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What is this Briggs?


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Old 03-01-2009, 07:26:15 PM
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Default What is this Briggs?

I feel like i should know this but i dont. What model is this briggs? these early aluminum engines confuse me. There is no tag, aluminum block, recoil start, the carb is float style. what HP ?? the carb is mounted on a different engine temporarily.

I read the recoil starter came out in the early 60's?

This engine is a smoker, i was considering rebuilding, it would be good on my little mini bike.

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Old 03-01-2009, 08:03:15 PM
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Default Re: What is this Briggs?

Your engine is most likely an 80000 series. The Model, type and code numbers should be stamped on the shroud. My guess would be early 1960's.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:47:04 PM
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Hi Mark,
Here are photos of my Briggs 80300 series engine. Its a model 80302 type 943281 serial 6006070. I got the engine for nothing, Its early '60s with the classic '50s Brooks Stevens shroud design. Great affordable deal of an engine, nice find!
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:07:12 AM
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I also had a Briggs 8B that had that exact same base & muffler on it. Believe it came off of a Toro Tiller. James
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Default Re: What is this Briggs?

Check the shroud and its gonna be an 80000 series because the gas tanks give it away.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:20:24 AM
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Oh and its a 3 hp
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Default Re: What is this Briggs?

As far as the recoil starters I believe the N was the first to get one back in the mid to late '40s.
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Default Re: What is this Briggs?

Engine number should be on the shround in the area near the intake port when the shoud is on the engine.

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Old 03-04-2009, 07:30:25 PM
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Default Re: What is this Briggs?

Thanks for the responses, there is no ID on it anywhere, someone must have removed it. I wanted to know in case i need to get parts for it.

it definitely looks like a 80000 series.

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Default Re: What is this Briggs?

the first briggs made recoil starter was made in about 1940 as an expensive option for the model I few were made and they are rare today
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Default Re: What is this Briggs?

Chiming in a little late, but....
That base plate that the motor is clamped to looks very similar to a Toro Power Handle that I just bought. The one on mine has oil fill and square-bold drain plugs on both ends of the enginge. You can find photo and advertising listed on E-bay. Mine has an 80302 in the gold-ish brown color.
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