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#1 HANKG OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2014 - 05:01 PM

Looking to date my B&S engine model no.143302 serial 16872 type 502539 Thank you for any help no code on engine plate Thanks Hank

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Posted December 13, 2014 - 05:38 PM

I do not have a date for your engine but do have this,Service Bulletin dated 2-2-59 

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Posted December 13, 2014 - 05:44 PM

First two digits of type is the last two digits of the year on Briggs. It breaks down to day and facility but I don't know those off hand.
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Posted December 13, 2014 - 05:46 PM

Looking to date my B&S engine.


Wow, and I thought I was crazy about old engines. :poke:
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Posted December 13, 2014 - 06:15 PM

I do not have a date for your engine but do have this,Service Bulletin dated 2-2-59 

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According to the date on this bulletin, it's a 1958 or 59.


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Posted December 13, 2014 - 06:21 PM

According to the code it would be 1950.


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Posted December 13, 2014 - 06:28 PM

It breaks down as follows, march 25, 1950. line #9, I collect old Briggs from the 40's-early 70's and know ho to date these engines well, does anyone know how to date the # series such as the model 6 or 6s?


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Posted December 13, 2014 - 06:57 PM

It breaks down as follows, march 25, 1950. line #9, I collect old Briggs from the 40's-early 70's and know ho to date these engines well, does anyone know how to date the # series such as the model 6 or 6s?

 

There is nothing easy like what you are describing for the later series for the early guys.  Best reference I know of is on the ASECC site,

 

http://www.asecc.com/data/briggs/

 

Briggs was probably the only one to keep that good of a record.

 

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Posted December 13, 2014 - 07:00 PM

First two digits of type is the last two digits of the year on Briggs. It breaks down to day and facility but I don't know those off hand.

This is a new one on me. The first 2 of the CODE is what tels the year. This engine doesn't have that.

 

According to the code it would be 1950.

There is no code in this number.

 

It breaks down as follows, march 25, 1950. line #9, I collect old Briggs from the 40's-early 70's and know ho to date these engines well, does anyone know how to date the # series such as the model 6 or 6s?

I'd lay money it wasn't built in 50. They weren't using that style of model numbering in 50. It would have been a straight model 14. This numbering style started in the late 50's. I've never seen or heard of a way to date these series of engines. Seems the code system didn't start until later 60's. If there is some evidence of the type being used for a date, I'd like to see it.  The model 6 and 6s is easy to date. There is a chart here   http://asecc.com/data/briggs/   There is a lot of info for early Briggs there but you won't find a list for the above engine. there is a chart for generalization of year ranges some models


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Posted December 13, 2014 - 08:25 PM

ok, now I'm confused, I thought the # series lasted until the early 60's.



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Posted December 13, 2014 - 08:37 PM

I have a few of the 143300 series engines and everyone tells me different years. Easiest i can figure with these is date the tractor. I did figure some have to be around 58 to 62 based on what they are on.

Edited by jabelman, December 13, 2014 - 08:39 PM.

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Posted December 13, 2014 - 08:42 PM

I think I have that same engine in the shop. I'll check it in the morning and if it is it is a 1958 5 3/4 hp. I'll go now and check it.



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Posted December 13, 2014 - 08:48 PM

The one I have is a 1958 Briggs 5 and 3/4 h.p. per Dandy Sales and is on a T60 Copar Panzer. Possible yours is a 1959 6 h.p.???  Just asking not sure. This is the numbers on mine.

Model   142302

Series   250547

Type      502056



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Posted December 13, 2014 - 08:49 PM

ok, now I'm confused, I thought the # series lasted until the early 60's.

If you go look at the date charts, you'll see some did last into the 60s. The early 6 digit engines were aluminum block and the # series was cast.



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Posted December 13, 2014 - 09:08 PM

Ok, thanks for clearing that up.






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