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Maytag Model 31 Help


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Old 05-02-2019, 05:01:12 PM
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Hi, I’m new to these engines. I took two in trade as they looked interesting. One was restored and runs. The other had no spark. I removed the flywheel and cleaned the magnets and points. The gap was way off so I set it to .020. I got spark and got it running. It’s missing some parts and I’m wondering where I may find them. I saw a few on eBay.

I need a spark plug as the electrode looks too short and it won’t spark. Ebay has some for $75 but I only need the center piece with the insulator and electrode.

Also need the flat piece that goes on the kick starter. It is attached with two shoulder bolts I think it’s some sort of stop.

Need an air filter,muffler and flange, grounding tab and a flywheel pulley.

I used transmission fluid on that engine and it looks pretty nice. Thank you for any help.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:59:45 PM
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Update: I found everything on eBay except the spark plug, still searching...
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You can get a new 1/2" pipe sparkplug at NAPA unless you really want an early one.
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Thanks stufforbud I may just get one of those so that I can run it without having to swap plugs every time I run it. I was thinking of powering my cider press grinder box with it. It would look really nice. The grinder box is very small I think this engine could easily run it.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:35:20 AM
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I should have what you are looking for. Call or text me and I can send you a picture and price. 320-808-7438 thanks
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There are several plugs you can use in your Maytag. As stated earlier, it is a 1/2" pipe based plug. The proper plug is either a Champion #34 - Gas Engine Special or a Champion Maytag plug, made by Champion specifically for Maytag. These are 'long reach' plugs which extent into the combustion chamber for better combustion and anti fouling purposes. The champion X plug ( model T plug)will work too, but might have a tendency to foul if you run rich with no load. All 3 plugs come in take apart versions, and some of the X are one piece. If you get the take apart, they are easier to clean if they foul. Champion also makea an A-25, both in one piece and take apart. Not sure on performance though.

Remember, the Maytag uses 16:1 (1/2 pint to a gallon of gas), using SAE30 oil or TCW-3. NO modern lubricants nor premix lubricants, as they are too thin to stay in the soft bronze bearings.
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bolens, get a 3095 spark plug on ebay .about $5.00 + - not old but will run your engine just fine.
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Guys thank you for all your information on the plugs. I got a couple from NAPA for now. Tony I’m interested in what you have for plugs. I’ll give you a call to talk about it. One of the original Maytag plugs works fine, the other has broken porcelain and doesn’t work.
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