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Old Briggs and Stratton snow engine - what to do with the gear on the back







I got this Briggs and Stratton engine from my dad. It obviously came off of a snow thrower. The model is 130252-0350-03 and serial 7209127

I really like to refurbish old engines, especially if they aren't broken or blown. I don't have a real need for this unit but the gear on the back is intriguing.

I am pretty sure that I am gonna tackle this project.

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its a gear reduction engine. pretty much useless for anything but the machine it came on
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It's hard to tell from the photos... is part of the gear reduction housing integral with the crankcase cover, or is it completely separate?

Either way you'll probably want to replace the crankshaft... the gear reduction ones don't stick out very far and have a gear shrunk onto the end.

If the reduction housing (or the inner half of it) is integral with the crankcase cover you'll need to replace the cover too.

If you plan on using it on a snowblower, keep in mind the chute control rod on many machines occupies the same space as the fuel tank on that engine!

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I just took a closer look at the reduction unit. It is held on by four bolts - two on the top and two from inside the reduction unit. So I tipped the engine forward and took the reduction cover off (spilling just a tiny bit of oil from the reduction unit). It was very clean inside - the oil looked fresh although I know it's old. Sure enough, kind of a wonky crankshaft. I have some extra to swap out if I decide to go that route.

I may just clean it up nice and shiny, get it running and put it on a shelf as a dust collector, I mean a collectors item.

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