Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Sign in to follow this  
patrician12

briggs starter gears

Recommended Posts

patrician12
I had 19 hp twin v briggs motor that shear gears on that starter all the time.It got to the point where once it was stared it would run all day for fear of starting it again.Stupidly this went on for years.Changing gears all the time.The last I bought a new bendix complete assembly.Same result!!!!!Now I was determined to fix this once and for all.Make a long story short you can not see the drive when engaging because it's under the flywheel.I took the motor out,drained oil and turned it upside down.I discoverd the the drive was only one third of its posssible depth to the flywheel.I left one ear on the starter alone and elongated the other to act like an eccentric.I left about .010 depth from gear tooth to flywheel in the engaged position.Two and a half years later......PERFECT!!!!Not all my electric start briggs equipment had the same problem but two other did but not as chronicly.I did the same for them.I'm sure the starters are made in Japan and for their own use and consumption(honda or robin) the machining is more accurate but for briggs and tecumseh is less than could be desirable. Keith

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    • PhanDad
    • Sovereignm88
    • phillobbezoo
    • SmilinSam
    • RayS
  • Today's Birthdays

    No users celebrating today
  • Recent Status Updates

    • Dean McFadden

      Dean McFadden

      Good morning peeps! I’m always searching for helpful information with my AC collection. Hope to find out new information and pass on my own experience in restoration. Here are some pics of my babies. I’m still looking for front rims for the 410 so yesterday I put the 310 wheels on took it for a drive. Working pretty good but still needs some carb work. Gotta get the 310 running next. Have a great day!😁
       

      · 1 reply
    • thedaddycat

      thedaddycat  »  SmilinSam

      It's in pretty sad shape, but yes I have a yellow plastic cap that I'm fairly certain is what you need. PM me your details and I'll get it out to you.
      · 0 replies
  • Adverts

×