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Here is a simple pic of my (non-working) Briggs Model A --- with a few pieces removed. ;)

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Cheers -- :cheers:

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I am waiting for the repair manual (Thanks Amicks!!!!) to dig any deeper -- but yes there are threaded holes on the side of the shaft that some sort of metal bracket attaches (removed in pic) --- I think I still need the gear/harmonic puller or perhaps someone else has better info. Dunno --- my first antique engine so obviously next time will be much quicker ---

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Sounds like a job for my good friend and buddy, Jodyand! :D
With his super powers and mighty machinist skills, he could have it done in like 10 mins! :D :clap:

Thanks, Argee --- let me see what we can do... :D Good idea!

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Re: Flywheel removal

Originally posted by archyb2
Andy
If you haven't found out yet that gear on the end of the crankshaft is the nut that holds the flywheel on, the bracket you spoke of is actually the lock to hold the nut (gear) tight, once that nut is removed then a little pressure under 2 sides of the flywheel then a solid hit with a brass hammer on the end of the shaft you should have it off. Sorry I didn't reply sooner (old age you know) had to think about it awhile it's been 3 or 4 years since my "B's" apart
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Nope, didn't know that --- My manual from wonderful Amicks has not arrived yet --- maybe this week. :D --- Thanks Amicks! ----
I will give this the ole' try this weekend. Does the nut/gear on the end screw off or is it attached via some type of key/pin? Can you explain more about this removal? Thanks so much, Archie!
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Originally posted by archyb2
Andy
I should have been clearer on the nut/gear, it is threaded on, there are two narrow flat spots on the out end of the gear where you can get a wrench on it to remove it. I'm pretty sure it it right hand thread (ccw to remove) the flywheel should be keyed on the shaft (standard square key) If that key is missing or sheared it could the reason for not starting.

Archie
Wow, Archie --- You are like an online repair manual robot... :D
You just take a little while to respond, like an old model from the early 1900s or something. :D :D :D ----------- Thanks for all of the wonderful info --- now I really feel like I understand the removal process. :D Thanks!

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Funny you should ask...
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I got kinda discouraged with it and I haven't gotten back over to it in about 2 weeks. I got the flywheel off --- checked the points, coil, condensor, etc and everything was fine. It does appear that the spark is a little weak to me. (it will just the gap on the COM 8 Champion plug when asked but it does not have enough juice to spark outside of it --- like to a ground bolt on the head etc --- wondering if it is actually making it down into the cylinder honestly) --- Spark color is nice crisp blue but may either be the plug or the coil I guess. I pulled the head and checked for wear and compression. Everything looked absolutely mint in there. Even brand new gaskets. (looks like someone really took good care of this piece --- which makes it even more frustrating) ---

I cleaned the fuel lines dropped the bowl and sediment filter. Now of course it leaks like a canoe with a few buckshot holes in it and I need a new sediment filter and bowl cork gasket for it. As hoping that the carb (Flo-jet) is now ok after a mild rebuild on it.
On my tests, I am dropping just a couple drops of fuel into the cylinder and testing for any type of start. Nothing so far ---
I know I got great compression, air, and fuel --- so only thing left in my opinion is spark.... :hooray:

I need to get this :argh: thing going before my wife thinks I am a total idiot. She already thinks I am about 65% there. Don't clue her in on the rest just yet... :quiet:

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If you know of a place to acquire the sediment fuel filter and cork gasket for the fuel bowl, please let me know. BTW, what plug does the Champion Com 8 reference to in today's world?
Thanks!

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Well....long since update...but I got it running great.......just a fabulous engine....I love these old things....sounds great and built like a TANK!!!

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Thanks, John. I had to replace the coil and the plug with a new one. It was a bear trying to locate a used coil yet for this model. I had to wait a couple months to find one in a trade. The plug I was able to locate. It is an amazing machine. Would love to run it to operate a pump or something interesting. It is built like a TANK and built to last!!!! Might have to video it running soon to share with the group!!!

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