heymow.com - Lawn Mower Racing Forum
July 02, 2015, 06:09:36 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
Want to Join our site? CLICK HERE
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Staff List Links Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 30
1  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Yard Machine by MTD with an automatic on: May 28, 2015, 09:50:09 AM
By "automatic", are you talking hydrostatic or Vari-Drive?

Respectfully; Rodney Rom; Rom's Reworks; Butler, MO
2  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Sprinkles on: May 28, 2015, 09:47:11 AM
Don't talk to Texans about sprinkles this week...
3  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Pulleys on: May 24, 2015, 06:39:17 PM
Scott,

   I get all my pulleys from Phoenix Manufacturing -- www.phoenix-mfg.com .  Their Heavy Duty line is "split" (machined) steel.  Excellent pulleys!  My very helpful contact there is Sales Manager Christine Schmitz -- Christine.Schmitz@Phoenix-Mfg.com .  Their only drawback at this time is that they're re-doing their website and sometimes the pulley pictures do not match the actual pulley listings, but they will send you correct pictures if you ask.

Respectfully; Rodney Rom; Rom's Reworks; Butler, MO
4  For Sale / Trannys / Axles / Wheels / Pair of Carlisle Super Lug 20x10.00-8 Pulling Tires on rims on: May 14, 2015, 11:47:38 AM
  Selling this pair of almost-new Carlisle Super Lug 20x10.00-8 pulling tires on used rims with 3/4"-bore, 3-1/2"-long offset-hub wheels.  These are 4PR tires with tubes installed; they have a couple hours run time but still have the mold nubs on them.  Tires are in excellent condition; wheels are in very good condition, not bent or damaged.  Will take $95.00 + shipping for the pair (MSRP is $157 per tire new).  Prefer email correspondence -- email address in my Profile.

Respectfully; Rodney Rom; Rom's Reworks; Butler, MO
5  General / Coffee Shop / Return phone call not connecting to Scott Barlan (?) in NJ on: May 11, 2015, 09:23:31 PM
Heymowers,

   Last Friday morning (5/8/2015 at 10:25 Eastern Time), I received a call on my shop answering machine from a Scott Barlan (not sure on the last name -- message was kind of garbled) asking about parts for an 820-017 transaxle.  He left his return phone number as .  From the Area Code, he's in New Jersey.

   During the school year, my shop is closed on Fridays, but I've tried numerous times since Friday evening to reach him, and I keep getting the recording, "I'm sorry, but the person you called has a voice mailbox that has not been set up yet."

   Does anyone know Scott?  Could you please let him know I've been trying to reach him?  I'd like to help him out.

Respectfully; Rodney Rom; Rom's Reworks; Butler, MO
6  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Mower racing numbers on: May 04, 2015, 11:44:27 AM
      Direct from Kerry Evans:
"Over the last few years, we have stopped tracking mower numbers.  Since we are always in different parts of the country, we have racers who want the same numbers for their local tracks.  We at the USLMRA do our scoring with transponders and if 2 or more racers show up with the same number, we just add an 'A' or an 'X' or some other letter to the number.  If someone is registering their membership online, we suggest using a number with a name initial or leave the number blank."

Rodney
7  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 2015 USLMRA Rule Book on: May 04, 2015, 11:41:49 AM
    Direct from Kerry Evans:
"Over the last few years, we have stopped tracking mower numbers.  Since we are always in different parts of the country, we have racers who want the same numbers for their local tracks.  We at the USLMRA do our scoring with transponders and if 2 or more racers show up with the same number, we just add an 'A' or an 'X' or some other letter to the number.  If someone is registering their membership online, we suggest using a number with a name initial or leave the number blank."

Rodney
8  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 2015 USLMRA Rule Book on: May 03, 2015, 02:00:35 PM
Building a racer Rodney?
Paul,

   Thanks for asking!  Now that I've "retired" from doing service for local walk-in customers, concentrating instead on my internet store and Heymow customers, I thought I'd try one.  I have a new Tecumseh V-twin, a new close-ratio bottom-pulley Gearset-Upgrade-2 Peerless 820, and a lot of ideas I need to clear with the Rule Books.  After 51 years in the small-engine industry, I believe I'm ready.

Rodney
9  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 2015 USLMRA Rule Book on: May 02, 2015, 12:30:46 PM
   How does one go about "registering" a mower number with USLMRA?  In Rule Section VI-O, "It is recommended that racing numbers be pre-registered with the RACE NUMBER COORDINATOR."    But...there is no Race Number Coordinator listed in the Staff Contacts on page 4 of the 2015 Rules:
http://www.letsmow.com/rules-tech/offical-rules/ .  So...who do we contact?

Respectfully; Rodney Rom; Rom's Reworks; Butler, MO
10  General / Coffee Shop / Re: FUEL INJECTION on: May 01, 2015, 06:41:24 PM

THE NEW STUFF RUNS ON 30PSI OR LESS COMPARED TO THE 50PSI BACK IN THE DAY.


John,

   Both Kohler and Briggs & Stratton run 39PSI.  I don't know about Kawasaki.

Rodney
11  General / Coffee Shop / Re: FUEL INJECTION on: April 28, 2015, 08:54:30 PM
Al,

   Great questions!

   Kohler introduced electronic fuel injection (EFI) first for their Command V-twins, back in about 1999, I think.  It took Briggs & Stratton over 15 years to market theirs.  Kohler's early units were OEM-specific; they now have aftermarket service engines that even racers can use.  Kohler has also introduced an EFI engine for propane, if you are really serious about great fuel economy, minimal pollution, and clean, deposit-free combustion chambers.  I'm well familiar with Kohler's system but haven't gotten too deep into the Briggs units, even though it's similar to Kohler's.

   With ever-evolving EPA regulations and engine manufacturers constantly trying to gain market share, look for EFI to start getting smaller and showing up on the single-cylinders.  It may be a long time before it shows up on walk-behind homeowner units due to cost.

   Yes, there is an ECM that controls the system, complete with Trouble Codes and scanner connections.  Also high-pressure fuel pump and O2 Sensor.  Contact your local Kohler and Briggs' distributors for more information and specs.

   It really would be a benefit to our sport, if the rules allow it.

Respectfully; Rodney Rom; Rom's Reworks; Butler, MO
12  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: 820 brakes on: April 17, 2015, 01:58:16 PM
Roesso,

   If you are only using one rotor, you will need to either lock your differential or install a one-piece axle.

   You will need someone with machine-shop capabilities -- a lathe and/or a Bridgeport mill -- to center everything accurately.

   I would not weld to the axle -- weld the rotor hub to the wheel hub.

Rodney
13  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Chip Ganassi's secret tunnel on: April 16, 2015, 08:14:32 PM
   A great story, but...

   Unfortunately, Larry Webster, the story's author, has a major inaccuracy in the geographics of this story.  He says, "Two of America's greatest racing enterprises have major ties to Pennsylvania."  

   Actually, it's three.

   Just south of Pittsburgh, off I-79, is the town of Canonsburg, PA, where Don Yenko did his magic with Corvair Corsas and Chevy Camaros in the late-'60s.  His Yenko Chevrolet dealership worked closely with Chevrolet to make these performers available to the motoring-enthusiast public, especially the racers.  And they're still holding their own on the Vintage Racing circuits...

Respectfully; Rodney Rom; Rom's Reworks; Butler, MO
14  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Belt Guides, Both Pulleys? on: March 26, 2015, 08:10:29 PM

Put the guides as close to the pulleys as you can without hitting
Nico,

   The best arrangement is to put two guides by each pulley, 1/8" from the outer edge, at 90 degrees from the pulley-to-pulley centerline.  Do not put guides at the ends of the pulleys -- it will interfere with allowing the belt to slacken for proper shifting.

Respectfully; Rodney Rom; Rom's Reworks; Butler, MO
15  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Browning H-Series Hub & Pulley? on: March 25, 2015, 08:56:17 PM
   W. W. Grainger should carry these Taper-Lok pulleys and hubs.

Respectfully; Rodney Rom; Rom's Reworks; Butler, MO
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 30
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!


Google visited last this page June 29, 2015, 07:09:38 PM