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#1 Traill95 ONLINE  

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Posted January 18, 2014 - 04:01 PM

Last June at our 2nd Annual Shade Tree Tractor Show. Two Old Farts (that's the name on their card) showed up with a car hauling trailer full of Hit and Miss engines and washing machine engines. they also had this old Montgomery Wards Engine on there and for some unknown reason I decided it was worth buying. Now not actually sure what year it is and looks like it has a magneto on it. Does anyone have any info on this thing? 

 

Model is WMC-BKN-124782

Catalog number is 87-6547

Serial number is 2618324

 

 

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Posted January 18, 2014 - 04:07 PM

Its a Wisconsin Engine

 

Made January 1956

 

Looks to be the Marvel Schleber Carburetor and that should be a Fairbanks Morse magneto 


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 04:14 PM

Its a Wisconsin Engine

 

Made January 1956

 

Looks to be the Marvel Schleber Carburetor and that should be a Fairbanks Morse magneto 

Now if I can figure  out why I bought it and what I am going to do with it. :tapping_fingers:


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 04:26 PM

Now if I can figure  out why I bought it and what I am going to do with it. :tapping_fingers:

 

These are very well built and reliable engines, shouldn't take much to make it run.

May have to clean & Gap the points first.


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 06:16 PM

Yep for sure a wisconsin engine-Just taged Montgomery Ward,My dad had a ward walk behind from 1950--Still have the engine it outlasted the rest of the machine.

Never seen one with a square gas tank tho,and seeing it's red I think it has been replaced,But no big deal.You got one tough built engine there.

If your not sure what to do with it you could give me the air cleaner :D


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 06:34 PM

Sorry I should have said --I never seen one will a square gas tank..Some were built with square tank.


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 08:48 PM

Nice looking BKN.  It was a great engine, like all Wisconsins.  I've had a bunch of those, if everything is just right you can make the engine idle down incredibly slow for an air cooled engine.  Wards rebranded everything from Wisconsin to Briggs to Lauson to Clinton.  They were a big enough player to make the manufacturers drop their name onto the tag alone. 

 

The Marvel VH carburetors are very easy to work on, I will have new gaskets here for the bowl and jets in a week or two I hope.  I decided to reproduce them so I can essentially put together a VH carburetor kit and quit selling NOS kits for $50 a set.  If you need other Wisconsin parts, shout loud and I might be able to help. 

 

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Posted January 18, 2014 - 08:49 PM

If your not sure what to do with it you could give me the air cleaner :D

 

What do you need, oil bath cleaner alone or the manifold too?  I can check around and see what exists out there if you want one. 

 

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Posted January 18, 2014 - 10:05 PM

What do you need, oil bath cleaner alone or the manifold too?  I can check around and see what exists out there if you want one. 

 

Ben W.

Thanks Ben,but I realy don't know if I need one.Last time I was in that corner of the shed was about 10years ago,I'll have to dig in there and see if the air filter is laying behind the engine,I know the manifold is on it..I will keep you in mind .

Bill T.


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 10:10 PM

Too bad you are so far away. That would be perfect for a re-power of a Montgomery Wards tiller I have been sitting on.

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Too bad you are so far away. That would be perfect for a re-power of a Montgomery Wards tiller I have been sitting on.

Well when you come up for the Garden Tractor show here in June you can pick it up then. :watch_over_fence:






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