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Re: Faster UP for older woodmizers
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2013, 03:03:47 PM »
Sometimes Lynn, sometimes!  ;)
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Re: Faster UP for older woodmizers
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2015, 10:22:09 PM »
This simple upgrade has been in place for quite some time and has served me well. After some problems with the up/down motor, I started thinking about the possibility of a larger faster motor. The original is sandwiched between the brake band and head support column, so there's not enough room for a much larger motor. What about the starter motor off the lawnmower? About the same size, but 4 poles instead of 2 so should be twice the torque.. worth a try. Dis-assembled the starter, lifted 2 brush leads from frame ground and routed them out through a hole drilled in the end plate. The slots for the mounting bolts had to be lengthened a bit, and I used a slightly larger v-belt pulley cause that's what I had. Otherwise, pretty much a bolt on operation. Hooked the power leads to the wires from the old motor and hit the up/down switch...WWHHHOOOO BOY, this thing is FAST. About 3 times the speed of the original motor. Looks like factory

 

 
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Re: Faster UP for older woodmizers
« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2016, 11:38:49 AM »
Hey Piney woods
That a real great idea. What model of starter motor did you use? Could you post the specs for us?
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Re: Faster UP for older woodmizers
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2016, 05:04:20 PM »
Hey Piney woods
That a real great idea. What model of starter motor did you use? Could you post the specs for us?
Junk yard special. It came off a 10 hp tecumseh on a junked riding mower..No markings of any kind..One drawback, which I kinda figured on, is the 15 amp alternator under the flywheel won't quite keep up, so I hook up a battery charger at night..I need to install an automotive belt driven alternator.. another project  ::)
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Re: Faster UP for older woodmizers
« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2016, 08:20:48 PM »
Almost all 10 hp tecumseh starters are the same...

 

 
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