Finally had a little time today so I pulled out the 16 hp briggs engine I got from Indiana so that I could pull the shroud and clean out the ubiquitous mouse nests typically found there.
I installed Ron's tow truck lift bar on the rear of my AC 916 and backed right back to the 150# engine, snatched it up and took it around to my shop.
I usually move engines on a hand truck but this was so much easier.
I used my new one ton hoist and lifted it up on to a small work table. So far no sweat! I love labor saving devices.
I got the shroud off ( love the newer fan shrouds that don't require your loosening the head bolts. I was very pleasantly surprised to find no mouse nests and very little debris in the cooling fins.
I brushed the booster fan and flywheel to remove caked on dirt and used a thin wooden shim to clean the fins and we were ready to button her up.
I soon ran out of time and had to call it quits for the evening. Hope I can get back on it tomorrow evening.
This engine is destine to replace the tired old engine in my Simplicity 3414s.
One thing I noticed is the original color of the paint on the engine was a purplish red, kinda like candy apple red. What would this engine have come from?
Edited by skunkhome, December 12, 2012 - 09:34 PM.