Mike, I snapped this pic with a flashlight in the back of my shed. Not stamped, but is this the tag and numbers you referenced?Thanks Jere, I know that you've had one of those for a while, as you've posted about it lots of times. You're one of the main reasons I even knew these things existed.
I'm pretty sure, based on sevenhills pics, that mine is meant to have the kill switch integrated into the throttle lever. Probably just an older version of your setup.
The engine on my 380 is much newer, and looks a lot like yours, but has a separate rocker-style kill switch.
I had an old Tecumseh HH60 on a TB Horse tiller that also was designed with the kill switch built into the throttle lever.
BTW, dating a Briggs is easy. Just look at the engine codes. The first two numbers in the last group of numbers is the year built. On yours, it's probably stamped into the valve cover, which is probably behind the carb. If you find it, post a pic.
Yes, I see that in your last pic. Can't believe how simple and effective that is.It's simply two pieces of angle iron sandwiched onto the 2" square tube. Bolts to the engine through the angle iron.
Yes, I keep my equipment inside. Along with making new latches, I've been wanting to paint the trailer and box JD green, but that hasn't happened either.Thanks Jack.
Hard to believe that wood is 10 years old! How do the current latches work?
What did you use for the hose connection at the front of the box? It's hard to see in the pic.