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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 03:40 PM

After discussing the location of the starter/generator and the gas tank, I decided to tackle that problem today.

Originally the starter/generator hung out from the bottom of the engine which made it look sort of awkward.

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My idea was to rotate the starter/generator up and bring it closer to the engine.

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The problem with having the starter/generator in this position is there isn't any place on the engine to attach the belt tension arm.
I also have to come up with a way to hang a gas tank above the starter/generator.

So the first thing was to remove the front head bolt and replace it with a long stud.
Then I used a nut on the stud to tighten down on the head.

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The stud sticks up thru the top of the air shield.
There is a metal spacer on the stud that the air shield sets down on.

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I have a gas tank and mounting bracket from a smaller Wisconsin engine.
The bracket has a tab that fits over the stud and the rest of the bracket hangs down in front of the engine.

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There isn't any place on the engine to bolt the bottom of the tank bracket too.
So I made up this support bracket out of 1/4 inch steel plate.
This bracket bolts onto the starter/generator mounting boss on the engine and comes up behind the tank bracket.
It also extends out so I can form a mounting tab for the belt tension arm.
The bracket is bent in the press so it tucks back into the engine,

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I drilled and tapped two holes in the support bracket and bolted down the bottom of the tank bracket.
Then I mounted the starter/generator bracket back on so I could figure out where to mount the belt tension arm.

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Here are the finished brackets.

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And how it looks with the tank and the starter/generator on it.
I still have to get the clamps for the tank.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 04:38 PM

even better then what i thought, looks very sharp and clean,
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Posted September 21, 2011 - 06:11 PM

Yes sir,that looks A-ONE.:thumbs:
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Posted September 21, 2011 - 06:28 PM

That looks great Ray. I don't know how this build got by me but I went back and read all the posts on it today. You do great work.
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Posted September 21, 2011 - 06:29 PM

You never cease to amaze me Ray!
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Posted September 21, 2011 - 07:04 PM

Very nice fab work!! You make it look like it could have been factory, and that always impresses me. Do you take on apprentice types??
Peter
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Posted September 21, 2011 - 07:22 PM

Do you take on apprentice types??
Peter

..... I would if I could but I can't so I don't. .....

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 07:30 PM

Nice work.
The starter/gen looks so much better tucked into the engine like that. And the nice round tank on
top makes it look like that's how it should've been.
Can't wait to see it all shined up.:thumbs::thumbs:
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Posted September 21, 2011 - 10:10 PM

Really neatens up the engine area. :thumbs:
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Posted September 22, 2011 - 04:44 AM

Looks great, Ray. I know you did a little head scratching on this one. But the finished product looks very neat and tidy. Great job.
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Posted September 22, 2011 - 08:16 PM

After seeing the tank and S/G mounted up, I have to agree, looks great!!!
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Posted September 23, 2011 - 07:58 PM

WOW Very neat project and some great engineering/craftsmanship!
I went back and caught up on all your old posts regarding this build, thanks for taking the time to post all this and keep us all up to date.
Greg
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Posted August 28, 2016 - 08:50 AM

Next phase of this project can be found here
http://gardentractor...-shaw-du-all-8/




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