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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 02:49 PM

Alright, not to rain on a lot of ya'll's parade (mainly Adam lol) I went to the scrap yard today (for Adam) since he needed some Bolens freewheel hubs, and I knew the two open trannys I left there had hubs. Well, struck out because both the hubs on the trannys I left there (they were junk units anyway) were broken, so no dice. However, and I don't have pics yet, I did find 6 engines I could not pass up. I started out and grabbed a Wisconsin 6 or 7 hp engine from circa 1950 even though it would not turn over, just because it happened to be for an OTTAWA log saw and or Buzz Master, and I happen to have one each of those, so good for parts or rebuild. Then the second engine I grabbed was a complete Kohler engine with electric start and all its wiring that turns over with compression, supposedly ran when scrapped recently. It is probably 80s engine but still nice one. Then I grabbed a 1950s Briggs 5 hp engine that turns over with no carb and a Rockford clutch bolted to it. The other three engines I grabbed were large wisconsins just like the last ones I brought home, all turn over, some complete, some arent, figured good engines cause at least one looks like it has hope. The other two are leaking oil onto my bed mat as I type lol. Ah well, ya win some you lose some lol.
Edit note: Misidentified one of the last three Wisconsins, it is really a Briggs, I got confused looking at all the engines there in the pile I picked from at the scrap yard.

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, April 25, 2011 - 08:13 PM.


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Posted April 25, 2011 - 03:26 PM

good job Casey, you can never have too many engine parts around, one small part needed in a hurry makes it all worthwhile. Besides, these things are going into scrap in a hurry.

Great Save, Regards, George

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 03:57 PM

Just came back in from messing with the Kohler, and all I can say is...... I can't believe some1 scraped it. I put some oil in the crankcase, some gasoline in the tank, and hooked a battery to the cables that go to the starter/ignition switch, and gave it a whirl. And guess what, it runs!! :D :D :D :D

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 04:33 PM

Congrats on the nice find. I'm glad the engine ran for you without trouble.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 04:46 PM

Great, now I see road trips to local scrap yards in my future.

Sounds like you picked up some good stuff!

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 05:41 PM

Yup, only it isn't running trouble free, needs the carb cleaned out, it only runs when I put gas air cleaner tube, and then it runs for a minute until all that gasoline is used up, but thats enough proof to me that it is a runner.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 08:13 PM

Nice save casey. Im going to take michelle to the scrap yard for her birthday

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 08:20 PM

Good find, I'm sure you'll get use from them , Al

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 09:00 PM

Good save Casey! I need to go looking for some junkyard treasures also I guess?

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 09:42 PM

Nice work Casey! Glad you found some treasures in the trash! We may all be dumpster diving before too long LOL!

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 09:56 PM

Nice work Casey! Glad you found some treasures in the trash! We may all be dumpster diving before too long LOL!

Adam asked me how going to the scrap yard to "buy" works lol. I told him depends on the yard you show up at as to their protocol. Safety is the number one reason most scrap yards don't let you look around. Scrap yard I go to is small town and good friend of ours runs it, so no problem there.




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