Very interesting Gary how could you find a intek twin 17hp with 40 they do not exist so the tractor god say LOL. Funny how things come out in the light. You should grab that engine it can make some good horsepower with little money spent. But make sure you keep the sticker and id numbers on it for proof if needed lol. Keep up the good hunting for parts.
Last year I ran with OELTRA a few times (I'm from NY). I see you list a limit for Inteks at 38cu in (V-Twin). As far as I know they never made such a beast. The smallest Intek twin is a 40. They are 40, 44, and now 49. Vanguards are 29/30 (listed as both but same...30 is newer), 35, 38 and the big one is 54(31 hp horizontal). Don't know if there is one in between 38 and 54. Also the briggs opposed twins are 40, 42 and 46. In the singles the flat heads have starting with a 10 hp at 22, 25, 28 and 31. OHV's are at 28, 31 and 33. Anyways I'm rambling. I run a 40 cu in Intek and it puts me out of the class that as far as I know no Intek twin can run. Could someone send me either a photo of the valve cover with the 38 markings or any literature on them? Thank you.
I need to see a picture of one. I've searched all over the net, talked with several Briggs master technicians and they all say that there was never a 38 cu in intek. The 38 cu in were vanguards. and yes they came with single carbs. I have also asked about a 44 cu in opposed by briggs. They were 40, 42, and 46 only. I have all the master technician repair manuals and it doesn't list a 38 intek or a 44 i\c (opposed).