Briggs pull start question

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Old 10-07-13, 10:30 AM
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Briggs pull start question

Not sure how to explain this. Anyway. I have a old flat head 10 HP. The little ratchet thing siezed up caused my mower to eat the chord. I know now what caused the problem. I should have lubed the ratchet.

Another problem. I was running the mower with no screen over the fly wheel. Bad idea I know. But I'm the only one that operates the mower.

Anyhow, when the flywheel caught the rope. It pulled the guide, I'll call it. The part the guides the rope thru the pull start. So my question. It looks like this part may be made into the fly wheel cover. Maybe not. Just guessing. Can the part be purchased? Used fly wheel cover should be hard to come by. if not. Anyone, know a way to Jerry rig this. The pull start is just a backup. But batteries don't last long. Plus I'm old school. So I'd rather pull a couple of times to crank than go thru the hassle of a battery.

Hope this makes sense.

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Old 10-07-13, 11:45 AM
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If you post the model and serial numbers I'm sure one of the pro's on the forum can give you some specific answers.

Do you have a metal cone in the center of your flywheel where the starter used to engage? If so an old school method is to just wrap a piece of rope around it and pull for starting. Do not tie the rope to the cone. Just wrap the rope around in the proper direction. Tension on the rope will keep it from sliding.
 
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Old 10-07-13, 03:48 PM
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Hello ih4630,


Your correct in thinking the rope guide is peened/made into the top piece of the flywheel cover, But..... You can still purchase just that top piece (recoil housing).

THIS place is cheaper than Briggs for the same part, You'll have to cut your old recoil housing off the flywheel cover if not screwed on then install all your old internal parts in the new housing. The new housing comes with new screws and nuts for installation.

Also..... The flywheel screen serves another purpose other than keeping fingers/clothes out of the flywheel, It also keeps grass clippings/leaves etc from entering and packing around the cylinder cooling fins. Debris packed around the cylinder can cause over heating and eventually burn the engine up.

The screen part number is 691754 and is available at the same place I linked above.


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Thank's so much for the link and taking the time to provide it. I should have stated the parts are needed for a mower that's worth maybe $150. Just looking to get another season out of it. Then sell it for parts. So new parts are a little over budget.

There should be a few old 8 hp Briggs 8 HP flywheel covers around. Will they fit a 10 hp flat head?? As for the engine numbers. They are.

Model. 254707
Type.0124-01
Code.92022831

Again, and old worn out mower. I'm still open for ideas to Jerry rig it. If i can't find a used flywheel cover.

IH
 
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Old 10-08-13, 04:19 AM
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Hello ih4630,


If the 8hp recoil housing screws onto the flywheel cover it will work on your 10hp flywheel cover, The 8hp flywheel cover is smaller so will not bolt to your 10hp engine....


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Can you post a picture of the damaged part, maybe someone can be creative. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 10-08-13, 10:14 AM
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I may do that tomorrow. A friend has offered to give me a 4HP Briggs same era. Any chance the recoil housing is the same? I'm thinking the 4 HP will be considerably smaller.

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Hello ih4630,


The 4hp recoil will be too small.....


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The whole housing from the 4hp may not fit but if it is the same shape in the damaged area, cut out the damage, cut the 4hp area to create a patch and pop rivet it into place, we need a picture. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 10-09-13, 03:39 AM
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Hello Mr Geo,


While your idea may have been a good one, The 4hp guide is much smaller therefore the required size rope for the 10hp likely won't pass through it without issues......
 
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