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Old 12-28-2007, 10:07 PM
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Converting 17hp Kawi to electric clutch

Have a 52" W/B with a blown motor. I have a working FH500V-BS06 17hp Kawasaki. Need to add a regulator to engage the electric clutch. Anyone done this??
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:26 AM
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IF the engine doesn't have a regulator, I'd wonder if the charging system on it is adequate to power an electric clutch.
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:48 AM
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The engine in question from the factory had no stator under the flywheel and no magnets inside the flywheel therefore there is nothing to plug a regulator into.

It could cost as much or a little more than 300 bux to convert this engine over to run a PTO clutch buying new parts.

What brand engine is the blown one (#'s) ?
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:09 AM
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BLown engine is a Briggs Vanguard

Model # 294777
Type 0108-01 4952
code 900220011

Engine runs but "pops" spitting gas out of the carb. Full throttle under load, smoke and pops badly
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:59 AM
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that briggs is not "blown" you need to check the flywheel key,then its on to the carb.sounds like it could be fixed cheaply
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Old 12-30-2007, 12:10 PM
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I'd also check the head gaskets.
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Old 12-30-2007, 12:35 PM
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Heck, May as well add;

Check the valves first, A non closing intake valve (sticking/out of adjustment) will cause popping and spit fuel out of the carb.....
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:44 PM
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allright, Took ya'lls advice and pulled the engine off and took it apart. Now remember, the guy who sold me the mower ($400) said that his mechanic told him the engine was shot.

Cylinder #1 - Plug electodes were mashed together. No apparent damage to piston. looks like the plug was dropped before install and not checked. This could cause the misfiring.

Cylinder #2 - Broken rocker arm on exhaust valve.

Head gaskets looked fine but will be replaced anyway. $20 worth of parts. When I get it back together I'll let you know.
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Sounds to me like you are going to get off pretty cheap!!! Good luck!!!
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:31 PM
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his mechanic told him the engine was shot.

Ya gotta wonder how some of these places stay in business....
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