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02-25-03, 05:55 PM   #1  
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Mystery Tecumseh Engine

Hello Everyone
i have come across an old tecumseh engine it is a cast iron block the points are molded into the side cover of the engine, there is no model # to be found, i am hoping mabe one of the guys reading this can shed some light on this oldtimer so i can get a gasket kit, ect cause i want to get this old girl going if i can thanks alot

 
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02-25-03, 08:36 PM   #2  
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lost,

Tec cast iron engines are HH (horiz shaft, heavy duty), HHM (horiz shaft, medium duty) OH (overhead valve heavy duty) or VH (vertical heavy duty) Is she vertical or horizontal...the engine I mean, not the wife! Look closely at the blower housing, now feel it with your finger...sometimes numbers are lost due to multiple layers of paint. Can you find any parts numbers at all? If so we may be able to backtrack. Otherwise you'll have to take lots of measurements...timing, points, displacement, bore x stroke,..

Sounds like too much trouble to me, unless you're an avid collector. You could make your own gaskets...try asking for a gasket hammer at your local hardware store!! This could be fun too, but also time consuming. The best advice I can offer is to take it to your local dealer, let him/her eyeball it. I'm sure they will be able to hook you up with some modern parts which fit. If so, write all the parts numbers down for next time.

Good luck with it
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02-25-03, 09:05 PM   #3  
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Hi WD40
It is a side shaft engine, what i really need is the point plunger,as it is broken, also a few gaskets but at least now i got something to work from,im guessing it is in the 8 hp range judging by the size of the engine but what i found interestin is that the points are set into the side cover, i was hoping that might help somebody identify it, there is a tag on it that says it is a short block but i firgot those #s ill get tomorrow and post mabe they will help, thanks again for the reply

 
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02-26-03, 04:35 AM   #4  
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Mystery Engine ?

lostoutwest,

Is the cover over the points shaped kinda like an "ear"? If so...
probably an HH100 (10HP) or an HH120 (12HP), a 1967 to
about a 1969 model engine. You can measure the cylinder bore
size to further ID it....HH100 (3 5/16")...HH120 (3 1/2"). They
did also make an HH80 which has a 3 5/16" bore, same as the
HH100. There is VERY LITTLE (if any) difference in the 8 vs 10HP
except carburetor differences that alter HP. Or...as we say in
our business..."A different decal". Hope this might help ID
this for you !!

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02-27-03, 03:37 AM   #5  
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Mystery Engine Point Plunger

lostoutwest,

If you determine that this engine is an HH series, cast-iron
engine....the point plunger CANNOT be bought seperately.
It's "part of" the breaker point set (Part #32011A). This is
an "OBSOLETE" point set as of this 2002-2003, however,
can CERTAINLY still be found on shelves out there. The
condenser (F.Y.I.) is 32015. If you have trouble finding a
set of points, let me know....I'm certain I can locate one.

Tcumcman

 
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02-27-03, 07:25 AM   #6  
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tcumcman
Thanks for all the info i havent had time to pull the head yet, but i am sure it is in the hh series, it was brought in with a B/S condensor and a broken point plunger, i looked up hh100 on fishe and could not find the point set it seemed to only show an electronic ignition setup, i am rather new to all this so i probably just missed it, i will see if i can try my techuseh supplier out here and see if point set is avaible thanks again

 
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03-01-03, 06:48 PM   #7  
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Old Fart

Update
the old fart that brought this old engine showed up the very next morning before i got chance to look into it any further and took it away, go figure, any ways thanks for the help guys.

 
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