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Old 04-11-2012, 07:04 PM   post #1 of 6
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Hi all I just purchased a late 80's craftsman II model number 917254623 and it has a 12hp Tecumseh on it. My first question is does anyone know what model Tecumseh this is, I can't read tecumsehs only Briggs. My next question is what all would I have to order to add pull start to my
Engine. I'm using this tractor as an offroading and want a backup if my battery dies. Thanks
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:27 PM   post #2 of 6
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Pull of the flywheel screen. There should be a little "cup" thing with the flywheel nut in it. Most of the time, you can wrap a rope around there without modifying anything. That goes for all Tecumseh lawn mower engines (the small ones) but I don't know for sure about a larger one like you have on your tractor.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:42 PM   post #3 of 6
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The engine should have a 143.xxxxxx number stamped on it.
Post that and it may be on one of the crossover charts.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:54 PM   post #4 of 6
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143406152 is the engine model number
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OVXL120-202050D

http://www.landscapepower.com/pdf/Te...0Craftsman.pdf
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:22 AM   post #6 of 6
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Thank you appreciate it a lot
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bolens 1050 w/plow blade
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