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PHILF

MY 3416S

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PHILF
I HAVE A STANDARD '73 UNMODIFIED 3416S, WITH THE BIG 1 CYL BRIGGS ENGINE. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF I CAN PUT AN ELECTRONIC IGNITION ONTO IT, AND IF SO WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET ONE. THIS ENGINE HAS THE POINTS LOCATED IN A LITTLE BOX ON THE SIDE OF THE ENGINE DRIVEN BY A CAM INSIDE THE CRANKCASE. ALSO, DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW BEST TO SOLVE A STICKY GOVERNOR PROBLEM? WHEN ENGINE GETS HOT, THE GOVERNOR DOESN'T WORK WELL, AND ENGINE DOESN'T HAVE POWER UP HILLS, AND OVER SPEEDS DOWN HILLS. I'M PRETTY SURE A GOVERNOR REPAIR MEANS GOING INTO THE CRANKCASE, SO I WANT TO DO THE BEST REPAIR POSSIBLE THE FIRST TIME DUE TO THE WORK REQUIRED. THANKS FOR THE HELP IN ADVANCE!!! PHIL

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Ryan
Phil, Yes, you can put an electronic ignition on it. It is called a megatron ignition. You have to get the flywheel repolarized to match the megatron. B&S will do this for free. You can get the address from your local briggs dealer. Governor problem? Ryan

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carter
Phil, I'd sure check out the governor springs before tearing into the engine. Most Briggs & Stratton dealers have a Single Cylinder repair manual for sale. It is part number 270962-12/97. Less than $20 and will pay for itself on the first job. It shows exactly how the springs should be set up for your engine. Ron

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