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1  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: Vanguard 18HP vertical to horizontal conversion on: July 22, 2015, 07:24:12 AM
You can use the vertical crankshaft in a horizontal. The output shaft will just be a little longer than it would be if using the horizontal crank. The side cover on the horizontal is thinner than the vertical pan.
2  For Sale / Misc. Racing Items / Re: Noram Mini Cup Star Racing Clutch on: July 12, 2015, 06:55:06 PM
Yes, it is for sale.
3  Engine Help / Kohler Engines / Re: How much can I up the compression on a stock CV490s on: July 11, 2015, 04:43:43 PM
Ok so I asked.  Our rules are all over the place.  They said when it comes down to it, you can do anything you want to the motor other than add aluminum parts. 
4  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: 25 hp Intek twin on: July 08, 2015, 10:23:46 PM
Take that part number Paul gave you and go to Equipatron's website or give them a call. Very good prices and awesome service.
5  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Fuel question on: June 25, 2015, 03:19:12 PM
As longs as it is pump gas and available for anyone to purchase, you can use it. Some local clubs have their own set of rules and don't even allow race fuel, while others will allow you to run methanol.
6  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Fuel question on: June 25, 2015, 02:55:40 AM
Since you mentioned the FXT class, i assume you are talking about the USLMRA. If you will read the entire rule book, it very clearly states the rules on fuel under general mower requirements (which apply to all classes).


"The only acceptable fuel is pump gasoline. Fuel must be pumped fuel bought at Service stations, example SUNOCO racing fuel or VP Racing Fuel sold at Marathon Service stations. Additives, other than STABIL Fuel Stabilizer are prohibited. Any apparatus other than the carburetor which can be used to introduce any gaseous or liquid substance into the induction flow, whether connected or not, is prohibited, and will result in disqualification. Such devices include, but are not limited to, Nitrous Oxide, alcohol or water injection systems, turbo or superchargers, and/or the attendant hardware consistent with these systems. Any attempt to conceal or disguise such apparatus will be considered a flagrant violation and may result in expulsion from the USLMRA."
7  For Sale / Mower Engines & Parts / Re: Briggs Denso High Torque Starters on: June 15, 2015, 02:16:21 PM
One starter is sold, have one left. It is an OEM Denso starter and works with the ARC flywheels.  $110 shipped to your door.
8  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Questionable "internal" engine modifications. on: June 10, 2015, 03:35:05 PM
Al, you're wrong! I do this stuff to get away from family. By the same, the Mrs. gets away from me, too!

Bert has a good point. Going to the races and getting away for a while (so family members don't hurt or kill each other) can be a good thing. But i guess that would still make mower racing a "family" sport.  lol
9  Engine Help / Kohler Engines / Re: Kohler command single parts on: June 09, 2015, 11:21:51 AM
Wayne, give me a call. Cool
10  For Sale / Mower Engines & Parts / Briggs Denso High Torque Starters on: June 08, 2015, 08:31:43 AM
I have two good used Briggs Denso high torque starters in excellent condition. These are the OEM Denso, not an aftermarket. Fits the Briggs Intek and Vanguard v-twins, as well as the flathead and OHV singles. These starters new cost $250 ea. I'll take $100 each plus shipping.
11  For Sale / Mower Engines & Parts / Re: NEW Tillotson HR181 Carbs on: June 08, 2015, 08:29:07 AM
Still for sale, $300 shipped for the pair!
12  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Questionable "internal" engine modifications. on: June 06, 2015, 03:28:12 PM

The FX classes aren't cheap to build or run.  I remember not to long ago everyone wanted the FX classes to be unlimited.  Now we want limits.  

Paul, you are right on the money. The FX classes (super mods) were never meant for rookies, new drivers, or the inexperienced builders. But somehow there are new guys getting right into this class.... The class was added to be an open type class, breaking the mold for the veteran racers and experienced builders. But now guys are trying to make the class "affordable" so everyone can race in it. People should go race a governed class or a prepared class if they are on a tight budget. No one has made anyone build an FX class machine, it's people wanting what they can't have or afford which is the good ol' American way these days!

The future of mower racing will ride on getting families and kids back into racing, and running the tracks and events with no politics. This means enforcing the same rules and regulations on everyone regardless of who you are, track official or president or whatever.
13  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Questionable "internal" engine modifications. on: June 05, 2015, 10:41:50 PM
The rules ARMA has now are fine. In the super mod class you must start with an OEM mower block, and the heads can be aftermarket or stock castings. It would actually be cheaper for the serious builders if there were billet heads for the popular engines. Spending a ton of time on stock heads welding up chambers/ ports, installing big valves/ seats, port job, and then flow bench time adds up to a large sum of money very quickly, especially if you are paying a race shop to do it.  You could have a much better product, designed for peak performance and reliability with a billet head and the cost would be cheaper if produced in quantity. But in the end only so much power can be put to the ground anyway so its not really even worth the trouble. Spending the extra time on chassis setup and consistent driving will win more races than just a high hp engine anyway. That's been proven over and over. 

Al, I do agree that no billet or aftermarket blocks should ever be allowed. The stock blocks will only handle so much and will always limit the classes.
14  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Questionable "internal" engine modifications. on: June 03, 2015, 03:50:07 PM
Aftermarket heads on a Kohler were deemed illegal.  Whether they were cast or billet.  I would say this would be the same ruling.  It should not be brand specific.  Kohler was descused because the castings were already being made.

Aftermarket or custom billet heads are legal in ARMA in the super mod classes, as they should be in a top of the tier open type class.  The prepared classes are a different story and should use oem block, heads, intakes etc.

15  For Sale / Misc. Racing Items / Re: Noram Mini Cup Star Racing Clutch on: June 02, 2015, 07:59:03 PM
Last chance before it goes on eBay, $80 shipped.
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