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Old 12-26-2010, 09:36 PM
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Default Briggs 14FB

i have a 14fb that im going to restore, i was wondering what year the engine is, i cant seem to figure it out by looking in the book that i have. the serial number is 331114.

can anyone tell me the year, or give me the site that i can look it up?


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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...4/1245/1503500. Its a start.
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You need to go to asecc.com Look in Tech. Data at the bottom of the page. The serial numbers of old Briggs engine are posted by the serial number that ended each month of production. When you get your engine running, If it runns OK at idle and low speed but runs poorly as you throttle the engine up, You will think you have a problem with you carb BUT your real problem is a bad coil. The coils of the MAGNEMATIC Magneto will start failing at higher RPM when they age. If you will join the Briggs group on YAHOO you will have access to the files section. In the files section you will find a file titled MAGNEMATIC FIX. In this file you will find a posting od an article from the Nov. 2005 issue of Gas Engine Magazine. The title of the article is "Cheap Fix" This article is a story about my coil conversion for the Briggs Magnematic magneto.

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i pulled the carb apart, and cant seem to get it back together, is there any tricks to getting the brass tube to go inside the little hole slotted in the side of the top half of the carb???

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also, this engine has a long crankshaft, with a threaded end, what would that crank be used for??
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Default Re: Briggs 14FB

You need to remove that brass tube from the lower half of the carb first.
Unscrew the high speed needle and the packing nut. Looking up in that hole, you should see a slotted end of the high speed jet (brass tube) You want a screw driver that is just big enough to fit in the threaded hole with a full width tip. Probably have to make one since most screwdrivers are tapered at the end, but not a tough job with a bench grinder and a little patience. Must fit the threaded hole without gouging the threads, or you will have trouble...
When the jet is removed, the upper half can be reunited with the lower half. You are lucky if you got it apart without bending the tube. Just about impossible to put back together with the jet still in place.
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Threads on the end of a crank point to a engine used on a water pump.

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can i have a machinist put a key way in the crank shaft, or do you think i could put a pully on this motor?


also, are the main needle jet assy still available? i think the brass tube might have a small fracture/crack where the holes are, and i would like to get a new one.





thanks for the info, i got the carb back together, just need info on the needle jet.
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The main jet tube is available in the carb kit for the carb. The carb kit P/N is291763. This is from a OLD parts book but I think the number is still current.

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Here is a link to Briggs and Stratton's antique operators manuals
http://www.briggsandstratton.com/eng...gine%20manuals
Here is a link to ASECC's Briggs page
http://www.asecc.com/data/briggs/

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im thinking about repainting this engine, it has been painted over twice, once gray, then green. any ideas on what color to repaint??? any ideas are welcome!
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getting the starter rope cup in a day or two, then i need to get the cyl. head to a machine shop to repair the spark plug threads.

i hope to have the engine running in 2 weeks, then i will do a complete tear down, take all nessasary mesurements on the bore, and crank, and if all is good, i will repaint it and reassemble.

im thinking of using a red engine enamel from Dupli-color, is this agood paint? what should i use for a primer, and should i paint the flywheel? i think i want to paint it red to match the rest of the engine, and i think i can sand/soda blast it because there are no magentes in the flywheel.

what do you guys think i should, paint the flywheel or not? do most of you repaint it if you are doing a full restore?
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Hi old horse,
I have 3 old B/S 14's that I'm slowly trying to rebuild that are for walk behind simplicity garden tractors, They where mostly(all?) black originally. For a shaft without a keyway try a pulley with taperlock hub as they grab the shaft quite well
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i want to try to save the threads from getting dammaged if possable.

i do know a machinst that could probably cut a keyway for me, any ideas on what average cost is?
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i just got my motor put back together, but im having problems with the flywheel.


whenever i try to start the engine, it will pop a few times, then the flywheel will get knocked loose, is there any thing i can do to hold the flywheel in place? am i missing some parts????


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BTW: new part number for a 2 peice flojet carb is 7-02010
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Default Re: Briggs 14FB

Since the flywheel does not have a key, you MUST tighten the flywheel nut TIGHT. I use a 1/2 inch air impact wrench. You can also block the flywheel with a wooden block like shown in the service manuel to tighten the flywheel. Did I mention the Flywheel Nut must be TIGHT.

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thanks for the response!!!

also, is the original brass fuel line still avalible, or do you just use regular fuel line???
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I never have seen brass fuel line. I used 1/4 inch steel brake line on the last engine I reline because I had it. You could also use copper if you are keeping the compression fittings. I have a Briggs ZZP from WWII that has aluminum fuel line. I do not know if it is original.

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when restoring this engine, do you paint the flywheel? or leave it rusty?

also what colors look good with this engine?
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I call restoring, to make it look new, so you would paint it. All of my engine are not restored but in running condition and they are in there work clothes because I want to run them. If you paint it to look restore/factory new you must also paint the exhaust system. Then if you want to run the engine you will burn your nice pretty new paint from the exhaust system.

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i wont paint the exaust system then.

just wondering because most if not all flywheels i have seen have no paint left on them.

do you use the fuel sediment bowl below the gas tank, or do you just use a direct fuel line with an inline fuel filter?
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