That's good news for us.So, looks like Briggs will survive this. Although without its
blood suckinggreedy board of directors.
Kohler did send a letter to Spacek through their lawyers requesting not to use their brand name (and lots of threats if he doesn't comply). That's when Igor named the engine the SE31, the small Briggs was called the SE24 (the SE33 was still in development) and all reference to Kohler and B&S was removed from his website.Apparently it was, for Engineer Spacek in the Czech republic, the SD Minisport guy. My sense is that the European distributor for Kohler got on his case for the "SE31" engine based on "Brand K". Maybe TiPi knows more about that. Or I can strobe Engineer Spacek (Ivan?) for the story.
Hi blane.c, good info, thanks.My nephew has a small engine repair shop so I asked him some questions about the 810cc. His answer follows just for general info.
Sorry have been super swamped with work but at any rate I will let you know what i can off the top of my head Yes crank shafts are forged steel very nice temper to them and if you get the tapered shaft no there Is no key way of any kind which in my opinion for a plane type installation that's gonna be a much safer route because there is no key to fail on you the center section of crank is threaded for a bolt which of course forces it onto crank shaft as you tighten it down then to pull whatever it may be off the said crank you just use all thread and couple nuts and washers to make a spanner to force it off of the shaft the newer model briggs your talking about is a great engine as far as dependability goes its very well made but there big flaw is that it has a 2 piece block to it because of it bieng made of aluminum I imagine but at any rate the thing bolts top to bottom or side to side depending on your application but they are notorious for getting themselves loosened up and well end result.as you can imagine it has an internal detination and usually leaves 4-6 small holes in the block before its done lol I have seen a few now and always tgmhe same size holes in about the same locations the solution to there design flaw is just some good ol fashioned lock tight then everything remains virtually as designed and stays together
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Hope that helps to answer some of your questions i do have a grenades block from 1 of those motors in my scrap pile from a generator if you would like some pictures of anything
It's the same situation with kitplane manufacturers when you make significant (meaning "readily visible") modifications to their design. They ask you to list the manufacturer/type as "<yourname>". And really, you can't blame them. They're not involved in the modifications you're making to their product, they don't have any control over the quality of those mods, or the quality/safety/suitability of your finished and altered version of their product. It's really not their design anymore.I imagine the situation is the same regarding OEM car engines, snowmobile engines, etc for aircraft. Just don't actively promote your airplane engine as an Acme Engine, take easy steps to "anonymize" the engine's appearance (remove their labels, etc), and Acme will pretty much leave you alone. That appears to be true whether you are making one for yourself or modifying them and selling them to others.