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Briggs L1


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Old 11-22-2000, 03:37 AM
Chris Ocwieja
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I found a Briggs & Stratton motor, model L1, Eng. no. 22602. Can anyone tell me what year it is and is it worth rebuilding. It's all there except the muffler. Thanks, Chris
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Old 11-22-2000, 01:15 PM
scott
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According to Wendel's Notebook, the LI was made from January of 1930 to December of 1932.
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Old 11-23-2000, 10:24 AM
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As of the serial # list that I have, your engine was made in Sept. 1930. I have one and I think it is a nice comparison model to the all too common model "Y". You have a nice little air cooled Briggs. The only part I didn't care for when I restored mine was the kick-start pedal with that spring on the shaft. I was a real treat sliding that back into position. Oh, I almost forgot, be very careful with the governor and cover assembly. They are quite fragile and irreplaceable.
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Old 11-23-2000, 11:11 AM
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According to my info, total production of the LI and LA combined was less than 10,000 over a period of three years. That pretty much tags it as a much less than common engine if you compare it with other Briggs offerings. I have an LA. A Briggs collector told me that the LA and WA were used exclusively on Moto-Mowers. I'm not sure if that would include the LI.
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Old 11-24-2000, 08:04 PM
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Could some one tell me the difference between the “L” “L1" and the “LA” ? thanks Jay
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Old 11-25-2000, 09:07 AM
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My dating/SN chart describes the L & LI as:Plain bearing-foot starter-two flywheels-two blower housings-mechanical governor-float feed carb-spur gears. The LA:Same as L, but modified cam gear Sounds to me like the difference is internal, but mostly on the engine tag.
 


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