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1  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.
2  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.
3  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.
4  For Sale / Want To Buy / Who Has It? / Re: Billet Long Rod on: September 29, 2014, 06:51:43 PM
Why needing just one?  I have a set only 3-4 races on them, but will need new crank bearings.  $65.00 shipped to your door if you are interested.
5  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.
6  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
7  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?
8  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)
9  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
10  Mower Building / Setup Help / Chassis / Re: Steering shaft on: June 25, 2014, 08:36:32 PM

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

11  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!!!
12  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?
13  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.
14  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.
15  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.
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