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Tecumseh Engines / 10 HP issues
« on: August 27, 2006, 12:37:01 pm »
I have a 10hp tecumseh on a craftsman rear engine rider that is giving me fits.  Right now it will start and idle great with the throttle down on slow.  When I crank it up it runs ragged with black smoke and once it warms up it won't idle down.  I looked at Jamie guy3's post and we share a lot of the same issues with some differences.  I have replaced the governor gear and spool in the motor.  I also rebuilt the carb.  My fuel bowl is metal.  I replaced the needles and gaskets and removed the plugs and cleaned behind them, replacing them with new ones.  I also replaced the white plug below the fuel needle as well as a new needle.  The float is the original with no leaks.  I have a lot of fuel running into the motor and mixing with the oil.  After I rebuilt the carb I set the screws to one turn out from snug.  It will also fluctuate while the mower is engaged and the machine is driving.  I will not maintain a running speed.  thanks.

Driveline / ID This transmission
« on: June 28, 2006, 10:40:08 am »
Would a pulling tractor use it?

Driveline / ID
« on: June 27, 2006, 10:26:07 pm »
Are they any good?  Do you know of any history on them?  Do racers use them?

Driveline / ID This transmission
« on: June 27, 2006, 04:46:26 pm »

This is the top view

I was on a Massey Ferguson that was tucked away in a shed.  It seems to be a vertical drive transmission.  Its a 3 speed with reverse.

Bottom view

Driveline / Idea
« on: May 14, 2006, 06:32:30 pm »
Well, I had hoped this wouldn't get torpedoed right away.  Squidd, you did read too much into my idea.  Most of the seasoned guys on here know what the most desireable trannys/transaxels are and those were the only ones that I was refering to.  Like you have said, you have 5 different types and hand right now.  And I am sure there are members who would be happy to contribute often to help out the site.  And I like mowdak1's idea about identifying features to help sort out what's what.  As far as what they came out of, cue the Mission music.  Right now I have 6 different riding mowers in my shed.  If I had pics and ID's of trannys/transaxels I could tell you what type was in each mower.  I'm sure those who felt like it could also tell us what trans they are using came out of what machine.  They were there when they yanked it or they used the info in the sticky to ID it.  Man this is getting easier by the minute.  I'm not suggesting that a completed list be posted, just that we develop a starting point that members and guests could contribute to, building up a pretty good database as time goes by.  There is a lot of good info and resources here that needs to be captured.

Driveline / Sticky Topic
« on: May 14, 2006, 11:24:58 am »
Was wondering if the admins could create another sticky, one that would help newbies identify transmissions and transaxels by sight.  They could post a listing of various types of transmissions and transaxels with thier corresponding model number and a brief list of the mowers that members or others found them in.

Briggs Flathead / forums
« on: May 10, 2006, 11:08:24 pm »
Well I have the whole search thing down pretty good.  I belong to a handful of forums like this one.  One thing that I have noticed in all of them is the repetitive questions posed by new members.  They are usually the basic "how can I go faster, cheaper".  Understandably most people don't use the search option, but if you isolate and manage that basic info and make it reasonably obvious it cuts down on those questions and helps to spread knowledge.  Visiting a library to do research involves a lot of searching but even they break it down by catagory.  Thanks again guys.   Maybe with Squids knowledge I will be able to get my mower to fire in the morning.

Briggs Flathead / Wiring
« on: May 10, 2006, 07:10:39 pm »
Hey this is great.  I'm real glad you took the time to help out.  I'd like to volunteer my time and services to help the forums along.  I'm unemployed for the time being (thanks Fort Drum) so I have a lot of free time.  Im co-located in Redwood, NY (most of the time) but I am in DeRuyter, NY quite often.  I am currently weeding out my father-in-laws workshops and his extreme collection of small engine stuff spread out between 3 sheds and 2 garages.  I would officially like to recommend a strong tech section for newcomers like myself.  There is a lot of information out there that needs to be captured and put on display.  This thread is a perfect example.  If there is anything that I can help with, feel free to ask.  Thanks again.

Briggs Flathead / wiring
« on: May 10, 2006, 06:59:56 pm »
This is coming along great.  This forum needs a strictly tech how-to section.  As for the charging wire, do I run it back directly to the positive terminal on the battery?  Can I ground the motor in addition to grounding the battery to the frame?

Briggs Flathead / wiring
« on: May 10, 2006, 06:52:52 pm »
Okay.  First, what are the green, blue and red wires hooked to.  If I did want to hook up the alt, where do I attach is?  Can you label your drawing?

Briggs Flathead / More questions
« on: May 10, 2006, 06:35:12 pm »
Okay then.  First the charging.  Why or why would I not want to have the alternator connected?  Oh and call me an idiot, but I have no idea what most of the drawings you sent are.  Yes my village misses me.  What can I use for a kill switch?  I'd appreciate an IM if anyone can help me.  my screen name is Signal50.  Thanks.

Briggs Flathead / Engine Wiring/Chassis Wiring Diagram
« on: May 10, 2006, 04:32:11 pm »
I have a question concerning the engine wiring.  I have an older Montgomery Ward 3 speed rider with a 10 hp engine.  I did a search and found the post with the B & S alternator diagrams and it helped a bit, but I need clarification.  I have stripped my mower of all the mowing parts, headlights and all the related switches, etc.  Now I would like some Dummy proof help to tie all of the components together to complete the electrical system.  Could someone walk me through this or provide a link to a diagram?  I basically need to know how to hook the battery to the motor and all in between.  Thanks a bunch.

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