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General => Newcomers => Topic started by: zninja on October 10, 2013, 11:21:34 PM

Title: nOOb
Post by: zninja on October 10, 2013, 11:21:34 PM
Hey gang, I've got the fever. I was gifted with this mower from my neighbor which has already been modified.

I was wondering if you all could help me identify the model. Its an older craftsman with an 18 HP twin.

No markings that I can find in regards to the mower model number or the engine manufacturer.

Would anyone here know just by looking what I have?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/11/aduparun.jpg)
Title: Re: nOOb
Post by: GRUBDIGGER on October 11, 2013, 04:50:33 AM
OLDER CAFTSMAN (AYP) WITH NEWER FENDERS.
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Post by: royalblu68f100 on October 11, 2013, 04:56:46 AM
Appears to be a Briggs opposed engine.
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Post by: BIG AL 202 on October 11, 2013, 08:34:15 AM
Appears to be a Briggs opposed engine.
COOL! maybe another one of us coming over to the flatty twin side!! LOL
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Post by: zninja on October 11, 2013, 08:28:50 PM
I dig this mower, just trying to find out more about it. I like the look of it and the fact that it is a twin. Its been sitting for 5+years.

Does anyone make custom exhaust for it? See, I'm not sure exactly what motors to look up parts for?
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Post by: royalblu68f100 on October 11, 2013, 09:11:59 PM
Can you post a better picture of the engine, or give us a model number? Most of us fabricate our own exhaust. Some of us buy bends in kit form like EC distributing has for sale.
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Post by: zninja on October 11, 2013, 09:43:03 PM
Yes, I will snap some pic of the engine shortly.

The previous owner flipped the front axle to the top, and scooted it forward about 6", effectively lengthening the wheelbase. Is this an advantage or disadvantage for oval track racing? I have theories, but why not just ask the experts...He was going to use it for pulling.
Title: Re: Re: nOOb
Post by: zninja on October 11, 2013, 09:47:16 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/12/je7apaqe.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/12/ja4a5ara.jpg)
Title: Re: nOOb
Post by: royalblu68f100 on October 11, 2013, 10:20:41 PM
The flipping and the lenghtening might not fly with local rules. I know it wouldn't with national rules. The engine really needs a set of tins to help you any further than this, yep it's a Briggs oppy.  You can see where he added metal in to reinforce the hole left from flipping the axle, this is where the new axle should go.