B&S starter conversion

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Old 04-09-05, 06:19 PM
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B&S starter conversion

Hi, I'm new to this forum. I own a Troy-Bild 5550 watt generator powered by 10 Hp B&S engine w/pull start . I would like to add an electric starter .... what would be the best way to go about it, I'm looking for least expencive way to do this. Is there a conversion kit available to do this? Thanks
 
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Old 04-09-05, 08:42 PM
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First thing to do is remove fan shroud and see if the flywheel has a ring gear for starter to engage. If not before you order flywheel, check to see if block is drilled and tapped for starter mount.
Hope this helps,
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Old 04-10-05, 03:42 AM
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B&S starter conversion

Hi, the flywheel does not have the ring gear, it does have the taped mounting holes for starter installation. I wonder do the cover shroud would fit over the replacement ring gear?
 
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Old 04-10-05, 06:29 AM
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Check with B&S on the shroud, hopefully you'll be able to find a used flywheel as I'm sure B&S will be really proud of a new one.
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Old 04-11-05, 12:46 AM
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You should be able to convert it, but you'll need a charging stator (if the block is made to accept it, which it probably is since it is tapped for a starter). You'll also need a flywheel equipped with a ring gear, and possibly modify the shroud.
 
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Old 04-11-05, 03:15 AM
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Post your engine numbers (model, type and code) and i'll provide the parts needed and rough prices.
 
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Old 04-12-05, 04:41 PM
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Hi, I appreciate all of the responces. To start with, I should point out that I'm not really interested in the charging system because since it is a generator it will sit in storage till is need it. The gasoline will be drained from the tank or sit with the treatment added. My intention is to connect the jumping cables, and start the generator that way. I plan on building a controll panel where there will be posts to attach the jumper cables , starter solenoid, and a momentary swith to energize the starter. Not having battery is one last thing to for me maintain . I want to do this using parts from older blown/damaged comparable engines........ Maybe someone have a parts i need at reasonable price? I'm curious what Hp models have the same flywheel w/gearring attached? Here are tge numbers that i got from the label.
FAMILY:5BSXS.3422HT 276010
All of the help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

BR
 
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Old 04-13-05, 03:19 AM
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The numbers you posted are not what we need, those are the emissions numbers. Look on the flywheel shroud for the Model, Type and Code numbers. And based on what you're trying to accomplish, provide the numbers of the prospective spare engines and I can tell you which will work and which will not.
 
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Old 04-13-05, 02:37 PM
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Thank you for your help. Here are the numbers....
Model:204412,
Type:0147E1,
Code:050131YE

I don't have any particular motor in mind, I found a couple flywheels on the ebay(used) hoping that one of them would do the trick. Thanks.
BR
 
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Old 04-13-05, 03:10 PM
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The flywheel should already have the ring gear needed. Therefore the only part needed, per your posted need, would be the starter motor...part# 695479.
 
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Old 04-14-05, 03:55 PM
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Thanks, for the reply. Today after work, I pulled the flywheel cover and there is no ringgear.
So now my question is what size and type of motor would have comparable flywheel with the ringgear?. My local small engine shop closed it's doors, so my next option is to buy junk engine,etc. and do the flywheel swap. I took some pictures of the flywheel and can post it if someone wants to see them. Sorry, I'm not allowed to do this.
 

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Old 04-15-05, 03:01 PM
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Unless my computer look-up is not accurate, as it certainly appears the flywheel includes the ring gear. The part number for the only flywheel listed for this model is 694954. Before you order one, i'd check with a local dealer and have them contact their distributor to check on the ring gear issue. As far as a used flywheel this one is used on many type# engines which includes model series 11, 20 and 21. All of which will be the slant cylinder design. It doesn't appear any of the upright cylinder design engines' flywheel will work.
 
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Old 04-15-05, 03:17 PM
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Thank you very much. How much new f/wheel would cost? Thanks.
BR
 
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Old 04-16-05, 04:56 AM
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Does anyone here have one used for sale? Thanks.
 
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Old 04-16-05, 08:54 AM
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The f'wheel lists for 80 bucks.
 
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Old 04-20-05, 12:51 PM
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B&S starter conversion

After long wait to be able to talk to B&S factory rep(45 min wait) I find out the motor is not setup for electric starter. Currently the enginering department is working on starter kit for it, and it maybe available in about 6 month.
 
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Old 10-01-05, 07:29 AM
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Did the conversion

I just did a conversion on a B&S 10HP
Model 19G412
Type 0129
Code 960501-1A

The flywheel had 4 holes to bolt the ring gear on.
The total cost was about $143, new parts from dealer.
$110 for the starter, $25 for the Ring gear, $8 tax Total $143
Cut a piece out of the shroud to clear the starter gear.
Used an old Relay from a Ford truck for the switch, cut up an old jumper cable for the wiring.
The pull start clutch is threaded on, I thought it was a press fit and tried to pull it off. $12 for a new clutch. :-(

JimT
 

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