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Can't seem to get spark out of this one.


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#1 classic OFFLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2017 - 06:22 PM

HA!

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Posted March 20, 2017 - 06:25 PM

You are not hitting it hard enough. Don


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Posted March 20, 2017 - 06:40 PM

The hammer is just outside of the border of the pic Don, heh! This is by far the nastiest old Briggs that I've torn down. luckily someone bored it .010 and replaced the crankshaft, rod, and piston. The crank journal measures new and the rings still have machine marks on them, so they weren't fully seated yet. Internally, the engine looks great, including the camshaft and governor assembly. The cooling fins are rusted away by the exhaust port, and the head and block were modified to accept 3/8 head bolts in two of the holes. The block and head are junk, but I'll be saving the rotating assembly, cam, governor, etc. for a future build.

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Posted March 20, 2017 - 07:48 PM

You're not playing with us are you? Its hard to believe that those parts came out of that block.

I wouldn't have thought it would even come apart.


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Posted March 20, 2017 - 08:59 PM

Those parts did come out of that block grattone. I just picked up a rusty crusty 1960 Economy tractor Saturday, and I'm going over it now. The engine must have been rebuilt shortly before it was put out to pasture. This definitely is a replacement crankshaft since it has the key slot cut in the flywheel end for the 23DFB flywheel. I had to make that key cut when I installed an original 23AFB crankshaft in a 23DFB block. Something made a huge nest around the flywheel on this crusty engine. Sometimes the engines that look great on the outside are in poor condition internally. I have pulled apart some grungy engines and the internals were in excellent shape in a few of them. I'm super happy that this crankshaft is in nice shape since they run a couple of hundred plus, new. Here's the .010 on the top of the piston, and the tractor that this crusty engine came from.

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Posted March 20, 2017 - 09:46 PM

   Looks like a fun project. Did that model come out with tin. Don.


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Posted March 20, 2017 - 10:33 PM

These Economy tractors do make fun projects, Don. This 1960 model did come with a hood and fenders, but I removed them to work on the tractor. Here is mine with the tin on it, and here is pic of the same model restored by a member here. Also, I will be using the engine from this generator to replace that crusty mess of a Briggs that was on my tractor.

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Posted March 20, 2017 - 10:52 PM

I like the green with yellow wheels. Is that original. Don



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Posted March 21, 2017 - 01:03 AM

The tractor was orange and black and someone painted it green and yellow at some point.
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Posted March 21, 2017 - 01:08 AM

The tractor was orange and black and someone painted it green and yellow at some point.

   Going back original. Don



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Posted March 21, 2017 - 05:31 AM

Ran when parked? :D


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Posted March 21, 2017 - 07:26 AM

Did you try cleaning the points?


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Posted March 21, 2017 - 07:40 AM

Good Morning classic a little Simple Green and it should clean right up oh and spary some carb cleaner on the points :smilewink:


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Posted March 21, 2017 - 08:13 AM

I hope you don't expect any of us to tell you why it doesn't have spark Jim. hahahahaha
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Posted March 21, 2017 - 11:12 AM

The tractor will go back to original, Don. I haven't pulled the points cover off yet, but if I changed the points, condenser, and the Magnamatic coil, this engine would run and probably really good. A good carburetor would have had to been bolted to it, too. There was just no sense in bothering with it since I won't be using the block. I was just being a little sarcastic with this post after seeing how bad this engine was packed with all of this debris. I don't want to get into another engine rebuild for this tractor, since I'm rebuilding a couple of other engines right now. The engine from the generator runs excellent, so it will make a great replacement. It will also save some time on the project since I have a whole lot to do to get this machine back in shape.




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