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2020/01/25 10:12:36 (permalink)
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Older Briggs

Hey I just picked up a free snow blower as a project however can’t seam to find a lot of info out about this machine it’s a 8hp Briggs
Model 90412 type 1006-01 code 79081710
Any help on this would be great.... the problem I have on this machine is no spark I’m wondering if it has points or just a standard coil? I can’t seam to get the fly wheel off to see in behind it thanks

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    Re: Older Briggs 2020/01/25 11:41:41 (permalink)
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    You are missing a digit, the model number should be 190412. It will have points behind the flywheel, remove the screen and unscrew the starter clutch, a pipe wrench works here. When installing it torque to 75 ft/lb, no cheating.
    Thinking more clearly after a second cup of coffee, I suggest cutting the wires leading behind the flywheel and installing 398811 Magnetron armature, quick easy and trouble free. 394970 Magnetron kit also works and is cheaper but a little more work.
    post edited by Roy - 2020/01/25 12:31:21
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    Re: Older Briggs 2020/01/26 11:48:14 (permalink)
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    Ok hang on lol so I could remove the fly wheel and clean and readjust the points ( which I have never done lol) or I could buy a 398811 Magnetron armature. For like $50 and it’s more or less bolt on ready? Is it as simple as bolting it on and setting the depth? And it’s good to go or is there more too it

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    Re: Older Briggs 2020/01/26 11:58:00 (permalink)
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    Bolt on, hook up the shut off wire and yer good to go. If you really want to go to the trouble of dealing with the points just replace them. No telling if the originals have ever been touched, it's a 40 year old machine.
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    Re: Older Briggs 2020/01/26 12:30:04 (permalink)
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    I had no idea you could “update” older machines that’s sweet thank you so much definitly trying this
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