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  • Bought a Briggs today I thought was a Murrey

    I need a bunch of stuff to go with the new banger motor I am working on, so this is what I came up with. I can't wait to start on it. I blame all this on you guys.
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  • #2
    Well, I am happy to shoulder the blame, but I doubt I will be able to help fund the project.

    Looks like you need a couple door handles, and a right front fender and she is good to go.

    Great find.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      He started it, with the spare motor!
      Nice find/ buy, enjoy :-)

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      • #4
        This is a 1930 Briggs, as the Murray has curved tops on the door windows. Looks like a nice car to start with.
        I like the sedans, as they are much more comfortable and plush than other models.

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        • dmdeaton
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          Thanks Tom, I wasn't sure which it was. Going by the seller, who admitted he wasn't sure either. The Murrey's have a plate, do the Briggs?

      • #5
        It has a nice look about it, should be a fun project, you will have it out for a test drive before you know it.

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        • #6
          Tom is correct, a Briggs.

          Have a 1930 one like it or very similar.

          Always appears to be more fun riding in a Model A while amicably conversing with back seat "select" passengers and/or "select" friends! LOL

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          • #7
            Nice find, love it...After you get this one going your goin to need another

            So what is the back story on the car????
            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • #8
              I hate to admit it, but snagged it on fleabay. I walked a thin line and chatted back and forth on the phone before bidding. Worked payment so both felt comfortable and ended up with it.
              I am working in northern OH moving printing presses and took an evening to drive to Indiana and look at 2 sedans. Black 29 and a Sky Blue 30. Tried to sell me both for 22K. 29 was nice older resto and 30 was way too $$. The Briggs/Murrey needs a full restore. Motor not locked up. I will report more when I get a chance to dig into it. I was really just looking for a body at the time.
              Last edited by dmdeaton; 12-17-2017, 08:24 PM.

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              • #9
                Fair winds and following seas,may your voyage be uneventful..

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                • dmdeaton
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                  Nothing is uneventful, my funds are protected though. I bought my Mini Cooper from ebay 9 years ago without a hitch. 4 States away. Still driving it.
                  Last edited by dmdeaton; 12-17-2017, 08:51 PM.

                • CM2
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                  Nice..Ive never been burned,did one deal on an oval window Vw where I received the funds paypal and a transporter showed up to grab it..only correspondence was email..he got the car,I got the cash,easy peasy..

              • #10
                Briggs should have a plate on the wood subrail pass-side or look for two nail holes. I hope the wood is good and dry! That thing looks nice to me!

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                • dmdeaton
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                  I am a little grey on exactly where this might be still. I am going to look for it tomorrow

              • #11
                NICE!! Congratulations! Hang onto those Riverside tires They are the best, and look good too. Sure wish you could still buy them new I'd have a set tomorrow................

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                • dmdeaton
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                  It amazes me how you guys can pick the details out.

                • Jeff/Illinois
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                  dm.... Riversides were a great looking tire and wore like iron. We had them on our '29 Tudor back in the early 70's. I loved them and really miss them!! Later MW Riversides came out looking like Garfields/Bedfords with that zig-zag tread pattern. Ugh. I've got them on the Roadster not my first choice for a tire, for looks, BUT that darn things won't wear out they keep going!!

                  When I see a Model A like your w/ the GOOD Riversides they really stand out!

              • #12
                My Briggs Town Sedan has a Briggs id plate on the firewall above the gas line fitting.

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                • #13
                  DM,
                  I "thought" you meant you bought a BRIGGS Mower, thinkin' it wuz a HONDA--LOL---I have a GREAT Honda for sale, just needs a ROPE. My Gardener is TOO STRONG for his own good!---I tole him, "Push it REAL FAST & it "might" START"??? He sez I'm an IDIOT!
                  Dad Puny

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                  • #14
                    Shipping details worked out, getting it Jan 6th.

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                    • #15
                      Just unloaded it off the trailer, made the trip from WI without a hitch. Body has a few dings, but is solid. I like it a lot. Get some better pics tomorrow in the daylight.
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                      • #16
                        More on the back story.....Was purchase in a estate sale airplane hanger with all contents. Wife told him this had to go. Was stored inside this hanger garage for years. Didn't sit outside. I am going to put in the barn next day or two.

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                        • #17
                          Looks pretty decent from the pic you posted, more pics!


                          Make sure you have anti freeze in it before leaving it outdoors!!
                          Last edited by DaWizard; 01-13-2018, 10:57 PM.
                          You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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                          • dmdeaton
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                            Its been in unheated garage for years the way it is up in Green Bay. Looks like cooling system is empty, water pump hanging loose and no hose clamps on hoses. Any damage done would have been in the past way up north. Thanks for the reminder though.
                            Last edited by dmdeaton; 01-13-2018, 11:04 PM.

                        • #18
                          The doors all seem to line up. That is one of the first things I look at on Fordors; it tells me the wood is probably in good shape, and the wood is the biggest problem with these models. You done good.

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                          • dmdeaton
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                            I was worried about the wood. It really looks solid. the top is ok also. Get a better look tomorrow.

                        • #19
                          Here's the way I remind myself about the diff between Briggs and Murray: Briggs has one syllable, so I think of it as being written on a straight line. Briggs has the straight tops on the windows. Ergo... I guess that comes from being an English major.
                          Last edited by Ray Horton; 01-14-2018, 12:24 PM.

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                          • #20
                            Great looking car! Congratulations. Jeff
                            Twiss Collector Car Parts

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