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KSever
Got that model 19 running today that I picked up at a garage sale a while back. Looks to be all original except the air cleaner. Had to clean the rust off the coil inside the behind the flywheel. Looks a little different than my Briggs 10HP behind that flywheel, I was anticipating a different kind of coil. Other than the rusty coil the carb does need to be cleaned, since it doesn't like to run if I turn the choke all the way off. If I keep the choke about 1/4 on it runs very good and no smoke at all. All in all I am really impressed with this little engine, it even has the original dipstick for the oil level. Now the question is do I keep it for a backup on the Landlord or do I Ebay it like I had planned?

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toriuspendragon
I would hang on to it for a while. Clean the carb and maybe get all the paint to match then put it on ebay with a reserve but, don't post an ammount. If your reserve isn't met try once in a while until it is. You could probably make some good money doing it that way.

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Vinnie_A
I learned the hard way, keep a backup you wont regret it.I have only sold a few duplicate items but now I have a need for two of them.The money I received for these 3 years ago is nothing compared to what I will have to spend now plus the time trying to locate them and also having down time on the tractors.

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KSever
Reed, I haven't compared the bearing end cap but I do know that shaft looks just a bit longer by about 1/2 inch. So maybe tomorrow I'll clean it up and see about painting to look nice and see about cleaning the carb.

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Kris, With the talk of briggs discontinuing parts for these old engines I would Clean it up and get it running well now and hang on to it. I have 2 extra engines that I need to get running and those will be kept as spares.

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