Ariens RM1332 rear engine rider in nice shape.
The engine burn a lot of oil. I should tear it down and rebuild the brigs diamond IC 13HP but the fool in me wants a twin. There is not enough room between the seat and the back to mount a V-twin so I was thinking that maybe an briggs opposed twin (oppy?) might. I prefer not to stretch the body or hang the engine out the back. Do not want it to look butchered.
Question 1: Is it reasonable to think one could locate one and rebuild a briggs opposed twin. Any idea on costs.
Questions 2: How much motor can one use with the friction drive?
Net says Briggs made over 4 million opposed twins and production stopped in 2003. I love the sound of these engines. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUCx3Hp50tA