Joined: Fri Nov 3rd, 2017
Occupation: Machinist (44 yrs) --- Retired
Interests: Anything Machanical
Reputation Points: 43
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.
Last edited on Mon Dec 25th, 2017 03:12 pm by Waterlooboy2hp
2000 XLT - 2WD - 5 Speed - 3.0 Flex - Step/Side - AC
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