Can't find the numbers on a B&S engine

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Old 07-29-08, 08:48 AM
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Can't find the numbers on a B&S engine

I've got a Murray rider, model #387000X92A, and I can't find the numbers on it's B&S engine. The only thing I know for sure is that the engine is an OHV.
 
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Old 07-29-08, 12:43 PM
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If it's a Briggs OHV, the numbers are usually in the valve cover.

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http://faqs.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/faq...i=&p_topview=1
 
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I haven't had a chance to talk with the owner but I am thinking the engine has been swapped out. I was looking at the carburetor and I found one that looks pretty close in a Tecumseh OHV single cylinder manual. The bowl is held on with a wire "snap" (which is a series 7 carburetor). Since there are no numbers and I need several parts, right now I kinda dead in the water until I can get some numbers. I thought I would post some pictures of the engine (whenever I can find out how) and hope someone might recognize the engine.
 
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You may be right about that, I can't recall a Briggs engine with a wire holding on the float bowl.
 
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I don't know of any briggs engines with the bail holding the bowl on either. Sounds like a Tecumseh to me.
 
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If you go to Ordertree.com and put in the name "Murray" and the model number "387000X92A", you will find a picture of the engine. Maybe someone will recognize it. If that is in fact the engine, then it hasn't been swapped out.
 
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The illustration looks like a Tecumseh, but many times the engine pictures is for "illustration purposes only" and may not be the actual engine.
 
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