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Offline easymoney

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2016, 11:02:35 am »
did you put a little grease on the crankshaft where the points ride? if the crank is dry the points can close up from the contact point wearing.

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2016, 12:02:28 pm »
I have seen one that had the cam lobe either broken or wore round. I put an electronic ignition kit on it, ran fine.
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2016, 01:38:07 pm »
did you put a little grease on the crankshaft where the points ride? if the crank is dry the points can close up from the contact point wearing.

I didn't add any (doh!) but it was greasy looking.  There is a square push rod of sorts that contacts the cam down a hole.  The points ride on top of that.  This is a really old B&S - I used to repair lawnmowers as a kid, eons ago, and never saw a B&S like this one.

It is running great now so we'll see how long that lasts.

I have seen one that had the cam lobe either broken or wore round. I put an electronic ignition kit on it, ran fine.

Don't think the cam is worn since the push rod is plastic/nylon and I was able to get .020" gap quite easily.  Also, this is what I would call a reverse cam?  Points ride open until the push rod drops to make contact for a moment.  It's been a while since I messed with points but from what I remember, that seems backwards - but it works!
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2017, 05:19:25 pm »
Well, not exactly a CL find, but a great dumpster dive!  After I finished a quick grocery store stop, I drove around the back as it is an easy exit from the parking lot.  There was a big dumpster with a odd aluminum shelving unit sticking out of the top, so I stopped.  Under it was a Macro Bin - large plastic bin that are 4'x4' and this one looks like it will hold about 1/2 yard of material.  The thing is in excellent shape.  While I was pulling that out, this was sitting under it:

 

Ever since I have been watching @jimdad07 videos, I've been wanting one for when I start handling my timbers (next spring).

It was a bit dirtier at the time, covered in greasy dirt.  This is what was wrong with it, the other half was missing:

 

I made a new pin out of some SS I had laying around.  That is the new pin on the top:

 

I couldn't figure out how to get the linkage apart so YouTube to the rescue.  Also learned how it is suppose to work and how to adjust it.  Works like new.  I found a place to buy a new pin ($11.00), but where's the fun in that! ;)
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 38" cut Bandmill up to 64' - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2017, 06:05:37 pm »
Outstanding.  Great rescue.  It's hard to believe what people throw away.
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2017, 06:37:10 pm »
Isn't  that stealing?
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2017, 07:24:49 pm »
One mans trash is another mans . . .

We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2017, 09:32:06 pm »
One mans trash is another mans . . .






Maybe they give things away.
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2017, 01:07:30 am »
There was a paint crew there and all of the stuff I salvaged was getting covered with empty paint buckets and tons of painter's paper and tape.
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 38" cut Bandmill up to 64' - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.