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    where to find part?

    I have a craftsman 2 917.254320 16hp 5 speed, 44 inch deck, am looking for a parts # or a site that may have them i've tried sears, repair clinic, jacks small engines all are discontinued, this is a old machine and don't have the manual anymore. thanks
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    Re: where to find part?

    https://www.searspartsdirect.com/mod...ves6qru-000247

    https://www.searspartsdirect.com/mod...7/1509200.html

    post engine manufacturer & all numbers from engine, example: if B&S engine model xxxxxx, type xxxx, code xx.
    Last edited by mechanic mark; 05-17-2019 at 07:41 PM.

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    Re: where to find part?

    Quote Originally Posted by mechanic mark View Post
    yea tried that they are discontinued, this is an old machine, I was hoping to find a manual or part number where maybe I could cross reference. thanks though

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    Re: where to find part?

    Grab you Yellow pages & find a mower repair shop, not a glass front retail outlet, you know, one where they actually make a living by fixing mowers.
    Take you spindle housing to them and ask what they can sell you that can be made to fit.
    This is what I do every day of the week, find parts that can be used to replace obsolete parts.
    Do not expect a drop right in replacement, but usually I can find a part close enough to be made to work.

    The other alternative is to go to a small engineering shop.
    The kind of place when one person wanders around 20 machines on the floor & a second answers the phone & does the accounts.
    A spindle housing is nothing more than a flanged tube with 2 bearings and a shaft running through it.
    They are a simple fabrication, but remember you are paying for the skills of the machinist so don't expect it to be cheap.

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    Re: where to find part?

    Quote Originally Posted by mechanic mark View Post
    https://www.searspartsdirect.com/mod...ves6qru-000247

    https://www.searspartsdirect.com/mod...7/1509200.html

    post engine manufacturer & all numbers from engine, example: if B&S engine model xxxxxx, type xxxx, code xx.
    unfortunately it's not the original engine, would those numbers be any where else, would the serial number help at all thanks

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    Re: where to find part?

    ok thanks, I know of a couple places close by that fixes mowers at their houses, i'll have to give them a shot. yea i'm trying not to put a fortune into this dinosaur. thanks for the reply and hopefully pointing me in the right direction.

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    Re: where to find part?

    The downside of CNC machining is now days no one knows a good machinist who can whip you up one from scrap over lunch for a thank you bottle of burbon.

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    Re: where to find part?

    perfect, that sure looks like them, I will contact them to see, thanks a million

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    Re: where to find part?

    I found them on ebay, they look right parts and numbers match up, but I'll see when they get here. got 2 secondary and 1 primary spindle assembly for 79.99 free shipping, hopefully they fit!

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