I went to an Auction last Saturday (13th) that was a small engine repair shop. The owner recently retired after several years, most of the parts he had were for Briggs and Stratton lawn mowers. I went there hoping to score on a K301 Kohler engine but another guy wanted to pay more for it than I did. I did buy a ice cream bucket full of Tecumseh carbs for $2.50 for a co-worker who is looking for them (sorry no pics), along with a bucket full of carb float bowls and primer bulbs and a muffler for a Tecumseh. . I also picked up a plastic storage container for $5 with 3 compartments, key switches, amp gauges, and wire harness' are inside. There are several different key switches, 2-7 prongs coming out the back. With the amp gauges there is 1 working Hobbs hour meter (tested this am). I also bought another container for $1 that had a couple of carbs along with some handle mounted control arms for lawn mowers. . Anyone know what this last carb may have fit? The pipe going to the intake is small in diameter, I figured 3-5 hp engine due to the size. The oil bath air cleaner decal was painted over, I couldn't make out any make or model number.
Small engine Auction purchases
Posted December 21, 2014 - 02:44 PM
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Posted December 21, 2014 - 03:10 PM
The last one is a small flojet. Fits the Briggs aluminum block engines from late 50s on. Not sure if they used it on the 5 hps or not. they did use it on 2-2 1/2 hp though.
Posted December 21, 2014 - 03:20 PM
Hour meter? Hmmm! Got me interested!
Posted December 21, 2014 - 04:14 PM
The second to last one is a small one piece Flo-Jet, it fit the little 2-5 horsepower vertical shaft engines.
The last one is a small Flo-Jet, the model K. It was standard on the little model N's, model 5, model 6, and model 8. Yours is probably a late modle N or number series carb, just going by the air horn. Not that it really matters. The early model K air horn was cast with a little clamp that you tighten around the carburetor, where yours is of a lighter material.
The variation Doug was thinking about had the choke body formed up in a U shape with a welch plug at the end of the carburetor. That one is very common.
- DougT said thank you
Posted December 21, 2014 - 05:09 PM
Posted December 21, 2014 - 05:19 PM
Thanks for the info on the 2 carbs! When I get some time I'll get the volt/ohm meter out and see any of the key switches are good.