I Found an ABANDONED 5HP Briggs and Stratton Generator | Can we Make it Run?

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19 өдрийн өмнө

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This 1970s Briggs and Stratton 5HP generator had been sitting in my abandoned shop when I bought the new CarsandCameras headquarters in a damp corner with a thick layer of dust on it. The engine was stuck. Can we make it run and use it as a mini bike engine?
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Walter Smith
Walter Smith Өдрийн өмнө
30 thousand's
MR. Make-Do
MR. Make-Do Өдрийн өмнө
Love old Briggs/Strattons 👍
bryce boland
bryce boland 2 өдрийн өмнө
How does the motor get timing if you cut the wires and get rid of points??
100ocean 3 өдрийн өмнө
Love the channel but you guys seriously need to sweep that shed out.
Scottie Johnson
Scottie Johnson 6 өдрийн өмнө
I'm really surprised that you guys don't have a bunch of flywheel keys laying around with as many small engines as you work on.
Richard Wicker
Richard Wicker 7 өдрийн өмнө
I love those ape hanger handle bars, i AM going to make a set and put them on my coleman ct200u ex. Dieing to see how it rides. ( stage 2 predator 212cc hemi on a ct200u ex with street tires. Should be awesome
Art Swanson
Art Swanson 8 өдрийн өмнө
they only hold 20oz of oil.
Street Life
Street Life 8 өдрийн өмнө
Put it on the ratrod wagon
Amtrak 713 Productions Doug
Amtrak 713 Productions Doug 10 өдрийн өмнө
Shit looks like mine other than the air filter and custom frame someone built for it briggs burns oil but still goes
Shancy Roesner
Shancy Roesner 10 өдрийн өмнө
I just got a old flat head running using the parts of 2 different engines
Spiffy WellKnown
Spiffy WellKnown 11 өдрийн өмнө
Anyone else cringe when he was turning the engine
Jeremy Donaldson
Jeremy Donaldson 12 өдрийн өмнө
Man, they won't read this before they fire it up.
Jeremy Donaldson
Jeremy Donaldson 12 өдрийн өмнө
Guys, along with the additive for the oil, you need to use engine oil that has it in it also. Because if you just use regular oil it has detergent in it. It will wash away the additives that prevent the cam shaft failure. Only stuff I know is break in oil.
It’s_Robbie Time
It’s_Robbie Time 12 өдрийн өмнө
i actually have a working 5hp briggs generator that actually produces electricity
TMoney 12 өдрийн өмнө
a million hours is 114 years /: Edit im not smart its called google
S P 12 өдрийн өмнө
I have a car with a flat tappet cam. I run diesel oil in it. Used to be an old fix. Viscosity is very high.
Ozman Ozgood
Ozman Ozgood 12 өдрийн өмнө
the first 2 numbers in B&S engine code gives you the year just add 19 before the two numbers .Ex 72000305 = 1972.
Mark Marvin
Mark Marvin 12 өдрийн өмнө
Is there any way to use a 20 speed bike derailleur and gears on a gokart?
kcraig51 12 өдрийн өмнө
FYI - Why is it important that generators run 3600? 3600rpm = 60 revs per second = 60 cycles per second current or 60 Hz. Less or more can damage equipment.
Phillip Hawkins
Phillip Hawkins 13 өдрийн өмнө
John, if the model #'s start with 13, it is a 5hp.
korbel dave
korbel dave 13 өдрийн өмнө
Just clean the GD points and run the shit out of it.
Tyranis Customs
Tyranis Customs 13 өдрийн өмнө
After watching hundreds of hours of C&C, I feel like I've never seen Ike more excited than seeing that old briggs start.
Christian F.D.
Christian F.D. 13 өдрийн өмнө
The coil that didn't work was installed backwards.
Red Man
Red Man 13 өдрийн өмнө
I just use the valvoline zr1 oil for zinc
Eric Felipe
Eric Felipe 13 өдрийн өмнө
why is my preadator 79cc motor clacking an rattling before it goes smooth??
mason appalachiantrail
mason appalachiantrail 13 өдрийн өмнө
You two remind me of me and my brother-in-law.
tnt1996's old engines
tnt1996's old engines 13 өдрийн өмнө
Love those old Briggs flatheads. Bullet proof
RAM_W 14 өдрийн өмнө
The end of the video where they started it sounds like their intro lol
Charles Wilcher
Charles Wilcher 14 өдрийн өмнө
Love the channel great builds keep up the great channel
AcousticTheory 14 өдрийн өмнө
I like the thumbnail where Ike is popping up into the attic, and he sees the generator and is like, "There you are." A wild 5-horse Briggs & Stratton appears!
Don Mergel
Don Mergel 14 өдрийн өмнө
Hey guys I'm building the same exact bike. .... I send some pics
doug finney
doug finney 14 өдрийн өмнө
Watch newsmax
Evan D
Evan D 14 өдрийн өмнө
Use diesel oil
Frank Carter
Frank Carter 14 өдрийн өмнө
Do more flathead stuff please
Ang cecch
Ang cecch 14 өдрийн өмнө
Thats right unstick it and floor it you don't have to worry bout the carb leave well enough alone and just run it..
Andrew H. Cann
Andrew H. Cann 14 өдрийн өмнө
100ml to 2gallons of Zinc to fuel tank full too also 10w30 engine oil use no synthetic type! Thats a 5hp Briggs& Stratton motor and very excellent shape to ! If want know why air filter need oil up because keep motor running perfectly and clean so no dirt get carb too also when take filter out be easy to clean! Also oil lube up Fibre filter too and keep pans from rust too!
Ang cecch
Ang cecch 14 өдрийн өмнө
Just put 10w 40 non deturagent oil in it and leave it in and it will last another 100 years...you don't need zddp not recommend..
Ang cecch
Ang cecch 14 өдрийн өмнө
Old Briggs can't be beat they will run forever..even thoes old carbs them straight through carbs never go bad..I'll bet you the old magneto still works too probably had a bad ground..I'd put the old points back in..and keep it original..
Andrew H. Cann
Andrew H. Cann 14 өдрийн өмнө
Check Engine Oil 10w30 to guys and put 89 or 91 octane gas plus a grey bottle of STP Total Treatment fuel injection and carb cleaner in fuel tank too !
Andrew H. Cann
Andrew H. Cann 14 өдрийн өмнө
Excellent video also repairs on that motor for bike and that air filter like Peatmoste use in garden work that yucky and Issac that correct on spark coil points to new style agree!
marzsit 14 өдрийн өмнө
the crankshaft is not an unusual size, it's a standard tapered generator shaft that is still used today on all single-bearing generator head engines.
Cole Lamberson
Cole Lamberson 14 өдрийн өмнө
Thats sweet keep it old school and do alot of old go fast tricks
Derrick Brasel
Derrick Brasel 14 өдрийн өмнө
Keep the genny on electric gokart
Big Jay
Big Jay 14 өдрийн өмнө
I had an old Briggs & Stratton like that that had no cover after pull cord broke on it it was my ladder hoist for putting shingles on the roof and I ran it for 10 years like that before it finally blew up. The head was white from running so hot. I bet you I boosted a million bundles with that old Briggs & Stratton. 20 years In total I got out of that little motor and it was worked hard its hole life with very few oil changes...
MrGixxer1300r 14 өдрийн өмнө
Great find, and work. That thing should be a really good piece. I would not be surprised if it has a steel sleave, a heavier crank, and now a updated ignition. I'd put a 22mm round slide on it, a pipe and put it in a minibike!!! Again great work guys!
Bill Hollis
Bill Hollis 14 өдрийн өмнө
Great job with the 5Hp just a bit of fiddling and being cleaver tweeking a couple of things you got it running, Great job. Bill.
Justin Deckard
Justin Deckard 14 өдрийн өмнө
When it started on ground it sounded like intro
KY Flatbed Toyota An Hobbies
KY Flatbed Toyota An Hobbies 15 өдрийн өмнө
Great motor for the rat rod wagon. Bring it back!
Jordan McDonald
Jordan McDonald 15 өдрийн өмнө
Easyest engine to get going they last for ever
Armorer 94
Armorer 94 15 өдрийн өмнө
Briggs and strattons of that vintage taught me how to work on cars.
connie francis
connie francis 15 өдрийн өмнө
More Briggs 5 hp content please or any old school Briggs engines
jeep2003 15 өдрийн өмнө
The head has a number cast in between the fins if its a 13 its 5hp if its a 10 its 4hp thats the cubic inches. Also dont use a grinder on the shaft use a file. And you have to fill the keyway if it has one or it will jump and screw it up
Private Name
Private Name 15 өдрийн өмнө
Duner250R 15 өдрийн өмнө
John just blurting out uneducated random shit is just hilarious 😂 old blue huh? Very clever! Alot of thought went into that name wasn't there?
Robert MacKay
Robert MacKay 15 өдрийн өмнө
Please don’t put a mikuni on it, that old Briggs deserves to be left stock
T.j. Coggin
T.j. Coggin 15 өдрийн өмнө
Just use Rotella oil for zinc!!!!
Fearless Fosdick
Fearless Fosdick 15 өдрийн өмнө
For classic car applications, the guys at Shell often recommend Rotella, and although it’s thought of as a diesel engine oil, its high-zinc formulation that’s made to fight scuffing on metal-to-metal contact is just what older engines need. So make sure the oil you select for your classic engine is from a quality brand and that it has plenty of ZDDP. You don’t have to guess though, you can get a recommendation from Shell by calling 1-800-BEST-OIL.
TG3-308L Green
TG3-308L Green 15 өдрийн өмнө
Without the washer the flywheel wobbles and breaks the key
Elijah Kimble
Elijah Kimble 15 өдрийн өмнө
Would have been awesome to see it restored. I am a huge briggs and stratton fan.
GT Godbear
GT Godbear 15 өдрийн өмнө
You need to build a Honda 4-cylinder 250cc Fireblade Shifter Kart. Just imagine 18,000 RPMs in your ear. I'm sure you can afford a 250cc RR Fireblade engine.
The Nostalgic Future
The Nostalgic Future 15 өдрийн өмнө
Mannnnnn if I wasn't moving right now I'd be there at texas motor speedway to see you guys. Much love from Oklahoma!
Curtis Hill
Curtis Hill 15 өдрийн өмнө
It's fine....sometimes you guys don't introduce yourselves at all I've noticed😂😂😂😂
Austin Howland
Austin Howland 15 өдрийн өмнө
That carry handle from it would make a great go cart steering wheel or mini bike handlebars.
michael does
michael does 16 өдрийн өмнө
Thats cool 😎. I have the exact same one. It was my father in laws and it's been im my addick for years. Yall done got me working on it, lol. I'm going to find out if the generator works. Can't wait to see how well it works on that minibike. Keep em coming guys, love yalls work
Jerry Perez
Jerry Perez 16 өдрийн өмнө
Y'all need to be on the same page ike you act like you Kno more than the other dude
bryan fox
bryan fox 16 өдрийн өмнө
The more "jankey" the better! That is how we did it in the 60 /70 's . We we tweens no money no supervision. OG baby 😀😀
Tall Boy
Tall Boy 16 өдрийн өмнө
Ol Blue with a red engine....needs something white🤔 grips, handlebar, tires?
Mi Dority
Mi Dority 16 өдрийн өмнө
You guy never put a old Engine on a go kart it’s all ways a mini bike put one on a go kart for once
zach solomon
zach solomon 16 өдрийн өмнө
Is it a CAT MINI BIKE..?
dblizz68 16 өдрийн өмнө
Lots of intense work getting that belt guard but looks beautiful.
Alex Paumen
Alex Paumen 16 өдрийн өмнө
Looking forward to the podcast.
Don Hassell
Don Hassell 16 өдрийн өмнө
How old are you 2 guys?
Isaac it'll be fine
Isaac it'll be fine 12 өдрийн өмнө
Im 44 and john is 25
Herman Sims
Herman Sims 16 өдрийн өмнө
ok so as of now I read most of the comments an it sound like we all need a video with Isaac's story's about the Briggs lol nice video guy's
DELTACX10 16 өдрийн өмнө
6:32 or sandpaper, works on lathes.
chevyfan 82
chevyfan 82 16 өдрийн өмнө
Creator 262
Creator 262 16 өдрийн өмнө
MNpostrs sure love using the word "abandond" for drama 🙄
ETM 16 өдрийн өмнө
What kind of frame you ask why it's a BBO frame you know a broken blue one that's the best I can tell you of course I suppose you could say an OBBO frame after all it does look a bit old. Good job guys I always liked working on briggs and strattons so I loved the video just keep having fun guys and it will keep you young.
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith 16 өдрийн өмнө
you can use additives.. or just run diesel oil - VGG does this
Marc D
Marc D 16 өдрийн өмнө
Can’t stop an old Briggs, man!!
pancudowny 16 өдрийн өмнө
This reminds me: I need to get my old Briggs generator running & together, too... once I sort-out the dirty, broken 2-wheel frame it also has. ;)
Calvin Gunn
Calvin Gunn 16 өдрийн өмнө
Ike sounds like Hank Hill
Charlie McLaughlin
Charlie McLaughlin 16 өдрийн өмнө
Use rotella t oil
Son Of A Sosa
Son Of A Sosa 16 өдрийн өмнө
I think it’s a fox mini bike
john drury
john drury 16 өдрийн өмнө
Similar to how the Chevy volt is set up
Charlie McLaughlin
Charlie McLaughlin 16 өдрийн өмнө
Just adjust the coil for the timing
Monte Hall
Monte Hall 16 өдрийн өмнө
Pennzoil and diesel engine oil has zinc
Matt Kobylanski
Matt Kobylanski 16 өдрийн өмнө
I absolutely love Briggs engines. Was about to start building my 5 horse, but will now wait for some OG knowledge on the podcast.
john drury
john drury 16 өдрийн өмнө
Question- Before you took the generator part off, could you have ran a electric motor off it? Wouldn’t that be COOL! The torque and power from a electric motor been powered on site by a gas engine. No need to have a clutch from the engine. The Briggs wouldn’t need to go over 3600 rpm and get just as much power as you need to run the electric motor all the time. Is that possible?
Justin Hall
Justin Hall 16 өдрийн өмнө
just hit it with BFH.
Gearheads Garage
Gearheads Garage 16 өдрийн өмнө
you could use diesel oil instead of ZDDP additive because she's got more vitamins and dinosaurs and its better for old engines and its cheap
Brandon Floyd
Brandon Floyd 16 өдрийн өмнө
Drill out the clutch. .78 to .78 isnt much. Needs whitewall tires.
Brandon Floyd
Brandon Floyd 16 өдрийн өмнө
20:20 mark after gettimg it to run theres a box in the shot that says survivor on it. Lol
Arturo Gomez
Arturo Gomez 16 өдрийн өмнө
Hi guys, could you do a video on how to wire a kill switch on a 212? Assuming there’s no wires on the engine. Appreciate your help
Bob Toto
Bob Toto 16 өдрийн өмнө
You guys should put a dirtbike transmission on one of your mini bikes
cole brandon1
cole brandon1 16 өдрийн өмнө
You have my call for more of these. I have a gocart weighing about 50 lbs custom made in the 60s with a 3.5 horse 1 wheel peel and a singular custom made body panel. Has a door hing break and was made with a few car batteries as welders. Bout 12 feet of angle iron and 5 feet of 1/4 inch steel rod is the whole chassis with some sheet metal seat an wheel. When I say seat I mean platform and when I say wheel I mean square. This thing has a cold beer and a story to tell. Being my father's and my grandfather's before mine
Joel Leaver
Joel Leaver 16 өдрийн өмнө
Yep!!!! Ol Skool! Nice Fellas!
Alex Diskin
Alex Diskin 16 өдрийн өмнө
Flip your coil around and put it on backwards for an easy timming change
Cody 16 өдрийн өмнө
i used to work at briggs an stratton in sherrill ny. and they set all of there motors to red line at 3,500 to 3,600rpm roughly. they make most of there mowers in NY and there generators in Wisconsin.. they also use honda motors on there mowers also
GodschildinNC 16 өдрийн өмнө
Love John's reaction to the governor. Back before Honda this is what we all ran. Run the engine and us a file for the crank instead of the grinder.
Kuntry boy Jay
Kuntry boy Jay 16 өдрийн өмнө
On all briggs motors the first two digits of the code number on the engine shroud is the year of manufacture
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