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1  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: Briggs intek twin? on: June 21, 2014, 11:29:19 PM
ok...just was not sure how hot was to hot. Thanks
2  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: Briggs intek twin? on: June 20, 2014, 11:26:10 PM
What would be the best way to do that Rooster?
3  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: adjustable push rods vanguard on: June 10, 2014, 09:43:33 PM
I have never done it on a mower but have on car engines.  Take an old push rod and cut it about an inch below the tip on one end. Take the long piece and cut an inch off it. Tap the long piece,tap the short piece that has the tip attached. Now use a piece off all thread or something like it to attach the 2 pieces. Install it and adjust it longer or shorter to find the right length pushrod you need. Once your valvetrain geometry is correct you can uninstall it to measure what length push rods you need. Cut to length pushrods just use your measurement and subtract it from the cut to length rod taking in account the length of the tip that will be sticking out. Use sharp tubbing cutters to cut it,lightly deburr it inside and out and then push in tips. If i left anything out chime in guys.
While i have heard of adjustable pushrods that can be used in a running engine the idea seems a little hokie to me plus it seems like you would be adding unneeded weight to the valvetrain.
4  Engine Help / Honda and Clone Engines / Re: Harbor Freight Predator Engines on: June 08, 2014, 08:48:29 PM
Thanks guys. Upon further checking i missed the obvious....one is instore only which i think is the redesigned model and of the other 2 on is California approved. I fgure it has a leaner carb tune. Think ill go with the 69730 model. Any thoughts guys?
5  Engine Help / Honda and Clone Engines / Harbor Freight Predator Engines on: June 08, 2014, 03:38:09 PM
Well the Tecumseh died on the kids gokart....trash in the carb lead to gas in the oil which leads to my wallet getting thinner. Looking at the 6.5 Predators and i see Harbor Freight has 3 6.5s with different model numbers. I am looking at them online and will order them online and i dont see a difference between them. Which one to get? The engine will be ran bone stock on a kids gokart. Any help would be great in making a choice. Thanks!!
6  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: 40 cu ohv briggs vtwin on: June 06, 2014, 07:33:21 PM
From what i learned on here  Yes you can. I dont know the exact date but at some point when the 49intek came out it had better beefier rods and they are now the replacement rod for 40,44 & 49 inteks. Check my profile and check my topics one of my posts covers this and where to get the rods for $37 apiece. They seem to be working fine in my 40
Also the search function works great on here....i have spent hours using it and reading very useful info and links to all kinds of good stuff
7  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: ec distributing tranny on: June 03, 2014, 07:58:05 PM
Could to much clutch spring pressure with no input support cause this?
8  Engine Help / Briggs Flathead / Re: 40ci cam on: June 03, 2014, 07:25:08 PM
File it? Grind it? Are the cams hardened all the way through?
9  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: V twin vanguard question on: May 31, 2014, 12:40:14 PM
Pull the plugs and gently probe inside with a screwdriver as you slowly turn it over by hand. See if you feel the pistons moving up and down. If that checks out pull the valve covers n watch the valve train as you hand turn it.....that sould get you a good start on finding out whats wrong.
10  Mower Building / Setup Help / Chassis / Re: Rear axle selection on: May 29, 2014, 12:28:04 PM
Thanks for the advice guys!! Very appreciated!!!
11  Mower Building / Setup Help / Chassis / Rear axle selection on: May 28, 2014, 11:50:45 PM
 I have scratched aluminum as a choice, so wondering to go tube or solid steel? This is not a all out build so would a solid axle really hurt me that bad with performance? Is their like a standard or common width to use? What about the keyway issue for hubs and brakes and stuff? Get a keyway machined where i need them or do they come with a keyway the whole length of the axle? The hubs i have are for 1 1/4 axle and they have a keyway and a squeeze bolt is that enough to keep it in place from moving side to side in cornering? I know i know lots of questions any answers would be appreciated!! Thanks!    confused confused
12  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: 40 cu ohv briggs vtwin on: May 25, 2014, 05:14:19 PM
Learn something new everyday on here
13  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: 40 cu ohv briggs vtwin on: May 25, 2014, 12:23:41 AM
On the right side while sitting in the seat?
14  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Foote 3 speed question (NEED HELP) on: May 17, 2014, 09:32:44 PM
First off im new and never had any experience with one of these but i would think after removing the snapring the only thing holding it would be rust. I would try what Birdman said plus that gives you a chance to open the case n check for wear and cleanout the old grease/oil and apply some of the upgrades that are talked about in some of the other topics on here. Be gentle with the bolts that hold the case together!! They may be tough to get out without breaking one off..use plenty of penetrating oil!!
15  Mower Building / Setup Help / Racing Mower Builds / Re: my first build, USLMRA S/P on: May 16, 2014, 10:46:01 PM
What those guys up ^^^ there said! That rigs looking tuff!!
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