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About This Site

This website is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of small gas engines, whether it's the one that powers your go kart, minibike, snowmobile, lawn mower, chainsaw, or whatever small engine project you're dreaming up!

Briggs Stratton 5 horsepower flathead engine

Buying A Used Small Engine

You can buy a brand new small engine for less than $200 dollars, but that's expensive and you get no "style points". Look around and I'm sure you can find an old, running engine for half the cost of a new one. Check the internet for local markets, small engine repair shops, or any place that fixes lawn mowers.

Horizontal vs Vertical Shaft

Horizontal-shaft motors are more commonly sought after, but a cheap (or free) vertical-shaft engine can often be used for parts and "experimenting".

Small Engine For Free

Over the years, I've been given several free motors. Sometimes it's an engine that ran low on oil, or ran out of oil and seized up. As long as the case isn't cracked, it's at least good for parts (and practice).

small engines big fun

Do you have an old non-running lawn mower that's become another yard ornament? Or maybe there's an old tractor parked in the woods that has become a rust bucket? Before scrapping, consider fixing them, or giving the motor a 'second life'.

This old Tecumseh flathead had sat outside on a metal scrap heap for years.

restore vintage small engine

It was able to rebuilt back to it's former glory.

old school go kart project

You Can't Beat Fun!