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Briggs 3hp restoration

Gaudaost

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Hi Chaps,

I was kindly given a Briggs 3hp edger that was leaking fuel and had a few problems.

I went through and cleaned the head, carby, fuel tank, ground the valve ends to set the gap to within spec and lapped them, did an oil change, cleaned the air filter and all I need is to replace the governor spring, grab a new drive belt and do a final tune.

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I’ve just finished tuning it. All done.
I like that engine.
I just had a guy beg me out of an old 14 up Briggs because I had bought a new Briggs 19 up Intec. about 2.5 years ago and wasn't using the little Briggs. Now the Intec has a messed up cam compression release and I wish I'd have used it before spending 600 bucks for the Inferior engine. The rider is not used as a mower. Just has 22 inch knobby tires and is my Trail Rider. I know it's easy to fix but now I have no confidence in the intec. It was barely out of warranty. Since it's used daily stop and go my guess is an older smaller engine would be good. The engine I gave away was both Electric start and pull rope. I need to kick my compassionate ole butt. Good luck.
 

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I like that engine.
I just had a guy beg me out of an old 14 up Briggs because I had bought a new Briggs 19 up Intec. about 2.5 years ago and wasn't using the little Briggs. Now the Intec has a messed up cam compression release and I wish I'd have used it before spending 600 bucks for the Inferior engine. The rider is not used as a mower. Just has 22 inch knobby tires and is my Trail Rider. I know it's easy to fix but now I have no confidence in the intec. It was barely out of warranty. Since it's used daily stop and go my guess is an older smaller engine would be good. The engine I gave away was both Electric start and pull rope. I need to kick my compassionate ole butt. Good luck.
Interesting stuff!!

I just got given this as a thank you for restoring my local Stihl shop owners 045av

I can’t find a full work shop manual for it though, only an IPL that covers a huge range of models as well as a very basic few page user manual. This is a 60102 0347-01 year 74. Any advice you could share on it?
 

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Nice restoration. I really injoy those kind of projects. The older briggs did not have the compression release and can be used on some of the newer intecs. The journals are also beefier. Head bolts like to loosen up on those old briggs so watch out for that.
 
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