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MV18
« on: January 31, 2008, 07:24:07 PM »
I just bought a racer from last year from a fellow racer... and it has a MV18 Magnum engine..

I know a lot about the K-series engines but not too much about the opposed engines...

Anyone else running this?... wow.. what a heavy engine...



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Re: MV18
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 07:38:53 PM »
I don't race one yet but I have one in the shop and I was looking at for C/P.  With m-20 crank it 47 inches.  With the cast iron removable jugs it could bored quite a bit and wouldn't have to be sleeved.

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Re: MV18
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008, 07:45:32 PM »
I'm running it in a class that doesn't allow modification..

I will probably just do a valve job, and check the heads for flatness..

But I might swap the non-adjustable Walbro carb for an adjustable Kohler #26 carb I have.. just so I can better control of the mixture...

I think the Walbro might be a #30...


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Re: MV18
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008, 01:29:13 PM »
You need to check those 2 carbs and meusure the venturi to make sure will get enough fuel...
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Re: MV18
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2008, 07:20:34 AM »
I can't find the stock venturi size of the Walbro carb...


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Re: MV18
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2008, 08:36:44 AM »
You need to take a mic/caliper and do it.... Meusure both...
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Re: MV18
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2008, 08:46:02 PM »
Measure it at the smallest area in the venturi?


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Re: MV18
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2008, 08:56:17 PM »
Measure the biggest part....
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Re: MV18
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2008, 02:51:04 PM »
The smallest part is commonly reffered to as the venturi,and the smallest part is the part determines how much air is going to pass through the carb.The size of the jet determines how much fuel the engine gets and there is only one optimum mixture ratio,I believe it is 14 parts air to 1 part fuel.Each carb and engine combo will require a specific jet size for the amount of air it is getting,and that changes with air density as well.
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Re: MV18
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2008, 06:23:06 PM »
Does this engine have a 1 inch crank? I'm getting ready to order a centrifugual clutch for it...

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Re: MV18
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2008, 06:27:04 PM »
I just bought a racer from last year from a fellow racer... and it has a MV18 Magnum engine..

Ummm...why don't you go outside and measure it...???
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Re: MV18
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2008, 06:35:51 PM »
Ummm...why don't you go outside and measure it...???

If you don't have an answer then just say so.....

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Re: MV18
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2008, 06:44:18 PM »
"If" I actuallly had a kohler I would measure the crank before ordering expensive parts for it..

As I would assume you would ...
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