Tired Briggs and Stratton on Log Splitter - Replace?
Perhaps this message is premature, as I haven't even started it yet. A friend got a new log splitter and gave me his old one yesterday. Couldn't argue with the price! I didn't see it run, but he says it does and he has been using it for years and up until very recently. It's a tiny splitter with a Briggs and Stratton 3.5 HP motor (did I mention "tiny"?). I'm guessing it's at least 35 years old. The engine number is 92902 0451-01.
Guess my questions are these... where is a good reference and source for replacement engines? I'm assuming this old engine isn't made anymore, so I'd have to find an "equivalent". Do I just make sure everything simply bolts up (shaft length, mounting holes, etc.)? If I find the engine simply needs a bit of attention, is there a good source for parts?