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#116299 26/09/22 03:52 PM
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Hi Max,
I was wondering what you do with your scrap motors? Do you strip them down and pull the crank out so you have clean ally? I have 40/50 motors here to go to the scrap and was wondering if you thought it was worth the effort. I have 12 ally bases to go as well so might as well put it all together.

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G'day Norm,

No it would take too long Norm , I've had a lot of newish Briggs sprint motors with bent cranks and I would strip a straight
crank and rod from a slightly longer stroke motor and swap the parts over without pulling the head off.

The motors, I usually save the coil ,boss,keys ,carby ,( with briggs save the manifold),starter and cup,air cleaner ,some fuel
tanks , bolts , mufflers and spark plugs.

The Talon motor coil will fit a Briggs ,just have to cut a corner off the the air vane to clear the Talon coil.

A lot of the Talon motors I've had have a steel flywheel so that's worth keeping for a bar blade motor with a briggs.

I'd keep a few Chonda steel flywheels also.

If you have good motors with a leaking lower seal you can unbolt the bottom sump of an old motor with a good seal
and swap the sump .

I don't think it's worth the time Norm to strip the alloy motor of all the steel parts , you need to cold chisel the valve seats out,
if you have non alloy guides they have to be pin punched out ,a steel bore liner is a problem ,all steel dowels need to be removed,
oil needs to be washed out ,

I know with Victa 2 stroke motors you can sell them for more but I can't remember what the scrap classification is.

Scrap merchants pay more for alloy petrol motors and there is also a dirty alloy classification that would pay more than scrap steel.

The motors ,just drain the oil and sell as motors if you can find someone that pays more for them or just sell them in your
scrap steel pile, I just sell the motors in with the scrap steel or ring Sky Scrap Metal 0402 757 290 and ask what he pays
for assembled alloy motors.

The heads come off quickly with a rattle gun so you could add that to the alloy pile, if you want to sell more alloy from
the motors you could smash some off with a hammer but I think some scrap places pay more for alloy assembled engines.

The line trimmer shafts and the old Rover handle bar alloy is aluminium extrusion and is about $2 a Kg.

If you have any old Kirby 2 or 4 stroke motors I'd be interested in parts.

Cheers
Max.

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NormK #116301 26/09/22 07:06 PM
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Hi Max,
Pretty much what I thought, not worth the trouble. I cut the shaft off a lot of the motors so I can keep a good selection of bosses, just never know what I might need to fix something. Much easier to put them in the press and pop the stub out if I need one. I always like to keep a pile of motors because I never know what I might need from time to time
Sorry I don't have any Kirby bits.
Cheers Norm

NormK #116312 28/09/22 06:31 PM
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Hi Norm,

I was going to collect a few Kirby flywheels and coils as a few motors are missing them but I have scrapped a few more
mowers so I may have enough.

The metal is 25 cents a Kg but the scrapper separates light metal from heavy metal rockon so they
obviously get payed more for solid steel but pay the seller the same rate.

The scrapper near you for metal is around $60. for about 250 kg

Alloy is down $1.30 a Kg.

Cheers
Max.

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