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#1 bowtiebutler956 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:25 PM

I know I may be :deadhorse: here, but I picked up another model N. By serial no. its an April of 1944 model. I opened it up, and the crank journal, and rod are in mint condition. The piston, and cylinder are beautiful as well, but the block has a broken cooling fin. :mecry: With that being said, I have another block that is in good shape, but will need to be bored .010 over. My other model N has an auminum head, oil pan, and intake manifold, but not this one its all cast iron, and to my surprise when I opened it up it didn't have a oil dipper on the rod, it has an oil pump! :blink: These old pumps must have worked pretty well, as nice as the rod, and crank are. This N is much heavier than my other one, and it has a much larger gas tank. Anyway, here are a few pics, and I hope you guys aren't getting tired of these old Briggs restores.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Getting tired of restorations! NO! Are you crazy? I can't wait to see this one done! It sounds pretty cool!
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:50 PM

you could start a thread on rebuilding a sewage pump and get a dozen guys chime in on how they did theirs. Didnt know they had a oil pump model in the small sizes so its all good info to me.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 09:04 PM

When I get tired of looking at other folks restorations, fixes, re-fixes, adaptations, ideas, and all the other stuff we see on here it will be because they have already planted me under a rock somewhere. Bring 'em on my friend, especially with those great photos !!
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 09:45 PM

I want one... or two... or 10... Eh, just make it a dozen... or two... :thumbs:
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 09:08 PM

Well, I cleaned up the block I'm going to be using to replace the one with the broken cooling fin. Its going to need to be bored, decked, and the valve seats ground, but at least all its fins are there. :thumbs:

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 09:35 PM

That broken fin probably would have been negligible as far as performance but the one your working on will be spot on, good choice and looking great :thumbs: Was the clean up with wire wheel or bead blast or ???

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 06:04 PM

I sand blasted it, in my new blasting cabinet. I know the broke fin wouldn't have been a problem, but for a restoration, I just couldn't bring my self to use a block with a broken fin. You know how it is.

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That broken fin probably would have been negligible as far as performance but the one your working on will be spot on, good choice and looking great :thumbs: Was the clean up with wire wheel or bead blast or ???



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Posted August 09, 2012 - 04:37 PM

Just thought I'd give a quick update. I love my new blasting cabinet! I managed to clean a bunch of parts today in half the time it would normally take me, and do a better job. I dont have pics of everything I did today, as I painted alot of it, and its still in my shop drying. Here are some of the parts I blasted today. The head is already painted, and I also put a light coat of aluminum paint on the flywheel after blasting it, to protect it from corrosion. :thumbs:

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 10:09 AM

Coming along nicely! That flywheel looks great! :thumbs:
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 02:02 PM

Just a few more pics of my progress. This engine had fire when I got it, and the points looked good, so I cleaned, and reinstalled them. The bushing in the mag plate was in great shape as well, so I installed a new seal, and I'm calling it good. Actually, if it wasn't for the broken cooling fin on the block, I could have resealed, and repainted this engine, and been good to go. :thumbs:

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 03:56 PM

Matt, That "N" is really looking great. You are becoming our resident Briggs Vintage engine guy, very nice job Buddy !! :thumbs:
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 08:17 PM

What blasting cab. did you get? I just got the $100 TSC JobSmart one a few days ago to restore my 5-S. Any tips on restoring these old B&S engines you can share with a rookie? I'm thinking of going with stock flat black on mine (that's what my 89 year old friend tells me..). Where do you got your decals? Thanks. I enjoy watching these engine restoration threads.

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 04:50 PM

What blasting cab. did you get? I just got the $100 TSC JobSmart one a few days ago to restore my 5-S. Any tips on restoring these old B&S engines you can share with a rookie? I'm thinking of going with stock flat black on mine (that's what my 89 year old friend tells me..). Where do you got your decals? Thanks. I enjoy watching these engine restoration threads.

I got the $100 Harbor Freight blast cabinet. These old Briggs engines didn't come flat black. All the original paint I've seen was at the very least a semi gloss. I always use gloss black myself. Just my $.02. I buy the decals from a store on ebay called Engine Decals. For your engine just go to ebay, and type in Briggs decals #49. Here is a pic of they're decals. You can message the guy there, and he will tell you exactley which decals you need for a 5s. :thumbs:

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 04:32 PM

I know its been awhile since my last update, but I've been busy at work. I got an .020 piston ordered for the N, and it should be here Monday. Then I will get the block dropped off at the machine shop. That piston was expensive! :wallbanging: I haven't done much to it, but I did paint the blower housing, and gas tank. It turned out a little to shiney for an old Briggs, but I like it. I normally use a rattle can on these little engines, but I decided to use my spray gun on this one. In a few years, after the paint fades some it will look more original. :bigrofl: I also bought two more N's. Both are NP's actually. I keep running into these deals as I look for parts fore these old engines, and I have a hard time saying no to a good deal. :p You guys know how it is right?

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