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Bigger engine, chassis mods
« on: April 21, 2018, 01:26:12 AM »
Good day folks. Iím working off a mastercraft/mtd frame. Stock engine was a single cylinder 12hp B&S, Iím putting in a brand new 24Hp vtwin.

Looking for ideas as to how to make the new engine fit. Has anyone done similar? I was thinking about stretching the frame a few inches but not sure if this is the best option. Any input would be happily welcomed.



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Re: Bigger engine, chassis mods
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 06:26:23 AM »
24hp Briggs vtwin should bolt right in.
the Masterkraft chassis I've seen are the same as the mtd chassis I've used before
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Re: Bigger engine, chassis mods
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 12:38:59 PM »
That would be pretty sweet if it did.

Is there any benefit to extending the frame? Looks like it would be pretty easy to do I. This frame.


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Re: Bigger engine, chassis mods
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 01:42:55 PM »
Most engines have a universal bolt pattern and so do chassis!
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Re: Bigger engine, chassis mods
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 02:16:59 PM »
I still have to have a close look, but it would appear that none of the bolt holes match up with the new engine.

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Re: Bigger engine, chassis mods
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 03:06:49 PM »


Is there any benefit to extending the frame? Looks like it would be pretty easy to do I. This frame.
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No,the longer the wheelbase,the harder it is to turn!!!
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Re: Bigger engine, chassis mods
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018, 03:47:37 PM »
I stand corrected after some careful positioning, the new motor does match a set of holes.

One less thing to do! Getting excited to start this build.


 

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