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Briggs OHV & Vanguard / Re: Probably a stupid question
« on: February 24, 2006, 03:16:20 pm »
Quote from: "pastfast125"
Take it easy on me, I dont really now anything about cams, but is  it possible to take a stock cam, and grind it at home? Maybe even weld bead on there to build it up, then grind it down to the shape you want?? Just wondering. thanks.

Yes it is possible, but hitting the right combination on the Cam can be pretty tricky, you do need tools to test that as well. If you don't hit the correct lift and duration, you're going to cause multiple problems not the least of which is melting the motor down or dropping a valve and turning it into a boat anchor. You might want to take a peek at the Cam section on the G-Team Racing site or give Don a shout before attempting it.

Driveline / Hydro tranny idea?
« on: February 24, 2006, 03:05:51 pm »
Well I'm no expert when it comes to mower mods, but given the fact you're talking a fluid drive system here, I doubt seriously you're going to find enough torque to be doing wheel stands without considerable weight added to the rear, it's simply not going to be the same as a gear drive when you engage it.

In order to increase either speed or torque the valving and vanes in the tranny have to be altered, which in turn directly affects the rate of flow of the tranny fluid.

Briggs Flathead / 16hp
« on: February 24, 2006, 02:55:35 pm »
Quote from: "bigbadmower"
Got me a new some new pipes. I was wondering how would you lighten the fly wheel and still keep as safe as possible.

Drop Don Geinger at G-Team Racing a line, he can tell you how to lighten it, although he isn't necessarily a proponent of doing so. He's probably going to try and talk you into a billet wheel. The process requires knocking all the fins off and machining the flywheel, then installing plastic fan. On the Briggs mods he used to do, he used the fan off of an 8hp Briggs on the 12hp wheel. The magents in the flywheel also become an issue, dependent upon how far you turn the wheel down.

If you do elect to go that route with intentions of running USLMRA class, G-Team offers a Scattershield to meet USLMRA specs on modified stock wheels also.

Post your Pics! / How to Post Your pics
« on: February 03, 2006, 10:15:02 pm »
Shouldn't have to disable all of that mowe... picture posted above is on Photobucket and the only thing disabled in that post is the HTML. Which that is disabled by default in the control panel.

I have to wonder how it's working if you have BBcode disabled; technically it shouldn't read your post if you have that diabled.  :?

Long as it works for you!!

Chassis / Exhaust pipe
« on: January 31, 2006, 05:53:32 pm »
Hey Jason,

If you take the link to the page up there, and scroll down to just below the shipping and handling info, there's an e-mail link set up to direct your order especially to the exhaust division of Don's garage!

He's been chomping at the bits to become a global distributor of lawn mower racing parts, and I'm sure he'd love to hear from you!

Chassis / Exhaust pipe
« on: January 31, 2006, 05:20:31 pm »
LOL! You got it dude!  :wink:

Chassis / Exhaust pipe
« on: January 31, 2006, 02:37:33 pm »
Red Horse thanks for inquiring, the interest has spurred a new page for the G-Team Exhaust Kit on the site, where you'll find the components listed above.

Afraid at this point the G-Man is waaaay busy trying to fill orders for motors and cams as a result of recent specials, so he was pretty sketchy on prices. You'll still have to drop him a line to confirm the order, but we do have a page up with a few general prices listed and as soon as he slows down we'll get all the details sorted out.

The donmownator sends his thanks Squidd!! (o;?

Post your Pics! / How to Post Your pics
« on: January 23, 2006, 04:51:11 am »
Hey MightyMowe,

Did you get your pictures uploaded to Photobucket okay?

If you got them loaded you're half way there! Once you load them you move to the bottom of the screen where you loaded them and it should show you the description you entered, a copy of the pictures you have loaded, their file name, and provide you with the following options to select from.

Simply go the last line there that says IMG, park your cursor on top of the code and double click with the left button to highlight it all. Once highlighted, right click on it and select "copy" to copy the code.

Then you come to the forum here, select the topic, click on postReply, and at the little screen where you type your comments in, Right click again and select paste, and once pasted you click the submit button...

And, it should all work for you!  :wink:

Top line there is the actual link to your picture, which that one will work, but you have to install the [.img] [/img] tags at either end to make it work here. If you highlight the link in the message entry screen and click on the Img button up there in the row of buttons, it'll do that for you. Or you can click it, paste the link, and click it again. (Be forewarned if you do this method in the middle of a post, it will insert the [.img] code at the end of the post!)

When done it should look like ~>
Code: [Select]
A thumbnailed image's code will look like ~>
Code: [Select]

The center line is HTML code, (the link and HTML tags to process it in a web page), which that one will work here also if you unselect the - Disable HTML in this post - checkbox immediately below the little screen where you enter your message.

The bottom line however is bb code, for use in phpBB boards such as this one, it includes the tags needed. All you have to do there is copy and paste it!!   :D  

Hope that all helps, if not and you continue having problems e-mail me and I'll help you get them worked out.

Post your Pics! / And some more
« on: January 12, 2006, 07:27:03 pm »
For the sake of all scratching their head wondering how many pounds 140kg is... that would be about 308 lbs.

Definitely an interesting ride, can imagine that one would be a bit harsh on a rough track, with metal rollers!!

Post your Pics! / Pics from the UK
« on: January 12, 2006, 10:26:55 am »
Well actually guys the field wouldn't have to be so large. If you take Andy's comments up there on the track being a mile long, you're only talking a 1/4 mile each side if the track's square, (which it sorta wanders around a bit)... But, you're only talking a 40 acre field worst case scenario there.

You do have to figure room for parking and pits as well however, so you better look for 80 acres and a BIG crew to haul straw bales! (o;?

Driveline / Can u make a transaxle posytrack?
« on: December 13, 2005, 06:01:09 pm »
Well I did drop them a line and suggested they get hold of the Donmownator if they needed any technical advice. Likewise sent them the address to the forum here and this thread in particular, so if there is any interest this would be a good place to express it.

Understood on the 29 cent alternative, and I did consider that before e-mailing them, but by the same respect there would be certain advantages to "limited" slip and I can see there being a certain interest in the other forms of lawn mower racing given that alternative as well. And, when you come right down to it... there just isn't a whole lot rational about building a lawn mower to go 40 mph, so there is a potential market there.  :wink:

I tossed it out there for their bean counters to think about anyhow, if anyone's interested, drop them a line! I did suggest they might see a few inquiries originating from the thread here. One can never tell, it may go places and might be a force to reckon with in those classes and/or associations that mandate original transaxle. If someone starts winning with it... they'll sell.

Driveline / Can u make a transaxle posytrack?
« on: December 13, 2005, 02:33:47 pm »
If anyone were going to build posi for a mower Detroit Locker would probably be the one to do so. They may not recognize the potential in the market, and probably have never been asked for one, you might inquire there. They do list a broad array of locking differentials, but don't list any for mowers. Maybe it's time they were made aware of the interest, so their R&D guys could scratch their noggins and try to figure out how to build one cheap enough to sell them in the Mower Racing market. -

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Tractech differentials dominate the racing market as the choice of professional racers in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, CORR, NMRA, PRO and other racing associations. Off-road enthusiasts, rock crawlers, trail riders and ATV riders also crave the superior traction that Tractech’s line of performance differentials provide.

Racing Mower Builds / Sami's S/S
« on: December 07, 2005, 11:46:06 pm »
Looks like the guys are in trouble out there! She has that lean an hongry look of a dedicated and very serious racer!!   :D

Tires / Prepping Tires
« on: November 13, 2005, 11:02:40 pm »
Yeah that is one nasty visual with exception to the  :shock:  in there which I assumed the Goat's expression!  :wink:

Tires / Prepping Tires
« on: November 13, 2005, 10:46:44 pm »
Concurr with Squidd's question above and would like to know if feeding the goat large amounts of beer, might enhance his performance in the task for which he has been called?

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