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I have a Sears Roto Spader Model #917291580 8hp tiller. Do

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I have a Sears Roto Spader Model #917291580 8hp tiller. Do you know of any electrical parts that would cross over to fit? Such as points, rotor, condenser, shear pin?, etc. Can't seem to find anything on line at Sears, about it.
Thanks, Bryan
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
Hi Bryan my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. Do you not have spark at the plug right now ? They do make a universal electronic ignition that would get spark going
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
Hi Bryan my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. Do you not have spark at the plug right now ? They do make a universal electronic ignition that would get spark going
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No spark at all. Was told by a tech that I needed a points, rotor etc.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
something about a broken shear pin
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
this is an old model. I'm guessing about 1971. The tech said he couldn't get parts.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
This will get your spark back and eliminate points for good http://www.amazon.com/Mega-Fire-Ignition-Module-UNIVERSAL/dp/B001OK9ZFG
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Do you know what the shear pin is? The tech said it was broken.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
There a flywheel key , could he be talking about that ?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
possibly
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
If we can find out what pin he is talking about it will help
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'll check right away.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
Ok let me know what he says
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Yes. the flywheel key
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
On the engine there should be a model , type and code on the engine cover somewhere.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
Hi were you able to locate the model , type and code ?
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 10 months ago.
Hi just wondering if you were ever able to find out what shear pin the tech was talking about

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