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Briggs Flathead / Re: PSI Lube?
« on: November 09, 2008, 09:20:01 pm »
Your welcome!! Saved it to file this time. Will convert it to PDF and post here on the site for future reference, so we have a copy for eternity. Don't know why Briggs pulled it down, unless they maybe found 10,000 referred hits on that page from Mowbetter!!   :D

Briggs Flathead / Re: PSI Lube?
« on: November 09, 2008, 08:59:24 pm »
Try this one Nic. Had to search for this info as Briggs pulled it from their site. Or, at least they moved it someplace I haven't been able to find it there yet!!

And, no it doesn't appear to be. The 0 in 42707 would have to be a 7 on vertical shaft or a 4 on horizontal shaft to be pressure lube.

Racing Mower Builds / Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« on: November 09, 2008, 06:45:50 pm »
Given the model number a 400...

Easiest way to tell without the numbers, the 350 will have open brass bushings, the 400 will have capped roller bearings on the end of the shafts.

The 350 can be converted, but it's costly.

Driveline / Re: Homebuild Clutch
« on: November 08, 2008, 01:34:27 pm »

Briggs Flathead / Re: gas tank location?
« on: November 07, 2008, 05:12:14 pm »
Incorrect.... "head pressure" is developed the higher the drop from source to exit

Absolutely and it does so at a rate of .433 lbs. per vertical foot of drop, or 1 PSI for every 2.31 feet. Commonly referred to as Hydraulic Head. Inversely, Dynamic Head, is the height which a pump is required or capable of pumping too.

Given the aforementioned example...

1/2 inch = .018 psi
50 feet = 21.65 psi

Mounting the gas tank 4 - 6 inches higher generates a whopping .144 to .217 psi, which certainly isn't going to cause a problem! 

-- Pardon me while I digress... I spent 14 years in Water Treatment and Distribution!

Chassis / Re: Adjustments for Asphalt
« on: November 07, 2008, 04:49:53 pm »
Tony, I would definitely stay away from asphalt with the kids.

Mowers have a relatively high center of gravity, even at their lowest build. Unlike karting where the weight of the driver and the engine is all centered very low to the ground, on a mower you're essentially sitting on top of the engine, and said engine is 4 - 5 inches higher than the engine on a kart to begin with. All of that makes your center of gravity 12 - 18 inches higher on a mower, AND the mower weighs more. For that reason running a mower on asphalt, at speed, is very tricky... We did a film spot for the local news up here in ND; ran it in the church parking lot, as the grass was way dry in the back lot at the time, and we didn't want to tear it up. And, EVERY time we turned the corner we were battling rollover. Any lap that was even a little bit hot, I was up on two wheels, and there was a lot of daylight under the wheels on the other two machines as well.

While we were on faster machines than the IMOW, our speeds weren't any greater than what they run, given the confines of what we set up in the parking lot. Likewise, we were three adults out going round and round for the cameras, not kids or for that matter adults, racing to win. We were simply trying to run hard enough to make it look good for the camera. There was a lot of, "It ain't worth gettin scuffed up over!" judgement exercised in that film shoot. And, NOT wrecking in front of the news cameras was certainly one of our objectives.

You're going to see enough issues with machines wanting to tip on grass. If you go into a corner hot, they will hook in the turns occasionally and rollover over on you; on asphalt that's a constant, no questions asked there. It's not a matter of if it's going to happen, it's simply a matter of how bad they're going to get hurt when they do. Try to find a nice grass field someplace for them to play in, it'll be a whole lot safer for all concerned!!


Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: Oil Pan Gasket
« on: November 06, 2008, 09:19:51 pm »
You might try Loc-tite Gasket Tack too. Very sticky stuff!!
Comes in aerosol or brush applicator.

Apply gasket tack, give it a few minutes to get good and tacky, then stick the gasket down. When you torque it in place, it won't go anywhere!! You will learn to hate it when you take the gasket off next time, I guarantee it. It does not come off easy!!

Garden Tractor Pulling / Re: Hello from southern md
« on: November 06, 2008, 09:08:53 pm »
Sweet looking Mowchine!!

Thumbnailed all of your pictures so the guys can get a better look at things. Have a tutorial up on that here...

Getting them on Photobucket is the hard part. You just need to look at the last 3 - 4 frames where it tells you which code to grab.

Give Don a shout - - he should be around the phone 9 - 1 tomorrow. He'll be more than happy to fix you up. And, I've been way busy for way too long as cause and reason for no opposed goodies on the website!  :roll:

Briggs Flathead / Re: 16.5 flat briggs
« on: November 04, 2008, 02:15:28 am »
There's a bolt hid in a hole, center of the oil pan, usually gets missed, as it's usually covered with oil and dirt. That would be my best guess on the pan...

No clue on the lock up... Long as the bottom end's all good it should have potential though.

Driveline / Re: How To Tell How big of Pulleys i can Get
« on: November 02, 2008, 09:02:29 pm »
Nope it won't work!! A hydrostatic tranny is only going to go so fast... it's available speed is limited by the size of the veins in the tranny. Makes no difference how fast you turn it, you can only move fluid through it so fast! If you turn it too fast, it won't cool properly, and yes it will blow. 

Briggs Flathead / Re: Scatter Sheild ???
« on: November 02, 2008, 05:25:10 pm »
Not a lot of folks run them... while they do afford some additional margin of safety, their ability to contain a flywheel that's exploding is at best questionable.

We don't recommend altering a flywheel, and thus the topic of scatter shields is more or less a moot point. If you're going to alter one, by all means build and run a scattershield. If you're going to run a stock wheel, exceeding factory specs for engine RPMs, by all means build and run a scattershield. Otherwise buy a billet wheel, it not only enhances safety, it improves performance as well.

Racing Mower Builds / Re: Roller
« on: November 02, 2008, 02:41:22 pm »
Actually there has been another group inquiring in Southern California Marc. Not sure where exactly they're at, but I believe they're on the board here. If not I may have an e-mail address I can forward you so you can get in touch and find out where they're at.

As for where I head when out there... about half way up there to Potter Valley! Stay just outside the little town of Coalinga, in a little roadside village, have 3 - 4 motels there, 4 - 5 fast food joints, couple convenience stores. Google makes it about 250 miles up there. We do however run down to Bakersfield and cut across to Barstow, (Yeah I know, sounds weird to go south to go north, but the route was only 30 miles further that way and much better roads!!), wherein we'd only be about an hour away at Barstow.

Dragging the mower is kinda out of the question, headed south in a few days, and I'd fly from Jacksonville to Bismarck, then drive from ND out there. Mowers going south with me when I leave.

Driveline / Re: 700 VS 500 PEERLESS
« on: November 02, 2008, 12:03:45 pm »
I did that to one, but it was from trying to get the stock pulley off the input shaft.

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