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Traded some sweat for a Briggs 6s and an NOS Deco Grand


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A friend that is an antique dealer just got back from a pick and needed help unloading the truck. He asked if I would help in return for these two engines.
The Deco Grand has never had oil in it, date code 1990. The 6s is pretty clean and I donít think it will take much to get going.
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That 6s is a sweetie. If it were mine, I would get it running, but leave the finish the way it is.
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That is an awesome deal! If that Deco-Grand/Continental has never had fuel or oil in it, you should keep it that way. That is a nice complete engine down to the radio shielded ignition and Schnacke recoil.

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I suffered through toil and turmoil with a Briggs 6S on a David Bradley combination mower and buzz saw. It was a lot to handle for a teenager and definitely not O.S.H.A. correct. I made it through with no lost fingers or broken bones. Maybe a little poison ivy, because that beast would fling vegetation matter in all directions.

At one point I took it apart because it wouldn't start. I found out that you had to put the rod bearing end cap back on in the same direction that it came off. My first learning for my engine sickness! I lost my dad while in the 7th grade, so mom and I made do with what we had at the time. That mower lived on for quite a few more years, but it was sure a torture to use it.
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Nice pair of engines!
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Good score on the Deco Grand!
I have a NOS like yours in original shipping box that has never seen gas or oil and will stay that way.
At least as long as I have it....
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what is a "deco grand"?
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what is a "deco grand"?
A Deco Grand is basically a Continental Engine.
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