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My first project: Briggs and Stratton 4


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Old 08-13-2016, 11:58:57 AM
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CKB if the tank seam does not leak I would leave it alone(depending on the scale of resto you are doing). Probably will not leak at this point but trying to straighten it may crack the solder. I assume you know you have to loosen the jamb nut on the exhaust pipe with a punch or chisel before the nipple will unscrew from the head?

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Looking good! Curious - did your flywheel have an aluminum key or a steel key?

As I understand it, they all supposed to have aluminum keys. Right now I have two Model ZZs apart, and both had steel keys. One of which likely substantially increased the damage sustained.

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Hey Kieth,

I didn't stick a magnet to it, but considering the weight of it, it's Steel

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CKB if the tank seam does not leak I would leave it alone(depending on the scale of resto you are doing). Probably will not leak at this point but trying to straighten it may crack the solder.
I would like to make it look good as new, after cleaning up the block last night, I found one of the mount tabs on the base of the engine was broke off (before cleaning, I couldn't tell and thought it was odd it only had 3 tabs).

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I assume you know you have to loosen the jamb nut on the exhaust pipe with a punch or chisel before the nipple will unscrew from the head?

I did try that with a punch, but it still didn't move. I may attempt the chisel today, I figure the chances of the jamb nut surviving the removal are pretty slim at this point...

I would like to see if I can pop the breather out as well, as there is quite a bit gunk behind the breather I am having trouble cleaning out.

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---------- Post added at 12:12:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:09:45 PM ----------

Man, I wish there was an edit button available for posts...

also, anyone have any trick for cleaning between the head fins?
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Finally got a chance to get back on this project today.

-New gasket for the valve cover plate cut and installed
-Currently cutting the new gasket for the Magneto Plate.

I want to get the Mag Plate back on today and pretty much get it up to the Carb/Intake and Fuel Tank referb.

I have decided not to paint it, I think for now I'm just going to clean it up and leave it Au naturel ....

I still need to figure out the trick to separating the Carb from the Air cleaner tube... it doesn't want to move...
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So far so good....

Magneto plate gasket cut and plate installed, points cleaned and set, hi-tension lead cleaned up as well...

Fly wheel cleaned up and partially installed. I need to clean up the starter cup before I install it.

Need to find a replacement B-7 sparkplug, as that is what was in it.... And still figure out the carb and intake being stuck together...
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"Man, I wish there was an edit button available for posts..."

There is if you are a subscriber! Well not a button but you can edit your posts.

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Thanks, that explains it!
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Carb and air tube separated!

That took some elbow grease... Now to clean those up.

And, the spark is pretty healthy, even with the very far gone Autolite B-7 plug it came with.....must be I set the points up correctly!
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Default Re: My first project: Briggs and Stratton 4

The B has 1" exhaust and the A has 3/4" exhaust. Very easy way to identify.
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Default Re: My first project: Briggs and Stratton 4

The model A does not have a removable side cover on the PTO side and the model B does have a removable side cover on the PTO side.
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Default Re: My first project: Briggs and Stratton 4

Interesting, Thanks.

This one is not removable on the PT side and has a 3/4" exhaust Port.

I didn't get much time to work on it this evening, but I cut a new gasket to replace the one in the carb that looked like dried up shoe leather...

Tomorrow I plain to get the needle valves in and Emulsion tube reinstalled, and put the carb back on.
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