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Coffee Shop / What if......
« Last post by HuhWhat on November 24, 2022, 11:35:55 am »
1st Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Over the years I have sat in the rafters of this forum looking and learning from everyone. The amount of info in this forum is priceless and I believe everyone can agree. Losing this amount of knowledge and information would be sad to anyone that is wanting to get into this.

But, we must face the facts that forums like this are pretty much dead. Facebook has pretty much took over. So this brings me to ask this question.

Is there a way to archive this forum with all of its great information and start a FB group? I looked and there is a "HeyMow" group. Did someone from here start that?

I'm in northern Ga and wish there where tracks that raced mower classes. Dixie speedway and Rome speedway only races full size cars.  I know there is some in Alabama. My kids are now old enough to get involved in something like this. I feel FB is an easier platform to gain more interest and to help keep this alive. I maybe way off in left field here... I'm just a gear head that likes all types of racing that burns fuel.

Newcomers / Re: New Family Race Team
« Last post by birdman_express on November 24, 2022, 12:26:35 am »
You got too many numbers.....
!0 degrees caster,  10 degrees camber.
10 pounds air in all the tires.
scale it with 25 pounds more on left front than the right front.
Then adjust your air from there.
Newcomers / New Family Race Team
« Last post by Trade on November 16, 2022, 09:18:40 pm »
Hi All,

So... my family has just finished up its first year of LMRA JPK.. We got hooked enough that we are now building 4 mowers for the next year. JPK, JPS, CP and FXS.

We are lucky enough to have a machine shop in the the family and are making it happen.  New to the sport last year we picked up many tips from the good people at our local track willing to share info in this sport.  We are wide open for suggestions and plan to be competitive in all classes.  One question that seems to be fairly well kept is what is a good starting point to set up steering geometry.  I have searched high and low and the best I can come up with is to experiment.. I know we will need to do this and we fully are planning to but without any input we're guessing. And we would like to not have to spend years getting this important little detail right.   Here's my best guess for a left hand turn only track up to 50-60 mph.. 

Right Caster 3-5 deg
Right Camber 7-9 Deg
Static Caster 2 Deg

Left front Caster 2-4 deg
Left Front Camber 1-2 Deg
Static Caster 2 Deg

Weight Transfer:   With all four tires on the ground place a 2x4 under the right wheel and turn the wheels 30 degrees to the left.      Adjust the preceding measurements till full front tire contact is made at the 30 degrees.

Curious if it is desirable to have the engine moved as far forward as possible???

If any of you would like to help us along and maybe give some advice we're all ear's.

We are building from scratch and plan to do as many performance parts as possible in-house. 

Thanks in Advance!
Chassis / Re: Motorcycle brake disc on transaxle stub
« Last post by birdman_express on November 14, 2022, 12:46:17 am »
Use the disks on the axle. The reason being, if the chain inside breaks, you will have no brakes.
25 seems a little high, as most parades are barely a walking speed. I would try for 10 - 15 MPH in your gearing.
You can still go around a float, and put on a show.
Kohler Engines / Re: Kohler 25hp hard starting and back firing
« Last post by fordman21 on November 10, 2022, 05:38:44 pm »
Did you end up getting the engine to start?
Coffee Shop / Re: Where?s everyone at??
« Last post by fordman21 on November 10, 2022, 05:28:41 pm »
Heymow has always been a great site, I'm going to try to get on here a little more often.
Chassis / Motorcycle brake disc on transaxle stub
« Last post by Lee Barker on November 07, 2022, 10:59:36 am »
Howdy--new to the forum; looking forward to access to the wealth of knowledge here.

I am building a parade vehicle from a riding mower. It's a great combo, because the mower is made for low speed and tight maneuverability. So max speed might be 25mph or so. I am building on a square tube frame I fabricated.

I do not intend to lock the rear end because I don't want to lose the maneuverability. So the brake:  Can I put an 8" disk on the tranny stub for a hydraulic setup? Seems that would be easier than two discs on the back axles.  BTW, I do have room on the axles for discs because I am using kart 4x4 hubs with trailer wheels and tires.

Thanks for your help. I can include pix if that would be helpful.
Want To Buy / Who Has It? / Briggs 49ci Intek vtwin
« Last post by PJG56 on October 29, 2022, 10:24:58 am »
Looking for alumnium intake off of a 49ci Briggs intek only,not the older ones from early 40&44ci Engines
Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: Briggs single Carb secrets
« Last post by bimmerbaz on October 10, 2022, 04:05:10 pm »
thanks for that .

cheers  8)
Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Briggs Single engine rebuild
« Last post by bimmerbaz on October 10, 2022, 04:04:06 pm »

I thought this might be of interest to some of you guys. I am  doing  refresh for racing on this 31ci motor .

Cheers  8)
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