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I bought these three engines & antique gas cans at a estate sale for $20.00 bucks.:auto::thumbsup:

The two Briggs & Stratton have good recoil starters, the early looking one has a oil bath air breather, they turn over good with compression, both have same model no. 60102.

The Tecumseh was brand new in the box!? packed for shipping, no oil in in the engine. 😲o_O:) turned over ok, model no. HS40.

So I am asking what was the production runs in years? can I get a parts book for numbers, any info thanks.
 

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I bought these three engines & antique gas cans at a estate sale for $20.00 bucks.:auto::thumbsup:

Nice! The Hs-40 might be desired by the vintage mini bike guys.

A year on that, idk

But the briggs number system makes more sense.

You gave what I assume is the model, that is one of three codes.

Usually briggs are stamped model , type, then code.

The first number would tell us , if that is the model ,

6- displacement in cubic inches
0-basic design
1-horizontal shaft
0-plain journal crank, no bearing or bushing, non flange mount
2- rewind recoil start

Then type code is for parts, color, decals, oem requirements, ect

Then finally the third code, the code, is for date

year XX month XX day XX

so code 01061201

Year-01
Month-06
Day-12
 

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That's a very helpful start, the code numbers where taken right side of carb, down along the fan shroud ? not a very sound spot cause the fan shroud could be changed very easy. I'm thinking engine block.

The black colored Briggs code number 60102 940011 5909300 is a 1959 year, that's early and would explain the oil bath breather, the fan shroud has B & S stamped in it.

The gold colored Briggs code number 60102 011102 6406161 is a 1964 that's cool, B&S stickers on fan shroud.

The Tecumseh HS40 55565k 91220 shows up as 4 HP so far.

parts for the older engines mainly shows up with numbers on E-bay, or whole parts lots? I read on this D.I.Y. a while back that there was a ton of parts for the Flat-top Briggs & Stratton?
 
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