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Old 06-21-2017, 08:34 PM
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I have a k161 on my shop floor, I believe it was in a Cub Original. It is rope start, and I want to see if it will run but I'm not sure which way to wind the rope. Looking at the blower housing I think it would go clockwise, is that right?
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Yes if looking at blower housing engine spins clockwise
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There is only one way you can wind the rope..... that's not hard to figure out.
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There is only one way you can wind the rope..... that's not hard to figure out.
Normally I see rope starts with the notch cut at an angle so it can only be pulled from one way, but this has the notches straight up. There is nothing to keep me from winding the rope the other way.
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I was intrigued by this thread regarding something so seemingly obvious. I found the Operator's Manual in the technical library and saw the electric start models has this odd little plate with the two notches that the OP is showing. Perhaps this is a backup method if the electric start fails. Manual start models for the "O" has the typical rope start assembly mounted to the the blower housing.
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Rope start or recoil start k161s for the O have a Fairbanks Morse recoil assembly on them. Looks like you just have the normal k161 O drive pulley that drives the driveshaft via a belt. Do a starter generator come with it? I'm assuming you want to start it to see if it runs before you sell it?
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Normally I see rope starts with the notch cut at an angle so it can only be pulled from one way, but this has the notches straight up. There is nothing to keep me from winding the rope the other way.
That's not the rope start spool you pictured. That's just the pulley, as stated by Alvy. The two notches are where the recoil starter pins go to make connection to the crank. See the diagram linked.

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That's not the rope start spool you pictured. That's just the pulley, as stated by Alvy. The two notches are where the recoil starter pins go to make connection to the crank. See the diagram linked.

http://www.cubcadet.com/equipment/AR...0-A/0118500003
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Don't work that way, it uses the center of the pulley to engage the dogs on the recoil.
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