wiring.

Or module can be triggered from points. Basically its like a points saver setup.

Briggs also has electronic coils available. These are super easy to setup. Just have to match the old to the replacement as they have several to choose from.

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Posted November 19, 2016 - 09:46 AM

With an electronic conversion it wont use the magnets. It will require a barrel style coil, probably a different ign. switch, and some simple wiring.

I think what you mean is battery ignition conversion, not electronic.  Electronic conversions eliminate the points but still use the magnets on the flywheel, which on this engine, have to be re-polarized.  Battery conversion still uses the points to fire an automotive coil and would not require the magnets.



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Posted November 19, 2016 - 10:05 AM

Yes battery ignition does require a battery, it also requires a battery to activate the ignition module to fire the coil.;)

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Posted November 19, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Maybe this will help you out?

Some good reads here, and very informative (scroll down a little on page)! Good luck;)

http://gardentractor...om/ignelect.htm

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Posted November 19, 2016 - 05:21 PM

I decided to tackle the ignition problem on this engine. I ordered all new ignition parts from switch to spark plug except the points plunger, which could be where the problem has been all along. I even took a chance on the $40 chinese flojet carbs. The throttle plate on the old one is sloppy and it floods real bad. Front tires are mounted and working on the tight steering issue. If I can get the steering right, a speed upgrade will be next.

 

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Posted November 22, 2016 - 09:30 AM

Still waiting on parts. Started adding old parts I had laying around. Wheelie bar from an old puller I built 10 years ago, grant mini wheel, headlights, hubcaps and raised rear fenders.

While digging around for parts, I found an old sears 3x2 transaxle I had been saving for a project. Since I had an extra pair to match the set on the back of the gilson, I had been kicking around the Idea of building something like the old school/ early Don Garlits style, slingshot dragsters. Most of the parts will be left overs and/ or fabbed from scrap material.

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Posted November 22, 2016 - 09:53 AM

What you are doing is what I did when I started on Alice. Go for it!


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Posted November 22, 2016 - 10:25 AM

I still have several LT transaxles and a dozen engines I either need to sell or find a use for. I am burnt out on dealing with craigslist tire kickers, and stuff like this is more fun anyway.

 

I also have the intermediate variable pulley from a MTD shift on the go LT that I would like to incorporate in the dragster if I have room. This will likely be using one of the vert twins, although I do have a hor twin setting on another project I could use... or I could acquire another GT for an engine donor. 


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Posted November 24, 2016 - 02:18 PM

teaser pic of the slingshot mockup

 

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.With the manual CVT, it will launch at a gear ratio with a top end of 15mph, then smoothly changed to top out at 60mph.



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Posted November 24, 2016 - 02:36 PM

That will look cool n radicaI.

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Posted November 24, 2016 - 04:11 PM

teaser pic of the slingshot mockup

 

 
 

.With the manual CVT, it will launch at a gear ratio with a top end of 15mph, then smoothly changed to top out at 60mph.

Whoa! That's cruising!



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Posted November 24, 2016 - 04:18 PM

not sure the 633 can handle that much over drive, gonna have to play that one by ear. Even 40 is pretty damn fast on something like this.



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Posted November 26, 2016 - 05:54 PM

woohoo!! got spark and fire! waiting on the voltage regulator to complete the rewire. Then I can mount the gas tank and finish this sucker up.


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Posted November 26, 2016 - 06:21 PM

Great news!


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Posted November 26, 2016 - 07:01 PM

Not many guys would dump $200 into a $75 GT to get it running, but this one is personal. I have had my ass kicked on spark issues on these old cast iron briggs too many times. There is no quick easy fix. You have to be committed and in it for the long haul, but it can be done. Now on to the mechanical issues... I dont think clevises for joints on the tie rod are OEM and there is no mechanical connection to the brake band.


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