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16hp briggs off ebay. seller said it needed a gasket but runs like a top gasket my +++ [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/1-1.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/3-1.jpg[/IMG] well had 4 nickle rods that I wanted to try, I usually braze cast iron. Cleaned it up, heated with torch and welded. Not my best beads, ran out of rod for any 'touch up' work. Will see how it does [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/finalside.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/finaltop.jpg[/IMG]
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Well, it does need a gasket... he just tell you "the Rest of the Story". Looks like a nice job on saving it, haven't done it but heard covering a weld with ashes slows down the cooling real good.
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oxy welding is a very helpful process. it teaches you the basics of heat control and puddle control. from there you go to arc and then on up. (least when I did it.) regarding the ashes..that would probably work. I use perlite. you can buy bags of it from home stores...it is volcanic ash and i guess it it is used in gardens for something...:) it holds the heat in VERY well. The right way is to completly take block apart, then get hold block up to temp and cool slow. That was a major PITA and I have another block if a takedown is needed, I wouild just replace. I figured this would be quick and may do the trick.
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said he didnt know. (tho he did include a gasket..so?) He did go through the trouble of shipping it, I took him at his word that he didnt know. all in all- I think I paid about 150bucks for the motor. IF it runs well, it will be worth it scott
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I wish you luck.The last 16hp cast iron Briggs i brought(on Ebay) cost me a small forchen to get running.The guy I brought it from said low hours good runner.Well i got it shipped to me $150.00 later and started it and it smoked like crazy.I pulled the head off and saw it had water in it at one time and somebody tried cleaning the cylinder up.I dont think .40 bore job would take out the pits.Well I had an other block that was perfect and a brand new crank and rod (That was all bad to after inspection rust)I have a good runner that I put on my 7116.I will never buy anymore engines on eBay that's the seconed time I got stung on Ebay. nick
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Dunno about skill but thank you. I have been getting electrical help from some of the guys, this is a newer system. will let you know how it runs
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well I just decided to bolt it in and see. started right up. right now I am just flushing the block with ATF (thinner than oil) to ensure there is no crud left from the original damage and repair. Short run, change, short run, change..never up to temp. will do that a couple of times then with oil 2x or so. will post pics soon. seller was right, on low idle you can almost count the revs.
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Glad to here it worked out.;) Nice job on the repair, it should give years of good service.8D Hard to beat a 16hp Briggs, although it looks like someone tried pretty hard.:D
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Thanks! this 16 sure is not short for power. 2nd gear in the garage gets the front off the ground about 6". I am a bit concerned what 3rd will do, prob have to idle it down.
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--"2nd gear in the garage gets the front off the ground about 6". I am a bit concerned what 3rd will do, prob have to idle it down."-- Ahhhh, maybe let the clutch out slower:D
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