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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 07:08 PM

Today I tried to fire up the '64 PK to stretch its legs a bit. It did not start so I went to get my plug wrench and when I went to take the plug out I noticed that there was a whole bunch of oil draining down the back of the block! The head gasket is obviously way blown. I don't know what its shape is, and I dont want to take it apart, then have it sit apart while I wait for a head gasket to arrive. Could somebody post a picture of a head gasket so I know better what to look for? It is a model 23.



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 07:39 PM

It will look similar to the one you took off the K-181, but with a bolt pattern to match the head bolts on your Briggs model 23 :D



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 03:42 AM

Briggs part #27352 has been superseded to part #692230.

 

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 04:29 AM

Buying a head gasket just by looking at the shape is dangerous.  Get the numbers off of your engine and take them to where ever you are going to order the gasket.  That's the only true way to get the gasket you need.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 08:38 AM

Why not just order a new gasket from me when you get the steering wheel. A lot safer then guessing at it.



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 08:41 AM

Bob, if you could on me the price, that would be great.

The ID tag on the engine is missing.

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 09:05 AM

Bob, if you could on me the price, that would be great.

The ID tag on the engine is missing.

This is a briggs.  The numbers are stamped into the sheet metal, no tags.  They are very hard to see at times but if you take a little time and a good light, you should be able to find them.  You may have to remove some dirt or even paint to see them but they are there.  I don't have a 23 so I can't tell you exactly where to look.  I've seen them a couple different places.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 09:34 AM

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 06:02 AM

If you have a Model 23 Briggs, you should find the numbers stamped into a nameplate attached to the engine cylinder shield.

 

Here's one from a Model 23FB

 

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 12:54 PM

If you have a Model 23 Briggs, you should find the numbers stamped into a nameplate attached to the engine cylinder shield.

 

Here's one from a Model 23FB

 

attachicon.gifBriggs Model 23FB nameplate .JPG

 

That is the plate I said was missing. I also looked for numbers stamped in the shroud and found nothing.






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