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Year unknown. However here is what i do know:

My grandpa got this engine off some sort of tiller quite a while ago. He used it to drive a belt driven water pump to water his garden until 84 where he bought a new 2 inch pump. This engine was going to be used to make some sort of motorized cart or something of that nature and was stored in the old tool shed.

Anyhow i saw this engine a couple weeks ago when i was searching for some gear oil. Didnt do anything with it until i was hauling some stuff from teh shop to store in there. I decided it was time to look around in there. Found a old oil drum of some sort among other things. This engine interested me though. One of the older B&S engines i had seen around here. And by golly it wasn't stuck.



Upon inspection i found the fuel tank to be not rusty but shiney inside. Next i tested for spark. DIdnt get much of anything so i cleaned the magnet and replaced the coil using one off a few year old mower that we bent the crank shaft on. Sure enough it fit. I took a video of the results

http://youtu.be/lEDu6g4S8jY

I found it ran pretty good! So i thought about what i watned to do with it. Figured it was too neat to not play around with so i plan to mount it on my trailer with my LUC

Looked around online and managed to find decals as well. I decided i needed to paint it so i was working on that tonight. No idea what color it was before. looks like it might have been orange. i decided to go with IH red since i have plenty,


Before

After wirebrushing



Sorry this is not a very good picture of the painted parts. it was using my phone because i left the camera at home.



gas tank


Rest of the engine

 

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So next i plan to finish painting it and i need to get decals ordered in the next day or so. So far so good. Should look good with the LUC
 

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Ray, it must be the low humidity in Texas that saved the tank. Up here the humidity is so high, tanks sitting a few years are filled with scale and rust. You are a lucky young lad. Btw, looking good with the little guy, now if you can find a little corn grinder or something to mount on the trailer too.....
 

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Thanks guys. its going pretty good so far. Getting there
 

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missouri massey man said:
Ray, it must be the low humidity in Texas that saved the tank. Up here the humidity is so high, tanks sitting a few years are filled with scale and rust. You are a lucky young lad. Btw, looking good with the little guy, now if you can find a little corn grinder or something to mount on the trailer too.....
Thanks! It probably was that. I'm glad it did. I would like to have something for it to run. LUC could run that IHC sheller if i could mount a V belt on it and get the LUC to run
 

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picture i took of the display trailer at the show. This engine is on the back
 
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