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#1 bowtiebutler956 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 04:06 PM

I picked up another Briggs N. actually 3, a 50 NP (missing some parts), a 49 N (locked up), and a 47 NP which is the one we'll be talking about today. I know this is starting to get rediculous, but its amazing how much fun these can be for so little money, especially this one. I bought this little 47 model NP for $25. It had a 5s carburetor, and gas tank on it, but it came with the original carb, and tank as well. I pulled the head off to find a beautifull STD. bore with no ridge, and it had fantastic compression, so I checked the valve clearance, which was perfect, cleaned the carbon off, and replaced the head gasket. I then pulled the oil pan, and checked the rod, which was perfect as well, so I cleaned the slime from being 65 years old out of the oil pan, and put it back together. I then cleaned, and regapped the points, which seemed to be in good condition as well. So, I'm just going to give it a quick spray bomb refresh, and call it good. I know I still haven't finished my 44 model N, but it needs about $100 in machine shop work, that I haven't felt like spending just yet, but I will. Its really nice to find one that is so inexpensive to get going again! :bounce: Its fuel tank is pretty beat up, and it will need a carb kit, but I'll probabally temporarily borrow the fuel tank, and carb off my 53 NP just so I can run it. I'll post more pics, and maybe a video later. Thanks

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 04:56 PM

Hey congrats,those are cool looking old Briggs engines.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 05:41 PM

I love the muffler. Necessity and cheap-o-ness really are the parents of inventiveness.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:12 PM

I love the muffler. Necessity and cheap-o-ness really are the parents of inventiveness.

You know, this is the second old Briggs I've gotten with that type of muffler on it. :confuse:

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:19 PM

That's pretty nifty how the carbs interchange.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:50 PM

That's pretty nifty how the carbs interchange.

You would be surprized just how much will interchange between the old Briggs engines.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:26 PM

You know, this is the second old Briggs I've gotten with that type of muffler on it. :confuse:

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That is the inner pipe of the original tube style muffler. The outer shell is just rusted off.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:53 PM

That is the inner pipe of the original tube style muffler. The outer shell is just rusted off.

Well, that would explain it!! :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: Thanks.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 06:10 PM

Well, I got it all painted up, and I got it running. :bounce: I had to borrow the tank, carb, and muffler off my 53 NP, so I could get it running. I'm waiting on my carb kit, and muffler to come in, and I still have to do some work to the gas tank, and paint the blower housing. I'm very impatient, and had to here it run. :bigrofl: I'm sure you guys understand. So, here are some pics, and a couple videos. I did a second video because in the first it wasn't running quite right, the paint had just barely dried when I took this video, so I ajusted the carb, and took another short vid, so you could here it running well. :thumbs:

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 07:51 AM

Where did you find that round muffler? VERY Cool!
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Posted September 11, 2012 - 08:16 AM

Dang, that's older than me! Gives me hope! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted September 11, 2012 - 10:11 AM

Thanks for the videos,very cool.
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Posted September 11, 2012 - 04:22 PM

Where did you find that round muffler? VERY Cool!

From a place on ebay called burnzoil. The guy there reproduces all kind of old obsolete parts for these old Briggs engines. :thumbs:

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 04:24 PM

Dang, that's older than me! Gives me hope! Thanks for sharing!

Yeah, I hope I'm still running that good when I'm 65! :laughingteeth:

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 04:12 PM

Thats a cool little engine you got there. Is there a place on the forum to find out what year of briggs a person has (the older ones 1940s and 50s)? I've been looking and haven't found anything.




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