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I bypassed the original points because the...

I bypassed the original points because the plunger that sets the motion for the points condenser was stuck and looked melted. I couldn't get it out and I figured it would be easier to just bypass...
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Nope. It can only mount one way, at least this...

Nope. It can only mount one way, at least this style of coils
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Couldn't get it to run with the brand new carb....

Couldn't get it to run with the brand new carb. It tried to and wanted to but didn't. I took the new carb off and put it on the Gilson. Started up first pull. So carburetor isn't the issue. Could it...
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Haven't tried that. I've noticed a lot of gas...

Haven't tried that. I've noticed a lot of gas coming from the carb while it starts and stops, mainly from the choke. Although the carbs from the 6hp and 8hp briggs are the same size, I think they are...
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First carb used: Original carb from the machine....

First carb used: Original carb from the machine. It was cleaned and put into an ultra sonic for deep cleaing. Never made the engine run.

Second carb: From a 6hp Snowbird built in 1962. Different...
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Late response to this but I tried to carb from...

Late response to this but I tried to carb from the Gilson. Unfortunately, I could not get the carb apart to clean it because the jet or gas nozzle would not come out and it is only a brass screw. It...
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No worries at all! If you think of anything else,...

No worries at all! If you think of anything else, let me know.
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Hey Sid. I replaced the points with an electric...

Hey Sid. I replaced the points with an electric ignition module. So I have good strong clean spark.
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Yes. The carb that is on it is from a Snowbird...

Yes. The carb that is on it is from a Snowbird built in 1962. The Bob-cat was built in the late 70's, engine was built in 78. Like I said, there are minor differences in the carbs. The throttle...
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Tried starting it today after buying a new E3...

Tried starting it today after buying a new E3 replacement spark plug. I got backfires more than puttering. Any idea as to why I keep getting the backfires? It looks like the carb is always too full...
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Did what you said and the flywheel did bounce...

Did what you said and the flywheel did bounce back in the opposite direction.
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Put it back together last week. Reset the gap...

Put it back together last week. Reset the gap anyways. Gave it a pull and it started. So I tried working the choke and throttle to see if I could get it running but nothing. Eventually it just died...
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Key is in tact and not sheared. Where should I go...

Key is in tact and not sheared. Where should I go from here?
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Thank you Cheese. I appreciate all your input. I...

Thank you Cheese. I appreciate all your input. I will check the key today and buy a new spark plug for it. If that does nothing, I will move on to compression. Again, thanks for the help! I'll post...
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No I did not. And I did get the clutch that tight...

No I did not. And I did get the clutch that tight when I reinstalled it. I've done a lot of points on Briggs engines so I am fairly familiar with the process of disassembling and reassembling. I have...
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I did use the nut only to tighten the flywheel...

I did use the nut only to tighten the flywheel onto the shaft. I then put the starter clutch back in its place. Sorry for the confusion. I realize this whole thread is probably a little confusing!...
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Hi Cheese. Thanks for the response. I was...

Hi Cheese. Thanks for the response. I was actually reading another thread on this site before I decided to post about my engine. Thread can be found here:...
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8hp Briggs Engine Problems

Hi everyone. I have recently acquired a Bobcat Snowblower. The engine was built in 79 so I assume the machine was manufactured the same year. The guy I bought it from found it in a barn. From what he...
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