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The 326431: the 32=32 cu. in. engine; 6=16hp; 4=horizontal crankshaft with flo-jet carb; 3=flange mount bearing; 1=rope starter (for S/G belt).

0127-01 is a specific Briggs code for color, decals, certain mechanical parts.

730227L: 73=1973; 02=Feb; 27= 27th day L (I think may be a 1) is the assembly line number.

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quote:The 326431: the 32=32 cu. in. engine; 6=16hp; 4=horizontal crankshaft with flo-jet carb; 3=flange mount bearing; 1=rope starter (for S/G belt).

0127-01 is a specific Briggs code for color, decals, certain mechanical parts.

730227L: 73=1973; 02=Feb; 27= 27th day L (I think may be a 1) is the assembly line number.


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Yeah, yeah, yeah smart aleck. But what color was it? :D

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MikeES

Bob, here is my deductive guess on "black".

The Type also designates OEM for the engine.

All of the original B&S engines that I have seen that came out of a Simplicity or AC have been "Type 01XX-01". So my guess is that -01 was Simplicity's OEM number, and 1973 Simplicity engines were all black. ?

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quote:Originally posted by MikeES

Bob, here is my deductive guess on "black". The Type also designates OEM for the engine.All of the original B&S engines that I have seen that came out of a Simplicity or AC have been "Type 01XX-01". So my guess is that -01 was Simplicity's OEM number, and 1973 Simplicity engines were all black. ?


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id="quote">dOd;) You were right on a spec engine for Simplicity but the customer name got lost in the four digit spec number and the last number were a variation such as an RPM setting. I had a full book of those but tossed it out years ago.

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