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Italian Tecumseh OHC engine's. What's their story?

So I was browsing ebay looking at Tecumseh engines for sale and I came across this one. It is an Italian made Tecumseh 7.0hp 212cc but very interesting is the fact it has an OHC (Overhead Cam). Which to me is almost unheard of on a Tecumseh, I have seen plenty of overhead valve Tecumseh's, but an Overhead cam, that's new to me and seems rare.
Were these made for racing, Italy is known well for racing.
I have come across another one on ebay in the past and its really got me scratching my head...
These appear to be higher quality Tecumseh engines than the typical US made ones we are all used to seeing. It even has a different style muffler marketed as quieter than most others.
Does anyone have any idea what the story is with these engine's? What they were typically used on, why they are Italian made and why they seem to have some better technology than most of the USA made Tecumseh's like an OHC and a quieter muffler. Clearly a much different design than most Tecumseh engines and I have seen a lot of engine's.
Can anyone shed light on these interesting Italian made Tecumseh engine's?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tecumseh-EN...QAAOSwMNxXbI8U
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Pictures? I'd love to see this. Is there a timing belt? Is it possibly just a two shaft engine?
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Can't tell from the photos if it's gear, belt or chain.

My question is why they are willing to pay $350 for a used 7hp ??
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Can't tell from the photos if it's gear, belt or chain.

My question is why they are willing to pay $350 for a used 7hp ??
Because they know it's worth more. This is the ONLY logical explanation.

To who? For what? Who knows. But there can't be any other reason.

My only other guess, if I had a gun to my head, would be they want a complete restoration for some piece of equipment. Wait till you see what incandescent bulbs go for 20 years from now, for those who want to do a factory correct restoration of a car.

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My question is why they are willing to pay $350 for a used 7hp ??
We dont yet know if anyone is willing to pay $350 or not. thats the asking price, not the selling price..this one isnt used, its NOS.

I have never heard of the Tecumseh Enduro engine..some quick googling says they were used on lawn and garden tractors..

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So true Scot, I didn't pay attention and thought bidding was at the $350 mark. Now that I'm paying attention I see it's buy it now or offer.

I did notice that the crank runs on some pretty hefty ball bearings so maybe longevity is what it's about.

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I looked up parts for Tecumseh Enduro. It seems they are overhead valves, with push rods. Not over head cams.

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It says overhead cam right on the Enduro engine sticker and also lists overhead cam as a feature.

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It says overhead cam right on the Enduro engine sticker and also lists overhead cam as a feature.
Yeah, it does, I think it's a mis-print. Every OHV engine head picture I have been able to find, looks just like that one there, with the square cast piece for the valves, and a valve cover.

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