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Chatting => Equipment Shed => Topic started by: andygregs156 on January 17, 2012, 19:55

Title: 5HP Briggs and Stratton
Post by: andygregs156 on January 17, 2012, 19:55
Hi, do any of you have a scrap engine lying around? Iím in need of a good cylinder head, but all the ones on eBay seem to be in the USA with £20+ p&p.
Thanks Andy
Title: Re: 5HP Briggs and Stratton
Post by: Gwiz on January 18, 2012, 05:19
Whats wrong with yours?
spark plug thread?

If so, how about a heli-coil repair?
Title: Re: 5HP Briggs and Stratton
Post by: andygregs156 on January 18, 2012, 17:06
Hi Gwiz

Itís for my Hayterette thatís still in the to do pile. My local reconditioners, quote £25 to heli-coil the head, so if I can find a used head in good condition then hopefully Iíll save some beer vouchers.
 
 Andy
Title: Re: 5HP Briggs and Stratton
Post by: Gwiz on January 18, 2012, 17:39
Where are you in the UK? Your profile doesn't say........
Title: Re: 5HP Briggs and Stratton
Post by: andygregs156 on January 18, 2012, 19:40
Hi Gwiz

 St Neots Cambs.

 Andy
Title: Re: 5HP Briggs and Stratton
Post by: andygregs156 on January 20, 2012, 10:31
Result!, Popped into my local auction this week on the of chance they may have an old B&S engine. Found a choice of two 5HP vertical shaft engines both with good plug threads, one of which I won for £5 plus 90p premium much better deal than the one on eBay at £23 ďfor spares or repairĒ.
Just need to pick it up and find time to fit the head.
Title: Re: 5HP Briggs and Stratton
Post by: Gwiz on January 20, 2012, 12:32
That was a result!
Well done. :)