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1  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: intek on: December 09, 2014, 11:37:24 AM
I understand where you are coming from, Lester, but then how would one word it so that it eliminates the "big block" engines?


So sorry to say but you can't limit without limits if you catch my drift. Cube limits and cube checkers. Otherwise remove all limits. Never have a rule you can't enforce or don't want to enforce.

Lester
2  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Rev Limiter on: November 30, 2014, 02:45:32 PM
Ron if you are looking for 9200 to 9400 then why not just chip at 9500?  It's for saving an engine not setting a racing rpm. You really don't want it hitting it if possible. Back in our SBC racing days we used a soft rev limiter (MSD) and even then it wasn't very "soft".

Lester
3  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: intek on: November 26, 2014, 11:57:43 AM
I'm going to "Sound off" here a bit but first I want to remind everyone of my racing heritage. I've been involved in racing snowmobiles, mud drags and D.I.R.T. Modifieds and now lawn mowers. What I first found ironic in lawn mower racing rules was the "Must start as a certain block" and "All internal modifications are allowed". What? No other racing organization that I know of allows internal modifications without limit yet bases the start off an engine cu in. If you are going to have a cubic inch or cc limit it must remain as a complete limit. Let me give a clearer example using a small block chevy. A typical 350 without being resleaved will get to 4.060 maybe 4.090 if the casting is really good. Now a bowtie block 350 will get to 4.215 from its 4.00 stock bore. A small block 400 will get the same. But now you say the small block 400 isn't legal because it started as a 4.125 bore at the factory. Kinda nonsense if you ask me. That's why they use a cube checker to keep everyone under 368. If I want to run a 4.125 piston and 3.44 stroke it is allowed. If I want to run a 3.82 bore and a 4.00 I can. The is no physical size difference between the 44 and the 49 block. It can not be measured externally to separate the two. There is a minor casting difference that allows a trained eye to differentiate the two. This is not a big block. you can't make the Intek 49 as big as you can the 46 Kohlers with any amount of boring. The material isn't there. What I see is the pure hatred of the intek by people who shrug their shoulders at 60+ cube Kohlers.
4  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Dedicated 820 Peerless Racing Transaxle on: November 26, 2014, 11:26:55 AM
Depending on tracks. We race a touring series which has tracks as small as 400 ft total to 700 ft with different surfaces and shapes. We utilize 1st gear for pits and race 4th - 6th. Next time I take it apart I'm going to eliminate 2 and 3 gear.

Lester
5  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: intek on: November 23, 2014, 11:19:30 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kohler-Command-Pro-OHV-Horizontal-Engine-30-HP-PA-CH750-3006-/331058142609?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d149a5d91

They also have them in vertical. They are 750cc or 46 cu in.



Lester
6  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Dedicated 820 Peerless Racing Transaxle on: November 23, 2014, 10:52:27 PM
I run those same gear sets in my 820 along with the next available gear set  (overdrive) utilizing a 6 speed gear set.

Lester
7  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: intek on: November 23, 2014, 10:30:05 PM
Here is my beef when you knock out the 49 block. It lets big money rule the races. You can buy a 49 block for 1/3 the cost of sleeving and boring a 44 block. It takes more than a simple sleeve job to make this work also. It takes extensive welding and machining of the block (internally) to get a head gasket to seal on a 44 with 49 sleeves. A new 49 block can be had for about 175 bucks. If the rule is 44 cube then cube check them all. Regardless how they got above 44 make them illegal. Otherwise this 49 bashing needs to come to an end. How many 30 HP Kohler blocks are out there I ask? More than anyone wants to admit.

Lester
8  Engine Help / Honda and Clone Engines / 420 vertical on: November 14, 2014, 08:36:57 AM
Has anyone ever converted a clone 420 to a vertical? I know they make a 390 in the vertical position was just wondering if it's possible and what's involved? I've never dealt with a clone or Honda but this engine would now be legal in Mod-X due to the GXV390, correct?

Lester
9  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: 44 Intek exhaust on: November 03, 2014, 08:21:40 AM
We run 1 1/8 inside diameter pipe for our exhausts. Not pretty but used old school desks to build them (all mandrel bent heavy wall piping).

Lester
10  For Sale / Mower Engines & Parts / Re: New 49ci Intek Two Barrel Carburetors on: October 25, 2014, 07:17:44 PM
what size are the throttle plates on these?

Lester
11  Engine Help / Briggs Flathead / Re: oppy twin on: October 25, 2014, 07:16:12 PM
463xxx block (31 AVS pistons and ARC 46 rods) and a 461xxx crank combo. Also use a pressure lube crank and sump. Youi will need to drill the upper oil passages in the 463xxx block.

Lester
12  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: vanny help!!!!!!!!!! on: September 29, 2014, 09:46:43 PM
I run .006 intake, .008 exhaust on all my race engines.

Lester
13  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Lincoln welders on: September 28, 2014, 02:24:50 PM
I believe the 140 pro used to be called the 140T for tab. Has settings a,b,c,d for heat range. The 140 c is for continuous. The heat setting is fully variable from 30 amps to 140 and can be changed while welding. Both have cast aluminum wire feed where the older 140T had a plastic drive. Also the 140c is set up for an optional spool gun. I have owned several Lincoln mig welders but if your garage has 220 I highly recommend getting a 220 welder. It is unusual to not have 220 in a garage unless it is attached and even then it is well worth it to run a 220 outlet to the garage.


Lester
14  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: Model 31 AVS on: September 24, 2014, 02:34:11 PM
There really is no need to discard the AVS pan. You can buy a bushing for the lower crank that will allow use of a 28 crank in an AVS pan. Easy to do.

Lester
15  General / Coffee Shop / Re: ARMA MXR-JR on: September 22, 2014, 11:05:26 PM
I do need some clarification for the probability of going forward with this class. We have our rules meeting next month.

Lester
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