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New member here with first question --- am not very familiar with the B&S engines so heres my question..

I have an older Wheel Horse with a B&S 16hp twin opposed horizontal shaft that is shot, both cyls badly scored and almost certainly the crank is toast too. On prowling ebay I see there are very few 16hp items listed, somewhat more 17s and quite a few 18s, with 2-3 decent sounding 18hp "long blocks" shown. So, will my 16hp tin, manifolds, flywheel, etc change over to an 18?

Next - the WH engines run counter clockwise - is that common? say, for instance, will a B&S twin engine off a Craftsman or? run CCW?
 

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It sounds like you're exploring all of your options in terms of what would be the right choice for either a repair or replacement. Those are some good questions.

I don't know the answers to them myself, but somebody should be along shortly that will know more.
 

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I'm pretty sure that your parts will switch from the 16 to the 18 hp engines. Also, most small engines do run with CCW rotation, so you're good there.
 

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Most Briggs are close in engine family. The manifold and such items should be good. Best thing is too check your numbers to donor engine. Crank might be longer/ bigger?
 

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:ditto: Usually the main problem when replacing an engine with a similar model is getting the crank configuration right. If you don't match it up, it won't work in your application.
 

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Thanks guys -- these little tidbits of info can possibly add up to being able to choose an alternate model. Have got a lead on one out of a Sears tractor now - have to reach an agreeable price before getting into comparing specs...
 
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