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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Very nice job on the Briggs, it looks and sounds great. It would be a great engine to power a small pump for a sprayer to pull behind the Bantam.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:23 PM

That's a sweet sounding engine.

I don't have a clue. It would be neat if it could power some kind of attachment that could be pulled behind my son's Bantam. Any ideas?

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Do you have a dirt lane? Maybe a dust control spray wagon? He'd be the hit of the tractor show if the dust starts to kick up.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Here are a few pics. I'm sure you'll notice the air filter isn't on it, thats because it doesn't clear the fuel sediment bowl. Apparentley this model is supposed to have the long S pipe inlet tube, that is next to impossible to find. :wallbanging: I believe I found somthing that will work, and look like it could have been original. Its an extra elbo that came on the Briggs model U during the same time. I'll know for sure when it gets here. Anyway, here are some pics that aren't nearly as blurry as the video. :thumbs:

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Very nice job on the Briggs, it looks and sounds great. It would be a great engine to power a small pump for a sprayer to pull behind the Bantam.

That's a sweet sounding engine.


Do you have a dirt lane? Maybe a dust control spray wagon? He'd be the hit of the tractor show if the dust starts to kick up.

Thanks for all the great ideas guys. If you think of any more, make sure and let me know. :thumbs:

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 09:05 PM

I can see it running a leaf vac, small tow behind tiller, pull type reel mower, and (if they weren't so dangerous around kids) a sickle bar.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 09:31 PM

I can see it running a leaf vac, small tow behind tiller, pull type reel mower, and (if they weren't so dangerous around kids) a sickle bar.

I really like the sound of a little self powered reel mower. Do you happen to have any pics of a pull behind reel mower with its own engine? I wonder how hard it would be to build one. Of course I'd have to buy the reel, but to build the rest. Hmmm.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 10:29 PM

I really like the sound of a little self powered reel mower. Do you happen to have any pics of a pull behind reel mower with its own engine? I wonder how hard it would be to build one. Of course I'd have to buy the reel, but to build the rest. Hmmm.

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There's a cute little TORO in this thread: http://gardentractor...ne/#entry188848

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 07:01 PM

This is probabally the final update on the N, at least untill I find something to put it on. The elbo that I ordered for it came in, and as expected it fit like it was meant to be there, even though it was designed for a Briggs Model U of the same year model. It looks great on the engine, and allowed the air filter to clear, so here are some pics of the completed Model N. :smilewink:

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 09:03 PM

That really looks sharp!! The fresh black paint and new decals show it off well. Hope you find something for it to power soon. Make sure when you do you keep us updated.
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 05:34 AM

That came out great! Awesome looking engine!
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 06:06 AM

Matt I've been following your restore like I do most on GTtalk but I was never one to restore , I'll fix , paint & use or just leave " As is " but maybe because this is the engine that's on the DB I bought as a non running parts tractor I don't know but I think you inspired me :thumbs: The effort to detail is fantastic :worshippy1: The DB is going to be my first one :dancingbanana: won't be till fall or winter , too much going on right now , Al
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Posted July 25, 2012 - 03:40 PM

I just came back to see if this was finished, I missed it! And have been missing it for a month! Anyway, that is one of, if not THE best looking engine I have seen!
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Posted July 28, 2012 - 05:36 AM

very nice engine
here is a guy from another forum that builds and collects engines http://home.comcast.net/~rake60/ , im sure if you or anyone else has questions or is looking for parts , he would be able to help out.
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