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#1 colt65 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 15, 2013 - 10:52 PM

 have two tecumesh engines model # H50-6540r ser# 7324D other one H50 or H60-7344M SER# 6249D looking for any information I can get both came off a wheel horse



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Posted June 15, 2013 - 11:18 PM

Not sure what type of info you want?

 

The first engine was made on November 21st either 1967 or 1977 Would have to see the Wheel Horse to know for sure. The year code is the 1st number of the serial# (yours was 7), So it could mean any of a number of decades. So pictures are the best for this one.

the last 3 numbers of the serial number tell the date the engine was made (yours 324) so it is November 21st.

 

So the second engine was made in 1966 or 1976 on September 7th.

 

Not sure how to tell if the second one is an H50 or H60 with out pulling the head and measuring the piston.

 

Also I haven't found away to decode the spec (type) number yet. Maybe another member could help us out on that one?



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 07:07 AM

Chris, you've got the serial number breakdown figured out.

 

The type number (according to my dealer manual) is only used to tell what parts go where.  For example, the IPL in the hard copy manual for an H60 will also include the IPL for the H40, HH40, H50, HH50, and HH60.  The parts list will then break down by type number what you need for each "model".  The type for those 6 engines based off of that IPL will need to never have duplicates.

 

The Tecumseh type is not like Briggs which will tell you a whole lot about the engine.

 

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Posted June 16, 2013 - 07:16 AM

Welcome to GTT. If you are looking for manuals, we have a MANUALS Section where you can download 3 per day for free. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:07 AM

:welcometogttalk: and :wewantpics:



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:08 AM

Ok, dumb question.... if all the digits of the serial number represent the date, wouldn't all the engines made that day have the same serial number?



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Ok, dumb question.... if all the digits of the serial number represent the date, wouldn't all the engines made that day have the same serial number?

Maybe they took there time and only made one engine per day :D

The last digit in the serial number is a letter, it just tells what plant and what shift it was made. So it is possible that the serial numbers are the same on the engines made on the same day? Good question though :thumbs:, I never gave it any thought before.



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 02:58 PM

Ok, dumb question.... if all the digits of the serial number represent the date, wouldn't all the engines made that day have the same serial number?

 

First, it's not a dumb question!

 

Second, YES, they probably all had the same serial number.  .....Keep in mind these numbers were not to identify each individual engine (like your car's VIN number).  ....The numbers were to help the factory identify engine production dates for warranty claims, and any running-production changes by date.



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 03:46 PM

thanks one engine the h60  ser# 6249D is on a 502 wheel horse im guessing it is not the original engine from what icn find toe other one h50 ser# 7324D is off a wheel horse ? picked up for parts



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 02:44 AM

Also the plate were the numbers go comes off easy, at least it does on my HH120. The motor in my MF10 is a 12 HP and the 10 HP sheet metal bolts right on. In fact if somebody hadn't told me were to look I would not have found out it was really a 12 HP.

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:47 AM

Also the plate were the numbers go comes off easy, at least it does on my HH120. The motor in my MF10 is a 12 HP and the 10 HP sheet metal bolts right on. In fact if somebody hadn't told me were to look I would not have found out it was really a 12 HP.

 

So where do you look? :D

I'm in an identical situation with my Meteor.  It's supposed to be an HH100 but the engine that's in it doesn't have the id plate.  I bought a 10hp carb kit and it was wrong.  I'm assuming it's an HH120 but haven't confirmed that yet.



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:50 AM

If you are sitting on the tractor with the flywheel on the left and the output on the right, often times they will have a small 10 or 12 stamped into the block by the front left mounting bolt.
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Posted June 17, 2013 - 12:39 PM

Right here

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