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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 06:58 PM

Portland fella had this "Cunningham" engine for sale. Had history tag on it. Company made carrieages, engines in the early 1900's and later these little guys, and other things after. I looked at it and thought just a Briggs with changes. Little sharper metal bends on shroud, diff carb, sort of a briggs 4-screw, but lots smaller and same air cleaner. The head and crankcase all looked to me to be a Briggs. Owner says NO, all was Cunningham made. What you think? Only have one picture and kinda dark, sorry.

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 07:07 PM

Yup its real

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 08:02 PM

 


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Posted August 25, 2016 - 08:16 PM

Have one non a reel mower

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 09:13 PM

Briggs sued Cunningham for copyright infringement they were such a close copy.  Briggs won the suit so those engines weren't built too many years. 


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Posted August 25, 2016 - 09:34 PM

I'm still looking for one for my Stenn Saw

Briggs model N is exactly the same


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Posted August 25, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Couple differences I see.Head casting is different.Spark Plug hole is between the valves instead of in front of the intake valve.Read somewhere that they have higher compression than the briggs because of the tighter combustion chamber in the head.They used a different carb and magneto than the briggs.Basically it's a 2" bore briggs block with a miss match of other stuff bolted on it and what looks like a hand made blower housing.

 

My model N has a tiny 2 piece flow jet carb and a very Hot coil.Starts 1st pull with 1/2 choke every single time.

 

Here's an N that doesn't look to bad.But $100? Seems a bit high.I paid $40 for mine and had to partly rewind the armature and then give it a dip in epoxy to seal it up.Armature should last forever now as long as it doesn't crack and get moisture in it again.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...2kAAOSw-YVXlXiB


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Posted August 26, 2016 - 04:00 AM

   Just picked one up over the weekend, neat little machine.  there is a very good write up in gas engine magazine about them.   eric is rite, super small carb and really hot coil describes it perfect, pretty sure it is rated for 1.5hp

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