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Old 11-19-2019, 06:37 PM
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I love how the pull cord falls out when revving lol
That cord is from a predator and it doesn't quite fit that Briggs 9.50 Series. I'm not sure what exactly is different but I had to put washers under the recoil assy housing to keep it from binding up and get it to fit that well so I assume it has something to do with the blower housing. Perhaps it has a proprietary shape just to drive price. If you pay close attention you will notice carburetor blow-by when the engine peaks and starts floating the valves. That's about when the rope starts backing out as well.

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But, I do have a set of 18 pound valve springs stashed around here somewhere...I might install those in there but that's about as far as I am willing to go with a stock engine without tossing that crappy cast flywheel and to be honest I should replace the thing anyway.
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:58 PM
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I'm sure the bowl on that carb will forever more have rust issues so I may powder coat it next time I have my stuff out and see how that goes....
As long as you cleaned the bowl of active rust and feed it 100% gasoline, it probably won't ever be a problem again.

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So... y'all think it'll fit?
Might not with the engine's factory style fuel tank. Did you try to shoehorn it in already?
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:29 PM
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As long as you cleaned the bowl of active rust and feed it 100% gasoline, it probably won't ever be a problem again.



Might not with the engine's factory style fuel tank. Did you try to shoehorn it in already?
Yup...I did after I pulled the old engine out.

The tank would actually fit but access to fuel it not so much. And the factory muffler won't even go. My only concern about that is I don't have a tubing bender.

I think the onboard tank might be operational but I need to check it out closer.

Then there is the issue of brakes...there are none.

So...does it sound like fun yet?

Oh and the upper triple tree bearings are loose...and I am honestly at a loss at how to repair those!
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Currently I work on UH-60 Blackhawks.

In the past I have worked on various fixed wing military and civilian fixed wing aircraft.

Unfortunately the things that are easier and more fun to work on don't necessarily equate to doing better at paying the bills.

Here I am finishing up installing a hydraulic pump. If you aren't familiar with the UH-60 it's a fairly good size helicopter.

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I see that generator up there. I used to work on those F14ís, F18ís etc...
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:32 PM
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I see that generator up there. I used to work on those F14ís, F18ís etc...
Cool!

We had some big ones on our C-141Bs, they were rated at 90/100 kVA if I remember right. 3 phase 230v 400hz or something like that... It would take several guys to pull if off the engine with the CSD and be able to hold it up...

I'd much rather remove and install a small one like is on a helicopter!
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Yes they’re much easier without the CSD on them. Pour some MIL-L-23699E oil all over them and they’re even more difficult to handle. The F14’s were also 230Vac 3 phase 400hz and they ran one on each engine plus air driven backups. Been a while since I worked on gear like that. I miss it.
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Your chopper is going to peel tire when taking off it will be plenty powerful. That briggs would be a very nice high revver
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Your chopper is going to peel tire when taking off it will be plenty powerful. That briggs would be a very nice high revver
It might...I don't know...but we shall see! Now I know why I lost front end stability though...that bearing! I welded a few things last night...gonna try and get it going before I pretty it up...gonna leave it ratty looking for now!
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