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#1 fourpines OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2015 - 11:25 PM

Some pick's of my Briggs model N just finished today, this is my first step
in total restoration of my David Bradley walk behind 917.5751finisheh briggs n & reo 552 001.JPG finisheh briggs n & reo 552 002.JPG finisheh briggs n & reo 552 003.JPG finisheh briggs n & reo 552 004.JPG finisheh briggs n & reo 552 005.JPG
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Posted February 04, 2015 - 11:43 PM

Looks good as new!



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Posted February 05, 2015 - 06:20 AM

Looks like you could mount it on a nice wood skid like a hit-miss engine and display it at a show :thumbs:



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Posted February 05, 2015 - 09:12 AM

Looks like you could mount it on a nice wood skid like a hit-miss engine and display it at a show

 

Actually a good idea nice to see some air cooled engine getting the same treatment their water cooled brothers get , I built a display skid painted it black drilled it with holes to suit Briggs,Iron Horse,Reo etc to test run the engines before putting them back into the tractors where it might be more difficult to see and adjust rebuilt engines. Briggs N is a nice engine . Cheers Mike


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 07:05 PM

I love it.  Look at that polished carb!

 

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Posted February 05, 2015 - 07:34 PM

Excellent job, should look pretty good on your tractor. All you need now is an original crooked style muffler and to paint the pulley red. Some place out on the net are people that make the correct DB decals for the fan house and the one for the air filter.


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 07:34 PM

Thanks for your feedback, here is a picture of the DAVID BRADLEY that the BRIGGS N will go in. Now the work starts. Will send more pick's as i go on with the resto.
thanks Mike S.004.JPG
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Posted February 05, 2015 - 07:53 PM

yours looks to be a low serial number unit, as I think im seeing a bolt and nut holding the wheels on. What is the series number on the tag.



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Posted February 06, 2015 - 04:35 AM

Wow! It looks likes a n.o.s. engine. I'm sure the finished tractor will be great looking. I hope you will post pix of your progress.

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Posted February 06, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Hi DB RESTORER,
THE TAG SHOWS,MODEL 917.5751,SERIES 124. I do think it is among the 1'st few made.
Mike S.
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Posted February 06, 2015 - 05:50 PM

the numbers start at 100, and represent a group of tractors built, not a single tractor. There are no records of how many tractor were built under a certain series number, it could have been 100, it could have been 1000. If this N you had came off the tractor you can tell the yr it was built by a number on the back of the flywheel. There will be a 2 digit number in a circle on the outer rim. The oldest one I've had was a series 104, with a 45 on the back of the flywheel.


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