I was given a ‘broken’ Briggs and Stratton 095722 engine by my father, I casually disassembled it down to the crank over a couple of months, replaced the gaskets, cleaned it up was pleasantly surprised to find it was working once more.
Torque: 6.4Ft Lbs (I think is about 3HP)
Then comes the hard part; I had to decide what to do with it.
I decided to make it as portable and modular as possible, so I could attach it to a variety of other projects I could now do, some ideas were
* Go Kart (its so… ‘done’)
* Generator (using an alternator or F&P Smart Drive Washing machine engine )
* Wood turning Lathe
Currently I am working on the generator as I have the parts required and it should be the easiest to make.
The engine currently sits on a makeshift platform to keep it steady and lift the shaft up, because of the carb position, I will not be able to run it sideways to get a horizontal shaft, although I have heard of people rotating it to allow for this.