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Well i finally got to working on the Model 60 Lawn mower that i had sitting inthe back, Seams liek the motor went south for the winter. I am looking to rebuild it sometime in the future. But for now i am looking at replacement motors. Any good ones out there ? and ones to stay away from ?

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Well according to the Small engine warehouse the Only engine that would Fit it Is a Tecumseh That is No Longer Made But I Know I have seen Model 60 & 70 with Briggs replacement engines But I would ask On weekend Freedom Machines On what owners of the 60 or 70 Models used for replacement and If that doesn't Pan Out Which I think You'll actually find some one over there that has a Made a different Brand Fit a 60 or 70 You can Look at a Used engines from One Of These JD Bone Yards
http://www.jdlawntractor.com/
http://www.tractorsalesandparts.com/
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There are no new direct replacement engines that fit the 60 & 70 if you want to use the deck! If you're not planning on using the deck, it's not a big deal to install a Briggs by trimming the frame a little.

My L/60 Custom was my first "modified" project, using a 69-60 (first pic). I used an 8 HP Briggs from a JD R72 RER in it.

I'm currently working on a 70 "Industrial" using a 12-1/2 HP Briggs from an MTD "Yardman" (junker), http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=222863.
 

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As said there is no other engine currectly being made that will fit the 60/70. My 70 has a Briggs 675 in it out of a pressure washer currently but i hope to put the VH70 back in if i can get it to start all the time. The Briggs requires modification of the engine mounts and moves the crankshaft forward. This requires a longer belt and makes using the mower a no no. Roger
 

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I used a briggs out of a murrey rer the crank was the right size but I had to
use the clutch bushing from a 100. The battery tray was moved back about one inch and the frame cut to keep the motor in the factory location.So it can be done with right parts. Also a machine shop can turn down any crankshaft to the right size. Good luck with it:thThumbsU
 
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