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PostSubject: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeNovember 24th 2016, 1:24 pm

I have had this old gilson for about 10 years. It has the old points and condenser set up with a mag on the flywheel to make the spark. These old briggs have reversed magnets on the flywheel and the new style mags and points replacers dont work with this set up. The PO added an external coil and I couldnt get it to fire when I bought it, so I pushed it in the corner and forgot about it. I decided it was time to get this one going and ordered all the stuff to redo the wiring, ignition, new flojet carb. While waiting for the parts, I dug around and assembled a pile of stuff to bolt on this one. 27" rear tires on 15" rims, 18" fronts with trailer tires, moved the fenders up and the lights down, wheelie bar from an old puller I built 15 years ago and a Grant mini wheel. Speed upgrade will be next after I get it running. I dont have a target speed in mind, just what ever it comes out to with what ever parts fit best.

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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeNovember 24th 2016, 2:09 pm

Nice Gilson! How many hp is that engine?
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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeNovember 24th 2016, 2:31 pm

its the 16hp cast iron flathead briggs
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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeNovember 24th 2016, 5:32 pm

Nice! That cast iron block briggs will keep the front wheels on the ground ! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeNovember 29th 2016, 6:17 pm

Rewire is mostly done. I am still waiting on the voltage regulator, then I can mount the gas tank and battery. It will hit and run if you dump a little gas down its throat, so thats a good thing. then on to tightening up the steering and fab up the missing parts for the brakes
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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeNovember 30th 2016, 12:08 pm

Cool Cool Does it have a 633 transaxle/transmission?
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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeNovember 30th 2016, 3:26 pm

I think it has the peerless 2300 4 speed. I have not got around to that end of it yet. Once I get it running good, I will probably yank the TX and tear it down and give it a good cleaning and fresh oil.
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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeNovember 30th 2016, 4:05 pm

Yeah, but they are the same design, right?
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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeNovember 30th 2016, 6:26 pm

basically, kinda sorta but not really. 1 is a 3 speed with hi/lo and the other is a 4 speed and the 2300 has a cast iron case
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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeDecember 4th 2016, 1:58 pm

Rewire is complete and it starts and runs. Starter/ gen is making some weird noises and it doesnt look like it is charging, so that is gonna get rebuilt next
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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeDecember 4th 2016, 4:08 pm

Nice. That Briggs is some pretty old iron!
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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeDecember 4th 2016, 6:07 pm

Is that old S/G a bushing type or does it have bearings?

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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeDecember 4th 2016, 6:29 pm

pretty sure it has bearings. Its been awhile since I have been in one of these.
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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeDecember 4th 2016, 6:40 pm

If it has bushings there will be little caps you can put oil into. Either way I suppose you might have to rebuild it anyway since it's not charging

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PostSubject: Re: '71 Gilson Build   '71 Gilson Build Icon_minitimeDecember 4th 2016, 6:45 pm

Those fenders are pretty killer.

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