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Picked up all this for $200 this morning plus a 3 hour round trip. Two old Thunderbirds. Anybody have an idea about what year these are?
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I have no idea about the bikes, but DANG!! LUCKY!!
Two B&S flatties and two minibikes for $200?? That's like $50 apiece!!
Those Briggs are missing both carbs, and one's missing an exhaust though...
If you send me the serial numbers I can tell you what carb they need.
Killer deal!
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I値l definitely send those serial numbers to you later. Thanks.
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I took the 79cc Predator off the one bike and put the Briggs on it. I値l make a custom intake for a Mikuni. The patina on the motor is so nice I知 not gonna touch it.
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LIKE IT WAS MEANT TO BE!
I just realized my Briggs has some pretty sweet patina(mostly because I didn't know what patina looked like until I saw your picture and looked it up).
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Yours does look good. Needs an air filter though.
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Oh, that's an outdated picture, it now has a complete air filter.
As well as a lot of other fixes.
Any progress on those codes?
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130202 0818-01 81080310

130202 4001 01 90051027
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I got one of these in a partal trade and gave it to my grandfather cuz i didnt have parts or money to fix it i heard their antique and might be worth something to the right person
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Engine #1: 130202 0818-01 81080310

Engine #2: 130202 4001 01 90051027
I'll have it in rows for the ease of the eye:
  1. Engine 1= Model 130202 See below for specs
    Type: 0818-01(this is the type number I believe, don't know what exactly it means, but basically, configuration, color, etc.)
    Serial: 81080310(Built 08/3/1981 at assy. line and mfg. plant 10)
    Model number breakdown(this applies to both engines):
  2. (13)Ci displacement, first 2 numbers, in this case both 13 Ci, so they're both 5 HP
  3. (0)Basic design series, not sure what this means, but it is design series 0
  4. (2)Carb/governor type: Pulsa-Jet diaphragm carburetor, unknown gov, probably mechanical
  5. (0)Bearings, lube, etc.: Plain bearing/DU non-flange mount
  6. (2)Starter - the last 2 means recoil
Engine #2 Type number breakdown: 4001-01 (See above under Type)
Serial #: 90051027(Built 05/10/1990 at assy. line and mfg. plant 27)


In summary, you have two engines with the same configuration, but were built at different assembly lines and manufacturing plants ~9 years apart from one another. You need to get two Pulsa-Jet carburetor setups to restore them, but of course you could go straight to modding them and put on a Mikuni.
I highly suggest searching up your engines with this tool: https://outdoorpowerdirect.com/pages/partslookup
Put in the code in this format: (Model#)-(Big Type#)-(Little Type#)
I suggest getting the part numbers and then buying the actual parts off Ebay or Amazon.
It's always worked for me.
Glad I could help, and great find!
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I would keep the Tecumseh on it for originality. Good deal
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I would keep the Tecumseh on it for originality. Good deal
I will probably gather all the gaskets and parts I need and go through it and freshen it up. Same thing with the old Briggs. Billet rods and governor deletes for both.
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I will probably gather all the gaskets and parts I need and go through it and freshen it up. Same thing with the old Briggs. Billet rods and governor deletes for both.
For the B&S's, yeah, but I wouldn't molest the Tecumseh or the bike it's mounted on too much, maybe just clean the bike and leave the patina (natural wear and tear) on it and just repair it not restore. It's collectible as-is. Not to mention there's people out there snatching up every horizontal-shaft Tec flathead left and right.

That's a big Tecumseh too. Might be 5+ HP. Look for a code on the blower housing as well. "H" followed by a number usually tells the horsepower rating.
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HS40 55512C SER 9319B on the Tecumseh. Any body know Tecumseh codes? I actually bought three bikes yesterday. Picked up the Manco in the back for $150. It has a 3.5hp Tecumseh on it too,
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(Horizontal Small frame) 4.0 Ci?(I think it actually means 4 HP, since a 4 Ci engine would barely do anything)
55512C(spec. no. for buying parts)
SER 9319B is the serial number, meaning it was built on year "9" on the 319th calendar day on shift and line "B".
My Haynes Techbook for small engines up to and including 5 HP is what helps me decode all of this stuff. I highly recommend getting one!
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(Horizontal Small frame) 4.0 Ci?(I think it actually means 4 HP, since a 4 Ci engine would barely do anything)
55512C(spec. no. for buying parts)
SER 9319B is the serial number, meaning it was built on year "9" on the 319th calendar day on shift and line "B".
My Haynes Techbook for small engines up to and including 5 HP is what helps me decode all of this stuff. I highly recommend getting one!
I値l have to get a Haynes manual. I知 ordering parts all the time anyway so it would help out.
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Mmm, actually the manual doesn't give parts numbers, but either way it is extremely helpful!
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Oh.
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Basically it entails general service procedures,(very accurate BTW) for the flathead engines from B&S, Tecumseh, and Sears Craftsman. As well as Honda OHVs. In addition it covers a few of those brands' two strokes. Possibly one of the most important parts of the manual is the torque specs!
What I did was got the manual, then printed out the parts manual for my engine(along with some other useful B&S documents, so I have basically a complete flathead guide.
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Yep. HS40 = 4.0 horsepower. HS35 would be 3.5 HP and so on.
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