How can I tell what HP my B&S engine is?

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Old 09-17-04, 11:15 AM
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How can I tell what HP my B&S engine is?

I have found a chart on B&S wessiter that explains the chart but I have a question on cubic inch displacement. According to the chart the first digit or two is the displacement. These numbers range from 6 to 58. How can I tell how many HP the engine is with these numbers?
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Old 09-18-04, 01:21 AM
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Cubic inches cannot be converted into horsepower. There are more things to factor in. You can get the advertised horsepower from the model# though. Post it and I'll tell you what you've got if I have the info on it.
 
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Old 08-18-06, 08:04 PM
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old thread i know, but i was just given a generator with a briggs motor. It has been painted. The model # is 252412. type is 015401. i am guessing its around 8 hp? all i can read of the code is the first 2, which are 78, so i know it was made in 78. I think i really need an engine breakdown schematic for this, if there is one available online. It looks like someone married this motor to a wizard(monkey ward) 5000 watt head. any help appreciated!
 
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Old 08-18-06, 09:33 PM
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There are manuals online from briggs.
http://shop.briggsandstratton.com/BShopProductListingPage.asp?MecID=100&CatalogID=56B2B9A7-283C-11D4-8886-00B0D0203414&SessionID=43C7B3A0-6A44-4EB2-B2CC-23B437198A68&SMSID=Smart+Search&ViewName=htsDIY&EngineModelNumber=252412&EngineType=0154#

The illustrated parts list can be found here. Just type in the model and type.
 
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Old 08-18-06, 11:17 PM
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Hello tae! That would be an 11 hp engine. If you have any questions about it, we'll be glad to help.
 
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