Snapper 21 BBC Rehab complete! see pics
Finally after much effort I finished the Snapper mower redo. It is a 1990 21404P /self propelled blade brake clutch model that I redid this winter. What made it tough was the availability of the clutch on the blade side (dead man control allows engine idle). Pete's Small Engine/LawnmowerStuff.com made the whole thing possible in so many ways! These are helpful project guys who know their engines and mowers.
I replaced most all moving/wearing parts and even repainted it. I bought an OHV 6hp Tecumseh off of Ebay and cut and retapped the shaft. There were quite a few differences between the 4 hp Max Briggs motor and this Tecumseh even in mounting it. The key ways were different and that created some difficulty that required some engineering changes. I'd thought engines were mostly universal but this really wasn't the case with this project.
I'm pleased with the results..check out the pics and tell me what you think of my 17 year old Snapper. You wouldn't let me junk it........so I rebuilt it! See pics 1, 4, 7 and 1 especially. QuickRick p.s. want an old running 4 hp Briggs for free?
Here is a link that might be useful: Snapper project completed