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11 hp brigs @ straton Help??

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by slipping into darkness, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. slipping into darkness

    slipping into darkness TS Member

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    Would like to see if this old motor still will run? have mounted it on bench, can anyone tell me how to wirer just to see if it will work? two wirers coming down from under fly wheel go to ??? and one wirer coming of the mag goes to what? is there a easy way to just hook up a hot wirer and ground to see if it will run?? Thanks for any help?? "slid"
     
  2. Tron

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    Probably go to grounded switches, like ON/OFF, safety device or a kill switch or all three. It should run if those wires aren't grounded.
     
  3. bydnsilly3

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    The two wires from under the flywheel is to a charging circuit. Just leave them hang out of the way. The wire from the mag is the kill wire. To kill just short it to ground.

    ANy questions send me an email.

    Bill Myers
     
  4. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    As stated most likely kill switches. Is there any compression how bout spark?
     
  5. slipping into darkness

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    Thanks again to all that replyed. around 30 lbs compression, but just found out little to no spark? have another mag, but holes are off, can be drill and used???? "slid"
     
  6. short shucker

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    30 psi of compression. It'll make a nice door stop, or fill it full of concrete and tie a rope to it and use it for an anchor.

    It doesn't make any difference if your spark is weak or strong. You need a lot more compression, 100 psi or better, to make it run.

    Recheck compression by sqirting a teaspoon or so of oil in the cylinder and pull it through with the throttle wide open. If you don't get at least 100 psi, dump it in the trash.

    ss
     
  7. slipping into darkness

    slipping into darkness TS Member

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    Took mag oft another blowed engine, drill new mounting holes to line up, and wam hooo. it.s purring like a "Cat"!! not going to be a boat anchor yet? engine I used has been sitting out in the dump because the tranny lock up and I never through about reusing it. well after 5yrs and pumping oil into the cyl's and turning it over and repeating this process for a couple days compression has come up to 85 and is running better than ever. Thanks '"ss"..."slid"
     
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