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I just got an 8hp briggs that has 2 shafts sticking out of the side of the engine, I'm guessing 1 is the camshaft. Any way to make this work on a kart? can I just cut the one flush with the case?
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Typical tiller (or snowblower) engine with a forward PTO (the main) and a reverse shaft (extended camshaft) for powered forward and reverse operation.

I'd sell it as they're somewhat rare and desired. Otherwise, get a standard cam and 'one-hole' sump cover and retrofit them to the block.
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it also got 110 volt electric start
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:06 PM
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it also got 110 volt electric start
Snowblower engine then. Saves a fella's poor arm on those cold winter mornings with that abundant house current. Might even act as a block warmer?
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Ok I guess I will list it. What do you think it is worth?
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No idea. What's the condition? Does it run?

Do a search for sold/completed auctions on Fleabay for the same motor as yours to get a ballpark figure on value.
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in great shape and runs well
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It's just a suggestion. Be a shame to butcher it (cut off the camshaft extension) as I can't think of any other modern/OHV engine with a secondary shaft like that Briggs.

I guess they use a more complicated transmission (which adds weight) to achieve the same goal.
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I have it listed on cl but no bites as of yet, I am lookin for a cam and side cover right now just incase
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You could also sell the cam and sidecover separately to cover your losses.

There was an auction for a 5 HP extended cam and sump cover on Ebay just recently. Perfect fit for those Troy-Bilt tillers...(of which I recently bought)....so there is a demand.
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I have found several on eBay ranging from 27$ to around 60$.
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I have a few.
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Awww, man! That's a treasure trove!
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to each teir own. I call it a garbage pile
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Those are kinda cool...

What is the second to last, big old briggs???
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Those are kinda cool...

What is the second to last, big old briggs???
Yeah, I don't think I've ever seen that style of blower housing.
I know my 3 HP flathead has a similar offset starter, but the metal stampings I haven't seen before.
And I love flatheads with Flo-Jets.
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Off hand, The year styling suggests itll be an early 50's, almost the same as my big #14...
With the oil bath air filter......
On mine its a big wad of what looks like horse hair.....and then the ring it it sits in...
Kinda like the modern foam lawnmower filters.. soaked in oil.
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What is the second to last, big old briggs???
I think that's a 14 FB. 1950's era, to the best of my knowledge.

Really dig that sort of Art Deco styling on the blower shroud.
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I love to read about briggs engines and am still trying to fine one
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I love to read about briggs engines and am still trying to fine one
Try looking for old tillers or edgers on Craigslist. My 3.5 hp Briggs was listed as a "tiller motor".
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