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Old 11-15-2009, 10:22:56 PM
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Here are a few pictures of a Briggs FC I just finished restoring.
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One more picture of the seial number
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Absolutely gorgeous, Bob!
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I think Tony the Tiger said it best, THERE GRRRREAT!!!!!!
You have a great collection and do great work!!! Did you get a video of it running yet?
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Thanks Mike, and Dennis, I will work on a video soon,want to wait for the paint to set for a while.
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Bob that looks incredible! What a great job. I cant wait to get mine running, hopefully this week. The rings should be in from Starbolt soon. I still need to resolder the tin work on the trough. Hope you post a vid on the tube of it running. My vid of my other FC on the tube was from a Helio phone and is blurry. I need to buy a video camera. lol
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Looks Great! Thanks for the Pics!
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Thanks for all the great comments! I know the engine looks very silver but as I was stripping the black off I noticed it was all silver so I decided to keep it that way.
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Many of my FC,FE,and my FB engines still have whats left of their silver paint so I think it was a common color.
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Hi Bob!!


Beautiful engine job! I notice the rocker arm appears to be bronze---is that correct? I've never cleaned mine, but it may be as well. I know my FB is bronze.

Great work, my friend!


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Thanks Tom, I appreciate that! As far as I know the bronze rocker was used on the early FCs, then it changed to the cast iron rockers later in the series, yours may be nickel plated.
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verry nice, i sure wish i had one!
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Thanks Grega,I'll trade ya for the F LOL
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Bob I got the FC running today but it only runs about 30 seconds before the plug gets so washed with oil it stalls. I pulled the head and noticed how much oil is being pushed up due to the worn piston. I knew it was bad but took a shot anyways, the new rings cant make up for it. So now Im on the hunt for an FC/FE piston and rod assy. I was able to fix the trough problem by etching the tin with muriatic acid to get the alum coating off so the solder would stick and it worked fine. Oh well.
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Is the bore really wore or just the piston ? My FB block needs to be .020 oversized since it was real wore, when I find an oversized piston I am going to have the block bored out.
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Jon the cylinder looks great, in fact it doesnt even have a ridge so Im thinking its prob the piston. Its also got a pretty good wrist pin knock. If I can even find an FE piston and rod assy I would be in. I may try to swap a later piston and rod and try using the cap off the FC rod and play with some shims. John.
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John:

I'm not in front of the parts list now---the FC piston has an oil control groove instead of a ring, correct? I'll look---slim chance I may have one.


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