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You are talking about two very different animals. The regular Cub flywheel/clutch will bolt right up to your engine, but you will have no way to connect the driveline with its' funky remote clutch. There's a good reason your tractor has the starter/generator.
Let's concentrate instead on making your starter/generator system work as it should. It's a good system.
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I'm not very familiar with the number series, but wasn't the 185 basically the same tractor except with a standard starter
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John - I believe the 154 and 185 had the starter / generator. The 184 had a standard starter.
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
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CN used a 10HP Briggs engine for different applications. All of the engines had starter generators on them. Sometimes the regulators would be a little combative, but they worked well.
I know for sure that they could fit on a regular Cub, I'll have to check the rotation, but do you think they would turn the crank on a Cub? I'm think they probably will, and would be a good back-up if you had to send your starter away.
I have a couple spares and have been wanting to experiment.
I'm not familiar with the number series either. Does the 154 have the same engine as a regular Cub?
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I aggree with George, fix the orginal starter/generator. My 1977 184 serial #45805 is about 200 units earlier than the conversion to a seperate starter and generator done sometime around Nov. of '77. The unit was bad when I purchased it. A trip to the local auto electric shop ( where I've had other 6 and 12 volt starters and generators rebuilt) cured the problem.
Although there is a place to mount a starter, there is no flywheel. Installing one would be quite a daunting task. My rebuilt starter/generator turns over the engine with ease and starts a properly tuned engine in 2-3 seconds. It also maintains a charge when the electrical system is under max. load with all the lights on bright and electric PTO engaged. Just make sure the belt is tensioned properly.
I paid just under $100 to have the orginal unit totally rebuilt. Well worth the money. Although I have 2 '48 FCUBs which I enjoy, the 184 is my favorite. It has the same C-60 engine, transmission and rear end, amoung other thing as it's grandfathers (the '48s) yet handles and rides so differently, with much more power. Now, if I could only find the 3-point hitch accessory for it........
Just my thoughts,
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