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1928 Twin Shroud Briggs and Stratton FH


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Default 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs and Stratton FH

I just picked this engine up at an auction Saturday. Had it running that evening and the engine is like new in regards to wear.

Anyone know the story on these twin shroud versions? I suspect the shroud was added to serve as a guard around the spinning governor housing so laundry wouldn't get wound up in it. The pto was on the magneto side, so I assume the other side was probably somewhat exposed on the side of the washer. The added shroud could serve no other purpose that I can see.

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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

Looks and sounds really nice. I am sure you will have it running the way you want soon.
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

I have a twin shroud FH but it is a slant fin.

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Old 11-28-2011, 12:02:09 AM
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

it's a briggs fi a heavy duty fh kind of like a industral briggs i have a few mowers with fi briggs on them real nice engine you have there
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:25:25 AM
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

Not a FI, they had two rocker arms to actuate both intake and exaust, just a twin shroud FH
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

Yea kind of. The Fi had a rocker controled intake valve. And the 2 shrouds and the other carb. Could be it was the first thought that there might be a need for twin shrouds.
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

One thing you have to realize is that there is nothing to blow air in the added shroud. This engine does not have a cast iron blower flywheel like the FI does. This engine is just your typical straight fin FH with an additional shroud.
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

Nice find. True double shroud FH's are rare even among Briggs collectors.
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

Very nice Engine! Great pick up! Nice job on the video,description and info.
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

Nice find, never seen a double shroud round fin before.

I have a double shroud slant fin like the others.
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

Yup, FH. The FI does have the two rockers and both flywheels have cooling fins. I have an FI listed on Engineads right now to see the difference.

By the way you have a very nice engine.
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

My double shroud FH is slant fin and but has the cast flywheel and drive pulley on the starter side. Other than that nothing unusual at all about it. Like Mike said I think certain washer MFG's had the engine placed below in a way that the PTO side stuck out some and the shroud offered a little safety. Just out of curiosity what are all our ser# ? I can post mine Tues eve.

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Yup, FH. The FI does have the two rockers and both flywheels have cooling fins. I have an FI listed on Engineads right now to see the difference.

By the way you have a very nice engine.
Marc, that was a great deal on that engine. From the looks of that coupling on the mag side it was off a Cooper mower. I have a 1928 like that.
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My double shroud FH is slant fin and but has the cast flywheel and drive pulley on the starter side. Other than that nothing unusual at all about it. Like Mike said I think certain washer MFG's had the engine placed below in a way that the PTO side stuck out some and the shroud offered a little safety. Just out of curiosity what are all our ser# ? I can post mine Tues eve.

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Marc, that was a great deal on that engine. From the looks of that coupling on the mag side it was off a Cooper mower. I have a 1928 like that.
John,

I have a twin shroud, slant fin as well. Mine is #12202.
I was told that the round fins were the scarcer by far of the two varieties of twin shroud. I am gonna guess that a pot metal slant fin twin shroud would just about take the cake
for rarity. The drive pulley on my slant fine is a flat belt.
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

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A great find!! They are indeed rare; I have a round (straight) fin dual shroud FH with the pot metal carb. I got it from the original owner who said it was on a washing machine when he was a little kid; he later rescued the engine from the scrap pile and much later had it restored.

Great engine and a nice addition to the other FH's I have...




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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

Brggs made a engine with rocker arms!?!
O_o first day nthi forum my mindsaredy been blown
That's the coolest briggs ever!
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Talking Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

im not a proffesional but i dont think an fh needs two blower shrouds and since you have 2 on yours and the fh i picked up last week doesnt even have 1 it will work out perfect ill take it thanks
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

I also have one missing a shroud, so I'll just put the extra one on it.
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs FH

Briggs and Stratton parts book lists five different sub part blower housings for FH under master part number 69203. They are, quoting verbatim from B&S lisitng: "65362 Housing-Blower Used as a governor side flywheel gaurd" (which is what Junkologist has); "66669 Housing-Blower Hole for stop button on exhaust side. Used on some rope starter engines"; "69066 Housing-Blower Hole for stop button on carburetor side. Used on some foot starter engines"; "69083 Housing-Blower Hole for stop button on carburetor side. Used on some rope starter engines"; 69175 Housing-Blower No holes for stop button. Used on some rope starter engines" So there you go, several flavors of shroud available!
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs and Stratton FH

Yesterday I bought a centrifigul pump unit,it has a model"F1"Briggs&Stratton,S.N.11553 on it.It is direct coupled to a American-Marsh "Redi-Prime" pump and was packaged by Simons Machinery Co.of San Francisco.The unit was used by Hetch Hetchy Water and Power company of the City and County of San Francisco.It' a very nice clean unit.All the above companies are still in buisness.I would like to date this unit.Could someone tell me the year of the engine by the serial number ? Thank you,Jerry
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Default Re: 1928 Twin Shroud Briggs and Stratton FH

Jerry, sounds like you have an FI engine as Briggs never made an F1. Going by your ser# the engine was made in Jan 1930. Hope this helps. Lets see some pics, sounds like a very cool piece.
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