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John deer 320 FNG

Howdy. I am new here. I couldn't find the intro page. Thanx for letting me in. I am working on a J.D. 320, for a pal, It has NO sparkage....I've got the engine on the bench...Fixin to build a motor stand to bolt it onto so I can work on it..Is it worth the trouble? I work on this kinda stuff A LOT...but, I have never fooled with one o' these particular critters...Any Advice, Smartass Remarks, or Downright Ridicule,, would be greatly appreciated. Thanx again...

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bj shock. If you need help draining the green bottle, I can definitely help. I believe that 320 John Deere was made by Jacobsen and has ignition points under the flywheel. I would pull the flywheel and check\clean the points. I could not find a user manual, but there are some youtube videos that may help. I know the engine was proprietary and was made by Jacobsen. The carb is a Walbro SDC series, if I remember correctly.

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Thank you,.. Mistofer Grunt for responding..I am very familiar with Walbro carbs and other stuff too.

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Nice assortment of machining tools you have. Looks like you have the capability to make any parts you may ever need.

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The hardest thing to figure out is if it's worth it to someone else.
Some people will do it for fun and money doesn't matter. Some do it for profit. Some out of necessity.
IMHO If the owner isn't really invested in this particular machine it might be time to look for something newer.
What condition is the machine in ??


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This machine seems to have been used very little..It is not terribly beat up..It has lots of compression..When I look into the exhaust port,, the piston isn't scored, the rings look good too.The piston top is not near as crusty as I thought it would be. I caint really see the cylinder walls...I think I can fix it..My main question is where to find parts.. I don't really want to go the JD dealer... I
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Thank you,.. Mistofer Grunt for responding..I am very familiar with Walbro carbs and other stuff too.

welcome to the forum! my eyes arent the best so i need to ask.....is that a speaker mounted on that splitter ????

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welcome to the forum! my eyes arent the best so i need to ask.....is that a speaker mounted on that splitter ????
It aint mounted, It is just sticking there by the magnet...Don't ask me why...I was just workin on it for a pal.
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It aint mounted, It is just sticking there by the magnet...Don't ask me why...I was just workin on it for a pal.
the speaker or the splitter ?? lol

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Welcome, and good choice in shop pop.

By chance, have you tried a known good plug?

And yet another idea, you may look for the engine numbers and go that route. Most of those single stage, two strokers, ran a tecumseh. I don't know for a fact that the JD ran a tecumseh, but theres a good chance.

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