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Posted April 14, 2015 - 04:49 AM

    Anyone ever seen one of these ?  I am looking for a bit of info, maybe a manual or parts list for the engine.  got this from Fastenal last night and would like to tear into it to get it going but want o know what I am getting into first.  Neat little devil.

                                                                  Pete

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 05:35 AM

Manuals

1961

http://www.wheelhors...-ipl-a-7139pdf/

 

1962-63

http://www.wheelhors...-ipl-a-7139pdf/

 

1964-66

http://www.wheelhors...-ipl-a-7139pdf/

 

I don't think any of them used a Wisconsin engine.

 

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 06:07 AM

Looks just like the Tecumseh on my similar Craftsman tiller. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 06:42 AM

Looks like a Lauson/Tecumseh engine.

The carb and air filter look to be Clinton possibly.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 05:16 PM

   Dont know what I was thinking it is a lauson engine, thanks for the manuals guys.  I need to get after it this weekend to see if it will run.

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 07:38 PM

  Not finding much out there about this engine, anyone here have manual or even better a gas tank.  I got it that far apart and the tank has a large hole in the back of it, I could repair it probably but would rather find a good replacement.  lauson v55d

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 07:58 PM

Even rarer then the vertical shaft Clintons are those vertical shaft Lausons. Unlike the horizontal shaft Lauson engines that used off the self tanks like Clinton, Wisconsin and Kohler did the fuel tank for the verticals were more specialized.

 

Built in the early 60's right before Techumseh bought them out, you have one of the last ones made.

 

I am going to connect you with a friend of mines who is the expert on Lausons, pleas ewait.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 08:34 PM

the early Tecumsehs had the same style tank/ would they be the same as the Lausons before Lauson became Tecumseh?  If so I may have a gas tank like that from one of my old '60s Swishers/ which would have had a Tecumseh V60 (6hp) 

 

Besides that I know I have a complete motor here with the same tank on it.  (meaning that if the one is still up in the attic I actually have 2 of those tanks)    

I had a couple of old 60s Sears riders with the handle that came up like a "V"  that had that style shroud-tank on them.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 09:11 PM

the early Tecumsehs had the same style tank/ would they be the same as the Lausons before Lauson became Tecumseh?  If so I may have a gas tank like that from one of my old '60s Swishers/ which would have had a Tecumseh V60 (6hp) 

 

Besides that I know I have a complete motor here with the same tank on it.  (meaning that if the one is still up in the attic I actually have 2 of those tanks)    

I had a couple of old 60s Sears riders with the handle that came up like a "V"  that had that style shroud-tank on them.

 

Yes, the early Tecumseh engines used the same tank.  They were still calling themselves Tecumseh-Lauson with the crown emblem at that point. 

 

Even rarer then the vertical shaft Clintons are those vertical shaft Lausons. Unlike the horizontal shaft Lauson engines that used off the self tanks like Clinton, Wisconsin and Kohler did the fuel tank for the verticals were more specialized.

 

Built in the early 60's right before Techumseh bought them out, you have one of the last ones made.

 

I am going to connect you with a friend of mines who is the expert on Lausons, pleas ewait.

 

Jesse, is that Craig Deshong? 

 

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 09:13 PM

Yes, the early Tecumseh engines used the same tank.  They were still calling themselves Tecumseh-Lauson with the crown emblem at that point. 

 

 

Jesse, is that Craig Deshong? 

 

Ben W.

I should be hearing from him tomorrow.



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Posted April 15, 2015 - 04:34 AM

   Awesome !!  I should be able to get the engine apart tonight to have a look at the internals.  The entire engine is packed with a mouse nest and needs a good cleaning and look thru.  dodge trucker if you have a motor with good tank I would be interested thanks for looking for me.

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 05:48 AM

I edited the title for you. Cool little machine!


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Posted April 15, 2015 - 05:51 AM

yeah I know I have a motor with a good tank,  just gotta look and see if I still have the 2nd tank in the attic...  in case you decide to stay with that engine you have. (not splitting the tank from the engine)

Only thing, the motor has no ID tags for model, serial, etc.  I think it is a 6 HP but actually it could be anything from 4-7HP.  

 

I have had this engine for years, and I did fire it up when I 1st got it/ but that has been a few years ago, just collecting dust since.

 

Those tanks use the top 3 head bolts to hold it to the back of the engine, when I was a kid I'd see a bunch of these gas tank shrouds that had the plate that was welded to the tank, that the head bolts went thru, busted off.


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