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Simplelife

So I built a 16hp Briggs and it looked too good for my machines. So I realized I would have to restore my 101 just so it had a good enough home. Then I got the idea to polish the carb and points cover. Way too many hours later here's where I'm at with it, still blasting and painting but moving along. IMG_0459.thumb.JPG.0a04a28b85438063c37edf2b01af5cdc.JPG

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TimJr

Nice, I did the same thing back in 2001.  Yours is a little shinier and looks really good.  Did you do any work internally? 

I built mine for pulling in a stock altered class, so I had to keep an OEM carb.  The throttle and choke plate were both knife edged, port and polish (there is a lot of work that can be done to clean up the ports), milled head, 3 angle valve job, fully balanced rotating assembly.  On a 540rpm PTO dyno, using a factory 540PTO drive, my engine would hold a steady 21hp at about 3400-3600RPM.  Governor was set to 5000RPM, but it really didn't run there all that long with a stock cam (per rules) but it would get me some momentum off the line.  It lugged way better than a Kohler at the end of the track.  A Briggs has about a 1 inch longer rod/taller deck than a Kohler and seems to have a bit more torque down low in this trim.

Jan. '01 carb work  1408.jpg

Apr. '01 long block  1430.jpg

Apr. '01 Magnetron  1433.jpg

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Simplelife

I ported and polished it the head was shaved about .040" and I deleted the balance gears. Also it was bored .020". I did some porting inside the carb just to improve airflow and eliminate turbulence. 

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gwiseman

Great to see some life in the shops this winter! Nice job - gives you a good feeling when you finish and relook the pictures.

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720nut

WOW,  dOd  will be waiting to see the finished product sm03

Carb looks great, lot of work.

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dince
On 26/02/2018 at 4:12 AM, PhanDad said:

A lotta love there.

If you have some spare time I have a few items that are looking a little rough.

Yes, looks great!  Well done!  I’m like PhanDad, I too have a few bits that would love some of your sort of TLC!  I’m easy to find, just 16 hours south west of Los Angeles!

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Simplelife

All this snow in the northeast keeps me busy plowing and snow blowing with my  landlord 2010 and 73 3416h. No time for painting for a while. 

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