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1  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: 30 cube vanny 2 barrel elbow question on: December 06, 2014, 11:10:46 PM
I actually turned my elbow around as Tyler said, and used a short filter to clear the side of the hood.  I did not hone the elbow or the intake to match, just drilled and tapped the middle bolt and went with it.  I think the engine runs just fine.
2  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: 30 cube vanny 2 barrel elbow question on: December 06, 2014, 10:54:20 PM
Yes EC sells a KN style filter to match their filter adapter, I believe it is 2" filter height, same oval diameters, call the sales desk and tell 'em ya want the short one.  Same price as the taller one if I remember right.
3  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: Basic 17hp Race Mods on: November 09, 2014, 08:24:08 PM
Grubdiggers response is true for ARMA.  Unless the rules for USLMRA change for 2015, the only mod allowed for G/P is aftermarket exhaust.  Carb and air filter are supposed to be as delivered from the factory, according to my conversations with Kerry Evans.
4  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: vanny help!!!!!!!!!! on: September 30, 2014, 09:48:15 PM
You might also look at the "timing marks" on the flywheel again,  I had one to spin because I didn't torque the bolts well enough.  It will act just like a sheared flywheel key.
5  Engine Help / Briggs Flathead / Re: Sp motor worth what??? on: September 30, 2014, 12:10:49 AM
It could still have the weights.  I had the eccentrics milled off of that style of crank in a 28 series, used the brass weights, and it is still running after 4 years.
6  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Ap class questions??? on: September 22, 2014, 03:22:05 PM
So the answer would be to run a 6 or 7 on the engine with a 4 or 5 on the tranny.
7  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Red Belts on: August 23, 2014, 08:07:11 PM
I am glad that got cleared up.  I was wondering what color he wanted the other 1/2. lol
8  For Sale / Mower Engines & Parts / Re: George Herrin built carb on: August 22, 2014, 12:11:05 PM
walbro or tilly?  single or double?  jetting for fuel pump or gravity?
9  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)
10  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
11  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
12  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!!!
13  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?
14  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.
15  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.
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