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Early Briggs Moto-mower


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Old 04-28-2007, 04:07:28 PM
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I JUST PICKED THIS UP TODAY AND WANTED TO GATHER SOME INFO ON IT. ITS PRETTY ROUGH BUT WITH SOME TLC I THINK IT WOULD BE NICE. THE SHEET METAL THAT THE ENGINE SITS ON IS THIN WITH HOLES SO THAT WILL BE A CHORE . PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING IS STUCK SO IF ANYONE COULD TELL ME SOME DO'S AND DONT'S AND PARTS MISSING TO HELP ME RESTORE THIS IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. ARE THEY WORTH MUCH? IS IT WORTH GETTING TOO INVOLVED. ALSO WOULD THIS BE ADAPTABLE FOR A FH BRIGGS THATS WHAT IM HOPING FOR. THE NAMETAG SAYS MOTO- MOWER AND "CITY MODEL" AND SOME OTHER THINGS. IM HOPING SOME OF YOU BRIGGS EXPERTS CAN HELP ME ON THIS RESTORATION .

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SHELBY BABCOCK
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:58:43 PM
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Default Re: Early Briggs Moto-mower

Looks like it probably used a model A or B Briggs crank-start engine. That's a pretty big machine for an FH to operate but it might look cool.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:11:49 PM
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Default Re: Early Briggs Moto-mower

Nice find. Please restore it, tired of finding these things after an auction with the engines missing off after the sale. I have a couple of these in the shed. One of them takes a PB and one takes a FI. I am putting a PB back on the one and putting a FH on the FI mower, Looks just as good. I'll have to get back w/ you in the next couple of days. Good luck. Tim
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:20:33 PM
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David nice find! The "city model" mowers used F series Briggs early on from FE,FH,FG,FI engines. Then began with M series flatheads in 1930 on. Whats the ser# , I can tell you what year it is and what engine it had. If you find an FI base you can always mount it on there as its the same mower. I have three loaded up in the truck as I type this for a show Sun. John.
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HI THE SERIAL # IS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE BELOW, THE YEAR AND ENGINE IT TOOK, AND ANY OTHER INFO WOULD BE GREAT.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:35:49 PM
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Dave and Shelby, I saw that mower there on Friday. Sorry I missed you guys. Shelby, how are you coming along on your Maytag go cart?

Dennis
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David the mower is a late 1930 and it originally had a Model M Briggs. John.
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