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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:15 pm

I did a little work today, (until i slipped and fell down my shed stairs, and decided to call it quits for the day). Since i didn't get to much done, I did brainstorm some idea's. I have one current question that i would like to hear some opinions on. Should i try to find a governor plate ( or make one off another engine work) for the 15.5 engine that is currently in the tractor. Or should i try to find another engine ( probably a flat head 10,11,12, or 12.5 hp). comment what you think..

before i fell, i took some pictures of the murray with the stock hood, and with the mtd hood and grille. (note the hoods are only sitting on the tractor, they are NOT bolted on at all). I like the mtd hood much better.

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Which one do you like?? Comment!
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:04 pm

I'd look for the part for the OHV and use it. The pressure lube is a big plus for a machine that could be going up & down steep hills, or side-hilling.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:18 pm

How are they on gas compared to the flat heads? And i have to wonder if they can take a beating like the old flattys.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:33 pm

They burn less fuel, run cooler & quieter, and they have a stronger rod than the flatheads. They do require a *little* more maintenance, as valves need to be adjusted periodically.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:50 pm

Well none of that is a problem. I'm actually certified in small engine repair, and i currently go to vo-tec for automotive technology. Even with that said, i am always learning/figuring new things out. There is just so much to learn! lol. Since you seem to know your way around the newer briggs more than i do, do you know if the governor plate off my 14.5 i/c quiet will work on that 15.5 i/c quiet?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:51 pm

If they are both 28ci OHV engines the plates & linkages should be the same. If the 15.5 hp happens to be a 31ci the plate should still work, but the linkages won't.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:05 pm

well, that should be ok, because i have the linkages, just not the plate.
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