Dusty Dave, i see what you mean and agree with you. the briggs starter sounds like a good idea you me or somebody could machine a small housing to incorporate an idler gear to engae on the briggs starter bendix and on the chief starter spur gear. this would reverse the rotation. you would either have to cut the idler gear the smae tooth indexing as the briggs with a shaft long enough to key and set screw it to another spur gear to mactch the chief gear considering spacing and diameters or just make a mateing gear to replace the chief kicker gear. time consuming, yes. expensive depends on the person and cause. sounds like Electric leg would be the right person. by the way thanks for the info on the cushman pistons. why only cheif rods? is the wrist pin that close to the top? later.