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Old 08-24-2008, 02:22:05 PM
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When I bought my house, it came with an old Briggs and Stratton engine in the basement. It seems to be in perfect condition.




It has never been run, or had any oil in it. It still has the "Before Starting Guide" attached to it.

It is a model 190437, type 0805-01. It has an alternator, which I found weird for such an old engine.

I cannot seem to find any information on it anywhere and I don't know what to do with it.

Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:49:33 PM
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whats the code # on the engine? i cant remember but it's eaither the first or last 2 digits of the Code that will give you a year on your engine. Other then that i dont know anymore then you do. Other then if it hasnt run by now, i wouldnt run it at all exept for oiling it up from time to time to keep the rings and stuff free and in working order. I'd guestimate worth to be aprox. $185.00 even though as the saying goes, "it's worth what you make it out to be worth" and i think that holds true for alot of things.
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Model: 190437
Type: 0805-01
Code: 73081611

I am guessing it is the first 2, because 1911 doesn't seem to fit.

If it hasn't run by now, why wouldn't you run it? Would it be worth more to a collector?

And by oil it, you mean light oil in from the plug hole, not actual crankcase oil?

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Old 08-24-2008, 07:16:52 PM
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Default Re: Briggs and Stratton Engine

That would be made in 1973. It also looks like its for a generator with that tapered crankshaft.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:01:18 PM
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Model: 190437
Type: 0805-01
Code: 73081611

I am guessing it is the first 2, because 1911 doesn't seem to fit.

If it hasn't run by now, why wouldn't you run it? Would it be worth more to a collector?

And by oil it, you mean light oil in from the plug hole, not actual crankcase oil?

Thanks for the reply.

I wouldnt run it becouse right now it is considered "pristine" much like "virgin" Never fired, never a screw turned in a repair. In that case it would be worth more becouse it's never been gased and its never seen work. The worth dromatically drops to one that has been run and worked all it's life. Your right about the oiling through the plug hole. Just fogging is all the engine needs. They have stuff they sell called fogging oil at mower dealers and what it is, is a light oil specially made for storing of engines. You spray a light mist through the throat of the carb and spray an amount into the cylinder to preserve it.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:30:47 PM
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7308, built in Aug 1973. Has an electric starter so you need the under flywheel alternator to charge the battery. The tappered shaft and the four bolt pattern around the PTO end of the crank points to a generator engine.

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