Briggs and stratton engine dating metal dating
The E/NO number under the barcode refers to the serial number.
Example Model Number: FS730V Spec Number: B500 Serial Number: FS730VA00429 Model Number and Serial Number Location The model number, serial number, and specification code on a vertical engine are located on a silver decal attached to the blower housing on the side of the engine cover.
The CODE number above the barcode is made of the model and the spec number.
The first number refers to the model number and the second number refers to the spec number.
While we know that information does exist for Briggs & Stratton serial numbers, concerning their pre-1965 cast-iron engine line, however, what I want is a reliable source to determine the date of manufacturing which goes with the sequential serial #s concerning their early aluminum engine lines.The engine type code is stamped into the side of the engine, usually close to the serial number. If a code is less than 4 characters, you may see asterisks as placeholders (i.e.an engine stamped with QX** is a QX type engine.) The model number and serial number label is located on your Kawasaki Engine.The last engines in this lineage, model series 146400 (both 6 hp), were produced in 1971.
Thank you, Ben Edge (Classic TVMan1981) I just came across this thread after searching for a way to date my engine.It is alphanumeric and engraved on the side of the block to the right of the recoil.