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What are the points settings/clearance and float level for a 4 stroke Briggs & Stratton engine on a Masport rotary hoe. Old model.

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?

It would be likely be more than 20 years

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Actually probably 1970s we think. And yes to do the work ourselves. We have overhauled at the engine and at the moment are just guessing these 2 settings .it is running but very rough .

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

We can't find model number

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Model number is ***** into the metal above the spark plug area, into the sheet metal covering the engine. You may have to use sandpaper to get down through paint, to find it.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

The older engines with the points under the flywheel at .020 inch. The armature is .010 from the flywheel.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Carburetor float is set a level , when flipped upside down, set float so it is straight across. But this also can differ with model number. Everything after 1981, the magnatron and has no points.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago

I see question is still open?

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