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Trying to change a pull rope on a 6hp tecumsah engine,& it looks like there are rivets holding the recoil-part atop a heavy metal cowling. do i have to take off that entire piece; are there nuts underneath the rivets to then take off the recoil-part ? many thanks !!

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No nuts are underneath the rivets. If you want, you can drill the rivets out and replace them with bolts, lockwashers and nuts. I would recommend taking that entire assembly off if you go that route.

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