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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 09:28 PM

I have here a mystery engine. I think it's a BS, but I'm not sure & the tin has been lost to time. Anyone have any ideas?

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 09:36 PM

Looks like a model 14 to me, but not for sure. I have 2 model 14's, well, one is a model 14R6 (6 to 1 reduction)

Here's a photo off the internet.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 09:36 PM

Looks like a Briggs, but looks slightly off to me. However, there was another company making engines for their walk behinds and got sued by Briggs because their carbs would run on a Briggs lol. I will check those engines but I don't think they made them as big as yours, I have three in the shop I can look at though.
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Posted December 19, 2011 - 09:57 PM

Certainly looks like a briggs with that bearing plate, just measure the bore and stroke
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Posted December 19, 2011 - 10:35 PM

the carb definitely looks like its a Briggs to me. other than that i cant be of much assistance, just thought i would share my thoughts.
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Posted December 19, 2011 - 11:05 PM

I agree with Daniel. Probably a 14. Its a number series for sure. measure the bore and we can figure it out.
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Posted December 20, 2011 - 12:53 AM

Agree. Would be 1960 or before. The updraft carb with the crossover mechanism is a dead giveaway. Unless it's like the one fellow said and it's a knock-off, but I'd doubt it.
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Posted December 20, 2011 - 06:02 AM

Agree. Would be 1960 or before. The updraft carb with the crossover mechanism is a dead giveaway. Unless it's like the one fellow said and it's a knock-off, but I'd doubt it.


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Posted December 20, 2011 - 06:07 AM

My 1981 TroyBilt tiller with 8 hp Briggs has an updraft carb on it as well, and looks like this motor.
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Posted December 20, 2011 - 09:30 AM

No question that it's a Briggs.....period. The "Magnamatic" ignition is a real quick giveaway as well as other things. I still go with model 14.
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