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1  General / Coffee Shop / Re: engine managment on: July 01, 2015, 09:20:40 PM
I just pull into the pits after the race and make Bert touch the header.
Typically, he reports back that it is hot.
2  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Question on gear ratio on: June 20, 2015, 06:37:32 PM
Yes, it will still be a 1:1 ratio.
I don't think the shift keys are going to like the shock loading provided by the centrifugal clutch though.
3  For Sale / Trannys / Axles / Wheels / Re: NEW 8" wheels and tires on: June 16, 2015, 12:50:40 PM
Only when we run out of Schlitz.
4  For Sale / Trannys / Axles / Wheels / Re: NEW 8" wheels and tires on: June 15, 2015, 06:19:04 PM
I would entertain offers as well.
 

I can hook you up with 3 cobs of corn, a 2 gallon gas can with a broken spout, a couple used pair of socks (no holes though),
an empty 6 pack of Billy Beer, and a bent steering wheel.
Let me know when you are ready to ship.
Thanks Paul, you're the best!
5  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: Mounting engine backwards? on: June 13, 2015, 07:04:11 PM
Jim, look at it this way. I weight about 180lbs.
Lets say I am exactly proportionate on my left and right sides.
Example, my wife gets mad, hits me on the head with an axe, and it splits me into 2 portions, left and right. Those 2 weight the same amount.
Now, lets say I was glued back together, and stand on a scale. If I lift my right arm straight out, perpendicular to my body, that is a cantilever of sorts.
Now, in doing so, my right side still weighs 90lbs. I did not increase it's weight though the base, my feet. It's just hanging out in space. The weight of my arm still travels through my no longer severed torso, down my legs and to my feet.

I'll see what Bert says, he is better with physics than I am. Possibly due to having more mass in motion than myself.
6  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: Mounting engine backwards? on: June 13, 2015, 01:58:36 PM
But, if it's mounted in the exact same location, with only the orientation being different, it won't. It's simply hanging out in space. The actual weight of it only comes into play where it makes contact with the chassis.
I tried this a few years ago. Set a roller chassis on scales and set a single cylinder on it it different ways. As long as the pan/contact points were in the same places, forward/back, side to side, it did nothing to change left/right or front/back bias. Now, if I moved the actual contact points ofthe engine on the chassis, then it changed it.
7  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: Mounting engine backwards? on: June 13, 2015, 11:21:33 AM
Its for weight distribution,  and or, for hood/steering clearances.

I can see it for hood clearance, but not weight distribution.
A single cyliner engine is a canitlever. The weight of the jug and the cylinder head are just hanging out in space, and supported by the base/oil pan, which by simply rotating 180 degrees will not change weight distribution one bit.
8  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Questionable "internal" engine modifications. on: June 11, 2015, 06:55:34 PM
Yeah. I hate to break it to you, but billet lug nuts are not exactly performance parts. And they sure wont make the chicks dig a Trabant.
9  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Questionable "internal" engine modifications. on: June 11, 2015, 04:20:20 PM
Bert actually want to hang with me due to the fact I am huge in Japan.
Bert happens to be a big deal in Kazakhstan, which is no where near as cool as Japan.
10  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Questionable "internal" engine modifications. on: June 10, 2015, 08:05:39 PM
My toes were not stepped on.
I'm not complaining about the cost of mower racing at all.
I think Bert only goes to the races to hang out with me and commingle with the cool kids.
11  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Questionable "internal" engine modifications. on: June 09, 2015, 06:48:40 PM
my mild engine is for from boring, like I said I hold my own with the big dollars motors

Maybe for you. It's not for me though.
When I ran single cylinders, we had some of the strongest ones around. Have the trophy's to prove it, and you can ask anyone who was on the track with them.
You couldnt even bribe me to race one now. Well, maybe if it was a really good bribe. Simply put, they bore me.
Our Tecumseh's are less big dollar than many would believe. They are just well thought out. The fact that we put a great deal of trial and error and thought process into the builds, where someone who puts forth no effort could then claim them? Pffft. They better bring boxes, because I'd be launching the rods through the heads before I let that happen.

Anyhow, do I feel billet heads should be allowed?
Nope.
Like I said earlier. Start with stock OEM head and block castings.
12  General / Coffee Shop / Re: Questionable "internal" engine modifications. on: June 09, 2015, 05:22:34 PM
Billet 410 sprint. Boyyee!

Personally, I feel a claim rule would be ridiculous.
Guy A spends a lot of time testing components and trying new things until he gets it just right.
Guy B tosses junk together, and it runs just like expected. Crap.
Guy B gets mad that Guy A has his stuff set on ^%$# up the competition and his stuff is still fitting a square peg in a round hole.
Guy B then gets butthurt and claims Guy A's engine based off that rule.
Guy B is a whiner who gets to benefit from Guy A's hard work by being a whiner.

And don't say that wouldnt happen. Happened quite a bit in the local asphalt track classes that had a claim rule.
Just my opinion.
Plus, I would not want to race with a mild engine. It would bore me to death.
13  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Jack shaft on: June 08, 2015, 03:58:20 PM
I never looked into typical jackshaft size pulleys with a 1" bore, but it may limit your pulley size options?
14  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Jack shaft on: June 07, 2015, 04:01:01 PM
Why the 1" shaft?
15  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: NEED VANGUARD HELP on: June 07, 2015, 11:49:05 AM
You need to clean the oil out of the pulse line and the fuel pump.
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