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04-08-18, 12:23 PM   #1  
Engine ID

Hi All, I have another old engine that I am trying to ID numbers are very faint
Model #looks like 35570. Type 0178-01 Code. 85053-01 any info would be helpful.
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04-08-18, 04:50 PM   #2  
Sorry, I don't think I know of any Briggs engines with a model starting with 35 from 1985. I suspect the number is incorrect? What does it look like?


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04-08-18, 05:26 PM   #3  
I will try and get some pics at some point.
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04-08-18, 06:49 PM   #4  
Sorry, I don't think I know of any Briggs engines with a model starting with 35 from 1985. I suspect the number is incorrect? What does it look like?
I came up with zilch on those numbers as well.


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04-09-18, 03:50 AM   #5  
Maybe you can get more specific guesses if you consider what kind of engine was being produced by B&S in February of 1985 for the kind of equipment that engine is mounted on ?

And Briggs might be able to help if you can estimate the engine displacement in Cubic Inches and its Basic Design Series along with the Crankshaft Style (Vertical/Horizontal), carburetor (Flo-Jet,Pulsa-Jet or Vacu-Jet), and type of Governor (Pneumatic or Mechanical) . . . . they might be able to fill in the gaps in what you can decipher from their tag (or is it embossed in the shroud?).

 
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04-09-18, 03:56 AM   #6  
I bet we all took a shot at this. I also came up with nothing after scouring the Internet for about a half hour. It seems we are assuming it's B&G. Why are we thinking that? It could very well be a Tecumsh engine (sp?).

 
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04-09-18, 08:24 AM   #7  
After further digging I came up with the numbers. Mdl# 253707-0178-01 although it seems to indicate a vertical shaft,when in fact it is horizontal , I’ll try and post some pics, note the valve on the head, some sort of compression release? this has more alterations then you can imagine, used to power a small locomotive on a narrow gauge railroad.
P/S just got off the phone with B&S and it seems that the cover must have been swapped at some point.
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04-09-18, 10:14 AM   #8  
Vermont... Briggs is the only company who used that format for their model number, so it cant be tecumseh or any other maker.

Geo, you might have to measure the bore and stroke to know exactly what size engine it is, but it looks like an old flathead 10hp. I would look into mode 243431.


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04-09-18, 12:18 PM   #9  
Posted By: cheese ". . . Vermont... Briggs is the only company who used that format for their model number, so it cant be tecumseh or any other maker . . ."
I don't think it was I who mentioned Tecumseh.

 
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04-09-18, 05:25 PM   #10  
Yeah my bad, Norm was who I meant to address and I knew that but sometimes the thought process gets a bubble in the line, lol.


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04-09-18, 06:58 PM   #11  
Yes that was me. Did not know that B &G used that specific model number pattern. Good to know.

 
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