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This old L head Briggs will be running when all the KT17 have been buried in the scrap bins.
I've had a few of those briggs opposed twins before, seem decent.
I currently have (2) KT engines, mine are 19s.
One original style and one "type II"
Which was yours? And I have a 18 magnum opposed twin as a spare.. all running good so far.
I just wish that parts weren't so damn expensive and tough to get.
 

KennyP

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Been trying to resurrect a B&S 900 Series engine. Found the camshaft was bad, bought a new one. Thought the magneto was bad, bought a new one. Got into it deeper this morning and found the intake valve rusted shut. Pulled the head and the cylinder is junk. If you need parts for one of these, PM me. I'll sell cheap, you pay shipping!
 

chieffan

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Mine was running on level ground when it let go but unknown what or how the PO used it. Very few of the splash oil systems will run very long when run on side hills. Leave that for the pressure lubed units.
 

MFDAC

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I'm on call at work and I usually don't do much in the shop during that time but an old friend's daughter is in the Olympics Friday in the Women's Shooting event. He was the speedway manager for 10 years. When they sold the track he moved to Belgrade Montana where he manages the speedway there. Anyway, one of his daughters is a sharpshooter in the Army and made the Olympic Team. I'm making a car door sized sicker for another friend to put on his car for Friday nights races. Just sent him the computer draft and he said "Perfect" No tractor work until Saturday.

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chieffan

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Finished parting out another old L head I got with the Cub 582 Special. Guy said he had one and I could have it as it was locked up. Looked like he pulled out of a lake or river some place. Intake and carb were inside his shed but the rest was out behind - catching water. Got the intake w/ carb, both heads which were not tight at all, flywheel & starter, and the stater. I have 2 other L heads running in other tractors so figured it would not hurt to have extra parts on hand. Rest will find the scrap pile in the morning.
 

chieffan

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Got the deck for the IH782 cleaned up and a coat of paint brushed on it. Using Valspar and it is not supposed to be thinned. either brushed or rolled. Not professional by any means but it is protected and looks better than it did. Cleaned up the lift frame assembly this morning and hung it up to dry. Has a coat of primer on it. Will use rattle can paint on it as there are way to many little corner, edges, etc. to try and brush paint. I have some Almond on hand which should be a real close match to the deck. Not the main mowing tractor, back up only.

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