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Who made Eaton's Viking 8hp Riding Mower

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#1 Bcer1825 OFFLINE  


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Posted September 11, 2011 - 11:46 AM

I am trying to get the shroud for an old Briggs and Stratton 8hp., but can't id the engine because thats were they stamp the model etc. :confuse: Why did they not rivet a plate on or something easy like that.

I think that the mower is a 70's era and I think that the B&S model would be 191707
I downloaded the parts list for that motor from b&s the shield cylinder is not as shown (bolt is on the underside not at the top). cant find a picture of 224543 to compare.

They call the top shroud a Housing Blower . The engine has electric start and a recoil start with a long cord as well withe the parts that are remaining. Anybody got a mower lick this so that they could tell me what the Briggs numbers are that i need to get parts. or does anyone have the old parts.

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 11:54 AM

Bcer1825, WELCOME to GT talk, glad your here. I can't help, but someone will be along shortly to answer your question. Again thanks for joining and have fun !!!!

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 05:17 PM

I looked at my collection of engines and there is a difference in blower housing, need to know if the electric start has a metal gear or plastic,,

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 07:11 PM

:wave: Bcer1825 Welcome to GTTalk! It kinda looks like an older MTD to me, Similar to the Wizard also if memory serves. I'm not the expert that you're seeking though. I just wanted to say hello and to suggest that you hop on over to the Member Introductions forum and tell us a little more about yourself and your hobby. You're sure to get more welcomes there. Thanks for the pics and thanks for signing up!

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 03:09 PM

I took an exacto knife after the starter drive cog today, it is infact grey plastic. I dont know if the years were color coded or not.

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 04:25 PM

I would have to say,to me,it looks like an MTD,so I am guessing they built it.

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 07:27 PM

it looks like an mtd