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PostSubject: Spicer transaxle   Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:52 pm

I recently got a Murray lawn mower with a Spicer transaxle. Im gonna set it up for racing, im not to familiar with Spicer transaxles are they any good.

The mower also came with a 16HP Briggs opposed twin. The steering has almos no play.

For 50$ I think it was a good deal. Ill post picks tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: Spicer transaxle   Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:53 pm

$50 is great for anything running.

Spicers arent the best, but they arent too bad. Would have been better if it was a Peerless.

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PostSubject: Re: Spicer transaxle   Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:03 pm

The engine doesn't have the starter but I can get it started with a rope. Very Happy

When the transaxle goes ill put a peerless on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Spicer transaxle   Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:06 pm

@offroadredneck wrote:
I recently got a Murray lawn mower with a Spicer transaxle. Im gonna set it up for racing, im not to familiar with Spicer transaxles are they any good.

The mower also came with a 16HP Briggs opposed twin. The steering has almos no play.

For 50$ I think it was a good deal. Ill post picks tomorrow

The spicers are built by the same company that builds foote, and dana.

These are all respected names in automotive, commercial and industrial drivelines.

I have no experience with them in lawn tractors.

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PostSubject: Re: Spicer transaxle   Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:11 pm

@offroadredneck wrote:
The engine doesn't have the starter but I can get it started with a rope. Very Happy

When the transaxle goes ill put a peerless on it.

Starters for single cylinders are like $35 on eBay, I dunno what a starter looks like on an opposed. Could ask Junkstar if he has one, I cant remember if his had one.

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PostSubject: Re: Spicer transaxle   Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:31 pm

He did but someone else needed it not sure if he still has it
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PostSubject: Re: Spicer transaxle   Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:03 pm

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@offroadredneck wrote:
The engine doesn't have the starter but I can get it started with a rope. Very Happy

When the transaxle goes ill put a peerless on it.

Starters for single cylinders are like $35 on eBay, I dunno what a starter looks like on an opposed. Could ask Junkstar if he has one, I cant remember if his had one.

Basically the starter for a single will look the same as a starter fro a twin. The size may cahnge, but the design is pretty basic
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PostSubject: Re: Spicer transaxle   Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:02 am

@Chopperhed wrote:
Doug Fackler wrote:
@offroadredneck wrote:
The engine doesn't have the starter but I can get it started with a rope. Very Happy

When the transaxle goes ill put a peerless on it.

Starters for single cylinders are like $35 on eBay, I dunno what a starter looks like on an opposed. Could ask Junkstar if he has one, I cant remember if his had one.

Basically the starter for a single will look the same as a starter fro a twin. The size may cahnge, but the design is pretty basic

Ah, wasnt too sure. I know my Flathead starter fit on my Vtwin but I wasnt sure on the opposed.

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PostSubject: Re: Spicer transaxle   Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:57 am

Your v-twin a vangruard?

Opposed twins have the same starter motor, but the top is different. Most parts will interchange, but the whole starter will not.
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PostSubject: Re: Spicer transaxle   Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:41 pm

I found a starter for 30 dollars used and new for 80
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PostSubject: Re: Spicer transaxle   Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:22 pm

I have a spicer on my tractor and it's held up well. I have a feeling it was not used very much.

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PostSubject: Re: Spicer transaxle   Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:27 pm

@Stretch44875 wrote:
Your v-twin a vangruard?

Opposed twins have the same starter motor, but the top is different. Most parts will interchange, but the whole starter will not.

That it was. Starter from an 80s something flathead fit right on.

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