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So I have been working on a 656 I picked up at the end of last year and I did my first ever motor rebuild by my self on it. However it seems that I have lots of play in the piston and some slop at TDC more then I should have. So to finish the year mowing I am thinking of doing a predator swap while I go over the engine again. I am sure several people have done this before and I have a spare mounting plat to make it work. I am wondering if anyone has any pictures of ones they have done for help along the way. I know I will need a adapter to use the factory pulley and I don't want to destroy any of the sheetmetal since it is in good shape. I will keep you posted as I go along and eventually when I get the hh60 back together correctly to re install.
Still needs some finishing... It's alive!!
As stated in another section my honey went and bought herself a 657 a few days ago. Sunday afternoon to be exact.
Runs and drives quite well and had a very serious and non negotiable issue.
It's Oliver green with Ford gray wheels.
Other than that the work should be minimal standard stuff.
Well of course she started tearing right into the disassembling of the lucky little tractor.
We started to show the daily work being done to it and then realized we should really start a new thread in the proper location.
So here's a few before pics as a reminder.
Here's the end of Sunday results.
And a pic from Monday nights work.
After this was taken she found some spray on paint stripper and emptied the can on it.
We left it on for 24 hours or so.
And found red paint!!
If you read the restoration thread you'll see that one of my recent posts involves me snapping off the end of the crankshaft during an attempted repair.
You'll also see about a Briggs & Stratton engine I'm going to use.
What I'm looking for in this thread is if anyone has ever put an older style Briggs & Stratton in place of a Tecumseh or even a Kohler....
What are the things I need to watch for?
I'm accustomed to using Non detergent oil in all older small engines.
Thanks to @pfrederi I have the manual for the Tecumseh and it says to use detergent oil BUT it is printed in 1998... Over 30 years after DOM on my engine.
What do you folks use??