We are offering a Vintage 1974 3HP Briggs & Stratton Engine. Shaft length is 2" Shaft Diameter is 5/8". The history is that this was mounted on a Mini Bike in the 70's. It was removed at an unknown date by the owner and stored away. He fashioned a carry handle to ease in movement.The mounting plate for the mini bike is also still attached. It appears to have all the original parts and patina.
I brought it home and cleaned the engine of dirt/dust/grease. It had been stored without fuel in it. The compression was good and the fuel tank was clean and free of rust. The engine also had spark.
I cleaned the carb put a small amount of fuel into the tank and it fired and ran on the 4th pull. I adjusted the carb and let the engine run.
It did not smoke or knock and had a smooth idle. It will also need a new air filter. The item "Vintage 1974 3 HP Briggs & Stratton Horizontal Shaft Engine Model 80232" is in sale since Sunday, July 21, 2019.This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Lawn Mowers\Lawn Mower Parts & Accessories". The seller is "sunbranded" and is located in Chester, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.