I'd like to rebuild a small motor to 1) refresh my memory of how four-stroke motors work, and 2) teach my sons how they work. Which engine is:
- relatively inexpensive (< $200 used)
- requires only common tools (e.g. wrenches, socket set, screwdriver, etc)
- readily available parts
- appropriate for eventual use as a generator (not intended for dependable use, more like a science project)
There are many references to Briggs and Stratton 5hp motors as good general-purpose motors; anything special to know about them? My previous experience with engine repair is limited to VW flat-four Beetles.