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Old 10-11-2019, 11:48 AM
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Default BRAND NEW 3.5 HP flatheads!!

https://www.surpluscenter.com/Engine...-28-116255.axd

CHECK IT!
When I saw the upright design, my heart skipped a beat!
$170 from Surplus Center, 19 left in stock.
Not a killer deal, but for a hassle free brand new flathead, it's pretty darn cool!
It's got a standard straight 3/4" PTO, so it's not hard to find a clutch for it.
Looks like a pneumatic governor and bowl type carb, as well as the older ratchet style starter.
Plus it's got dual oil filler plugs, which are nice.
These are discontinued by Briggs BTW.

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Old 10-11-2019, 01:08 PM
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holy crap i need one LOL!

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oh they have tecumseh 10hp flatheads too!
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Ooh la la!!
https://www.surpluscenter.com/Engine...ne-28-1962.axd
They have 420cc big block Briggs for $300!!!
The OHV kind, with a standard 1" shaft! They've got a 1.4 HP advantage over the Predator 420, and they're $170 cheaper!!
I'd get that if I wanted a big block!
Plus it's Briggs.....

Not sure about possible mods, but the price difference alone is amazing.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:09 PM
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Too spendy for me especially when there's still tons out there in garage sales across the land.
But a good heads-up and a reminder for those of us who had already seen the ad but weren't nearly so excited by it....

That 10HP Tecumesh is nothing you'd want, with that step-down and tapered crankshaft.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:02 AM
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Yeah, I wouldn't either, especially given that shipping must be ridiculous!
Plus, the older style flatheads just have a magical look to them, and plastic just ruins it.
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Picked this flatty up for $75 on eBay. $20 to ship. Like new. Thinking about a purple taco minibike like i had as a kid.
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Cool!
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I agree I like the classic look with the flat metal air cleaner. This at least has the metal tank but a later EPA fuel cap. So it is close. The 4hp rating seemed weird with it not being a big block. I seem to recall owning a 4hp that was a big block? I also have a few of the late 40's early 50's iron blocks that were pretty low in hp and rounded. Maybe a doodle bug type early minibike soon?
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