Hello again BB,
I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year break.
I got the 20 inch machine out today as it look like we may be able to move into our new house in late Feb, so I had better get a mower sorted! We're thinking of putting Aussie Blue Couch down because it stripes nicely.
Anyways, I had a look at the motor and I'm thinking that I'm best to just replace it. I like the look of the Honda motors that you can just 'swap' straight in. I have also seen that there are some 'Chonda' motors on eBay that you have recommended.
Here is what I found with the original B&S motor:
The shaft is pretty badly damaged along with the inside clutch half. One of the head bolts is also snapped off inside the machine. Controversial.
I have 2 spare 17 inch machines here with decent clutch halves, so I'm thinking I will just be able to use one of those machines for parts? Do you have any advice for a suitable replacement motor for the 20 inch?
Here are some photos of the sprockets, reel and bed knife:
I'll be putting in the chain case for colour matching and then I'll be getting started with he paint stripping/sanding/paint prep. I think this one will be on the back burner for the next few weeks as I go back to work and we move in. I am hoping that it will be a much quicker/smoother process though now that I know the most effective and efficient ways to do things.
How are you going with your 20 inch? Did you find the bearing carriers?