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What year is my B&S engine?

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Posted December 19, 2014 - 11:02 PM

There are a few models of B&S engines where production info is nowhere to be found.  ...Your engine is one of those models.
What I do know:  (1) According to the B&S Service Bullletin posted, production began in late 1958 or early 1959.
                             (2) Bolens used model 143302 engines in 1962, so they were still in production then.
According to one internet source (which I can not confirm or deny), 140000 engine production began July,1958 and continued to August, 1971.
What is not clear is that there were 7 "Basic Design Series" of 14xxxx engines, so production dates varied for the various designs. I was trying to get a handle on the year of my Gemco I think it is a '62 the implements I have for it were offered in 62 its all I have to go by Thanks for your help Bruce, Hank.

  • Bruce Dorsi said thank you