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    Re: B&S compatibility (parts swapping)

    After posting this I went to take another look at this engine and the threaded piece I am talking about already exists! See enclosed photos.

    I don't know why I didn't notice this to begin with.
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    Re: B&S compatibility (parts swapping)

    You are correct!

    I removed everything from the stuffed engine I needed only to remember that all three of these B&S engines without recoil starters on my riding mowers (15.5, 17.5 and 21.1) all...
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    B&S compatibility (parts swapping)

    Just a heads up on something. I'm sure I'll figure it out once I get into it.

    I bought a Snapper riding mower used (~2 years old when I got it) which I've since sold. I believe it was built in...
  4. Re: Husqvarna 46" deck help (need hanger distance measurements)

    I hear what your saying. This probably won't be the last time I have to pull this deck off. The mower itself has been good. The only problem I've had with it is related the deck due to my yard being...
  5. Re: Husqvarna 46" deck help (need hanger distance measurements)

    Battery on laptop went dead before I could upload the pics:

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    I never got a notification that I got any replies.

    I bought this mower in 2009 The factory weld broke around 2015. My weld broke the other day. It's always the bracket on that side that breaks...
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    Need hanger deck measurements

    Sorry for cross posting this but I'm not real sure where this belongs. Whether it be in the Craftsman's forum or under the company that built it for Sears.

    Here's my question:
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  8. Husqvarna 46" deck help (need hanger distance measurements)

    1999 Husqvarna built/ Sears Craftsman with a 46" deck. I can't remember the model number but can get it. It's out in my storage building and it's pouring down rain at the moment.

    A few years ago I...
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    Re: Free storage structure!

    So far this building has survived two wind storms and several inches of rain. I have walked on top of it so I'm hoping the roof structure is strong enough to survive any potential snowstorms. When I...
  10. Re: What would cause a starter to do this?

    This Kano Penephite spray contains graphite. It's one of my favorite lubes but is messy. I wouldn't use it on stuff like car door hinges.

    Just from the way the starter motor spun so quickly, made...
  11. What would cause a starter to do this?

    15.5 I/C OHV engine, 2005 model. Well that was when the mower was built. Assuming it's the original engine.

    I acquired this Murray riding mower.

    Every now and then when I start the engine,...
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    Re: Did I get the shaft?

    I thought Murray's were cheaply built mowers but a guy I work with who works on mowers says they are better than MTD.

    The paint on the hood is dead for some reason. I've tried buffing it out with...
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    Re: Ideas for home made burglar alarm

    No, it sounds like a good idea. I've heard of people attaching aluminum pie pans to strings and such.

    I've never had anybody bother anything around my place but you never know these days with as...
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    Did I get the shaft?

    I just unloaded the biggest piece of crap the other day but may have gotten something just as bad in return.

    I bought a Polaris Magnum 425 from a co-worker before I realized this thing was going...
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    Ideas for home made burglar alarm

    This is a follow up to a project I started back in the spring (with photos):

    https://www.lawnmowerforum.com/showthread.php/48821-Free-storage-structure!?p=314543#post314543

    So I got my storage...
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    Re: Free storage structure!

    I thought I'd give a follow up on this project.

    It's taken me on and off all summer working on this thing. I gave up on it for awhile. I just can't work in this 95+ degree heat and humidity like I...
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    E85 in a lawnmower

    I've seen YouTube videos of people running non flex fuel vehicles on E85. These are fuel injected engines.

    The fuel cap on my mower says not to use anything above E10.

    I haven't seen E85 in...
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    Re: hearing protection

    You mean illegal when driving a car? Or just in general?

    I have lost 40% of my hearing loss in my left hear but my right ear is fine. And I have ringing in that ear. But it varies from day to day....
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    Re: Free storage structure!

    If I have repeated myself, apologies. I copied this from a post I made from another fourm.

    So I am running out of space for my lawnmowers, lawn equipment, ATV, other toys, etc.

    Here are some...
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    Re: Magneto wattage

    I did read the books but I figured I was going to have to pull the flywheel to inspect the stator to see what size magnets it had on it before I did anything. Unless you can go by the wiring harness...
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    Re: Magneto wattage

    That's exactly what I need!
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    Re: Magneto wattage

    I actually have a large solar cell I could mount on top of my cover to boost the charging capacity but most solar cells produce allot of voltage but not allot of current. They seem to be ideal for...
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    Re: Magneto wattage

    I can connect the fan I have in mind using to the battery and measure the current draw and do the math and see if it exceeds the charging capacity.

    I'll check with a guy I work with who has a...
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    Re: Magneto wattage

    This is exactly like my mower. Even the same engine. Looks like it has a dual circuit system. 3 amp unregulated voltage to recharge the battery and 14 volts regulated for the lights.
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    Re: Magneto wattage

    Well I don't know what I said to you but I apologize. I appreciate the links.
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    Re: Cracked useless air filled tires

    The front tires on my Sears/Husquvarna kept loosing air, although not as bad as others I've seen. Like my father's pressure washer and a two wheel dolly I have.

    Have you tried replacing the valve...
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    Re: Magneto wattage

    You are correct. The magneto is the ignition system not the charging system.

    I think this is what I would need but i'd first need to check to see if it fits my engine.
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    Re: Buying lawn mowers from Lowes

    I actually downloaded a manual from Troy Bilt's website before I set the deck height. Not sure what's up with the adjustment mechanism on this mower. Your supposed to loosen the center bolt with a...
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    Buying lawn mowers from Lowes

    This maybe common knowledge I don't know.

    So the other day I adjusted the valves on my Troy Bilt (MTD) that originally came from Lowes and decided to mow my entire yard with it. It had sat in my...
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    Magneto wattage

    Does anybody know right off hand how much wattage the magneto produces on a 21 hp Intek Briggs? This would be on a lawnmower without a power take off.

    Reason I ask is I'm going to build me a shade...
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    Re: Homemade Sulky

    I didn't know what a sulky was but I get the idea. Looks nice. Great job!
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    Re: Free storage structure!

    No takers?

    Well it's a 20' diameter, seven foot tall cooling tower shroud. Also called a drift eliminator. The one in this photo is a bit more flared out at the bottom than the one I got.
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  33. Re: Parts to keep before junking nearly identical riding mower?

    I would definitely save the deck, tires and seat, maybe the front steering components like the spindles if they interchange. The front kingpins are made of cast iron which are supposed to be stronger...
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    Re: Cracked useless air filled tires

    I once tried using expandable foam in a small mini-bike just to see if it would work. It didn't. Maybe because it was a mini-bike tire. I ended up buying a new tire and tube.

    I have not tried it...
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    Free storage structure!

    I realize I've posted some crazy ideas and stuff on here but maybe this tops it all.

    Can you guess what the original purpose of these 12 panels were used for? I got these from my job. They were...
  36. Re: 17.5 hp requires ether to start but runs OK otherwise.

    This float stuck on this mower after it sat over the winter. It seems carbs with the plastic floats are worse about the pins sticking than the older brass floats. It may have just been old fuel.

    I...
  37. Thread: HIBOSCH?

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    Re: HIBOSCH?

    Just wondered if you had seen anything like this in OZ. Since diesels seem to be more popular down under. I wondered if it was a copy of something.
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    Re: Redneck fix of the day...

    Yeah in the 30 minutes it took me to rig this up, I could have went to Wal-Mart and bought one. But I have no money in this setup other than the connectors. The wiring came from a wiring harness from...
  39. Re: 17.5 hp requires ether to start but runs OK otherwise.

    Update:

    I decided to do a valve adjustment on this engine. I can't remember what the gap was, I probably should have checked. I did this on my other B&S engine after I replaced the blown head...
  40. Thread: HIBOSCH?

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    Re: HIBOSCH?

    Bert, what do you think about these Chinese 22 hp vertical shaft diesel engines?

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/22HP-Diesel-Engine-of-Lawn-Mower_206759365.html

    I can't find it at the...
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    Redneck fix of the day...

    Here's my redneck fix of the day:

    So in another post I was complaining that I don't get the life out of a lawn mower battery that most people get. Most likely due to my bumpy yard. And I was...
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    Re: What would cause this to happen?

    Found this guy on YouTube who has an extensive video collection repairing the rear ends on Snappers. He makes it look so easy. He says the easiest way to take the rear end apart is to remove the...
  43. Thread: HIBOSCH?

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    HIBOSCH?

    You know how the Chinese like to change letters around while using the same font to fool people that their knock offs are the same thing. Some examples: Sharpei instead of Sharpie markers and Memex...
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    What would cause this to happen?

    So I've got two Snapper Hi-Vacs. One was made in 1979 and the other one was made around 2000. I'm wanting to use parts from both mowers and make a running mower.

    I robbed the deck off the 79...
  45. Re: What battery for a 17.5 HP and 21 HP engines?

    I think one of the reasons my lawnmowers seems to go through so many batteries is my yard is so bumpy (and large tree roots) there is no suspension on a typical residential lawnmower. As mentioned,...
  46. What battery for a 17.5 HP and 21 HP engines?

    Anyone know what B&S recommends as far as cranking amps for a 17.5 hp engine and a 21 HP?

    Will any battery do? The only reason I ask is some of the cheaper batteries have lower CCAs.

    Speaking...
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    Antique farm show photos

    Dad and I went to a local antique tractor and farm show today. You may not be into old tractors but there were quite a few vintage lawn tractors there that I thought was really cool. One of them is...
  48. Re: How do these electronic ignition kits work?

    Excellent explanation! That makes perfect sense.

    I hate to mix apples and oranges but one reason I thought of this device was I was wondering if it may work on a car. However after you explained...
  49. How do these electronic ignition kits work?

    I've always wondered how these systems work:

    http://vkakarting.com/replacing-points-with-ignition-module/

    So when the points close, the - post on the coil becomes grounded and discharges the...
  50. Re: Snapper 33" hi-Vac : Repair or part out?

    The one I had was a 2000 model and my father's was a 2001 model. Both were junk by that time. I can't imagine the quality after 2012.

    I haven't had any major issues with my Husqvarna and I've had...
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