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#1 blueridge80 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 10:48 AM

Would anyone have an idea on what engines would be a good replacement on my 750? She's just about given up the ghost and tired of messing with an updraft carburetor. Thanks.


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Posted December 05, 2011 - 05:58 PM

What exactly is wrong with the Briggs engine that is in it?
If its nothing serious, It would probably be cheaper to rebuild the one you have in there and then you would be keeping the tractor original...

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 09:00 PM

The carb is shot for starters. Will not start in cool or cold weather. Takes forever to turn over in warm weather. Loses power after warm up so if you run it in 2nd gear on level ground she does OK. With all that I'm seeing I figured an engine swap was easier just to keep her functional instead of a parts hack.

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 09:11 PM

The carburetors that were used on these engines are pretty easy to find, and rebuild kits are still available.

I don't understand what you mean by it takes forever to turn over? Does the engine spin real slowly when cranking it over? If that is the case your starter could be bad.

If you plan on an engine swap, what do you have in mind? Do you want to heavily modify it or keep as close to original as possible?

To keep it simple I'd just find another Briggs to put in it

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 06:22 AM

Actually the starter seems to turn normally and the engine rotates freely. In warm weather I have to spin it over 30-40 seconds for it to start running. I am not looking at modifying it beyond a similar replacement that will fit under the hood without cutting up the hood and look as close as possible to stock.




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