I made on cut on each corner, ( where the fender changes angle) and beat the fenders with a rubber mallet till a got them flared out enough. Then added small pieces to to fill the gaps where I cut. Welded then sanded smooth. Takes some time, but when your done your done!
The stock 31 piston has about 1/2 inch raised ring on outter edge of piston. It's raised about .040 . This is another motor for another guy in the club. Don't have the arc rod yet. Trying to figure out witch one I need. I remember reading a post on here but can't find it. Trying to save $$ if the stock piston will work.
This is a non Avs 31 block and sump, 28 crank with arc brass weights. Can I use the factory 31 piston ? Or do I need Avs 31 piston?And if yes to stock piston do I need the long or standard arc rod? Thanks for any info!! Owen
If everything is lined up ,the clip ( snap ring) will hold just fine. 3 years on 3 mowers never had a clip come off. If your worried make yet snap ring groove a little deeper and use a under sized snap ring.
The metal one came in the kit and ya by itself it's 50 bucks . I got a few of the paper ones on hand as extras and were 23.00. Haven't had any problem with the paper ones yet but if I do I'll try the new one. Thanks