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mkd55


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ariens 1986 light option.
Original Message   Dec 11, 2013 9:31 am
have an 8 hp Tecumseh engine on my 1986 ariens 924 and need to know what I need to install to mount a light on the unit? I thought I read in the book that an alternator needs to be added under the flywheel. how expensive and big of a job is it to add and what parts do I need? after all these yrs I finally think I need a light! thanks mike.
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trouts2




Location: Marlboro MA
Joined: Dec 8, 2007
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Re: ariens 1986 light option.
Reply #1   Dec 12, 2013 8:21 am

†† For the alternator part you can get a view of what the alternator looks like and how it mounts from the link below.The engine is to a HMSK80 from around the mid/late 80ís.†† The alternator has a wire about a foot long that runs behind the flywheel and cowling.Itís got a connector on the end that would plug into the wire connector from the light.

http://www.partstree.com/parts/?lc=tecumseh&mn=HMSK80-155527V&dn=EHMSK801155527V-EN

>>how expensive

†† The alternator above is $55 new.A new light would be pricey also.Used parts off Craigslist would be much cheaper.†

>> and big of a job is it

†† Not so difficult.Remove cowling, flywheel, install the alternator, mount the light which would involve some minor fudging, if needed install matching connectors on the alternator and light wires.

>>parts do I need?

†† Not sure if all HMSKís have the mounting holes for the alternator or if all flywheels have room for the alternators but they probably do.

jimbedro


Location: Maynard MA
Joined: Feb 20, 2009
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Re: ariens 1986 light option.
Reply #2   Dec 12, 2013 6:59 pm
The flywheel for the alternator is different from a standard flywheel. It has magnets built in to it. There are several different versions. You need to get the one that is designed for your engine.
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