Mechanical Forensics, Episode 3; Postmortem and Disassembly of Old Mowers Video
Start & Part: Mechanical forensics; looking over some old dead mowers, attempt to start, and parting them out.
Follow along in part 6 as I attempt to repair/save the crusty carb on the 8HP Briggs on this Troy Bilt Horse tiller.
Seized Briggs Model B. Can we un-seize it?
Are the bore and piston serviceable?
Edit: Upon research I have confirmed that top piston groove is not for a ring, it is a carbon groove.
Come along with me as we check out why this "brakeless" axle has a wheel that keeps locking up.
And a cool tool recommendation/reviews. (Not sponsored.)
OTC drum puller tool: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CGOGFS
More diagnosis, some speculation, and a tire repair.
Part three will be more interesting, we get the shift system working.
Troy-Bilt Tiller Serial Number List:
Installing new fuel line fitting on carburetor, changed the oil, replaced the tires, and oiled the recoil. Then a test run.
A quick follow up on the RX95 with an explanation of the John Deere variator drive system.
Belts I used:
Primary drive: https://www.ebay.com/itm/JOHN-DEERE-M93045-made-with-Kevlar-Replacement-Belt/121952152142
Secondary drive: https://www.ebay.com/itm/REPLACEMENT-BELT-FOR-John-Deere-91470-M91470-5-8-x-47/190744701704
Taryl's video on replacing the belts on this model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MewjtNJOlY&t=976s
This brake system applies to many different models of riding mowers and lawn tractors. Example used in this video is a John Deere RX95 riding mower. How to diagnose and repair a non-functioning/stuck brake system.
Repairing the motor on my ATW lathe.
Thread on this late at Hobby Machinist: https://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/my-new-american-tool-works-lathe.37610/
Inspection and start up of Troy-Bilt Shredder/Chipper, Briggs and Stratton 850 series
Replacement fuel inlet elbows for carburetor: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Pack-Carb-Fuel-Elbow-Connector-Hose-for-Briggs-Stratton-692317-493496-494451/113326630814
Parts and owner manuals for 850 Series Briggs and Stratton Model #120212-05218: https://www.briggsandstratton.com/na/en_us/support/manuals/results.multiStepManualSearch.html?searchrequested=120212-0528
Final repairs and assembly of the Makita G4101
Quick overview of a recent purchase.
Tanaka TLE 500
Parts Catalog: https://www.manualagent.com/tanaka/tle-500/users-manual
Could not find the owners manual for the 500, but here it is for the slightly newer model, the 550: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/168063/Tanaka-Tle-550.html
Diagnosis and repairs of a Makita Generator
Makita G4101R Manual:
Robin (Subaru) EH25-2
Final assembly and test of JiangDong powered Chinese Gen-Set.
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