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post #1 of 12 Old 08-06-2015, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Age of 143.766.112 Craftsman???

I was finishing the touch-ups on the Craftsman 8/25 with the 8hp Tecumseh engine I purchased used a couple of years ago. New Wheels, friction drive bushings etc.. I removed the starter button and started sanding some rust--low and behold, the serial number appeared clear enough to read. Based on 143.766.112 Ser# 4268D would anyone have an idea which decade the unit was made? I know 4 is the year, but what decade? It has to be at least 20 + years old as the drive just has one large and small gear on the drive axle--no chain. I think it is the 70's because a manual I found online has a parts list I have bought parts based on and they fit.

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That must be a Canadian model number, I don't recognize it and bing didn't bring anything up.

Maybe post a picture, I've bought and sold alot of Craftsman blowers from 70's and 80's, might recognize it by shape.
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Not my photo--found online but it is exactly the one I have
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The 143 prefix indicates Tecumseh. The whole number at Sears Parts brings up some Tecumseh engine parts. Not many. Most are listed as obsolete.

143.766.112

CRAFTSMAN CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE Parts | Model 143266112 | Sears PartsDirect
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Is there a chance you have a "C" in front of that number ??

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The Craftsman number is C950-52677-7. The Techumseh number on the engine housing is 143.766112 ser 6328D. It is a canadian Murray built unit but trying to find out 70s, 80s but doubt 90s.
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Maybe 80's, but I don't see it being much older than that.
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That must be a Canadian model number, I don't recognize it and bing didn't bring anything up.
You guessed it, I had the same problem trying to pull info.
Wish Sears would load all their product into parts direct. Seems silly you can look up stuff they don't sell but they can't put all their own stuff in that system, frustrating.

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I found this. Part of another post.

I was given a dual stage (9" impeller) Sears Crafstman 8 HP (318.46 cc) snowblower Canadian model: C950-52677-7, year: 1988, sears engine model:143.786022, Tecumseh engine model: HM80-155309M which is a horizontal medium frame 4 cycle engine.
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Till I got down to the bottom, guessed it was late 80's to early 90's
That's a friction disc machine. The augers aren't full width. Those came out on later machines. Earlier ones had a Tecumseh gearbox along with full width auger shafts.
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