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More Wisconsin and Briggs and Stratton questions

| August 2006

I would like to know if anybody is making reproduction engine tags for Wisconsin engines, the ones that are on the top half of the air shroud? They have the model, serial number, type number and other information that most of the time can't be read.

And can someone tell me what the term L-head means?

Is there a club for Wisconsin engine nuts? There are a lot of clubs, but most don't think much of the air-cooled engines. There are a lot of good old air-cooled engines, Briggs, Clinton, Wisconsin, etc.

I found out that Wisconsin made Models A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5 from 1930 to 1934 with Air Vane governors and flywheel magnetos.

I would like to know if anyone would send me a photo of any of these models? I would like to find one and a lot of the old Wisconsins have had the engine tags taken off. Why? If I could find a photo of the Model As, it would help me find one without the engine tag on the engine.

The term "L-head" refers to an engine with the valves set in the engine block, also commonly referred to as a flathead engine. - Editor

Also, I have a Briggs & Stratton Model AR Type 60942, serial no. 22189.

Can anyone tell me if they had an air filter on the carburetors?

The carburetor bolts on with two bolts down low on the block and a small pipe runs up the side to the top for the intake. The carburetor has a cork float in it and not much more than the throttle shaft plate.

And, can anyone tell me if there is a book with photos of all the models of engines Briggs & Stratton built? Clayton Brimmer, 17439 Yankee Road, Morley, MI 49336.


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