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Good Engine for IMOW Class
« on: November 23, 2011, 08:28:47 PM »
I am new to this Sport and looking to build a mower to compete in the IMOW class.  What are the engines some of the top racers use in this class? 


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Re: Good Engine for IMOW Class
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 08:33:29 PM »
Briggs OHV and flatheads are probably the most widely used engine. If you are asking for a particular opinion on brand you will get lots of opinions.
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Re: Good Engine for IMOW Class
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 09:48:22 PM »
Does Horsepower and Torque make a difference in this class too?  I have heard good things about Briggs and Kawasaki engines.
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Re: Good Engine for IMOW Class
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2011, 08:20:54 AM »
Kohler and kawasaki are the two torque monsters... briggs can hold their own but if I was to build another it would either be a kaw or a kohler... first one had a kaw and once you get the gov set you never have to mess with it again
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Re: Good Engine for IMOW Class
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 11:59:41 AM »
The IMOW and Super Stock rules state that we can run a 17hp engine, no specification on c.i.  I have access to some decent 15-17 hp engines, no Briggs though.  Does anyone know if IMOW or Super Stock classes will add the c.i. rule to them before the start of the 2012 season? I would hate to get an engine now and it not be allowed when the season starts.
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Re: Good Engine for IMOW Class
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 03:35:18 PM »
The IMOW and Super Stock rules state that we can run a 17hp engine, no specification on c.i.  I have access to some decent 15-17 hp engines, no Briggs though.  Does anyone know if IMOW or Super Stock classes will add the c.i. rule to them before the start of the 2012 season? I would hate to get an engine now and it not be allowed when the season starts.
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Re: Good Engine for IMOW Class
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011, 03:40:53 PM »
do you have the Tecumseh 17hp?  ...they make big power if built right!
You can't "build" them in IMOW???
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Re: Good Engine for IMOW Class
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2011, 07:51:45 PM »
The IMOW and Super Stock rules state that we can run a 17hp engine, no specification on c.i.  I have access to some decent 15-17 hp engines, no Briggs though.  Does anyone know if IMOW or Super Stock classes will add the c.i. rule to them before the start of the 2012 season? I would hate to get an engine now and it not be allowed when the season starts.

Does anyone know the answer to my question? I plan to start mocking up my mower between Christmas and New Years and would hate to have to purchase another engine before the season starts.
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Re: Good Engine for IMOW Class
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2011, 08:10:35 PM »
They are all good motors, they can all win any given day at anyu given track.
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