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Carburator swap? Answered

I was wondering if it would be possible to put a different era carburetor on a 1952 Briggs and Stratton model N? The current carburetor is shot and don't want to shell out $100 for a NOS carburetor. So my thought was putting a different era carburetor on it but din't know if it would would work or if it is a good idea?

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Wired_Mist

Best Answer 4 years ago

Looks like Unless you want to Restore/Rebuild a 60 year old Carb ( sounds kinda fun! ), You have to use more recently manufactured parts. A quick eBay search showed an antique model that seemed to have them same shaped flange as more modern replacements.

IF You went in that direction, the more modern replacements have a different style air cleaner. I guess they made the carb smaller to save on material costs. You may need to compensate; Could be why there is an adapter plate available. I will send you some Links. Could you post the NOS kit for comparrison?

Are you sure it's shot? A rebuild kit is usually better the trying to magiver something up!

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Ghost WolfWired_Mist

Answer 4 years ago

There is one on Ebay. It is shot in the sense of big ol crack down the bowl kinda shot. It could be welded but would be difficult with how cheap the metal is.

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Wired_MistGhost Wolf

Answer 4 years ago

Really, You have Three choices.

(#1) Rebuild the old Carb ( I will offer what help I can Via PM if you send Pics)

(#2) @ $100 That Nos carburetor you mentioned might be an idea; Even if you don't use it.

(#3) Buy a New motor for $150-(Ish)

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Vyger

4 years ago

Jay Leno was talking about getting parts for his old cars (when he was
still on) and he said that they went to using the new 3D printers and
just printing out their own parts. There is a new 3D contest up now and it
would be a perfect project to get a new printed part made and then show the rebuild process using the printed parts.

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petercd

4 years ago

It should be fine so long as the cubic capacity and performance range is similar, meaning the throat diameter and jetting of the replacement would then be close enough.

Hopefully the mounting, ie intake manifold, is the same too, less hassle trying to make things fit.