Old Ariens riding mower
Posted October 01, 2011 - 07:04 PM
Posted October 01, 2011 - 07:09 PM
Second, if you could upload a picture or three, it would probably help some of the guys help out.
Posted October 01, 2011 - 07:19 PM
Posted October 02, 2011 - 02:25 PM
Edited by fschakel, October 02, 2011 - 02:27 PM.
Posted October 03, 2011 - 06:53 AM
Posted October 03, 2011 - 05:15 PM
The parts book for the tractor will give the original Briggs. No., you will be able to search from there. Good luck!
Posted October 04, 2011 - 06:26 AM
Posted October 04, 2011 - 05:49 PM
The parts and repair manual are in one manual for $18. from Ariens
The owners manual is $8.
The link in post #5 you can download the manuals for free or order the paper manuals, by using the model/serial number that I listed. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.
- ransome said thank you
Posted October 16, 2011 - 10:08 PM
Posted October 17, 2011 - 05:28 AM
Posted October 17, 2011 - 01:31 PM
Posted October 17, 2011 - 01:46 PM
Unless the engine has been replaced you should be able to get close to the year of the tractor by using the engine code number which should be found on the engine shroud just above where the spark plug wire exits.
I thought the S-8 was made in the 1970's but the 8 HP engine is a "Magnetron Briggs & Stratton". I read somewhere that the Magnetron came out in 1985. That makes me wonder if the engine is not original. I cannot see any trace of the engine numbers I even used a bright light and wire brushing the whole engine shroud because it had been spray painted.
Posted October 19, 2011 - 07:50 PM
Manuals | Customer Support | Briggs & Stratton
It sounds like the engine might not be the original one. The parts break down might help
Posted October 20, 2011 - 08:42 AM