Okay ladies and gentlemen, it's time for BITOG's first one time and final all out war between old fashioned Flathead fans against the newfangled hi-tec OHV/OHC fans! Good ol proven Briggs/Tecumseh flathead vs Honda OHC engines?! In the long run, which will prove to prevail? Which has the grunt needed for hard work everyone wishes they could pawn off on their kids instead of their hard-earned cash? Seriously though. The simple, proven reliable flathead engines, vs the newer OHC engines. I would say taht a 6.75 lb/ft Briggs and a 6.9lb/ft honda OHC have roughly the same power. But I know there are those that would argue. I won't deny that the OHV engines have lower emissions and lower fuel consumption.