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#1 allisb10page OFFLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Saturday a neighbor of mine went to a local auction for a guy that used to tinker with engine (small and large).  We were both hoping to get a few wisconsins and perhaps some other things as well.  We ended up purchasing two wisconsin AEN engines.  Both were free and looked as though they were in the process of being restored (one had cleaned parts and repainted shrouds)  One of the Wisc.s had a 'reducer' attached.  I guess its a rpm reducer, something like a two-speed transmission so to speak.  We also got some honing equipment, ignition testers, rod straightness tester, etc., etc. 

 

Here's the question:  We got the engines for $50 (repaint) and $60 (with reducer).  Is this a very good price, or just we did OK.  Either way, I am happy.   Thought I would share.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 10:51 AM

And yes...I will try to get pics posted.  But may be awhile since I will have to borrow a camera.  :thumbs:



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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:14 AM

If you are happy, you did well. Include some pictures of the tools too, please. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted February 09, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Think the reducer is built in isn't it? So, unless  you want something to go slow, not so sure that is great deal. All these with hand start and mag then?  Too antique for me!



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Posted February 09, 2014 - 01:11 PM

I'd say that wasn't a bad price at all.  AEN engines were the big HP singles for Wisconsin.  Up until a year or two ago you could still buy one new from Wisconsin.  They were used in a lot of applications, so if you later decide to sell, you should be able to do that without loosing your tail. 

 

The speed reducer is desirable for many applications.  Most Wisconsins (at least in my area) do not have it.  I sold my one AENL with a speed reducer to a walk behind guy for $250. 

 

Did you get a coil and condenser tester? 

 

Ben W.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 06:38 PM

Got an eletriconic ignition analyzer.  Here are some pics of things we got.

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Posted February 09, 2014 - 06:41 PM

Nice looking engines (Besides the paint jobs :D :poke:  )

 

These are nearly bullet proof and will last a lifetime it cared for properly


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 06:43 PM

  Up until a year or two ago you could still buy one new from Wisconsin.

 

I think they are still available


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 07:44 PM

I think they are still available

 

You're right, they are still available on Wisconsin's website but not listed as a production engine.  Maybe some distributors are hoarding a couple yet, too.  Active production has quit according to a Wisconsin expert I know. 

 

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Posted February 16, 2014 - 09:07 AM

I didn't know Wisconsin was still doing anything  I thought they had gone 'under" years ago



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Posted February 16, 2014 - 09:19 AM

I didn't know Wisconsin was still doing anything  I thought they had gone 'under" years ago

Naw, not yet, the Wisconsin Subaru line is still out there as of a few years ago, just not in this country, Honda and it's copies has the market cornered here.







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