Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Napa Points for Briggs? Not impressed.


BigSix

Recommended Posts

Hi all: Given the dismal disposition of the closer mower shop, I decided to try points (from a Napa store) for my new (1963?) Simp. 725, with the 19D Briggs. Believe it or not, I haven't had the pleasure of changing the points on any of our little wonders. Once I realized the frame of the Napa points was bent, threading the machine bolts into the block was easier. Of course, that was after I (finally) got the captive bolt (that adjusts the points)to turn freely in the points. It has a collar which retains it, and though the supplied nut was free, the bold was not. It must have been galling (?) on the points frame, because a tiny amount of PB Blaster made it amazingly free. Lastly, I thought it odd that the condensor did not have a metal terminal on the end of it's wire. I had to peel the 2-pronged wire terminal off of the old condensor, and crimp/solder it on. Do Briggs points come with the terminal on the condensor? My boat's condensor comes with a terminal on it. Anyone experience these difficulties before? Just curious as I think I'll try Briggs points next time. At least they did make a strong, blue spark. The tractor started right up and ran fine. It last ran when Clinton was president--the older lady that sold it to me parked it in 1999, snowblower in up position, and that's how I found it. The points part number is Napa 7-01087. The condensor part number is Napa 7-01357 (replaces B&S 298OEO) I believe the pair of them was approx. $18.00--I think he saw me comin'. Peter
Link to comment
Share on other sites

None of my old Briggs engines have a connector on the condensor wire. I think I have seen them on condensors on newer engines. The last time I bought a Briggs points / condensor set it was around $22.00.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

NAPA and Carquest carries "Primeline" which I have used on many occassion and have not had a problem. Just have to loop the wire under the bolt and tighten.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I too use only NAPA parts, and the only thing I ever had a problem with was an universal electric fuel pump. I've only seen a connector here and there on old stuff i"m replacing, not on new. (plus my employer gets a sizable discount that I can use) Rob
Link to comment
Share on other sites

quote:
Originally posted by Rob-B
(plus my employer gets a sizable discount that I can use) Rob
I too use Napa parts, never had any problem. Like Rob, I put my stuff on my bosses account! Elon
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Interesting. I too have always been satisfied with Napa parts (AND service, which I still find is the best in my area). Which is why I was surprised about these parts. If the points frame wans't bent and I hand't had to work that (new) adjusting bolt so hard to free it, I wouldn't have minded about the condensor. My boat is a '72 and I guess that's "newer, by comparision (LOL) as those (Napa-sourced) condensors alway's have the terminal on them. Thanks for the comments. Peter
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Me personally, I like to stick with the OEM parts. You can't go wrong. I'd rather pay the extra money. Just my opinion.:o)
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Converted my 7010 to electronic trigger, keeping the points so it would fire the way it it designed. 12 plus years later, same points, same trigger. I will do it to my 3112 (16HP version) if and when the condensor decides to call it quits. Speaking of quits, I have a 60 JD (TEC VH60)going thru work in progress. Ya, ya, ya, GREEN PAINT!!!. It was free. Anyway, when I rebuilt engine (Not the 6 HP but a 7 HP VH70) it had the original points condensor ass'y as opposed to seperate parts. As close as I can figure out, the engine is about 25 years old and it still fires. I have run about ten gallons of gas thru it, chasing around doing this and that and a couple of show.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...