My 'unknown' engine. It's in the 3/4 - 1 HP range
and is of a hit or miss type. The mag is a Tripolar Webster
Oscillator. No name - just part of casting numbers.
3 Iby Street, South Burlington, Vermont 05401.
I would appreciate any information anyone may have on where
this engine was manufactured and for what purpose it was used. It
was stuck when I got it, but I have it all apart now and will soon
I'm now restoring a Woman's Friend washing machine with
an early Briggs & Stratton. This has the valves through the
head and the carb mounts on the base. I have it done and running.
Just need to go over the wooden tub and it will be finished.
I would like to hear from other collectors and would like to
hear from anyone concerning the Associated and the Briggs.
WHAT IS IT? We found the holds where the plate
was riveted on but it's gone. It has one cylinder air cooled
engine. A bell housing with provision for an electric starter
(automobile style), it is gone also. It now has a r<>: pull
starter on the front. Behind the bell housing is a transmission and
then a brake on the output shaft and a drive shaft with universal
joints at both ends. It also has a worm gear steering box on top of
the bell housing. The cable laying over the steering wheel is the
throttle control. The gas tank is mounted on top of the engine, but
the bracket looks homemade, so I don't think that set-up is
original. It has a very strange intake also. The funny shaped hole
in the side of the air shroud next to the starter pulley leads
right into the carb intake. There is a mesh air filter that slips
in and seals around the carb on the inside and also the shroud on
the outside so the air pressure from the flywheel veins force-feeds
the carb. It has a flywheel mag, but the carb was burned up when we
got it, so we ran new wires to the points inside the flywheel and
ran them out through a hole in the plate to a Volkswagen coil and
battery and fired the plug that way. The markings are: Courtesy of
Tom Campbell, Route 1, Box 115, Zion, Illinois 60099
Transmission cover - T92-148-F
Transmission - T92
Steering Box - 3112 2
Bell Housing D205280CT
It looks like it had a dry disc clutch but now the trans is
moved back with spacer blocks between it and the bell housing to
make room for a centrifugal clutch. There is a hole in the side of
the trans. Looks like it might have been for speedometer cable.
All in all it is a very strange 'What sit'.