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#1 Bruce Dorsi ONLINE  

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Posted August 27, 2013 - 09:07 AM

Can anyone identify this engine for me?

 

There are no markings on this engine that I can find.  ....There is the #63638 stamped on a metal tag tied to the engine, but I don't know how relevant that is.

 

The decal on the shroud is unreadable.

 

The engine has exposed valve springs, a cast-iron muffler, uses a 7/8" spark plug, and has a Donaldson air cleaner.

 

Thanks for any help!

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Posted August 27, 2013 - 09:38 AM

Not sure but it looks like a Wisconson. "JMG". Roger.


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Posted August 27, 2013 - 11:44 AM

It looks like someone started w/ a gas tank and then designed an engine to fit around it. :D

 

But seriously, doesn't Wisconsin have a round decal? You may get more info when you clean all the castings. In any case, that is one cool looking engine. I'd like to see it run on a test stand. :thumbs:


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Posted August 27, 2013 - 11:48 AM

I agree with the others

Looks like an older Wisconsin


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Posted August 27, 2013 - 12:01 PM

I don't know what it is but I think it's incredible that the muffler and air filter is still there. Impressively complete for an engine that old. Are you going to try and run it?



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Is there any numbers on the Block?



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 03:40 PM

Briggs?



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 04:38 PM

In that first picture, is the flywheel cover solid? Not screen?



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 04:49 PM

I say Cushman Husky


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Posted August 27, 2013 - 04:56 PM



In that first picture, is the flywheel cover solid? Not screen?

 

The flywheel cover is solid on the outside but if you look close the inside of the shroud has extra holes to allow air in. The cooling fins must be on the inside of the flywheel[s]. 

I've not seen one of those before but the angled head with side sparkplug mount, carb,intake, and exhaust manifold all look like Cushman.  The remnants of the decal look Cushman too. 

 

OH  and the kill switch sticking through the shroud looks very Cushman-ee  as well. 


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Posted August 27, 2013 - 05:23 PM



The flywheel cover is solid on the outside but if you look close the inside of the shroud has extra holes to allow air in. The cooling fins must be on the inside of the flywheel[s]. 

I've not seen one of those before but the angled head with side sparkplug mount, carb,intake, and exhaust manifold all look like Cushman.  The remnants of the decal look Cushman too. 

 

OH  and the kill switch sticking through the shroud looks very Cushman-ee  as well. 

 

 

I think we have a winner!

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Posted August 27, 2013 - 05:35 PM

 Are you going to try and run it?

 

Sadly, I don't have the time to play with it.  ....It is a nice challenge, and it's the kind of work I like to do, but I just don't have the time.

 

The engine is not seized, and will turn by hand. 



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 05:36 PM

Is there any numbers on the Block?

 

I couldn't find any.



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 05:37 PM

Briggs?

 

I really don't think so.  .....I've seen pics of most of the old B&S engines, but none looked like this one.



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 05:40 PM

I say Cushman Husky

 

Thanks, Kris!  ....I never would have thought of Cushman, but you're absolutely correct!! 

 

It's been sitting indoors for the past 40 years or so, so it's not in too bad a condition.


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