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My first Wisconsin... Model AB


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I acquired this today and was quite excited, I've always wanted a Wisconsin Air Cooled for my collection. The good: Has a clutch, good carb, good shroud, a solid magneto that I was able to rebuild and now has a nice hot spark, and a good tank. The bad: The engine is rusted (the valves are actually rusted through) there is a pulley welded to the front of the crank and the front main bearing is wore out so with all the other issues a rebuild is not an option. At this point I have decided to just part it out and save the parts for another as I may have potentially located another engine to which I can mount the clutch.
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Default Re: My first wisconsin... Model AB

i have one for parts, only missing carb and airfilter. nothing bolted on the back. really could be a runner as good as it looks, i haven't taken it apart. good luck.
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Default Re: My first wisconsin... Model AB

I know when they run they do run well, years ago I worked at a MF dealer and we'd see balers, swathers, harvesters, and all so of small tow behind equipment with these little gas wisconsins on them, for most of that stuff it didn't require HP just get the flywheel turning and away it went. I can't even count the number of units we scrapped because of age and parts availability with still running engines!
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Default Re: My first wisconsin... Model AB

This site:

http://my.att.net/p/s/community.dll?...pid=256080&ck=

has a lot of good information for the Wisconsin collector.

I find Wisconsin engines quite often on CL in our area. Big problem with these engines is the weight, makes them hard to ship by other than truck which is expensive.

Good luck with your search.

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Default Re: My first wisconsin... Model AB

Yeah I used your site to identify the engine (before it arrived on my door step, I had a picture & knew it was a wisconsin "A" just not which) you have a good deal of information there. I plan to acquire another, but with so many other project it is not a priority at this time.
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