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post #11 of 15 Old 07-30-2016, 10:52 PM
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My 61 had a Briggs engine originally
But are you sure it was the original engine?
you said you got it 20 years ago, and it was 35 years old then!
im not saying you are wrong..im only asking, can you be certain you are right?

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But are you sure it was the original engine?
you said you got it 20 years ago, and it was 35 years old then!
im not saying you are wrong..im only asking, can you be certain you are right?

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No, not 100% sure, but it looked original based on the age of paint, etc. I could have been repowered I'm not sure. I believe the guy I got it from was the original owner and he was not mechanically inclined so if it was someone else did it. He didn't say anything about it, but he also commented on how the tires still held air all these years... Their rubber tires...
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Hi I have an original 63 snow-away my old man got it at city grinding in New Britain ct new it has a 4 hp briggs model 990588
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Give me the model number on the machine, it might start with a 990, 169, 269, 469 or something else followed by the other digits, usually 4 other ones and I will look it up and see if I can tell you the exact motors that were equipped on the machine and probably the even be able to give to the engine model numbers.
The model number was usually down on the frame below the engine towards the back near your feet, if the tag is still on it.

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I have three Simplicitys from the late 60's and all came with Briggs motors.
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