Many model Ys were used as washing machine power plants and the foot operated system made the engine easier to start, especially where the ladies or children of the household were concerned. Early models of these engines can be identified by the brass model tag on the blower housing and an external crankcase breather. These are listed below in order of their accuracy. If the small check ball is not stuck you might hear it rattle when you shake it. Refer to the video to locate your model number system.
That seemed to open it up so you could feel the valve was working back and forth. A solid knowledge of Briggs engines is required to use this technique. Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. An explanation of these suffix letters is given below. You might try a cleaning without taking it apart.
Kokemuller is an authorized substitute teacher and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Iowa. Charley Camara told me he had seen one other like it at a show back east, 25 years ago, and none since. I took the pipe off the carburetor and soaked it in carburetor cleaner overnight. Unfortunately, these numbers cannot be used to identify your engine. Small engine collectors and repair services use these codes to quickly identify the mechanical features of the engine.
I have also found that the same type of date code is stamped into the laminations of some earlier magneto armatures. Remove the shroud or rocker cover, and check the metal beneath. The engine in this article was wearing a pressed steel governor wheel when parted out. Please read and abide by any applicable Safety Information contained in your engine. The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate. I should have seen the light sooner that was shown by Bob Learned while on the Stationary Engine mail list. The serial number on the shroud I got with it was no.
There is reason to believe it may have been ordered as a different assembly than I listed in this article. The model number will be 11 or 12 digits and can be found in one of many locations, including: by the starter, on the cylinder shield, on the metal shield, on the valve cover, above the spark plug, in front of the engine, above the muffler, or on the fuel tank. A little cleaning with spray carb cleaner and tapping to loosen should free it up. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries! Some plastics may melt so test what you are using. Collectors of antique engines often jump past the model and type numbers to read the date code first. I just cannot be certain given what little is really said in the parts list I used.
Always be sure to completely read and understand your engine. Since it was drilled and tapped for the dust cover used with a cast iron flywheel, I used that instead. Is there something I can do, or some part that I could look for to replace the defective piece? Copy the third and fourth numerals in the last section of the code. I am overly cautious because I don't usually do this kind of work I'm a psychiatrist! There was absolutely nothing to suggest that a no. Bob Learned passed away on January 1, 1998, but his internet web pages live on as a memorial to him.
Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! This will be found on the metal nameplate if it is present on the engine. Engines used in lawnmower applications usually have these numbers stamped into the blower housing, muffler heat shield or a few inches above the spark plug. Can you walk me through this again? These digits represent the year the engine was manufactured. Please contact me for a shipping quote. January is represented by 01, February by 02, and the sequence continues through 12, which represents December.
It is possible to determine most of the important mechanical features of the engine by merely knowing the model number. Many Parts can ship Worldwide. You need a spray can of carb cleaner. I don't want to give up on this as I've used it since I was a teenager and it was new. Early engines up to somewhere in the 1940's have a brass plate on the shroud and later engines have a zinc or aluminum plate on the cylinder shield. When you do get it freed up and cleaned you should be able to see light through the screen.
Push Mower Engines Riding Mower Engines Snow Blower Engines Utility Engines Model Number System Example The model number system includes a model number, an engine type number, and a code number that can be found on a metal plate attached to your engine or stamped directly on the engine. I didn't take the cap off, but when I reinstalled the pipe it all works fine again. Example: 303447 1234-01 01061201 Model Type Code The chart below explains the numerical model designation system. The air cleaner on this engine used a horse hair element to filter out dirt. Blowing in the pipe pushes the ball against the seat to seal it and not allow any fuel back to the tank. The first number you find will be the model number, the second number is the engine type and the third number is the code number.
Tap or gently press the pipe back into the check ball assy. This page is provided as a public service, but it is supported by your purchases at our bookstore. Also, is there something I can do to fix it for good? Who knows, maybe there is one. I had to leave and check the serial number list on asecc. It may be necessary to remove this shroud in order to locate the Model, Type and Code.