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Posted December 28, 2013 - 09:48 PM

Just picked this little briggs up today for 25.00. The guy said it came off a reel mower. It has a aluminum shroud which i think is unusual, i think its a model wi but its missing the dog gone tag!! Is there anyone that has a extra tag for one of these? And is it truly a wi?

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Posted December 28, 2013 - 10:18 PM

Yes, sweet find, awsome shape, great price.


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Posted December 28, 2013 - 10:19 PM

Nice ive been wanting an old briggs for a display piece
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Posted December 29, 2013 - 12:55 AM

Not a motor, but a small engine! 


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Posted December 29, 2013 - 07:05 AM

That's a reel beauty! Nice find. 


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Posted December 29, 2013 - 07:32 AM

That is a WI.  I have one with an aluminum shroud.  They are not as common, but not exactly rare in that sense.

 

I'll check on a tag for you.

 

Ben W.


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Posted December 29, 2013 - 08:27 AM

I may have one of those on an old reel mower that looks like that.


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Posted December 29, 2013 - 10:37 AM

 As superaben already said, that is a WI. The aluminum shrouds were only used in 1948. You can also date the engine by looking at the back of the magneto plate, and flywheel, where you will see two, or three small circles. One will have a letter which will indicate the month of build. Example A=Jan, B=Feb, C=Mar, etc.. One circle will have two numbers which would indicate the year built. On yours it will probably have a circle with a 48 in it. On some, but not all, you will have a third circle with a number indicating the day of the month the engine was built. I will check on a tag for you. Here are some examples of the build dates.

 

Matt 

 

 As can be seen by the pics this engine was built in October of 1943.

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Posted December 29, 2013 - 11:20 AM

 As superaben already said, that is a WI. The aluminum shrouds were only used in 1948. You can also date the engine by looking at the back of the magneto plate, and flywheel, where you will see two, or three small circles. One will have a letter which will indicate the month of build. Example A=Jan, B=Feb, C=Mar, etc.. One circle will have two numbers which would indicate the year built. On yours it will probably have a circle with a 48 in it. On some, but not all, you will have a third circle with a number indicating the day of the month the engine was built. I will check on a tag for you. Here are some examples of the build dates.

 

Matt 

 

 As can be seen by the pics this engine was built in October of 1943.

Thanks for the information. I had no Idea I could find that much information on the motor without the tag!! This is just one reason why I love this website so much!



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Posted December 29, 2013 - 02:39 PM

 I do have an extra WI tag, but its in bad shape, and its for a 46 Model WI. Here is a place you can get a brand new tag, and just stamp it yourself, or they can probably do it for you. http://www.ebay.com/...=item1c39297c5a

 

 Here is a link to a site that can give you info on your engine, like serial number dating, and brief descriptions.http://www.asecc.com...iggs/data3.html

 

Matt


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Posted December 29, 2013 - 06:14 PM

Thanks I appreciate it. I used the information that bowtiebutler gave me and found out it was made in January of 1948. It might be nearly impossible, but I'm gonna try and see if I can't find a tag from 1948






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