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1  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: need help with 700 tranny on: July 23, 2014, 04:47:15 PM
Drop your axle sprocket to 44 and you will have a gear ratio of 4.85   Your ratio as it sits is 5.02:1 which might be a little steep.  Race in 5th gear, your 25/25 gear set, top speed about 35 MPH depending on tire size (16") and RPM of engine (3650)
2  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 3rd Annual STA-BIL Midwest Summer Nationals Carlisle Iowa River Bottom Raceway on: June 26, 2014, 09:16:47 PM
5 mowers and 4 racers from Arkansas headed out for Cornfield County in about 10 hours, so there will be a Dr. in the house, or zoo, or whatever ya want to call it...lol
3  Mower Building / Setup Help / Chassis / Re: Steering shaft on: June 25, 2014, 08:36:32 PM
Skeeter,

Mine has a 5/8" shaft, over the engine, with 2 universals butted together - no problems

Doc
4  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: piston circlip on: June 10, 2014, 11:38:26 AM
Let's just hope we don't have to spend a lot of time closed up in the truck or shop with ED!!!
5  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Back in Black on: May 29, 2014, 08:11:11 PM
Glad to see ya back, Rooster!!!  With #432 missing, and all those "chicks" on your farm, can't you just use one of theirs to help hidr your heinie?
6  Engine Help / Honda and Clone Engines / Re: gx390 on: May 27, 2014, 11:13:44 PM
I am running two of these engines, one in FX and the other in FXS, they mesh fine with the ring gear.  The weak point is the solenoid on the starter itself.
7  Engine Help / Honda and Clone Engines / Re: gx390 on: May 27, 2014, 12:11:01 AM
I never had to change the stasrter gear, just used what came on the starter.   They WILL smoke the solenoid with a higher copression engine.  Most of the time, I try to turn it by hand past the compression stroke.
8  Mower Building / Setup Help / Racing Mower Builds / Re: my first build, USLMRA S/P on: May 20, 2014, 08:57:41 PM
Seat has to be a minimum of 13" from ground.  The bottom of the seat can be lower than the tops of the fenders, even lower than the tops of the tires.  Look at the pictures in the 2014 rule book.  The seat pan has been lowered below the tops of the fenders and actually sits even with the tunnel.  If the tires are 16", and minimum seat height is 13", then the seat can actually be lower than the tops of the tires.
9  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: valve adjustment on: May 20, 2014, 08:51:43 PM
The ones EC sells can be ordered and you cut to length with a dremel and insert the tips or they can cut them to the length you want, insert the tips and send them to you.  They are not precut for a speciic cam, as mentioned by Mr. English, too many variables to be one size that will fit all engines with that cam.  I would say if you grind the rocker posts, use a caliper and get the intake rockers the same for both sides to keep rocker geometry the same for each cylinder.  do the same for the exhaust sides.  Intake and exhaust don't have to be the same, but if intakes are different side to side, then one side will be richer than the other and tuning may be a nightmare.
10  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: valve adjustment on: May 20, 2014, 08:19:38 PM
measure what length you have and add 1/8 to 3/16 of an inch so that you have enough adjuster threads showing to allow you to place the lock nut.  You can order them cut to length in chrome moly from E.C.
11  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: lining up timing marks on vanguard 16 hp on: May 19, 2014, 08:54:22 PM
Nick,
 It should be just a drop in with the timing mark of crank pointing up.  Make sure the lifters are pushed all the way into their holes.  Depending on the lift of cam, you may have to rotate slightly to get it in, but you will be able to rotate to line up timing marks before placing the cam into its boss in the block.  Rods are in the right cylinder and right position aren't they?
12  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Slipping belt on: May 19, 2014, 08:48:58 PM
It should help quite a bit by giving more surface of the belt in contact with the pulley.  You will probably have to change length of belt as well, because the extra inch of diameter of the pulley will gain about 3" of belt length provided you currently have correct tension on the belt.
13  General / Coffee Shop / Re: help calculating gearing on fxs on 10th mile or less on: May 05, 2014, 05:23:45 PM
my calculations are 7.29:1
14  Engine Help / Honda and Clone Engines / Re: governor removal... on: April 26, 2014, 09:08:30 PM
A drive pin holds the mechanism in place.  It goes through the side cover.  Drive it out from the outside, remove the governor, the drive the pin back into the hole from the inside.
15  General / Coffee Shop / Re: craftsman model 2007 on: April 25, 2014, 10:14:34 PM
Look under the build sections on here. There are different classes stickied at the beginning of the section.  There you will find how to set up your chassis.  It would also be helpful to fill out your profile...to get you closer to other races maybe.
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