Briggs & Stratton engine turned into a flywheel engine!

This engine was featured on the cover of "Gas Engine Magazine". It was built by Jesse Cook in WV using old cast iron wheels as the flywheels. This Briggs & Stratton engine will turn so slow that it's unbelievable!

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