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1977 Mighty Mac Tiller       #: 409
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 Posted: Mon Dec 25th, 2017 03:09 pm
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Picked this up on Craig`s List some 3 years ago for $30.00. It is a Briggs 8hp Mighty Mac tiller, that was built to last.


This is the photo, that I saw on Craig`s List. 




After I turned it into "Kit" form.




The finished Restoration




Only part that took some doing, was the engine. It was the wrong 8hp Briggs single output shaft engine, out of a garden tractor and completely shot. The original engine had a second output shaft for reverse.

By chance, I happened to have a 1978 Briggs 8hp, single shaft engine, with only 6 original hours of run time on it. -- After much searching, I came up with a NOS extended camshaft and side cover to convert my engine to the correct double output shaft version. I did add the optional electric start and the non-optional tall dip stick, from parts of an 8hp vertical shaft junk engine. ---- John

PS -- Sad part is, I bought another tiller just like it, for $25.00 last week. Oh well, I now have one for each foot.

 


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Nice work!!!



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Looks good !

Where did you find the original Info Plates ?



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Scrambler82 wrote: Looks good !

Where did you find the original Info Plates ?


All The ID tags are only decals. Pretty easy to re-create them myself online. There are several companies online, that let you create anything you want and then they send them to you in the mail. Sometimes you can`t make an exact copy, but you can come pretty close. I recreated all my snow blower decals the same way. ----- John

 



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