Kick starters... not just for Tecumseh anymore!

I was looking at my Lauson the other day and thought, why couldn't a kick start be mounted on it?
Necessity is the Mutha of invention they say... so I did it!
Was truly easy-peasy.
I mounted the starter pawl cup onto my Lauson's flywheel, then placed my kick-starter against the pawl cup, found there was a little bit of play, so to make sure I had a more accurate placement of the kick start mount, I placed a plastic cap over the pawl assy. of starter which took up excess play, and then marked shroud (flywheel cowl) with an extra fine sharpie.
I drilled and tapped holes using a fine (1/4 x 28 tap) and mounted 4 1/4 x 28 short bolts (grinded heads down a bit) to clear flywheel fins (12) of them.
I still needed clearance due to Lauson fins being incredibly close to cowl assy. so I ground about 1/16" off all 12 fins. DONE!
works great! I even used the Tecumseh flywheel nut, as it was same thread as Lawson and was lower height than the original Lauson nut.
See pics.
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Many, many years ago (early 1970's) I once had a Lauson engine like yours. I was probably about 10 or 11 and it was my first engine. I displayed it as my 4H project (Small engine and Tractor group) at Devonshire Downs fair grounds in Chatsworth, California. I remember getting a trophy and a first place ribbon. Unfortunately over time I lost interest in it and left it at a friends house where it was neglected. Eventually I bought it home and I left it outside (oops) for it to further deteriorate to the point it was just scrap metal. I still remember the day I took it to a scrap yard and tossed it into a bin. Like many things I wish I had kept it because it was so cool. Thanks for the memories.
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