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Tires / Tire Help Needed
« on: October 17, 2010, 11:11:53 PM »
Hello I have been building another pulling tractor for the last little bit and I have attempted to go a different route this time than the usual narrow front wheels and tires. I recently bought a set of 5in Dia by 145mm wide polished douglas wheels. I am looking for the smallest tire I can mount to it. I wanted a turf tread or 5 rib style but so far all I have really found is kart tires. I have never used metric wheels on aything like this so I thought Id ask for some help. I figured about an 11x6x5 tire would fit but wasnt real sure and had no Idea where to find these tires except on ebay. If some one could enlighten me as to what sizes are available the smallest that would fit also as to where I could get them brand doesnt matter but price does Id like to get out as cheap as possible. They donot have to be new either so if anyone has a used set to sell pm me about them and Ill get back with you thanks Josh

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Briggs Flathead / Briggs 28cu Flattie Valve cover Question
« on: July 23, 2010, 10:52:19 AM »
Hello guys Im woundering if I can do away with the tube between the carb and the valve cover Im going to make a valve cover out of a piece of aluminum I was wantin to just drill a whole in it and run a peice of tubing out to either a breather or to a catch can. I will be running an electric fuel pump so the vaccum is not needed I wouldnt think. Im not sure whatll happen so Thought Id ask for advice before I do it Thanks Josh

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Driveline / Need Help Figuring belt size
« on: July 16, 2010, 12:19:46 PM »
Hello guys and girls I am nearing the point of figuring out what size belts I need. So I have a couple questions concerning this. My first question is what is the best way to measure for the belt dimensions I have 1 of the two belts off of my tractor that were original but It doesnt matter cause Ive changed the pulleys out and there all different dimesions Ive also Moved the trans  back 4in its not the stock trans either its from a different tractor so had to move it back and do plenty of cutting and restrengthening to make it fit. I know that no belt I have will even come close to fitting so Im trying to figure the best way to measure for one I was also woundering how the red belts are measured from the inner length or the outter length. I thought of a way I might could do it but Im looking for a better way the way I do it is hard to get accurate any way Thanks  for the help in advance Josh

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Briggs Flathead / Gilson Rear Engine
« on: June 05, 2010, 12:53:17 AM »
Is anyone running a gilson rear engine mower. Fixing to start building one. I bought it for 25 bucks built alot like the old rear engine snappers and craftsmans. I aquired a 16hp VTwin OHV vanny in which will be the engine Im gonna build for it but just looking to see if anyones running one or even for the snapper guys input as far as the chassis goes. Thanks

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Driveline / Are red belts better than Industrial
« on: May 06, 2010, 02:44:08 AM »
Are Red belts really better than any other belts including Industrial belts. If so what makes them so much better and are they a sticky type belt. Was thinking of picking one up but woundering why I should.

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Briggs Flathead / Rod Specs Question
« on: May 02, 2010, 02:27:16 PM »
I was woundering if anyone new what the specs was on the briggs rod from a 25cu. flatty. I was woundering what the length and width was as well as the wrist pin wholes dia. and the journal whole dia. Thanks for the help guys Josh

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Briggs OHV & Vanguard / OHV Single Rod Question
« on: April 28, 2010, 09:05:25 PM »
Hi Guys I was woundering about a rod I have a horozontal shaft 25cu. flatty and I was wanting to replace the rod with one from an ohv engine. I was woundering what the part number for this might be or what the model nuber from an ohv engine is so that I could use that to look up the rod that I need. Thanks in advance for the help guys and keep in mind its a horozontal shaft engine I have. Thanks Josh

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Briggs Flathead / Rod Question
« on: April 22, 2010, 12:01:08 PM »
I have a Biggs Flattie model# 251417-0137-99 as many of you can tell by looking at the model# Its a horozontal Shaft engine. What I was woundering was if some one could tell me what the part number if for a replacement rod fom an OHV engine. Also if I could get it I would like to have the model number from the OHV engine the rod would fit. I looked on Biggs at the new vanguards but the largest horozontal single they show is 15hp and the model displacement is like 23.54 or something odd like that. Would that rod fit? Thanks guys
I was told hitch has a website does anyone have the address i heard he built  billet head 28 and that it was on there id like to see it sounds cool. Thanks again. Josh

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Briggs Flathead / 10hp Briggs Flat Head Question
« on: April 05, 2010, 02:38:11 PM »
Any one know where I could get performance parts for my 10hp flat head engine. Like to find out also what parts may interchange from larger engines. I know some carbs will interchange from larger flat singles but other than that what. Thanks Josh

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Kohler Engines / what does this mean
« on: March 19, 2010, 09:33:46 PM »
I have what I believe is a K181. Thats what I was told when i got it, it had no tin and no head. It has the same amount of bolt wholes on the head  side of the block as the K161 and K181. What im woundering is what are the numbers cast in the bearing palte side of the block. They read K2612 i didnt know what this meant ive never paid any attention befor i know its an old engine it even had the cast govenor in it. thanks

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Kohler Engines / rod bearing
« on: March 19, 2010, 09:25:21 PM »
iv read that alot of guys are running rod bearings borrowed from wisconsin engines i have a K181 and i need to turn the crank and i was wanting to put a rod bearing on the rod does anyone know where i would be able to find these bearings so i could see which size i would need if theres one that would fit thanks

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Chassis / uslmra help
« on: March 12, 2010, 09:44:58 AM »
any one know where i can get a set of rule for the uslmra so that i may build a legal and safe chassis and also decide what class i will be able to run in and in all give me a general diection in which i need to go thanks

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Chassis / help
« on: March 08, 2010, 10:11:54 PM »
has any one built a massey ferguson mf8 ive got one i was thinking of pulling but it would be belt drive and i may want to build a racer it may be alittle mo fun to play with

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Kohler Engines / has any one built a kohler k181
« on: March 08, 2010, 08:34:38 PM »
hey im a new member and ive looked all over and really cant find much on it so im gonna ask you all has any one built a k181 cast  kohler i am building one and i was woundering what anyone who has built one has done thanks

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