SMALL ENGINE WANTED 8-10hp USED

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by clyde, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought a parking lot blower for $50 a little wonder.

    The engine had a hole in it. I said ok if i have to buy a new engine no biggy. Or if i can get a used one even better.

    SO i am looking for any Horizontal Engine that is worth rebuilding. It has an 8hp Briggs Industrial Plus. If anyone has a short block that would be good.
    A new one cost 250.00 at Small Engine Warehouse. If it comes down to it I will buy one but since its now winter and off season time i have the time to rebuild one for cheaper.

    SO let me know if you want to get rid of one.
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    if you want cheap then you can do what a lot of gocart racers do when they throw a rod. Get the block welded up and stick a new rod on it and go. I epoxied a thin piece of metal to the side on a rod throwing 6hp tecumseh block that was on a Swisher mower. otherwise the new engine is a good option.
     
  3. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
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    i had thought about that.
     
  4. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    you just replace the rod and crank right?
     
  5. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    clyde, if your crank is damaged then buy a short block or complete engine. ebay did have several 8 hp briggs on it last week. i would suggest you remove the engine and measure the pto side of the crank and look on ebay. I would bet that the crank is fine. tear it down and look inside and make a parts list. for about $85.00 you can get an after market rebuild kit that includes - gaskets and seals,rod,piston,rings and valves.
     

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