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Old 11-06-2011, 10:07:22 AM
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I have recently started finding my interest in small engines and learning how they work. I work at a golf course in upstate South Carolina and since the cold weather rolled in, I have had time to tinker. Who really helped me find my interest was the mechanic at work who has tons of engines and he gave me a 1957 Briggs 5s. He showed me how to do the valves and all the workings of it and it just amazed me. Glad to know there are others who share my interest and hope I can learn a little more about what these engines may of been used for.
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Coleslaw:

Welcome to this group of gearheads, nerds and/or overall weirdos. Please note that not everyone is so described. Each individual knows into which category he or she fits.

Me, I'm weird but harmless.

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Old 11-06-2011, 12:25:41 PM
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Welcome Coleslaw: I am an old South Carolina Gear Head also but have been in Florida over 55 years. You will love this site. Ask questions and you will get answers.
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Thanks guys, I will try to post some pictures of all my projects I own up soon. Glad to know I am not alone in my quest to keep old crap alive.
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Welcome to the stak. We all love old stuf here on the stak. Bill K
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Here is my briggs in pieces. I have taken it all apart due to some of the seals leaking and just wanting to pretty it up. The block is great and the gas tank has no rust or leaks. I was hoping to powder coat the engine but worry if I take off the information tag I wont find similar rivets to put it back. Also I would like to get a governor rod because mine is bent up. Other than that it is complete. Any thoughts on how to get started please let me know. The engine ran fine before i took it apart with no smoking and the valves had just been lapped in points look good, crank and piston look extremely good which I will get pictures of.
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