Repower options on a Excel 260?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by daytripper, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Post up some final project pictures and some mowing pics, sounds like you got a great mower now.

    Pj
     
  2. Madair

    Madair LawnSite Member
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    Where did you find a muffler for the vanguard engine? Also what is the exact model number for the vanguard engine. I have a 260K and need a new engine.
     
  3. daytripper

    daytripper LawnSite Member
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    The numbers on my Vanguard engine model is 351777 type 1036-A1 code 95012311. You can download the entire parts manual from the Briggs website. I used a Briggs part number 691501 exhaust manifold for parts because it was the cheapest one on eBay and I knew I was going to cut it up anyway. The manifold came with a 692099 muffler. I fit it nicely in front of the motor and added a exhaust deflector to direct the exhaust downward. The Vanguard uses a 1 inch crankshaft instead of the 1&1/8 inch that you have. The length is 3&5/32 still though. I believe the part number for the pulley from Hustler that is needed is 520643 and the 1 inch spacer 008532 is also needed. The cables are also longer and I got generic ones at my local lawnmower shop. The wiring took some work too but i got my machine as a basket case and a lot of that was missing anyway. It is pretty simple though.

    I have had a chance to do some mowing with this set-up and the engine works great, plenty of power and very smooth and quiet. I love the 260K it mows great and the Bac Pac catcher is sweet.

    Good luck: Mike
     
  4. daytripper

    daytripper LawnSite Member
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    Update on this repower: I used this machine all season and it worked wonderfully. I love the operation and performance, the cut is perfect even at top speed and the catcher works great too. I like the easy one arm dump from the seat. I even mowed 4 acres of field a month after I cut it with a sickle bar, not one problem. This machine sucks up leaves beautifully too. The Vanguard motor is smooth, powerful, and trouble free so far.
     
  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Great to hear !!!
     
  6. daytripper

    daytripper LawnSite Member
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    another update on this 260K. This machine is still working beautifully, smooth strong and does a great job! Lovin' it. No problems at all, just add gas and go. The Vanguard engine never needs oil, nor does the hydraulics on the machine.
     

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