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Offline deznuts84

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My First Build going BIG
« on: February 26, 2015, 04:56:12 pm »
Hey Guys,

   So its still winter here in Mass.. But I've got the fever!!! I'm inching to start ripping into my donor tractor (93 Ford/New Holland) LT10. I would like to build it to USLMRA standards (even though there's no clubs/races around here yet). I have raced go karts before so I want to be in a faster class, FX twin class. I have been reading a watching video's so I have an idea on what I want to do and what kinda parts I would like to use.. V-twin 22Hp with a 700 peerless trans, live axle (of course), Hyd. brakes..... and I could keep going but I wont :P.

  I'll update once the snow melts, my mower is under 3 feet of snow  :omg: lol

So how does my ideas sound?

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Re: My First Build going BIG
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 05:01:50 pm »
Fxt I recommend right angle gear box or better yet horizontal Kohler twin.
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Re: My First Build going BIG
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 05:10:14 pm »
Whats a good RAGB? I have always thought that Briggs was the best and parts/upgrades are readily available.... I guess its like Dodge vs Chevy, everyone has their favorite :)

I have no problem going with a Kohler though, what model should I go with? Also how are the performance parts?


Thank you for the help!

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Re: My First Build going BIG
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 12:00:31 am »
Its all personal preference for engine in my opinion. I run an briggs intek twin and I race with guys that have over twice the money in there kohlers and Indians than what I have in my briggs and I can out motor them most of the time. then again only off the shelf performance parts I have in mine are con rods everything else is custom built by myself. im not saying a kohler is a bad engine by any means. if you know what you are doing any brand engine can perform well.
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Re: My First Build going BIG
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 04:04:28 pm »
So it looks li I'm going to be in the CP so I'm limited on my engines.. So I've looked at a 18.5 Opposed briggs twin, what do you guys think?

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Re: My First Build going BIG
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 06:55:42 pm »
I'd build any OHV single over a opposed twin briggs. 

Although if you decide to build the opposed I think I know a guy who has a ton of parts.....he kept getting beat by OHV singles. 
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Re: My First Build going BIG
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 07:23:26 am »
Well that settles that, don't want to get beat lol.. I'm just going to check around for some nice 18-20hp briggs OHV. Thank you for your input