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1  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / 35 vanny shroud on: May 28, 2015, 06:13:06 PM
Anyone know if the black metal shroud off a 12hp vanny will fit 35ci 18hp vanny withe the red metal shroud?? My shroud is mangled and the other is for sale online so i do not have it side by side to compare.
2  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Vanguard 101 for the confused noobie on: May 10, 2015, 06:18:20 PM
Did some searchs on here and read alot of posts but still a little confused.  confused

Question 1- if i take a vanny 35 and add 38 heads i gain bigger valves and ports but lose some compression. Correct?

Question 2- if i bore the 35 out to use an intek 40 piston ( standard 40 bore) and ARC rod and zero deck the block i will be back to an "acceptable" compression ratio with the 38 heads?

Question 3- if i do all this then basically i have a "stock" 38 with a better rod?
3  Engine Help / Kohler Engines / 15hp Kohler on: April 25, 2015, 03:25:23 PM
Found a craftsman mower with a 15hp kohler for sale complete mower...bad starter. Havent seen it in person yet so dont have any engine id numbers yet. Anyone care to guess what it is exactly and if it has any potential? Will post engine numbers later when i check it out in person.
4  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!!
5  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
6  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / The List on: May 13, 2014, 12:02:21 AM
Getting my list together for parts for my Intek 40 engine....and no first on my list is not a new Kohler/Tecumseh/Honda/Kawasaki/Gerbil engine... lol First on my list is 6611-IV ARC Billet Flywheel. I think i have read on here somewhere this flywheel can be used with the stock starter if a nylon/plastic starter gear is used and the starter is shimmed. Has anyone done this succesfully? High compression with this engine will not be a problem  lol Also what other parts do i need to get the ignition to fire? Different coil brackets? Also can this flywheel be used on a 44 or 49 Intek with maybe just a hub change? Any answers or advice would be appreciated!!
7  General / Coffee Shop / Profile on: May 11, 2014, 09:30:14 PM
Does my profile look ok to post a question in the for sale section now? I remember filling out name and age before....guess i didnt hit the change profile button after i did it  bash Everything ok now though?  confused
8  Mower Building / Setup Help / Chassis / EC Frontend on: May 11, 2014, 01:42:56 AM
Does anyone know if EC makes a frontend setup for steering that will go over the motor and go in front of the axle beam?
9  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Leaky Lucy on: May 07, 2014, 02:04:16 AM
Just got home from being at work for the last few days to find my new mower gem sitting in the driveway!! Its a hoodless rusty Toro blah blah blah. Plan to scrap the mower and keep the 407777 Intek 40 in all its oil leaking glory!! Its code is 000407YG. Am i correct to assume this means manufactured in April 7 of 2000? And if that is correct is it more than likely im looking at an engine without the upgraded 49 rods? Outfitted with the 5/8 cam ends? Smaller oil pump? Is the rocker arms all the same thru the years for the 40/44/49? any better than the others? Plan to teardown and inspect and check clearances first thing. Anything in particular i should look for or at specifically?  confused Any answers would be great! bigsmile
10  Engine Help / Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Vanguard noob question on: April 24, 2014, 10:57:39 PM
Not had any experince with the Vanguard line of engines. Not looking to buy it but to learn about the models that are out there and difference between models. So i ask this question...would this model be a good base to start an engine build with? confused    http://www.ebay.com/itm/23hp-Briggs-Stratton-Vert-Engine-1-1-8-Dx3-5-32-L-Vanguard-16Amp-386777-0118-/360755482227?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53feb3ce73.   Performance parts readily available? Rods,flyweels,piston upgrades and such...or is this oddball for some reason? Is that a fair price? Any info would be appreciated on this example or anything in this line of engines to avoid. Thanks!
11  General / Newcomers / Newbie from Arkansas on: April 22, 2014, 02:38:29 PM
Hello everyone! I would first like to thank everyone for this great site! I have popped in over the last few months to read and gather info...very informative. Though i will admit some of it is over my head  bash. I have a few basic questions to ask first and hope this is the place to put them, if not please excuse the mistake and direct to where i need to be. First question...what do yall mean by an Offy motor?? an offset twin cylinder maybe?? Also since i live in central Arkansas which association would be closest for me to become a part of? I tried to research it but came to dead sites and am still confused as i started  confused. All of them seem very far away for me. A link to it would be VERY appreciated. 
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