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Posted August 24, 2013 - 04:22 PM

I need an old L head Briggs vertical shaft engine of about 5 hp to bolt to the littlest Springfield I own. I would like it to run already. The tractor is from 1966 so any Briggs up until whenever should work fine lol.

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 05:15 PM

This is what the engine will go on.
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Posted August 24, 2013 - 06:28 PM

Wow that is just a Baby! Nice little Springfield Casey. Those Snow Hogs would look nice on it lol. :D

 

I'd help you on the engine but I don't have any small Vertical engines around.


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Posted August 24, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Casey, I've got a Briggs 80000 series sitting here that needs a home.  It does not run (yet), but it is complete.  It has a small one piece Flo-Jet carb.  On further thought, I believe it had an impulse starter: maybe the handle is missing.  A regular standard recoil starter from any common lawnmower Briggs would work. 

 

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 07:35 PM

Casey, I've got a Briggs 80000 series sitting here that needs a home.  It does not run (yet), but it is complete.  It has a small one piece Flo-Jet carb.  On further thought, I believe it had an impulse starter: maybe the handle is missing.  A regular standard recoil starter from any common lawnmower Briggs would work. 
 
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Do you have any pictures of the engine?
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Posted August 24, 2013 - 07:48 PM

Do you have any pictures of the engine?

 

I found a picture.  I was wrong: it doesn't have a one piece Flo-Jet, but a two piece.  It looks ugly in the pictures, but I believe it will run fairly easily.   It is also missing the air cleaner: I forgot about that. 

 

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It did have an impulse starter on it.  It is AWOL.  I would swap off that shroud and drop on a recoil starter.  You could cut off the impulse parts and weld on a starter off a junked mower to save the old shroud. 

 

If you want it, you can have it "as is" or I can get it running for you.

 

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 08:15 PM

Do you have a pic of the other side? That plate on the back of the hood has to bolt to the head bolts of the engine for support. I like the engine. If it has recoil starter on it and no impulse start crap (don't know what it is but it sounds like another battery so I don't want that lol). I don't care about the air cleaner, there was a funky arrangement for the Springfield. The Springfield also has its own gas tank so won't need one if it has one. Anyway, what is the price difference between as is and running?

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 08:27 PM

Ok, just reviewed the manual and found it as a Tecumseh style of carb/air cleaner, but I am going to use Briggs.

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 08:34 PM

I believe that engine should work with the carb it has, it looks like the air cleaner would be low enough no problem. Does the exhaust come out in the other side of the block?

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 11:28 AM

Stupid me just now decided to skim the manual for the tractor. Under the heading "engine group" I am told exactly what engine came on the tractor, go figure.

Lawson 5hp
V50-60002 D
Or for electric start
V50-60003 D

So tell me this, who the heck will have one of those for sale?? Lol

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Posted September 09, 2013 - 06:28 PM

Giving this a little bump

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 09:57 AM

Stupid me just now decided to skim the manual for the tractor. Under the heading "engine group" I am told exactly what engine came on the tractor, go figure.

Lawson 5hp
V50-60002 D
Or for electric start
V50-60003 D

So tell me this, who the heck will have one of those for sale?? Lol

 

Tecumseh V50 & V60 engines were  used on Snapper riding mowers in the mid-1960's  ....The Snapper Comet model 265X used the V50, although it may have a different spec number.  ...The crankshaft was 1" x 3-5/32".  

 

The V50 & V60 engines were the same physical size, and could interchange.   ....They should be fairly plentiful in a salvage yard??



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Posted September 11, 2013 - 06:19 PM

Thanks for the info Bruce. Right now I am leaning toward repowering it with a brand new briggs engine. I am not fond of Tecumseh engines, so dont want to even consider fooling with one.

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Posted September 25, 2013 - 04:23 AM

You could toss a 6.5hp OHV briggs push mower engine in it if you could make an adapter for the crank.

Or an awesome little 2 stroke engine out of Lawnboy or Toro.That would really be neat.

 

Push mower cranks should be 7/8"

 

 

What Crank size does it have to be to for the Pulleys?


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 10:18 PM

Crank size won't matter, as I haven't got any pulley as of right now. I don't want to go bigger than 5 hp cause I do not think it will fit.





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