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Flywheel Forum

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


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