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Old 04-22-2010, 06:51 PM
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Went to an auction on Saturday and pick up a Model L1 Briggs and Stratton where they made before the Model Y they look alot alike and they are both rated at 1/2 hp I know the Y's were made from 1931-1939. My next question is I have not seen many L1 around and was wondering if they are a little scarce. I also picked up a Model Y with a gould water pump it will make a nice little display
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Before we go further the model Y was made into 1940 with 44 being made that year. It is the lowest production year except for 1939 in which 47 units were built.
The L,L1,LA were built 1930 to 1932 so I suppose it is a bit scarce. At least scarcer then the Y which one sees for sale at all the shows. Total built of the Ys were 338332.
The L was built as a washing machine engine but then the Y took its place and the LA was discontinued.
The LA was the same as the L except for a modified cam gear. Cut on a helicle. I don't know much about the L1 as I never owned one.
This info comes from a book that I have.
Hope this helps BILL
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You can get the mfg date from the Antique small engine collectors club from the serial number. Go to

My L1 is a 1930 and my y is a 1935.

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I am new to this site. I have read some interesting topics you have posted. I found a Power Products Model AH47-H104. The engine is a twin cylinder. It is Beautiful condition. Does anyone have any info on this motor please share your thought. I will post picture if I can figure how to.
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