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Old 08-29-2019, 08:45 PM
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This thing weighs more than any other small block I have.
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That thing is awesome what are you going to use it for? And does it run?
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Old 08-30-2019, 02:42 AM
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I was planning on using it to power a pecan cracking machine I built a few years ago. I just haven't had the time to mess with it.
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:24 AM
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It’s a beaut, man. Very different looking underneath. It better be heavy—those things have cast iron blocks and cylinder heads. Thanks for indulging me/us.

I saw the David Bradley decal on it which means it was a Briggs sold under the Sears David Bradley brand of agricultural, lawn and garden equipment to include chain saws, garden tractors, walk behind tractors/tillers, even a rudimentary go kart.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:18 AM
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Niiiiice.
Interesting block design.
My 3 HP also has a belt pulley like that for lawn equipment.
Also rhe Flo-Jet caught my eye...
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Man that engine is so different from the modern ones its so cool to see something from 1955 thats not in a museum!
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I mean, if you want old, I've got a rock collection.......

Just jokin' around.
Even flatheads from the 80s like mine I find interesting.
txluke, is it very hard to find parts for those really old engines?
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:19 PM
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There are a few groups on Facebook that are all about restoring old engines. You can usually find something there or on Ebay. If it is something that is broke beyond repair you just donate its organs to others to keep theirs going.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:06 PM
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Any thing with plastic cams I tend not to trust and try to find a cast iron or forged replacement cam and timing gear.



Also I was able to find parts for some old engines on partstree.com as long as you have the engine code and serial number the site is easy to use for instance I was able to get all the parts I need for around $162$ to basically rebuild my 1975 briggs and stratton 8horse.
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:07 PM
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The old engine fairy visited me today.
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Man, those are crusty and weatherbeaten. I don't think I'd accept any of them as my standards are rather high.

Those blower covers would need a lot of work to cover up the pitting. Got any secrets?


The last one with the Craftsman label is a Tecumseh. Off topic, off topic!
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:11 PM
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The crust is a must! My plan is to part some of them out. The valves, springs, and steel cam are sought after by people wanting to do a hopped up 3.5 "Raptor Jr." build. These valves are not dished and the cam isn't plastic. I am working on some intakes so I can toss the carb and tank and run a little pz19 carb. I guess at least 1 of them are fit to return to life. The reason I said "old engine fairy" and not "Briggs fairy" was because of that last one. I also got a few crusty motorcycles and a scooter. He said next week he will bring another trailer of stuff over. It is free so I will take whatever and call the scrap metal guy to come get what I don't want.
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If the scrap metal guy doesn't give cash in return, consider selling them on the usual places, craigslist, OfferUp, LetGo, etc.

Those have value, believe me.
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The old engine fairy visited me today.
If any pull over and have spark id get it running and if it doesnt get spark or compression use it for parts
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What's the stock valve spring weight in a 5 HP aluminum block flathead?
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:43 AM
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They weigh 0.32oz each.
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Briggs and Stratton the best small motor ever made.
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They weigh 0.32oz each.
No I mean the stiffness. Like, what weight do they compress at?

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Also would it be possible at all to do a big valve flathead?
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No I mean the stiffness. Like, what weight do they compress at?

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Also would it be possible at all to do a big valve flathead?
Im sure its been done but i dont know how much bigger you can go while your engine is apart i would take mesurements of your "wiggle room" if there is room id say go for it.
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:02 PM
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No I mean the stiffness. Like, what weight do they compress at?

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Also would it be possible at all to do a big valve flathead?
It's possible for sure. It'll take a small fortune in special tools to do it. But big valve and seats were pretty common. Dual valve springs with split keepers too.

The head will require clearancing, or just get this one.

https://arcracing.com/6026-billet-cy...pen-big-valve/

I've got a small valve version.
https://www.arcracing.com/6027-bille...n-small-valve/
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