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    Is this the Briggs you got from SEW? 356447-JD318-P-R1

    Any pictures of the installed engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mo View Post
    Is this the Briggs you got from SEW? 356447-JD318-P-R1

    Any pictures of the installed engine?
    That's the one.

    I'm embarrassed to post these pictures when I see the wonderful restoration pictures elsewhere, but here's some real life from my world. Three pictures of the tractor and one of the clutch plug that stopped the process for me briefly.

    In the overhead shot, upper left corner, you can see the drilled throttle cable hole. Front, with grille off, you can see the oil filter on the right side of photo.

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    Last edited by BillH; 05-06-2013 at 07:09 AM.
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    Shoot Bill
    That 318 is nothing to be embarrassed about.
    I'm sure that fresh power plant will out perform a lot of the beauty queens.
    Good job on the re power.

    AJ

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    Those Briggs repower engines sure are made to fit aren't they!

    Very nice Bill!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillH View Post
    That's the one.

    I'm embarrassed to post these pictures when I see the wonderful restoration pictures elsewhere, but here's some real life from my world.
    Yeah, but are you rebuilding this to use or look pretty?
    I think it looks good. It's clean, and should function as good as new.
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    I agree with Andy. I've over-restored a couple tractors, to the point where I stopped using them for fear of getting them dirty or scratched. I also have some that are a little beat up. Good shape mechanically but no worries about appearance. They're better machines if the goal is a tractor that earns it's keep.


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    318 Repower

    We also Just did the SEW Repower 318 Vanguard.
    Great Father Son project by the way.

    Pull out went fine based on a Post on another forum
    from PA318.

    Picked our new Vanguard 18hp up in the Corn Fields of Indiana from SEW.

    Comments.

    Remember to loosen the engine bolts on their strap base clamps
    and drop the engine in. Seems they give you a little tolerance
    to get it all to line up. Be sure to retighten.

    We transferred the throttle cable itself over to the original by
    doing a little Arbor Press work pushing one out and pushing the other
    in. Made it nice. We ran the Throttle around the other side and used the
    front hole for a very easy to work Throttle. Used original Choke cable.
    Had to do the terminal switch out (provided by SEW) for the PTO.
    Used the original firewall for pattern and got the FireWall insulation/mylar
    from car parts store.

    The terminals on the engine were perfect. Just plug in. We did have to
    drill a new ground teminal hole in for the Front head lamp Ground Terminal.

    If you are contemplating this we highly recommend the SEW package.

    Performance.

    We finished it up yesterday 5/13/13. The 3/4 Acre field has been growing
    the whole time so it was about 2 foot high. NO problem with the Vanguard 18
    HP. NO overheating, no smoke just kept chewing through it.
    Seems to be clean burning, really fast starting and uses less gas and
    its quieter.

    Thanks to all forum members for posts here and there. It gave us good
    tips and confidence.
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